This is an article well worth the read: Secession… it may be closer than you think
by Michael Naragon
On April 15, while many Americans were filing their taxes or their extension requests, thousands rallied across the country to protest the government’s perceived abuses of the Constitution. In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry spoke at a rally which featured angry cries of “Secede!” from the crowd of Lone Star citizens.
“We’ve got a great union” Perry, a Republican, said Wednesday. “There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.”
Perry’s comments have received harsh criticism from Texas Democrats, including State Rep. Jim Dunnam, who claimed that talk of secession was akin to supporting racial division and anti-American sentiment.
“Talk of secession is an attack on our country,” Dunnam said. “It can be nothing else.”
Journalist Geraldo Rivera called the governor’s statements “grossly irresponsible” and said Perry was placing himself in position for possible impeachment. Others have claimed that Perry was trying to make a national impression to set up a potential run for the presidency in 2012.
On Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported that a poll of 500 Texans showed 31 percent believed they had the right to secede, More.......