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Texas Official Preparing for Independence
WND ^ | 09-01-2013 | John Griffing

Posted on 09/02/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT by flowergirl

Edited on 09/02/2013 3:34:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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

But donít a lot of officials address those same issues?

Yes, but not the same way Smitherman does.


(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: economy; secession; statesrights; texas; tryanny
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1 posted on 09/02/2013 3:29:39 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: flowergirl

Let me know if he needs any help.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: flowergirl
They better get on with it before demographics overwhelm them.

Talking about it for another 10-20 years will just mean it'll be too late by the time they get around to acting.

3 posted on 09/02/2013 3:35:19 PM PDT by ClaytonP
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To: flowergirl
TRC controls energy in the state. Texas is isolated from the national grid, mostly. We are energy independent.

/johnny

4 posted on 09/02/2013 3:36:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: flowergirl

From the article:

He talks about economic collapse as what will happen to the rest of the United States, not Texas. And he talks about energy policy as a way to make sure Texas commerce will continue, without the rest of the United States. And when he talks about the future, he focuses on Texas, because he believes there might not be the rest of the United States.

See a pattern?

“One of the things I’ve focused on in the last 10 years of my public sector life is preparing Texas to be a prosperous and safe place to work, regardless of what happens outside our borders,” he said.

“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.”


5 posted on 09/02/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: flowergirl

How does he plan to achieve it?


6 posted on 09/02/2013 3:39:51 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: flowergirl

Frankly, I’d like to see California do it. Kick out the folks who don’t belong here, fix things so the Left will have to escape rather than live like decent conservatives, and get California back to what it should have been all along.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 3:40:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: ClaytonP

“They better get on with it before demographics overwhelm them.”

Won’t be long until Texas is purple. Then it is just a short jump to blue. No way they can stay red with the illegal influx, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and the other urban ghettos that are sure to arise. Enjoy it down there while you can. You are on the road to being California, New York, Mass and those other places no decent conservative wants to live in. Thinking I’m in a really bad mood today.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 3:40:56 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TBP
How does he plan to achieve it?

The rest of the world could fall off the map, and Texas is good for 'lectrickity since we're not really tied to the national electric grid.

That's been reality for a long time.

/johnny

9 posted on 09/02/2013 3:42:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; 2ndDivisionVet; ..
Texas independence ping



10 posted on 09/02/2013 3:42:17 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TBP

I sounds like it’ll happen on its own.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 3:42:21 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: animal172

Doesn’t always work that way, it won’t for Texas, in spite of any indications, I know,minority babies majority now and so on.


12 posted on 09/02/2013 3:42:45 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Windflier

Thanks for the ping!


13 posted on 09/02/2013 3:44:09 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting poll at the link.

Not quite sure who his competition will be but reps from his campaign are showing up at gatherings all over the state. Difficult for outsiders to understand the importance of the Railroad Commissioner in Texas - has nothing to do with railroads. Supported Barry in the past and at this point in time would certainly vote for him for AG.


14 posted on 09/02/2013 3:44:44 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: animal172
Thinking I’m in a really bad mood today.

Thanks for sharing your negativity.

Those of us here in Texas may not listen much to it, though. Faith in God can help.

/johnny

15 posted on 09/02/2013 3:44:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TBP

I am not sure how he plans to achieve it...was just glad to see there’s people in power thinking this way!


16 posted on 09/02/2013 3:46:41 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: Windflier

like to be on the Texas ping list please- thanks


17 posted on 09/02/2013 3:47:57 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: Grams A
Texas is a different sort of critter. You have to explain that the Governor can't pardon anyone without permission, the Lt. Governor holds real power in the state, and the RR Commissioner in Texas controls gas and 'lektrikity... ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 09/02/2013 3:48:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: flowergirl

Sound off on Texas preparing to become an independent state

Finally, someone understands just how much trouble the U.S. is actually in (46%, 492 Votes)

Every single U.S. state should be thinking this way (34%, 363 Votes)

Getting ready for independence now will only make seceding easier when the time comes (9%, 98 Votes)

It does make sense for state officials to look to the future of the people of their state (5%, 55 Votes)

If the U.S. falls, I know where I’m moving! (4%, 44 Votes)

Texas should consider helping the rest of the country instead of thinking about going alone (less than 1%, 6 Votes)

I can’t believe we’re at the point when states would ever consider this (less than 1%, 6 Votes)

It sounds like the foolish talk of secessionists (less than 1%, 4 Votes)

All the talk of a U.S. collapse is far too premature for that (less than 1%, 3 Votes)

Get a grip, it’s just one official talking about being prepared, that’s all (less than 1%, 3 Votes)

Other (less than 1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,076


19 posted on 09/02/2013 3:48:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: flowergirl
like to be on the Texas ping list please- thanks

Welcome to the list, flowergirl!

20 posted on 09/02/2013 3:53:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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