Miriam Amanda "Ma" Ferguson (13 June 1875 – 25 June 1961) became the first female Governor of Texas in 1924, and the second female state governor in the United States.
- If the King's English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for the children of Texas!
- Attributed, for example, by , which contains a common version of the story, where Ferguson says this while holding a bible and defending her objection to the teaching of Spanish in Texas public schools
- According to , a variation on this quote is reported in the New York Times on May 23, 1881, but no record of Ferguson having said this, or anything like it, could be found
- This quote and variations on it are often frequently attributed to others; one story, usually heard outside the United States, has an unnamed "U.S. congressman" saying it in a television interview; for example, see 
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