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Shall We Texans Secede
HumanEvents.com ^ | 4/22/2009 | Ted Nugent

Posted on 04/22/2009 3:28:46 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama

The men who donned Indian costumes and took part in the original Boston Tea party weren’t a bunch of un-serious boobs performing for the media. They were committing an act compelled by their real, honest-to-God human condition. Like the people of Europe and beyond, with independence burning in their souls, determined to escape the shackles of slavery and tyranny, daring to take on an unknown world for their driving instincts to practice the religion of their choice, freely speak their minds, keep and bear arms and pursue their own happiness, the original Tea Party participants needed to make it crystal clear that the British goons who followed them to the Brave New World would not be allowed to impose the limitations on our God-given rights that we came to America to get away from.

From British oppression -- taxation without representation -- those new Americans made their stand. Though they desperately tried to be nice about it in Boston, the oppressors didn’t take the hint.

Of course we all know that the next giant step back to slavery by the Brits was their violent attempt to cross Concord Bridge to take away Americans’ guns, forcing free men into unarmed helplessness. Knowing that to be an unacceptable, irresponsible condition, good citizens responded appropriately. Hence, the Shot Heard Round the World.

And what a lovely shot it was. The dominoes of tyranny began to fall, and we Americans seceded from the British Empire.

In 2009 those same basic primal instincts are alive and well in free men across America who will not let the fires of liberty die. With Fedzilla accelerating its gluttonous orgy of unaccountability and ramping up its wanton blow torching of our paychecks with blatant impunity, we the people are once again de-sheeping, stepping forward, and in the grand tradition of Martin Luther King Jr., peaceably marching in protest with the defiant Tea Party spirit of 1773. We are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.

I arrived at the Alamo early on April 15, and already a glowing, handsome throng of four or five thousand Texans were gathered at the West wall of the Shrine of Texas. Smiling people of every description, ethnicity, color, creed, size, shape and spirit were assembled to make their voices heard. I needed to warm up my American guitar in order to unleash the properly orchestrated emotional soundtrack for such an event on such hallowed grounds, and the vision of Col. Travis drawing a line in the sand was powerfully present.

After a brief, uppity exchange with the crowd, I rendezvoused with a group of Federal, state and local law enforcement friends and some wounded heroes of the US Military Saluteheroes.org for a fine San Antonio Mexican lunch, where I loaded up on a gargantuan wave of inspiration from all these amazing warriors. After all, that they make such incredible sacrifices for our freedoms drives us to exercise them in respect to their service.

Back at Ground Zero, speakers were firing up the crowd with shared logic, self evident truth and “we the people” reminders that runaway government corruption can be reversed if we are truly serious about making it happen.

By now the crowd was approaching ten thousand plus, and the overall positive spirit intensified.

This activism was taking place all over America, in city after city, town after town, where good, decent hard working families unified with a message to demand accountability from our elected employees. Such extremism.

Fresh from declaring Tenth Amendment sovereignty for the Great Republic of Texas, the good Governor Rick Perry had just fired up 7000 exuberant Texans in Fort Worth with a battle cry of unambiguous resolve to put an end to Fedzilla intrusion in the land of Davy Crocket, Col. Travis, Jim Bowie and Sam Houston. There was something very special in the air, and those media talking heads who dare to claim otherwise, are committing journalistic suicide. So be it. Only the guilty need feel guilty, and I’m sure they do.

I spent the midday hours with Glenn Beck on his FOX News television show, toured the Alamo with my son, then gave my own heartfelt speech to the masses and unfurled a passion-fired rendition of the National Anthem that was touched by the hand of God. Know it.

Now it is my prayer that this exciting, renewed activism, our duty bound participation in this glorious experiment in self government, will throttle forward as more and more people in the asset column of America demand representation from our elected officials, demand our government live by the same rules we the people must live by, force accountability, end the bi-partisan corruption, and once again return to rewarding excellence and teaching that lack of effort and responsible choices have consequences that are none too pleasant.

