Skip to comments.McCain Ahead of Obama in Texas; 23 Percent Believe Obama Is Muslim
Posted on 10/30/2008 4:55:41 PM PDT by PRePublic
McCain Ahead of Obama in Texas; 23 Percent Believe Obama Is Muslim ... News from the University of Texas at Austin, TX - 6 hours ago The poll surveyed 550 registered voters in Texas Oct. 15-22, and had a margin of error of 4.2 percent. When asked to identify Obama's religion, ...
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A sneaky radical one at that.
I love Texas.
HE IS NOT A MUSLIM, umh ah anymore. He was a kid muslim. Unless he is lying, like he lied about public financing, Iran being a threat, aborting babies etc.
Well as an Illinois native, while I haven’t been a fan of his politically, I have a pretty solid belief he is a fellow Christian. Heck he’s still indirectly tied to Wright - who is a Christian. I even asked this of Cardinal George here what he thought and he/Father Velo (George’s right hand guy) said he’s a Christian. Cardinal George had a fitting response at the time “We’re all Jews if you go back far enough”. So 23% believing that is sort of odd in my mind.
God Bless Texas
I would consider a baptism by Rev. Wright NULL AND VOID.
God Bless Texas
What’s wrong with the other 77%?
This shouldn’t be all that shocking to THE “MEDIA”. After all, he didn’t even join a church until his twenties, and the church he did join is certainly not Christ-centered...
Who cares? Half of America thinks he’s Jesus.
I can’t believe 77% of Texans are that gullible. :-)
Oh, he’s not?
And Joe the plumber has something to say to Obama!
When prominent Muslim clerics and leaders overseas say Obama is Muslim, it’s easy enough to come that conclusion too.
great on a billboard.
If at first you don't secede, try, try again. From Texas Secede...
Texas Secession Facts
Q: Doesnt the Texas Constitution reserve the right of Texas to secede?
A: No such provision is found in the current Texas Constitution(adopted in 1876) or the terms of annexation. However, it does state (in Article 1, Section 1) that Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States... (note that it does not state ...subject to the President of the United States... or ...subject to the Congress of the United States... or ...subject to the rest of the United States...)
Neither the Texas Constitution, nor the Constitution of the united States, explicitly or implicitly disallows the secession of Texas (or any other free and independent State) from the United States. Joining the Union was ever and always voluntary, rendering voluntary withdrawal an equally lawful and viable option (regardless of what any self-appointed academic, media, or government expertsincluding Abraham Lincoln himselfmay have ever said).
Both the original (1836) and the current (1876) Texas Constitutions also state that All political power is inherent in the people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper.
Likewise, each of the united States is united with the others explicitly on the principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed and whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends [i.e., protecting life, liberty, and property], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government and when a long train of abuses and usurpations...evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. 
Q: Didnt the Civil War prove that secession is not an option for any State?
A: No. It only proved that, when allowed to act outside his lawfully limited authority, a U.S. president is capable of unleashing horrendous violence against the lives, liberty, and property of those whom he pretends to serve. The Confederate States (including Texas) withdrew from the Union lawfully, civilly, and peacefully, after enduring several decades of excessive and inequitable federal tariffs (taxes) heavily prejudiced against Southern commerce. Refusing to recognize the Confederate secession, Lincoln called it a rebellion and a threat to the government (without ever explaining exactly how the government was threatened by a lawful, civil, and peacefull secession) and acted outside the lawfully defined scope of either the office of president or the U.S. government in general, to coerce the South back into subjugation to Northern control.
The Souths rejoining the Union at the point of a bayonet in the late 1860s didnt prove secession is not an option or unlawful. It only affirmed that violent coercion can be usedeven by governments (if unrestrained)to rob men of their very lives, liberty, and property.
It bears repeating that the united States are united explicitly on the principle that governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed and whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends [i.e., protecting life, liberty, and property], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government and when a long train of abuses and usurpations...evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. 
Q: Is Texas really ripe for a secession movement?
