Patterico's Pontifications

6/9/2014

For Proponents of Texas Secession

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:46 pm

This is one of the cleverest images I have seen in quite some time, courtesy of AnnaZ on Twitter:

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 8.41.54 PM

24 Responses to “For Proponents of Texas Secession”

  1. People are really creative sometimes.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. :snicker: The flag image should have been the “government specification” 10:19, not 3:4, but it seems most people don’t even know that there are several specified shapes for particular government use and even more for use by the general public.

    htom (412a17)

  3. the face a spurned failmerica would show the world in the wake of such a secession would be

    so very very honest

    the whole world would see exactly what America is and what it stands for

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. What’s so great about it is that it works for both a pro-Texas and anti-Texas sentiment.

    JVW (feb406)

  5. We don’t have an Iron Curtain, ships and planes leave every day. But who’ll want them?

    nk (dbc370)

  6. Small craft leave, yes. Ships and planes pretty much require ID and not being on the “no exit” list.

    htom (412a17)

  7. Love it.

    mg (31009b)

  8. I think when the have to lock up DOJ lawyers or shoot their first BLM sniper their hand will be forced.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  9. What’s so great about it is that it works for both a pro-Texas and anti-Texas sentiment.

    So does secession!

    Patterico (9c670f)

  10. plus this is Ted’s best chance to be president of something

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  11. The Star and Bars!

    The seventh republic sounds durn good to me.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  12. So does secession!

    Exactly. I once got more than a few lefty heads spinning at a gathering. A bunch of them were ripping Ted Cruz a new one, with the usual “Tea Party, racists” and such. One blurted out “I can’t wait ’til Texas leaves the Union.”

    To which I not-so-humbly replied, “You do know they tried that, once upon a time? But, President OJ told ‘em, straight up: ‘I’ll see you dead before I’ll see you leave’.”

    Confuzzled, they were.

    Now is the time. There will be no Zouaves, no conscription, no substitutes for $300, no rush of European immigrants who will take up arms in exchange for citizenship. There is no moral imperative with which the central government may cloak their true motive.

    The lazy left will say good riddance, not at all realizing what they discard.

    Matador (86db40)

  13. Love it!
    If only it were that simple.

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  14. In all seriousness, why isn’t this happening?

    scrubone (c3104f)

  15. It’s a process, scrubone. A process which is already underway.

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/texas-official-preparing-for-independence/

    Barry Smitherman, head of the powerful Texas Railroad Commission, is making waves for his comments about economic collapse, energy policy and the future.

    But don’t a lot of officials address those same issues?

    Yes, but not the same way Smitherman does.

    …“We are uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid. Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system…”

    Steve57 (61329d)

  16. I’d move there.

    Gazzer (e716af)

  17. I also believe Texas is the only state in the US that has its own independent military force. One not subject to recall by the President like the National Guard because it’s not subject to his authority. We have the Texas State Guard, which answers only to the governor.

    http://www.txsg.state.tx.us/

    Steve57 (61329d)

  18. Every state needs a anti fed Army.

    mg (31009b)

  19. I’ve given some pretty serious thought to leaving California for Texas once my dad passes away. My only reservation is I’m too young to retire, and I have little to no idea what the job market there is for a car electrician. I don’t think Gas Monkey is hiring….

    Bill H (f9e4cd)

  20. I’m wondering: how does the secession of Ohio, represented by the 17th star, benefit the state of Texas?

    (just kidding)

    aunursa (932331)

  21. “I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system…”

    This is a serious issue, in my estimation. The book America 3.0 has a good discussion of how to structure the country after some event that is not described but is the end of America 2.0. It includes some ideas of how states might be restructured. The event, however, is left as a bit of a mystery. It may be an economic collapse like 2008 only worse. The dollar is gettng pretty shaky although gold has not spiked yet. Interesting times ahead.

    Mike K (cd7278)

  22. Texas has been snaffling jobs and corporate HQ for some time now due to their tax/regulation/litigation environment.
    I suspect the inflow would be greater if the federal income tax disappeared.

    Richard Aubrey (0605ef)

  23. “…Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system…”

    They can probably get DHS to pay for the border checkpoints along the LA/AR/OK/NM lines under the cover of ‘internal security’.

    askeptic (8ecc78)

  24. Feel free. It’s not like the rest of us will miss you.

    JEA (fb1111)


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