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Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6644)
Sat, 16th May '09 2:48 AM


The nadir of Texas, of the USA is Texas Gov. Rick Perry's discontent with the 10th amendment. Polls indicate 51% of its state wants to commit sedition. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is firing up the 2.0 anti-tax "tea party" . His stance against the federal government and for states' rights as some GOPers in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, "Secede!" Obviously, Gov. Rick Perry disenchant is so duplicitous. Tea Party 2.0 is serving hator-aide with that tea.
LOL this Rick Perry is one loco hombre. I'm not a constitutional scholar can some please say how Rick Perry can have Texas leave the Union without committing treason?

I just don't understand. I say Gov. Rick Perry is acting like a true GOPer; rats always run away when the light is shone. Should Gov. Rick Perry Go for it?

Caramel1  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 21612)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:50 AM

I am unsure about how this all work but it goes back to the Montana thing and the guns which actually address the larger issue of the 10th Amendment and the Feds controlling everything under the guise of interstate commerce, Went even further back to the Feds telling a farmer he could not grow a small patch of wheat -not sure where that was- which his wife would then grind into floor and make bread and use for themselves and not sell, The Feds said that farmer could not as it somehow "Might" affect the "GREATER GOOD" -hearing much of this theses days and many people feel they are not part of the "GREATER" It is a move by many states not only Texas to defy the Federal Government when they mandate something which clearly flies any literal reading of the US Constitution and they say they are simply NOT going to do it and challenge them in court. I say go for it Linda

Papajensai  (Level: 203.1 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:50 AM

Hey, why the hell not? In 1982, the US government inconvenienced and generally disrespected the residents and visitors to Key West and the associated islands, and so a proclamation of secession was issued. Closely followed by a proclamation of war, a proclamation of surrender, and a request for foreign aid. Describing their new Conch Republic as "indivincible", citizens have maintained their unique status as a "Sovereign State of Mind, seeking only to bring more 'Humor, Warmth, and Respect' to a world in sore need of all three.

We could use all three of those things around here, too.

1mks  (Level: 220.9 - Posts: 5928)
Sat, 16th May '09 8:50 AM

Maybe it would be nice to know what you are talking about also. Check out your Texas history. We are the only state that was once a Republic. The state of Texas retained that right when they joined the United States.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 16th May '09 8:54 AM

I don't know who you are. But please, when you say wild things like that and cite stats and polls, please give links.

I'm a Texan, as conservative as breathes on earth, and I don't know anyone who supports anything you said.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sat, 16th May '09 9:10 AM

Caramel1  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 21612)
Sat, 16th May '09 9:19 AM

Why not use a video of the A hole MSNBC.? Will leave it to the folks in Texas to speak to this if they chose or not but know they are not the only one sick of the "nanny state" Linda

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 16th May '09 9:23 AM

I've searched everywhere and I cannot find even one reference to any poll that has anything like 51% of Texans wanting to secede. It's just so much baloney. Mr. Perry most likely will lost in the primary to Kay Bailey Hutchison, and neither you nor we will have him to kick around any more.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.4 - Posts: 3843)
Sat, 16th May '09 10:30 AM

I am sure I heard it on FOX, so it has to be true. The talking heads read it right off their teleprompters, so how can it be in dispute???

1mks  (Level: 220.9 - Posts: 5928)
Sat, 16th May '09 2:14 PM

Too, Chuck Norris has said that he will run for President of Texas. That is sincerely how much credence is being given to this. Carry on.

Lancaster  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 176)
Sat, 16th May '09 3:44 PM

On the California flag are the words The Bear Flag Republic. It didn't last long, but it was a republic.

Papajensai  (Level: 203.1 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:17 PM

So what's the problem? If Texas is a Republic, and for that matter California, and one or the other secedes, it'll just make more Republican countries in the world, right?


Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sat, 16th May '09 4:48 PM

Folks, this is much ado about nothing. I've just spent this past semester monitoring major media in all its forms (newspaper, TV, radio, Internet - blogs, microblogs, social websites, yada yada yada) and this was a one day story that was a minor blip on the radar screen on the tea party protest day. I live in the Dallas area, and Perry's comment got about 45 seconds on the 10 p.m. news. Pretty much a non-news story.

Each part of the country has its own interesting characters and flavors to make it special. Texas has known a litany of interesting folks from its inception. Jim Hightower from the Populist Party of a few years ago was very interesting, as was Molly Ivins, the funny liberal columnist; Ann Richards, the witty liberal governor; Barbara Jordan, Sissy Farenthold, etc., as well as Republicans on the other side of the fence.

Texas has become more homogenized with the migration of population within the US and from outside the US. There's still the flavor of what it used to be, but in urban areas, in particular, it's very similar to urban areas in other parts of the country.

I could regale you with stories of some really oddball remarks made by former Texas governors and other politicians, but I don't think it would be controversial enough to satisfy.

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