Another Texas Crackpot Wants to Secede

Peter Morrison, the treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, isn’t exactly a high powered Republican leader, but his pouty, whiny screeching is indicative of too many conservatives.

“We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”

“Texas was once its own country, and many Texans already think in nationalist terms about their state. We need to do everything possible to encourage a long-term shift in thinking on this issue. Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years,” he wrote.

First, the issue of secession was settled 150 years ago. Second, it’s doubtful that Texas, or any state, would survive without federal money. Texas received $259,196,392,892 in federal money, including grants, contracts, etc, in 2012. And I quote President Bartlet again: can we have it back, please?

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  • GrafZeppelin127

    Jeebus fleebing cripes.

    “Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?”

    Because in 1789, We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, did ordain and establish a Constitution for the United States of America.

    Which part of United States do you not understand?

    Why are we still entertaining 1850’s “secesh” talk in the 21st century? You lost! Get over it!

  • zirgar

    Texans are a zany lot. I should know: half of my family either came from there or resides there still, and this kind of thing is real. Not that every Texan, or even most, wants secession, but a sizable amount do. If it weren’t for the precedent it would set I’d say let ‘em go. Who needs ‘em.

    But here’s the inherent problem with breaking away from a centralized government: you can only have “states” in relation to a “central government,” and once each state breaks away there is no more state, it simply becomes a de facto centralized government in its own right. You need the states to keep the central government in check, but even if they create new states to counter the new central government of the newly formed sovereign nation, they are merely reinforcing in the new government what they set out to fix by seceding in the first place. Government will always be centralized to some extent and it will always seek to increase its power, and that’s what secession is also, a power increase for those doing the seceding. In short, you can’t really have the one without the other, so stop whining and suck it up, shitkickers.

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      Oh, you silly, silly dear. That’s logic and they don’t DO logic.

    • rob black

      Here is another problem:

      2012 Presidential election results for Texas

      Romney 57% Obama 41%

      As LBJ might say….”I bet there are some asses puckering over how close these are getting”.

      Texas was only 9% points away from electing the socialist usurper. So what happens to the nearly half the population that wants to stay?

      • bphoon

        So what happens to the nearly half the population that wants to stay?

        They move to Oklahoma?

    • Chachizel

      Ha…it is real, but we’re not all crazy. Just hold tight, a Blue Texas is on the way. If you think these nuts are crazy now, wait until that time

  • roxsteady

    Don’t let the door knob hit you on the way out Cleetis! Oh, and don’t forget to take your parents who are probably brother and sister with you!

  • KanaW

    Hmmm, if Texas drops out, and Puerto Rico comes in, then we won’t need to change the flag! /sarcasm

  • 1933john

    Pure and simple racism from this Honky Tex-ass Motherfucker….
    other than that, he might be OK…….but I doubt it.

  • http://twitter.com/Brohan_Cruyff imoscar.com

    “We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”

    Well, at least he’s being rational about it.

  • rob black

    http://youtu.be/qCLz7XQOIOQ

    ……”Texas: can we pack your bags or call you a cab or something?”

  • Nanotyrannus

    I say let them go. Let them all go. Texas. Arkansas. Mississippi. The whole fucking Confederacy.

    I hope they realize, of course, that we’ll be tightening our borders. No illegals. Can’t have those dirty Texans and those inbreeding Alabamans taking all our fine AMERICAN jobs…

    • zirgar

      Hear, hear!

      • Nanotyrannus

        I just don’t understand their logic. Somehow these are “independent” sovereignties. Which, as we all know, means they are “sovereign”, but my understanding is that only the thirteen original colonies could be seen as “independent” and even then only for a short while after the declaration of independence. States like Colorado, Alaska, and Arizona were originally federal territories. Federal territories that were funded, managed, surveyed and protected by the FEDERAL government and the tax dollars provided by every citizen. How can yokels view these states as sovereign? These states, when they met criteria set forth in the constitution, were GRANTED statehood. And the constitution, which they all glorify, provides for statehood, but makes no mention of dissolution of the Union. Of course, they’ll point out the right of revolution mentioned in the Declaration of Independence but forget to mention that it’s not a legal document.

        I guess I do get their logic. It’s the logic of a petulant fifteen year old, rebelling against his curfew.

        Let them go. Let them all go. Let President Obama be the next Lincoln and put another Grand Army of the Republic ass-whooping on the South. AGAIN. And I hope the president suspends habeas corpus because that alone will make the libertarian fanboys shit themselves in rage.

        • zirgar

          Uhm… WOLVERINES?!

  • incredulous72

    For christ sake! Let the Fuckers secede! It will be the end of the “small government” argument as soon as they have to fend for themselves without any of those big government subsidies they receive.

    I’m so sick of these confederate yokels! Secede already! Good Riddance!

    • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

      “For christ sake! Let the Fuckers secede!”

      PLEASE! I can’t think of anything I’d love more! Good fucking riddance.

  • fashionplate

    Found this yesterday: “Florida citizens petition White House to ‘peacefully’ withdraw from US” http://1.usa.gov/ZqpyVM “Jeebus fleebing cripes” — H/T GrafZeppelin127

  • excitablerooster

    Love it or leave it teabags.

  • excitablerooster

    …and don’t come crying to us when Mexico invades.

  • D_C_Wilson

    If Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana want to secede, I will happily sign whatever petitions they want. Not only will be save a fortune in federal subsidies that pore into the deep south, but many of our national stats, like teen pregnancy and adult literacy will stop looking like that of a third world nation once they’re not dragging us down.

    Not to mention we’d be free of the destructive influence the Texas Board of Education has on science and history textbooks. I say Texas secession is win-win for us.

    Maybe we could even convince Mexico to take it back.

    • muselet

      Jeez, why would you wish something like that on Mexico?

      –alopecia

    • bphoon

      We’d need to make sure we nationalize the oil industry along the Gulf Coast first…

  • bphoon

    Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?

    We already tried that “sovereign state” thing under the Articles of Confederation. Didn’t work. That’s why we have a Constitution now.

    First, the issue of secession was settled 150 years ago.

    At the cost of 620,000 dead American soldiers. That doesn’t count civilians who were caught up in the slaughter. The South was utterly destroyed and took a generation to rebuild.That anyone would wish a repeat of that on themselves and their neighbors is ludicrous.

    It all sounds so very simple to these simpletons but they’re making the mistake of thinking that the American people would ignore the seditious nature of this kind of action. Don’t think that President Obama would acquiesce to presiding over the dissolution of the Union any more than Lincoln did. I’m not sure Mr. Morrison and his ilk really want to be on the receiving end of “Shock and Awe”.

    I’m personally offended by such talk. I spent 21 years of my life in defense of our Constitution and anyone who would seek to undermine it is flatly un-American in my opinion. The First Amendment guarantees their right to speak as they wish but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I’ve said it here before and I’ll say it again: People who fly the Confederate flag (or profess a willingness to do what it symbolizes) are guilty of supporting, if not suborning, sedition in my opinion.

    Idiots.

  • star tart

    the thing is,we don’t want to live with the peice of shit presedents that get elected every four years.the only reason that we are not known as the confederates are due to the fact that the union FORCED a surrender order out of us by blocking off ports.texas,however,kept fighting a couple of days after the war “officialy” was lost to the union.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ST74OOMVPA6TQOM2OUNJFC5WCI Meredith

      Don’t they teach you to spell in Texas? How about proper punctuation? grammar? ex. peice, presendents. Possibly you could be hired to write the new Constitution!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000625438514 Pendleton Bond

      Not only are you an idiot, you are an illiterate idiot.