Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry bows his head in prayer at a Faith and Freedom Coalition prayer breakfast in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sunday. No state is more under siege by the federal government than South Carolina, and the Texas governor is arguably the GOP field's best advocate for states' rights. (Associated Press)

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry bows his head in prayer at a Faith and Freedom Coalition prayer breakfast in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sunday. No state is more under siege by the federal government than South Carolina, and the Texas governor is arguably the GOP field's best advocate for states' rights. (Associated Press)