Skip to comments.Time for Obama to end efforts to tear down Texas
Posted on 06/06/2011 9:04:29 AM PDT by shield
There are enough examples of the Obama administration's attacks on Texas to make a David Letterman Top 10 list. But, there's really nothing funny about the full frontal assault that's come out of Washington against our state in recent months.
Texas versus Washington talk is popular political chatter, but if you move beyond the rhetoric there's substantial evidence that President Barack Obama's administration is waging a strategic and sustained campaign against lives and livelihoods in the Lone Star state .
With all due respect, the president and his administration's hell-bent determination to tear down Texas could be better focused on more pressing matters like reining in debt and reforming entitlements.
The moves against Texas are well documented, some are more bold and brazen than others, and they amount to a war by regulation and executive order that's aimed at knocking Texas off its leadership position.
And lead Texas does. Chief Executive's seventh annual ranking on the best and worst states in which to do business put Texas on top for the 7th year in a row.
Less business-friendly states like the president's home state of Illinois (No. 48) and others sympathetic to his politics and anti-business policies (New York No. 49 and California No. 50) languish in the bottom three spots of the annual survey of the country's CEOs.
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It’s time for Texas to tear our corrupt communists King a new one. It is time for the States to organize and start impeachment.
I know I shouldn’t say this...but Texas is larger than most countries...we should become The Republic of Texas, again.
Less business-friendly states like the president’s home state of Illinois (No. 48) and others sympathetic to his politics and anti-business policies (New York No. 49 and California No. 50) languish in the bottom three spots of the annual survey of the country’s CEOs.
So it’s Texas #1, IL 48, NY 49, CA 50. Shocking. Shockingly Shocking. I thought big government, high taxes worked every time?/ sarcasm.
Rick Perry should throw his hat in the ring.
This is in the Houston Chronicle??
Is this the same paper I cancelled years ago for unrelenting liberal bias and trashing of our own George W Bush?
The Chronicle is a shell of its former self and most people I talk to about why they cancelled was the liberal pap they consistently put out. So, nice to see this once fine paper report the truth instead of their utopian crap.
PS: Still syndicating Maureen Dowd?
Has there ever been a previous time in American history when a sitting President had “gone after” a state simply because the state failed to vote for him? Obama is a petulant child.
I’m with you....I stopped taking the Chronicle years ago. I always took the Houston Post then when it folded I had no choice but to take the chronicle. Houston Post was much more conservative, I always hated the Houston Chronicle. I was surprised to read this article in of all places the Houston Chronicle.
I see a lot of “secede” bumper stickers here. I wish.
Why should you say it? You’d have the backing of millions.
should = shouldn’t.
No, we really should not. Too many Americans, myself included, live here for it to ever happen.
What you said—this Texan would vote for that!
This bozo has moved so far from deserving any respect at all...
I agree with you,but if we did then look what would happen to the rest of the country,the Muslim is out to destroy all of America..The Muslim knows we do not like him and would never vote for him..The ones he has are the illegals and the welfare mamas..and Texas is much bigger and stronger than him or his crowd in and out of Washington.. If he ever carried Texas in a race then everyone had better have a recall because he would only do that Illegally..
I would MOVE THERE to join them
I hear that Texas would be the 15th biggest economy in the world if they were a country.
When all the productive people move there and we kick out the lazy welfare slobs it will go to the top 10 easy.
The One isn't interesting in learning anything; all he's interested in doing is tearing down anything and everything that is good about this country. It's all going according to plan!!!
I'm conflicted about this.
As a transplanted Texan (I got here as fast as I could!), I know I don't know all the history about it. However, Texas was a Republic for only nine years--and that was only because the Union refused their initial request to become a state.
I'm guessing there was a reason why the leaders at the time did not want to be independent, but I do not know that reason. It may not even be valid now.
OTOH, Texas has the largest port in the lower 48 (I believe), It has the capacity to feed its population (plus more), and it has industry to employ its citizens. It has its own electricity grid, separate from the rest of the country, and it's got the means, ability, and desire to supply itself with oil and other resources.
From a technical aspect, it's possible. I don't know about the political aspect, though.
