South Carolina left the Union of the The United States of America in December of 1860 sounding off the spring 1861 flood of Southern states that left the Union ultimately making headway for the Confederate States of America that lasted all of four years. Although many of the Confederate leaders were charged with treason and acts of sedition under the 1798 Alien and Sedition Acts, they were pardoned by the spineless President Andrew Johnson.
The last time we heard so much about states’ rights was the ante-bellum period. So, for Texas Governor Rick Perry to say that he’s not ruling out the idea of secession.
WHAT THE F&%$?!?!?!
Here’s the story below from 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.” (Video below: Tea party fires up debate)
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. (Related: Joe “The Plumber” speaks at Michigan tea party)
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or criminal penalties or sanctions or that requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding be prohibited or repealed.”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 state.”
This is a hot mess.
I know this is nothing more than political pandering on behalf of a governor who wanted to make national news, but DAYUM! this is a bit out of hand in my opinion. Just think about it: East Texas ain’t having it! A good chunk of black folks live east of Interstate 45 and aren’t looking for any secession. Whatever the case, I know that the majority of Texans wouldn’t be interested in leaving, but still, for a governor to get on a microphone and put such sentiments into the atmosphere is not good.
Yet again, Glenn Beck’s dumbass did his show yesterday out in San Antonio in front of the Alamo to make a big deal about it. Again, as my earlier post said, such wanton journalism fuels the fans of redneck, hick fools who own guns and frankly, I wonder if we don’t see random hate crimes go up in Texas. Such rhetoric gives unction to individuals to think that this country is going to pot and that if they don’t arm themselves and do something about it, then nothing’s going to get done.
I mean was this not the angle of the KKK?
I’m not calling all white folk members of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, but doesn’t such speech and rhetoric give credence to those that decide to take the law into their own hands? Because all of this is up for individual interpretation, could not some backwards-ass individuals see that the law needed to be taken into their own hands because the law that was on the books was in fact an unjust law, therefore not making it a law in the first place?
This country hasn’t seen war on it’s own land since 1865 and the end of the Civil War. I wonder did any of citizens at the time see it coming? It’s easy for us in 2009 to not imagine U.S. Army tanks rolling down our own streets as a result of a civil war, but for many other countries, even in our own hemisphere, civil war is a daily occurrence. I’m hoping that Rick Perry’s statement was just empty rhetoric.
And in the meantime, can someone just teabag Glenn Beck to make him shut up!
Do you feel that the governor’s speech went too far or was it necessary to make his point clear? Should such speech be categorised as treasonous or seditious in nature?