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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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To: BuffaloJack
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?

Working people generate nearly twice what their families consume. Producing isn't a zero sum game for food, jobs, or anything else!

Water can be an issue, but with careful planning for the growth, they can support about 10 times the current TX population on their current water.

The real question is: Does Texas have room to store the equipment for the 90% or more of the US military that would rather serve a free state than a tyrant?

101 posted on 04/23/2009 1:23:29 AM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: spikeytx86
We should follow the same path that our for fathers did.

We already have.

102 posted on 04/23/2009 2:39:08 AM PDT by roamer_1 (It takes a (Kenyan) village to raise an idiot.)
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To: spikeytx86
You assume that because Pelosi and Zero order troops to do something that they will do it. Most troops are from Red States. I seriously doubt that such orders would actually be followed.

Μολὼν λάβε

103 posted on 04/23/2009 3:30:53 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" and the Scout Motto)
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To: GrouchoTex

THAT WILL WORK!!! YOU CAN BE IN CHARGE OF THAT DIVISON OF THE LEAUGE,


104 posted on 04/23/2009 8:26:39 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: MeekOneGOP; ValerieTexas; txhurl; basil; SwinneySwitch; austinaero; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; ..

Shall We Texans Secede ping.


105 posted on 04/23/2009 9:14:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for "The Failure" BO to tear it down.)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

ARTICLE I.

Bill of Rights.

That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:

SEC. 2. All political power is inherent in the people and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.


106 posted on 04/23/2009 10:46:22 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Texans - beyond your expectations!)
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To: CindyDawg

Do you have room in your backyard for a 23 foot camper and four righteous conservatives, who homeschool, hunt and work hard?

I have my FReeper card ready to prove who I am.

(and my daughter would instantly want to adopt your three legged lab)


107 posted on 04/23/2009 11:20:20 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: netmilsmom

Not the camper. I’m looking for (shhh) a rural place though. I’m also going to be homechooling my grandchildren , come Sept. Having figured out how yet though (gulp). As for Cowboy...he belongs to my mom. 80 pds of affection:’)


108 posted on 04/23/2009 12:27:29 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

My little one is 90 pounds of “affection receiver”! For having one tiny doggie in her life, she adores the less fortunate one’s the best.

We can help you homeschool. Been doing it now for six years. The girls are two years ahead of “real life”, as they say...


109 posted on 04/23/2009 2:19:21 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: peace with honor

Wow! Commisioner of the TFL?

I am humbled and honored.....


110 posted on 04/23/2009 7:14:09 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; Arrowhead1952; Fiddlstix; Squantos; Clinger; GeronL; Billie; Slyfox; ...

Pingin’ mah TEXAS List for Ted Nugent!

Ping! Ping! Ping!


111 posted on 04/23/2009 10:09:54 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Texans can expect to be overrun with immigrant and refugees.

And we can expect the looters and parasites to emigrate right back to the USSA. So it balances out.

112 posted on 04/23/2009 11:32:03 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: Texas Fossil
BTTT

Gonna herd up y'all texans on this thread for an invite to the

4th Annual Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot: October 17th, 2009 ~ Seagoville, TX

A good time and conversations to be had...

113 posted on 04/23/2009 11:32:47 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: BuffaloJack
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?

Water, the FIRST order of business would be a crash project for nuclear reactors .... desalinization plants on the coasts and cheap electricity ... we can finance that through current revenues ... we'd just cut every social welfare service to the BONE.

We'd lose probably 4 million illegals and new conservative immigrants might have to take some crap jobs in the beginnings.

114 posted on 04/23/2009 11:35:55 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: TurtleUp
The real question is: Does Texas have room to store the equipment for the 90% or more of the US military that would rather serve a free state than a tyrant?

Ft Hood.

115 posted on 04/23/2009 11:40:53 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: GrouchoTex
my esteem honor FRiend, LOL
116 posted on 04/24/2009 6:15:01 AM PDT by peace with honor
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To: TheZMan
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.

What about us old timers who paid into the ponzi scheme of SS all our lives? Would we be immediately cut off? Could we at least have a choice intersection with sign making material?

117 posted on 04/24/2009 10:37:15 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Good point, and good catch. I should have said that the social programs designed for those who are able but refuse to work would/should stop. I doubt most tax payers have an issue supporting the elderly, sick, disabled, vets and even single parents.

Of course, we wouldn’t have access to the dwindling SS account, so I’m not sure how it would work out. I’m sure they’d find a way.

Teaching children to save instead of spend would help ensure that a program like SS would (by and large) not be needed in 1-2 generations.


118 posted on 04/24/2009 11:35:33 AM 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

Yes. My kids are both Texas born. Would love to finish raising them there...


119 posted on 04/24/2009 11:41:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Redbob
" After all, that they make such incredible sacrifices for our freedoms drives us to exercise them in respect to their service."

Exercise?


Mr. Nugent is referring to exercising the freedoms those soldiers and police mentioned in the previous sentance had sacrificed one way or the other to protect.
120 posted on 04/24/2009 12:07:16 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: TheZMan

It would be nice to have a do-over and try this whole experiment in individual freedom and limited government by starting all over again.


121 posted on 04/25/2009 12:07:41 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I’ll join the rebellion as soon as I can find a job and relocate to Texas.


122 posted on 05/06/2009 3:35:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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