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Posted on 09/02/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT by flowergirlEdited 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.
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Let me know if he needs any help.
Talking about it for another 10-20 years will just mean it'll be too late by the time they get around to acting.
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 Ive 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.
How does he plan to achieve it?
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.
“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.
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.
I sounds like it’ll happen on its own.
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.
Thanks for the ping!
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.
Thanks for sharing your negativity.
Those of us here in Texas may not listen much to it, though. Faith in God can help.
I am not sure how he plans to achieve it...was just glad to see there’s people in power thinking this way!
like to be on the Texas ping list please- thanks
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
Welcome to the list, flowergirl!