It would be wise that the Obama administration look to Texas for the upgrade that America needs, instead of following the same suicidal path of Detroit. The choice is clear, and so is the future.

Okay, I guess we Texans won’t secede. We love our country too much to abandon it to the Obama crowd. But it is tempting. If we did secede, you can count on one thing: the border with Mexico would be secured pretty darned fast.

Rock legend Ted Nugent is noted for his conservative political views and his vocal pro-hunting and Second Amendment activism. His smash bestseller Ted, White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto, is now available at www.amazon.com. Nugent also maintains the Official Ted Nugent Site at www.TedNugent.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cwii; everheardofkeywords; everheardoftopics; nugent; secession; statesrights; texas; thenuge
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1 posted on 04/22/2009 3:28:46 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
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To: 2nd amendment mama

YES


2 posted on 04/22/2009 3:33:20 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Yes.
Then I can move from the People’s Republic of California to the Free Republic of Texas.


3 posted on 04/22/2009 3:36:01 PM PDT by counterpunch (Kenya has two presidents. America has Zero.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

“Shall We Texans Secede?”

I don’t live in Texas, but....Absolutely, positively, YES!!!!!! I would move to Texas in a heartbeat.


4 posted on 04/22/2009 3:36:12 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012......."GIVE ESTROGEN A CHANCE!!!!")
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To: wk4bush2004

Go TED!


5 posted on 04/22/2009 3:37:46 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: 2nd amendment mama

NO! At least not before I get to move to Texas...then it’s OK! I’ll even help.....


6 posted on 04/22/2009 3:37:56 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Yes we should, Nuge.


7 posted on 04/22/2009 3:38:53 PM PDT by Shady Ray
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Can you do it with you original boundries. This way I only have to move across the river here in town.


8 posted on 04/22/2009 3:41:17 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Oh, please. Take me with you!!!


9 posted on 04/22/2009 3:44:39 PM PDT by Carley (MOANING IN AMERIKA)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

“We Texans”? Be careful what you wish for, Ted, they may send you back to Michigan ...


10 posted on 04/22/2009 3:45:07 PM PDT by x
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Texas better secede soon, so that the rest of us can move their before BHO builds a wall around Texas.


11 posted on 04/22/2009 3:48:14 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: texasredhead8712; TexKat; ValerieTexas; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

House Begins ‘Cap and Trade’ Hearings
HumanEvents.com | 4/22/2009 | Connie Hair
Posted on 04/22/2009 3:32:31 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2235568/posts


12 posted on 04/22/2009 3:49:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Waaaah HOOO!

From a Native Texan, who had ancestors that were Texans when it was a Republic, “Texas is a state of Mind and Heart.”

Some of us were born here, and others were not. Regardless, you can still be born a Texan.

To paraphrase a mighty article about being “Born American, but born in the wrong place.”

see: http://www.claremont.org/publications/pubid.5/pub_detail.asp

You can be Born a Texan, in a lot of other places, and still be a Texan. As long as you have the right state of Mind and Heart.

“Simply, leave us alone to live our lives and we will get along fine, if not, we will deal with it.”


13 posted on 04/22/2009 3:59:34 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Texas and The Nuge ping!


14 posted on 04/22/2009 4:05:07 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: Texas Fossil

One FReeper Refugee here! Just say the word and I will apply for political asylum in the Republic of Texas......


15 posted on 04/22/2009 4:06:45 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Shall We Texans Secede?
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If Texas secedes,
Texans can expect to be overrun with immigrant and refugees.


16 posted on 04/22/2009 4:10:09 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Red states are the last hope folks. The RATS are going to continue to take our money and feed the government beast. I thought we could not wait for the stimulus?

