As fast as Obama is moving America toward fascism, the opposition is moving just as fast. The Tea Party movement has taken off, Atlas Shrugged recently hit #1 at amazon, and yesterday, for the first time in memory a governor talked about… seceding from the union.
Wha…? Seceding from the union? Is this a joke?
Governor Rick Perry of Texas said his state can leave the Union if it wants to.
I’m dubious. A governor should not say something like this unless he is serious. How serious is Perry?
A lot of questions should be answered before a responsible politician even mentions the possibility of something as radical as leaving the USA and founding a separate nation. At the very least, a referendum of the people should be taken to see just how strong support for secession is.
Do Texans understand they will lose social security money if they secede? Do Texan farmers understand they will fall off the Department of Agriculture gravy train? Are all those union members ready to work in a rather right-wing country without federal laws protecting unions, and without OSHA? Do environmentalists support a nation without an EPA? What happens to Texan postal workers?
These are just the questions that pop into my head at first thought of this idea of secession. Doubtless there are many more.
States should not think of separating from a free country. I know that the federal government is expanding like some monster in a bad 1950’s science fiction movie, but America still has free speech, free elections and a (hampered) free market with a system of prices for making economic calculations. The task before us at the moment is to use our free speech to move America in the right direction.
But free speech does not mean you can say anything, however wild, without being judged for it.
Is Governor Perry prepared to go to the mattresses, as they say in The Godfather? Is he ready to go to jail for his beliefs? Are Texans ready to go to war with the USA?
If he is not ready for all that, then the Governor is all hat and no cattle, as a Texan might put it. Rick Perry should shut up.