If you’ve yet had the opportunity to visit either Texas or Georgia and wish to do so without having to use your US passport…well, you best hurry.
I love San Antonio…and my good friend Coleen tells me that Austin is a great place…so it would be a real shame if the country lost Texas to secession. It could happen, you know. Texas Gov. Rick Perry told us so. Maybe not tomorrow or next week, but if that maniacal president continues with his oppressive ways, well…then Perry’s all for it.
“Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax “tea party” Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states’ rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, “Secede!”
An animated Perry told the crowd at Austin City Hall — one of three tea parties he was attending across the state — that officials in Washington have abandoned the country’s founding principles of limited government. He said the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation, spending and debt.”
“There’s a lot of different scenarios,” Perry said. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”
This of course, was after the spending and debt from the last administration. Perry and his supporters were happy with Republican waste. It’s Democrat spending which has him upset. Understandable.
Lew Rockwell has a piece on Perry’s secession talk where he delves into the legality of it all.
“I’ve been telling people for quite a while now how great it would be if Texas were to secede–it’s big enough to be a separate country (and, of course, it was at one point, with President Sam Houston). Texas Governor Rick Perry has become my new favorite governor, by publicly entertaining the idea of secession.”
“Now I think Perry is mistaken about the treaty of annexation whereby Texas joined the Union–it merely contemplated Texas splitting up into 5 separate states–and that would probably require Congress’s approval anyway.”
Details, Lew…mere details.
On top of Texas’ threat comes news that the Georgia Senate voted 43-1 in passing Senate Resolution 632 which threatens secession and…horrors!!…disbandment of the United States of America!
Jay Bookman writes in his blog…
“It wasn’t quite the firing on Fort Sumter that launched the Civil War. But on April 1, your Georgia Senate did threaten by a vote of 43-1 to secede from and even disband the United States.
It was not an April Fool’s joke.
In fact, Senate Resolution 632 did a lot more than merely threaten to end this country. It stated that under the Constitution, the only crimes the federal government could prosecute were treason, piracy and slavery.
“Therefore, all acts of Congress which assume to create, define or punish [other] crimes … are altogether void, and of no force,” the Georgia Senate declared.”
Gotta love that crazy talk!
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