One thing about it....we’d have plenty of US Military come back to Texas and form our own strong military. My daughter and son in law who is an Army Major and is MI, told me you wouldn’t believe how many of our military are from Texas.
It’s time for Texas to separate from the union. Here is my blog to help Texans begin to think about what a free and independent Texas might look like:
Obama is not trying to tear down Texas, he is trying to crash the entire country.
Even the THREAT of secession would be effective...but Texas must be a different place these days, since recently they couldn’t even raise the gumption to pass a law against govt goons groping Texans at airports.
So it seems rather unlikely that Texas would secede or seriously consider same.
why shouldn’t you say it? I’d walk away in a heart beat with my right hand fully extended and middle finger pointing at DC, New York and all the really, really, really smart people in California.
The first fences I’d put up would be on the Red River and Sabine before the Rio Grande.
I’d encourage immigration by sponsorship. A citizen would have to vouch for an immigrant and guarantee a job before he/she gets here. No government assistance of any kind for 10 years and if job is lost, no governmental subsidy and the sponsor is responsible for debts. ........that’s just for starters.
I am still embarrassed about that one.
Watch what you say, you will be flamed with, “Can’t do that, the Civil War settled that.” The Civil War did not settle sheesh. The Texas Consitution still lives.
Move the border to the Red, annex Mexico, and export labor to the rest of the country.
End? He’ll double down.
Great idea...GET RID OF THE MOOCHERS!!!!
Yes, the Texas Constitution is alive and well.
IMO Sam Houston et al wanted to join the USA for protection. They were completely unaware of how blessed Texas was with the oil, the other treasures and a streak of independence that would make this place so successful. I am reasonably sure that if Texas were still an independent republic, and some here wanted to join the USA as it appears today (big government, welfare state, unending debt), the harmless ones would be laughed at unmercifully. The fanatics would be tarred and feathered and given a telephone pole ride to the Red River.
Upon reflection, I’m not sure why we don’t do some of that tar and feathering these days. It’s not like we don’t have a surplus of deserving folk ...
Hussein hates Texas because we voted against him. Simple as that.
Do you think 150 million Americans would fit into Texas? >
0bamba is a wanabe dick-turder.
The only legal and peaceful way for a state to secedeis by constitutional amendments or constitutional convention to vote a state "out"....It the states and their votes on constitutional amendments that have the final say on the constitution and the country...if the states have the power to secede, the states have the power to save the country
Texas = success
Obama hates success that’s not beholden to him; therefore, Obama hates Texas.
The feeling, “dear leader”, is mutual.
Well, Texas has 172 million acres so....
Too late. Texas already did that, twice.
Texas came into the union retaining the right to secede if it didn’t like the way things were going. If I recall correctly, the US Congress would have no say in it, and the US Constitution would not be involved.
That illegal alien in the WH...feels Texas is a threat...in completely destroying America. IF Texas can’t be stopped then destruction of America will not be complete...that’s my take on his hatred for Texas.
Isn’t that part of the Texas Constitution...a right to secede?
Yes, I think it is.
See my tagline - still fits.
No, that’s a myth. There is nothing in the Texas State Constitution giving it the right to secede, split into 5 states or any other popular but untrue nonsense.
But don’t take my word for it, read the thing yourself.
From the same newspaper who openly campaigned for barak.
Libs will never figure it out that they are targets of the kenyan as well.
Yes, Texas is very military heavy. We have many more military installations than most other states. A good position to be in when we secede, which WILL happen eventually.
Actually, what I am referring to is HOW many call Texas their home state. They maybe stationed at Bragg, NC...but Texas is their home state. It is partly to do with no income tax. My daughter and son in law’s new assignment is Fort Sam but this is the first time ever they’ve been stationed in Texas. Texas is their home state and when filing taxes it is as a Texas resident. My granddaughter will be going to college at Texas A & M and will have in state tuition because Texas is her home state and she’s never lived here.
Just so; also it's the standard Chicago way: help your friends and punish your enemies. Of course Texas is no friend of jug ears. If the federales were constrained within Constitutional limits they wouldn't even have the ability to pull it off but we know how they feel about our Constitution -- and why.