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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.”

RISING STAR

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.”

Story source: http://www.butasforme.com/2009/04/15/rising-star-rick-perry-texas-can-sucede/

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  1. Bernie Tackitt permalink
    July 19, 2009 4:18 pm

    When I moved here from new mexico in 1975, I thought that the ” Texas needs to leave the union” group was a bunch of nuts. But, after being here awhile I am with you 100 percent. We are not like the folks in New York or California (thank God) and we need to not be governed by them!!!!

    Bernie Tackitt

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