Texas Governor threatens succession over Obama's policies
Well, "threatens" is probably a little strong. But nonetheless:
"Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of
the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do
that," Perry said. "My hope is that America and Washington in
particular pays attention. 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, who knows what may come of that."
For the record, I think Texas leaving the union would be a mistake. Obama will be in power for at least 4 years, at most 8. With any luck, he won't have a completely supine Congress for more than two years. While undoing his policies will be difficult, leaving the nation would have huge downsides that would endure much longer than that. On top of that, it would raise some serious Constitutional questions and probably provoke another civil war regardless of the correct legal answer. Rick Perry isn't exactly the kind of leadership I would get excited about in that scenario.
However... it would be a better option than quietly accepting the rule of a National Socialist dictator. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
UPDATE: Seems someone has called me an idiot using stumbledupon. Here's exactly what he said:
i just wanted to show here how retarded some people are....a national
socialist dictator? really? you think that would fly in america? if so-
you're a fucking idiot liberal or conservative
I'll apologize in advance for using a few big words, Travis. The statement you are referring to is a hypothetical (5. a hypothetical situation, instance, etc.: The Secretary of Defense refused to discuss hypotheticals with the reporters).
I hope such a situation will never fly in America, but I would be an idiot in truth if I did not recognize that change may happen, whether I like it or not.
Furthermore, my use of the term "National Socialist" was specifically chosen for humorous and rhetorical purposes in light of topics I have discussed on my blog in the past. Specifically, the report recently issued by the Department of Homeland Security demonizing advocates of state and local government who oppose federal power; and Obama's known approval of Marxism and Socialism. You may also wish to consider Obama's actions in the auto and financial industries in light of the definition of socialism: "public or state ownership and administration of the means of production." Combined, these elements certainly make him a national socialist, if not quite a National Socialist... Dictator remains to be seen, but the opposition party has not exactly had much input on policy lately.
This entry was published Thu Apr 16 07:52:35 CDT 2009 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2009-04-16 07:52:35.0.