CNN cover - "Texas governor says secession
I know there have been threads on Texas role and talks about sucession but finally mainstream media is picking up on this.
(CNN) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't ruling out the possibility his state may one day secede from the nation.
Speaking to an energetic and angry tea party crowd in Austin Wednesday evening, the Lone Star State governor suggested secession may happen in the
future should the federal government not change its fiscal polices.
"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."
Perry, who is beginning to gear up for what could be a challenging re-election race, rejected more than $500 million in federal stimulus funds earlier
this year and has been highly critical of President Obama's stimulus package.
His comments come a week after endorsing a resolution in the Texas state House reasserting state sovereignty over federal mandates.
Specifically it states that "all compulsory federal legislation that directs states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties or
sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed."
Texas, America's second biggest state in area and population, was its own nation for 10 years before joining the United States in 1845.
Should Texas one day secede, one man may already be vying to be its president. Actor Chuck Norris said last month he may be interested in the post.
“I may run for president of Texas,” Norris wrote in a column posted at WorldNetDaily. “That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not
me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the
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CNN cover - "Texas governor says secession
Now, I am a proud native Texan. Seeing the thread discussions pick up and now this really tends to bring out my "Texas pride." I have a few
thoughts which need "EDUCATED" and well-informed discussions before I can conclude. Whereas I do believe that as a whole Texas seems to be "waking
up." I realize that Gov Rick Perry is not ultimately whom I would want to follow but at least now he is talking the talk. I do not think he has the
courage to follow-up with Texans convictions when push comes to shove.
Reasons why he is purposefully getting media spotlight. Governor Perry is up for re-election and running against Kay Bailey Hutchison (which I have a
strong dispassion for). If the 2 were my only 2 options I would vote for Perry over Kay Hutchison. Debate for later time when we actually see who
else runs. Who knows? Maybe Ron Paul will run for Governor of Texas!!!
or possibly Chuck Norris
Actual viability of Texas succession. I do believe that if Texas were to succeed, Washington DC will not allow us without a fight. I do believe that
a strong possibility would come of Texans fighting the might of the US Army and all it's technology. This is not uplifting at all. Us Texans and
our six-shooters would not stand a chance against that lion. However I do feel Texas would gain unexpected allies. Mexico would probably thrust
support towards Texas. (I will discuss Mexico's possible role later on) Russia may very well want to form an alliance and supply us with what we
need. (I wonder what strings would be attached to this though.) All in all, I do believe that if Texas goes into war with the US army, many army
personnel will defect or disappear not wanting to fight. There are those who just don't have morals and will fight anyone upon orders. Any vets or
current members want to comment on this possible scenario?
Mexico and Texas. It is known that Mexico wants to re-gain territory in Texas, along with Southern Cali. This could be an opportune timing to gain
such control if Texans and whoever would be President is not careful. I would like to see closer alliances with Mexico, however. Trade between the
two could benefit everyone. I wonder if Mexico would seize the opportunity to claim Texas militarily though. Fighting off Mexico and the US Army is
an even worse scenario.
I do feel and believe that Texas does have the ability to stand on its own without Washington's dollars. Texas has more than enough citizens and
Texas is a leader among technology based research and companies. Texas Instruments, Perot Systems, Micro Semiconductor, just for starters. What
aspects and opinions would promote or falter Texas from standing as it's own Nation?
“Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.” - Sam Houston
but also remember his other quote:
“To secede from the Union and set up another government would cause war. If you go to war with the United States, you will never conquer her, as she
has the money and the men. If she does not whip you by guns, powder, and steel, she will starve you to” - Sam Houston
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