Soon after Barack Obama was re elected as President of the USA,the people of one of its richest states have petitioned the White House seeking secession.
In fact,Texas is one of 22 out of the US’s 50 States where secession movement has been going on for quite some time since it confronted economic slow down and recession.
In public interest,we are incorporating a commentary under the title “Deep in the heart of Texas, secession is stirring …”-by eminent writer Araminta Wordsworth,published by national post.com today.
Here is her comment :
“A petition posted on the White House website We the People, demanding it secede from the Union, has garnered almost 100,000 votes. That’s well over the level at which some sort of response has been promised.
But how realistic is the belief Texans can unilaterally cut the ties that bind them to the rest of the country? The last time that happened, there was carnage and we all know how that ended.
The impetus seems to be coming from people who didn’t like the results of the Nov. 6 presidential election — the first petition was posted the following day — or are simply mocking the White House’s rather risible website.
The Lone Star state’s petition can be seen here, along with similar petitions from other states. But only the Texan one has much traction.
The U.S. continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the U.S. suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the [National Defense Authorization Act], the [Transportation Security Administration], 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 its 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.
The leader of the growing secessionist movement in Texas says his group is gaining in popularity because the Union has fundamentally changed
“The fact of the matter is, that there cannot be a union between those that esteem the principles of Karl
Marx over the principles of Thomas Jefferson,” says Daniel Miller,president of the Texas Nationalist Movement.
Miller told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he doesn’t expect the petition to do much more than “send a clear message.” He does, however, want state lawmakers to take up the issue.
“Ideally what we would like to see is the legislature put it to a non-binding referendum,” he said. “So the people of Texas could express their will on this issue. The polling we have done internally in our organization in every county in Texas shows we would carry a majority of Texas, but I think that takes us to the next step here.”
But as John MacCormack in the San Antonio News reports, many Texans from Governor Rick Perry on down dismiss the petition as little more than hot air.
“It’s a tantrum. It has no value. No legitimacy,” Mac McDowell, 55, a San Antonio Tea Party member, said … “Secession worked out very poorly for everyone in the South the last time it was tried,” said McDowell, who emphasized he was speaking for himself, not the party …”