Seccessionists in Texas hate America.
In March 2009, Texas Governor Rick Perry, a republican, came out publicly in support of a resolution affirming Texas sovereignty. “We think it’s time to draw a line in the sand and tell Washington that no longer are we going to accept their oppressive hand in the state of Texas.”
In August 2009, right wing extremists protested that Perry should make good on his promise. A couple of them are trying to run for governor of Texas.
“We hate the United States! Get out of our lives! Get off our backs!” — Larry Kilgore (running for governor of Texas)
“We are aware that stepping off into seccession may in fact be a bloody war. We are aware. We understand that the tree of freedom is occaissionally watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” — Debra Medina (running for governor of Texas)
I’m not sure what “oppressive hand” they’re talking about. Way, way, way back in April of 2009, Governor Perry accepted 17 Billion dollars of federal money from Obama’s stimulus package. I think if Texas wants to put an end to this sort of “oppressive” behaviour, then it could start by demanding that the governor return the 17 billion dollars in federal money. After that, they can discuss the merits of seccession from the US of A.
As a side note, protestors at the rally were carrying signs of Obama with Joker makeup and the word “Socialist” underneath. At one point, a counter protester shouted “Healthcare for anyone who can’t pay for it.” To which a protester with a Obama-Joker poster walked up to him and said “Health care? You know… Get a job! Just get a job! Get a job!”
Which I think is an interesting insight into why some people really oppose any kind of health care reform: They’re afraid that any attempt at helping their fellow man will do nothing but enable the lazy to live off their hard earned money. Well, Texas, I want my 17 billion dollars of hard earned federal money back from you lazy bunch of no-good slackers.
Put up or shut up. Return the 17 billion of “oppressive” federal money, get a job, and stimulate your own damn economy, or shut your ignorant pie hole.
Oh, and just as a side note to all the right wing insane nut jobs out there who have suddenly taken a shine to quoting Thomas Jefferson and that whole tree of liberty getting watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots: Jefferson was a signer of the US Constitution. He was an architect of the federal government. Nowadays, people quote this line from Jefferson and forget everything else Jefferson stood for. Nowadays, it’s people like Timothy McVeigh who wear tshirts with this quote while being arrested for bombing the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, including 19 children. Nowadays, when people shout about “spilling the blood of tyrants and patriots” they’re talking about the blood from people like that. Nowadays, when people actually spill blood, it’s people like Timothy McVeigh.