Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Ah’m a-seecedin’!” Edition
Good Monday morning, everyone! Having grown up in Texas was an unparalleled experience. Having been my Father’s sole ranch hand, even more so. Splitting my time between riding fence and riding in a school bus gave me a perspective that not many get to experience, and straddling Bubbaland and the rest of the world was always a balancing act.
I was exposed to the best of Texana (self-reliance and connection to the land), and the worst (Sundown Towns and hard bigotry served up with a soft smile) every single day. This is why the wingnuttia meme of Texas secession hits me especially hard. Having said that, I’m ready to suit up and pry open a big ol’ bubbling drum of secessionist slime.
Posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 12:45:51 PM byPatriot1259
…the federal, rather central, government is a train wreck that is on
its way to happen, and we, all of us, are passengers on that fated
train. Like passengers on a train headed too fast for a curve in the
track, we can (at least most of us can) see the impending danger in
front of us, and most have a strong suspicion that we will not survive
the coming wreck. We are also afraid to jump off of the doomed train
for fear that we will be hurt when we make our exit. There may be rough
ground outside and we may suffer pain and injury. It seems we would all
rather take our chances with a train that we know will most likely take
us to our end. Such is the human condition.
1 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 12:45:52 PM byPatriot1259
Yowza! Of course, the fact that U.S currency would instantly become worthless in Texasland (I wonder what the new currency would be worth, and what it could be redeemed for?) , all truck traffic and trade would cease, and our ports would be embargoed initially (while the U.S. Armed Forces waited on their next orders) doesn’t seem to worry the Secessionist Shitheads. Even worse are the “Let’s you-and-them fight” types kibitzing from the safety of their own states.
In a New York minute…(I’d join, if I were Texan) I’m sorry to
have used a euphemism mentioning such a corrupt and immoral state,
second only to Illinois and California.
2 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 12:50:41 PM byGaffer
I want off the train. SECEDE!
5 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 12:57:37 PM bybroken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country – Nathan Hale “Patriot”)
div class=”ecxa2″>To: ConservaTexan
agreed.. I hope a movement begins in that wonderful state for secession.
8 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 1:00:56 PM byChuzzlewit
Oh, sure – there’s the odd Real American:
If I were going to fight bleed and die for something, it would not be
to secure the liberty and freedom of a single state, it would be for my
4 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 12:54:45 PM bytexan75010
But most at FR are all for playing Jenga with the Republic:
You have to start somewhere. You have to have a secure place to launch an offensive.
9 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 1:03:43 PM bymyself6
Oh, really? Now these mental midgets have made the leap from defying the Federal Government to attacking it?
I’ll see your Ft. Hood and Ft. Bliss – and raise you aMalmstrom AFB. Besides – who are you gonna pick for a CIC? Goodhair Perry? Heh.
W for president?
10 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 1:03:51 PM byIke (My idea of election reform – blue fingers in Philadelphia!)
And just as the insanity is winding up to 10,000 RPM :
“How to get TX citizenship???!”
You won’t as the Republic of Texas will actually have strong immigration laws and tough border security.
As far as we are concerned the people swimming over the Red River, Sabine River, or Rio Grande will all be the same.
25 posted onTuesday, December 22, 2009 1:46:59 PM bytrumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
Some killjoy comes along and spoils everything!
I think Texas secession is a fine idea.
But before anyone goes and gets all excited over the possibility, ask
yourself this question: am I, personally, willing to shoot and kill an
American soldier or Marine?
And will my handgun be any good against an Apache attack helicopter, drone, or APC?
Don’t ask such a question lightly. Put yourself in the situation where
you, with your own finger, have to pull the trigger on a man wearing
the uniform of the United States armed forces — a man with a family,
who speaks the same language you do, watches sports on TV, has a kid in
college. Can you do it? Can you live with it afterwards?
At the same time, ask yourself how you would feel about seeing your
town occupied by troops and placed under martial law. Imagine every
newspaper, television network, and major website in the world aligned
against you. Imagine your kids going hungry, spending their days in
hiding, dodging bombs and bullets. Imagine no gasoline at any price.
Imagine no cars, no motorcycles, no trains, no buses. Imagine no
electricity for months on end. Imagine no meat, no fresh vegetables, no
a/c, no heat. Imagine no antbiotics when you get cut on a barbed-wire
fence or perforated by a bullet. Imagine eating garbage, wearing rags,
crouching in the cold rain by a dark roadside planting homemade bombs
while guys in dry clothes hover overhead in their Apache helicopters
with night vision cameras, their machine guns ready to chop YOU into
Imagine being a terrorist. Because if Texas ever did secede from the
United States, and you supported that secession, that is exactly what
you would be, by law.
And you know how Emperor-for-life Dubya feels about terrorists…
I’m not saying that we should forget the idea. What I’m saying is let’s
be damned sure we have a realistic picture of what it would be like if
it ever happened. Secession would mean war — with the whole United
States military (and probably a lot of foreigners) versus Texas. It
would not be some Red Dawn fantasy, complete with heroic music, teenage
girls in tight jeans firing machine guns, and John Milius on hand to
guarantee a happy ending.
It would be like Iraq, only YOU would be the Iraqi. Think of everything
the Army did to the Iraqis during the war. Now think of it happening to