A: Probably not. Texans generally arent the rugged, independent, liberty-conscious folks they once were. Like most Americans, they happily acquiesce to the U.S. governments steady theft of their rights and property via unlawful statutes, programs, and activities.
Unfamiliar with historical or legal details, being largely products of public (i.e., government) education, todays Texans easily adopt the politically correct myths that litter the landscape of American popular opinion. Many dont even know what the word secede means, and believe that the United States is a democracy (hint: its not).
But public opinion and ignorance wont stop us from suggesting that secession is still a good idea for people who value their rights and personal liberty more highly than the temporal affluence, comfort, and false security provided by the U.S. welfare/warfare state. Thats why were offering SECEDE bumper stickers in the first place. By raising public awareness of even the concept of secession, we hope they might plant seeds that will some day yield a new resolve among Texans for liberty and self-government.
Q: How would Texasand Texansbenefit from secession?
A: In many ways. Over the past century-and-a-half the United States government has awarded itself ever more power (but not the lawful authority) to meddle with the lives, liberty, and property of the People of Texas (as well as those of the other States).
Sapping Texans wealth into a myriad of bureaucratic, socialist schemes both in the U.S. and abroad, the bipartisan government monopoly in Washington persists in expanding the federal debt and budget deficits every year. Texans would indeed gain much by reclaiming control of their State, their property, their liberty, and their very lives, by refusing to participate further in the fraud perpetrated by the Washington politicians and bureaucrats.
By returning Texas to the independent republic she once was, Texans would truly reclaim a treasure for themselves and their progeny.
Q: Are there any organized efforts to promote a Texas secession?
A: Yes. An organization self-described as the Republic of Texas Interim Government asserts, among other things, that the annexation of Texas as a U.S. State was illegal and/or improperly executed, and that the current Texas State government is therefore illegitimate. Their website can be found at http://www.republic-of-texas.net.
Another organization of interest is Texas Constitution 2000, which calls on Texans to ratify a new constitution liberating Texas from the economic and statutory slavery of the U.S. government. Their website is http://www.tcrf.com.
The Independent Nation of Texas website features a FAQ page listing reasons why secession would be good for Texas, as well as links to multiple online resources pertaining to Texas secession, at http://www.anus.com/etc/texas/.
Q: Why exactly are yall selling this stuff?
A: A social and political trend towards nationalism nay, national socialism has become the status quo in much of the US (and much of Texas). We question the wisdom of this trend.
The US founders and the first few generations cared very little for nationalism. They didnt think of the United States as a nation, but a federation of sovereign States. And it was only in this spirit that Texans would have ever favored trading Texas status as an independent republic for statehood among the other States.
Nationalism, in one form or another, is at the root of most bureaucratic, expensive, inefficient, and power-hungry big government. It is the chief cause of government growth and unnecessary meddlesome ventures both at home and abroad. Nationalism, in one form or another, spawned almost every war since at least the mid-nineteenth century.
Texas has a rich history of independent character. She is the only US State that was once a sovereign, independent republic, having won her independence from a heavy-handed despotic government (Mexico) that refused to honor its own constitution (sound familiar?).
Okay, it's not going to happen. Too many yankees have invaded. But boy would it be fun!
It's time for northern California to become TEXASized... in ideology.
This seems a bit low. A very unscientifice, but nonetheless exhaustive, poll of the 15 houses on my street, 100% believe Obama is Muslim. Guess it depends on where and who you poll.
Muslims believe everyone is a Muslim, they just don’t know it yet.
And we are...Right!
Ya just gotta love TEXAS!
You are probably right.........unless they decide to come get our guns. There are enough TX natives here that I promise will not give up their guns. And mercy for the people who come to get them.
Let me pick your brain, let’s take across the US, not Texas, if 100 Americans know he was a muslim, what % will be less inclined to vote for him. I am thinking what if we show the people strong evidence he was a muslim? Would it help tilt the race?
That freudean slip with "my muslim faith" Steffynofolis sealed the deal for me.
They asked people to identify his religion.... ah, when? Now? 40 years ago? Identify the religions he’s had. Once again the question is bogus.
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