God Have Mercy on Us


17 posted on 04/22/2009 4:12:31 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: dynachrome

Why do you think Uncle Ted moved here. And Chuck Norris. And the thousands from the upper mid west in the late 70’s. And the thousands from Kalifornia in the 90’s. And the thousands from Mexico for the last 20 years. And the hundreds who left New Orleans after Katrina. Right to work state. No state income tax. Decent weather. Lots of folks like those at the tea party in San Antonio on Fox. Just don’t bring your goofy liberal ideas down here to infect our state. Austin is our liberal blight. Leave the rest of the state alone.
4th generation Texan.


18 posted on 04/22/2009 4:19:39 PM PDT by Texas resident (Older but smarter)
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To: Texas resident

Colorado used to be free. No longer

:(


19 posted on 04/22/2009 4:21:09 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

At this time, with such great men as Mr. Nugent, Governor Perry and our glorious President Bush I can honestly say “I am a Texan”. I will go as Texas goes.


20 posted on 04/22/2009 4:22:35 PM PDT by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Yes, please y’all


21 posted on 04/22/2009 4:25:23 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I don’t know if we should or not but sometimes people can wait too long and miss a window of opportunity. That said...I believe that if we do that no one should just be able to “move” to Texas. Too dangerous. You guys should have no problems getting citizenship but visas should be issued to people who would have the best interests of a conservative Texas and anyone coming in should be able to show ability to support themselves or have a sponsor...meaning Texans that will help the immigrant get set up...no public housing, government assistance, free health care etc. JAT What do yall think?


22 posted on 04/22/2009 4:27:24 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: 2nd amendment mama

We’ve seceded twice before, we can do it again.

Texas liberty was paid for with the blood of martyrs.


23 posted on 04/22/2009 4:31:09 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Damn skippy we should - but be prepared for the inevitable backlash. The US has gone to war over oil (like it or not) and it would do it again.


24 posted on 04/22/2009 4:36:43 PM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: CindyDawg

“no public housing, government assistance, free health care etc.”

I can almost guarantee the social programs would stop overnight, and anyone who didn’t like it would be dropped off at the east/west borders - on the other side of the wall.


25 posted on 04/22/2009 4:38:42 PM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: 2nd amendment mama
And what a lovely shot it was. The dominoes of tyranny began to fall.....

A great piece. Thanks for posting it 2nd amendment mama.

26 posted on 04/22/2009 4:40:03 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: CindyDawg

But, do you have a spare bedroom?
Is there a waiting list?


27 posted on 04/22/2009 4:40:08 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: 2nd amendment mama
I respect Ted's enthusiasm, but what does this sentence mean?

" After all, that they make such incredible sacrifices for our freedoms drives us to exercise them in respect to their service."<

Exercise?

28 posted on 04/22/2009 4:40:37 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Texas, don’t succeed without me.


29 posted on 04/22/2009 4:40:38 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.operationvalentine.blogspot.com/)
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To: Redbob
We’ve seceded twice before, we can do it again.
 
1-1 on that measure. Time for a tie-breaker.

30 posted on 04/22/2009 4:40:56 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: HonestConservative

secede, sorry.


31 posted on 04/22/2009 4:41:08 PM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.operationvalentine.blogspot.com/)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

This Texan votes....”YES”!!!!!


32 posted on 04/22/2009 4:41:29 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
"Shall We Texans Secede"

What you mean "We", you Michigan fugitive?

33 posted on 04/22/2009 4:42:23 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: CindyDawg
...no public housing, government assistance, free health care etc. JAT What do yall think?

What are you going to do with Austin? ;-)

34 posted on 04/22/2009 4:42:38 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I’m not a Texan, but I hope they would secede. I’d move there in a heartbeat if the good people of Texas would have me.

I’ve always been a Cowboys fan. That should be enough to qualify for admission. :p


35 posted on 04/22/2009 4:42:38 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: 2nd amendment mama

If Texas seceded, it would have more than the southern border to worry about. Half of the USA would want to move there.


36 posted on 04/22/2009 4:43:57 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Depends. Do you plan on sleeping all day or getting a job and contributing to the household? :’)


37 posted on 04/22/2009 4:46:42 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: wombtotomb

Honestly I have no desire to see Texas removed from the United States.

