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Why Texas Could Probably Secede

November 14, 2012

When Thomas Dunne published “Don’t Mess With Travis” in May — my comedic political novel about a freewheeling Texas governor who becomes fed up with a Constitution-stomping president and decides to secede — I knew I had landed on something relevant. I didn’t know it was this relevant.


As of this writing, the Texas petition to peacefully “withdraw” from the United States via the White House’s open petition webpage is up to 62,481 signatures, on its way to tripling the required names needed to trigger a response from the Obama administration.

No doubt Texas’ desire to break free is a source of amusement inside a White House that has mastered the art of belittling the opinions of its challengers, but there is one not-so-small problem here: Texas could pull it off.

Here’s why:

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Texas Petition to Secede keeps climbing

November 13, 2012

The Texas Petition to Secede keeps gaining signers well past the needed 25,000 mark for a White House Response.  The Signers numbered more than 76,000 on Tuesday afternoon.  Click Below to view the petition and its signers.


Petition for Texas secession hits White House response mark!

November 13, 2012

Less than a week after President Obama’s reelection, an online petition calling for Texas to secede from the Union has gained enough signatures to prompt a response from the White House.

The petition is posted on “We the People,” the White House’s website for petitions. The White House has pledged to provide a formal response to all petitions that receive more than 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

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Looks like Perry will not be Texas’ new President

November 12, 2012

11:58AM EST November 13. 2012 – Texas Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t want his state to break away from the United States, according to his response to a secession petition posted on the White House website.

Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier sent a statementto The Dallas Morning News, following reports that there are have been dozens of similar petitions filed via the “We the People” program.

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Once Again, Texas did not vote for Obama

November 8, 2012

2012 Election Results by County

Insulting $100 Million

April 21, 2009

“Cut a latte or two out of your annual budget and you’ve just done as much belt-tightening as President Barack Obama asked of his Cabinet on Monday. The thrifty measures Obama ordered for federal agencies are the equivalent of asking a family that spends $60,000 in a year to save $6.”

Here is Obama’s proposed spending cuts illustrated. Looks like one of those comparisons of the Earth to the Sun. . . .




Gov. Rick Perry said Texas can leave the union if it wants to

April 17, 2009

Speaking with reporters after a tea party rally in Austin on tax day, Gov. Rick Perry said Texas can leave the union if it wants to.

“Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that,” Perry said. “My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that.”

Perry also was asked whether the tea party anti-tax rallies are part of a growing national movement.

“I have never seen the power of the grassroots as antimated and as focused and as coordinated…It is a very powerful moment in American history.

“I would suggest that members of congress who are filing for election or re-election in eight months are listening.”

“They’re hearing everyday working folks saying, ‘Listen, it’s out of control. We’re trying to live our lives and you’re strangling us with your spending and your taxation.”


Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-Texas) star is rising among a new constituency — the anti-tax “tea party” crowd — in the wake of his recent endorsement of a Texas state House resolution affirming the state’s sovereignty.

“I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union,” the governor said. “I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state.”

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