Perhaps you’ve heard about comments from the Governor of Texas regarding secession? If not, he just made some off-hand remarks about not liking the stimulus and that it’s a rip-off and then hinting that if Washington continues to ignore Texan interests, the state may secede at some point in the future. He then immediately stated that we have a great Union and there’s no reason to leave now, blah blah.
Well, the response from Texas Democrats has been lame:
Meanwhile, Texas Democrats have sharply criticized Perry’s original comment, calling it an “attack on our country.”
“It is the ultimate anti-American statement,” State Rep. Jim Dunnam of Waco told reporters Thursday.
I hope these same Democrats weren’t among those that constantly (and rightfully) criticized the characterization of anti-War Americans as ‘un-American’ during the Bush era cuz using it in this context is just as fucking stupid. Complain about his comments on legal grounds or whatever but there’s nothing more un-American than to call someone un-American for expressing their position. It’s not like he danced on the graves of veterans, or launched an attack on Louisiana, or even ate babies.
Personally, his comments were music to my ears. I think the whole country would be better off by breaking up into regions or individual states and then forming more of a confederacy to look over some aspects of the whole area. That way residents of the Midwest, for example, wouldn’t have their ‘national’ laws tainted by draconian congressmen from the South. The government of each area would actually take on the culture and qualities of its area, instead of the homogenized mess that we have now. So New York could have drive through abortion clinics and the South could burn gays.