I want the whole thing back. I want it all, and I want it Now!

This is pure bull that is going on.

I am so worked up that I think on the 4th of July I will fly the Texas flag above the U.S. flag, and fly the U.S. flag inverted (as to indicate distress signal).


38 posted on 04/22/2009 4:48:30 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Would 50% of the population of the United States fit in Texas? I know they could physically fit, but would there be enough resources? water? food? jobs?
Boy, I’d really like to become a Texan.


39 posted on 04/22/2009 4:50:36 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

By all means secede. Get out while you can.... Too bad we all can’t secede from DC.


40 posted on 04/22/2009 4:52:34 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: fanfan

I was thinking...what do we do with Austin and then it hit me. That’s where we could put all of you conservative immigrants. Dilute the place:’)


41 posted on 04/22/2009 4:53:09 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: 2nd amendment mama
Ted, I love ya man but you can't secede. Now you can make five states and then get kicked out.
42 posted on 04/22/2009 4:54:02 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

43 posted on 04/22/2009 4:54:58 PM PDT by uglybiker (AAAAAAH!!! I'm covered in BEES!)
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To: uglybiker

44 posted on 04/22/2009 4:56:41 PM PDT by lewisglad
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To: BuffaloJack
If it happened I believe a few other states would want to join too. 13 colonies maybe. It would actually be more of taking America back. I think if there is a choice most would rather save America than leave. JMO.
45 posted on 04/22/2009 4:57:46 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg
I was thinking...what do we do with Austin and then it hit me. That’s where we could put all of you conservative immigrants. Dilute the place:’)

LOL! Good answer!

If some Americans need refuge, we'll dilute Toronto too!

;-)

46 posted on 04/22/2009 4:57:52 PM PDT by fanfan (God, Bless America, please.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

If Texas, Florida and Alaska seceded and formed their own union it would certainly put a hurt on the U.S.


47 posted on 04/22/2009 5:00:25 PM PDT by McGruff (I guess it all depends upon what the meaning of "bow" is.)
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To: CindyDawg

Ha, that was funny!
I don’t sit still very well.
So, was that a ‘yes’?
Can I bring my big old blind fat cripple dog with me?
Or does she have to stay behind?
She won’t be any trouble...I promise...


48 posted on 04/22/2009 5:01:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: 2nd amendment mama
I was born in Upstate New York, raised in VA, but as soon as I was old enough I got down here to Texas as fast as I could and don't intend on leaving.

Should we secede? No, not yet. There are still a lot of avenues for us to pursue to take our country back. Just because we lose a few elections shouldn't mean we abandon our country that Texans have disproportionately fought and died for in every American War since the Mexican-American war.

Secession doesn't mean just saying “Adios Washington”. D.C. isn't going to just let us go without a fight. And that means spilling the blood of U.S. soldiers. It's not like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are going to come marching down here to take Texas back themselves. They will be sending federal troops made up of our friends, siblings, and relatives. Secession is not something we should just willy nilly enter into.

It should be for only one reason, to preserve liberty and a refuge for the oppressed and to ensure that a Government of the people, for the people, and by the people, does not perish from this earth. Though things are looking dark now, nothing that has been done is irreversible. America has recovered from worse and I believe she will again. As of now we still have the ability to change our government through democracy and civic participation. Though we are surrounded by the liberal media, we can still get our voices out through the internet, radio, and sometimes through TV (usually only FOX).

Before America declared her Independence from Britain, the colonists spent decades trying to get a fair shake from Britain. They didn't just wake up and decide to call it quits. They did everything they could to avoid war and separation. We should follow the same path that our for fathers did.

49 posted on 04/22/2009 5:01:50 PM PDT by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Unfortunately water flows south.


50 posted on 04/22/2009 5:04:08 PM PDT by kinghorse (I'm not saying. I'm just saying.)
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