Texas: How do you spell secession?

Tue Apr 14 2009 08:44:54 ET

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of
House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 50 in support of states' rights under the
10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

"I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size,
its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the
affairs of our state," Gov. Perry said. "That is why I am here today to
express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm
the states' rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution
and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations,
and ultimately strengthen our Union."

Perry continued: "Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to
come down here to tell us how to run Texas."

A number of recent federal proposals are not within the scope of the federal
government's constitutionally designated powers and impede the states' right
to govern themselves. HCR 50 affirms that Texas claims sovereignty under the
10th Amendment over all powers not otherwise granted to the federal

It also designates that all compulsory federal legislation that requires
states to comply under threat of civil or criminal penalties, or that
requires states to pass legislation or lose federal funding, be prohibited
or repealed.

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Sweet Peas,

Aunty asks y'all to take a moment to think about somethin':

If state's rights were stronger and respected, the size of the federal gubmint would be bumped back to its proper boundary. Reckon y'all knows how when states signed onto the whole "union" idea it was with the proviso that they could leave at will when the marriage warn't no good no more.

Texas is the size of France. Texas has the world's 15th largest economy, does 100 billion a year in exports to other nations....memo is that Texas can stand on it's own, doan need USA.

Florida's economy is twice that of Saudi Arabia--we doan need no Union either --it may soon be an affiliation we cain't afford--heh.

I wisht that many states would send the same message--doan mess wif' us, D.C. or we's outa here. And here's the state's thas' flirtin' wif the idea by sponsorin' sovereignty bills in their state legislatures:

New Hampshire

An' Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama already have it on the books.

Happy Tea Party!!


Doom said...

Hrm, I am moving to Utah but I don't see the state listed. From what I know of Utahans, they are a rather independent sort, one might say libertarian (not political, but social libertarians). I have a lot of free time on my hands and that looks like a good thing to try and get kicked off, or is it kicked on?

Anyway... I sure like the idea. Though I am a Yank, I never thought that war was right for the reasons you listed and for the reasons it was actually fought. Slavery would have been sorted out, by tractors and machines if nothing else, and if you read Christ's words anyway, you know that it wasn't and isn't an issue. Be good and choose holy wherever you find yourself, slave or citizen.

Yes, I like the notion indeed. Of course, even if this goes forward, we will have to watch the states. Though, I suspect, we will deal with that bridge, too, when we get to it, no?

Happy Independence Day! (it is never too early for that)

K9 said...

aunty, i decided not to go to the atlanta tea. it was taken over by media hogs and they ruined the spirit of it. i might move to texas cause i doubt georgia can pull it together. might get a lucky break tho.

im looking forward to your report if you go to the flarda tea

Aunty Belle said...


thank fer stoppin' in....Utah, huh? Reckon that oughta be good territory fer independent mind souls.

I appreciate what ya say on the war--nope, not about slavery as ya say--that was bein' resolved by the cotton gin anyhow...and yep, nearly all sorts of folks has been enslaved at some point in history.

nope, it were taxes --oddly enough. Another good Yankee fella, a tax historian named Charles Adams wrote a fine book explaining that the REAL reaason fer the war was TAXES and the over-reachin' Feds--sound familiar?

His book is worth a read:

Hey Pup...yeah the media star thang instead of real people networkin'--hate that . We had ours at 6 at City Hall--could not go but a friend promises to send me photos.

Guess what Pup?? Heh...I know who Spengler is !!

K9 said...

who?! you mean, personally? or what? who is it?!!
jeepers aunty read the daily reckoning today. the one by porter stansbury

Aunty Belle said...

Not personally, Dawgy Pup, but he has been identified by a publication that has him on their masthead now--ho! A nice serious scholarly conservative journal--but Spengler's regular columns will continue in his regular publication.

TROLL Y2K said...

After careful study, I'm supporting the Tenth Amendment Movement. A specific bill I could support in Florida just passed the Oklahoma House.