Friday, April 17, 2009

Texas governor caught in "firestorm" over secession

Texas is one State where more than a few people really are talking about secession. Gov. Rich Perry made this statement at one of the tea party rallies, as reported by KVUE in Austin:

"Perry said he never called for leaving the union. But he didn't distance himself from supporters with secessionist sentiments, either.

"'Wasn't it a great display of our constitutional rights that we live in a country where we can stand up and say, "you know what I think we oughta secede, or I think we oughta do this or oughta do that,"' said Perry. "

Analysts think that his "Texas two-step" was actually a brilliant political maneuver to help Gov. Perry secure a conservative base. Still, it is daring for any governor not to dismiss secessionism outright, and he clearly is irritating some opinion leaders in the State.

If Washington continues to ignore the sentiments that were expressed in the tea parties Wednesday, there will be more "tea parties", more statements of this nature, and they will be better accepted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For once, Texas Governor Rick Perry is correct. Many conservative and libertarian Americans agree that the right of peaceful, democratic secession by state convention is a legitimate constitutional right of every state in the union.

There are only two solutions to the massive Washington national debt now threatening the economic future and prosperity of every productive American. One is peaceful secession on the state level from the Washington Empire leaving the illegitimate federal debts with the Washington and Wall Street interests who created the debts. The second alternative is a constitutional amendment by the states to cancel the Washington national debt. The cancel the Washington Debt by 12/21/2012 Constitutional Amendment is now online at