Or rather, the people in those blue counties did. That vote doesn't represent the rest of us.
Let me be clear. The government takes my taxes, and then, my representatives take that money and do things with it that serve the better interests of the takers.
So, the other night, when I saw an online petition to allow the state of Texas to peacefully secede from the United States, I signed it.
Here's a link.
The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.Are we any less patriotic for signing a secession petition? I personally don't live in Texas, but I can understand the frustration of seeing what the Obama regime has done and promises to do to our country, its standing and our economy. The petition offends me not in the least. These people want their Constitution back. They want a country with borders and culture and law. They are tired of being called racist for disagreeing with the Presidents horrible policies. Barack Obama didn't represent them in the slow way that he dealt with the wildfires last year.
The left wants more of the money that we earn, so they can give it to the greedy who refuse to work for it.
Secession doesn't stand a chance, in my opinion, but in a small symbolic way, it might send a signal to others that there's a real problem in America today.
Since the petition appeared on the White House website, at least 29 other petitions have appeared, including New York and New Jersey.
I agree wholeheartedly with the message, which is that we are in scary times and that we are not being represented by Barack Obama and his regime, nor any of the Democrats on Capitol Hill.
All 50 States have secession petitions now. This reminds me, in a small way, of what happened with the breakup of the USSR. The petitions mean little, but there are plenty who take them seriously, and even more will if we lose our freedoms, as we have been doing on a daily basis.