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Texas GOP Official Defends Secession, Calls For ‘Amicable Divorce’ From ‘Maggots’ Who Voted Obama

GOP official writes newsletter defending Texas secession

Dissatisfaction with the result of the 2012 election is a hot-button topic in some states these days. In our continuing coverage of the Texas secession petition saga, the treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party in Texas, Peter Morrison, penned a newsletter in which he calls for an “amicable divorce” between the GOP in Texas and the “maggots” who cast their vote for President Obama.

Is it just me, or do the words “amicable divorce” and “maggots” just not go together?

“We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”

He continued with a call for Texas secession, arguing that the state was once its own country and could lead the way once again. An excerpt of Morrison’s newsletter, via the Texas Observer, reads:

“They’ re-elected Obama last night. He is their President. And we must admit to ourselves at some point, it is now their country. Just as Scotland is currently contemplating her own independence from Great Britain, it is time for the more conservative constituent parts of this country to consider whether this sacred union is really quite so sacred anymore…

“In this respect, Texas can lead the way. Texas was once its own country, and many Texans already think in nationalist terms about their state. We need to do everything possible to encourage a long-term shift in thinking on this issue. Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years.”

Morrison also touched on the rising GOP concern of race, saying: “many members of minority groups are simply racist against the party that most white people happen to vote for.”

Mediaite reports that Kent Batman, chairman of the Hardin County Republican Party, does not share the views espoused in Morrison’s newsletter. Indeed, he expressed complete incredulity when he was told about the letter: “Wow,” Batman replied. “OK, well — I guess I need to start taking a look at his newsletters.”

Governor Rick Perry is also opposed to the Texas secession movement, reports USA Today.

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113 Responses to “Texas GOP Official Defends Secession, Calls For ‘Amicable Divorce’ From ‘Maggots’ Who Voted Obama”

  1. Anonymous

    first smear campaigns, now seccession……………Republicans really can't stand losing!

  2. Michael R. Bridges

    No matter what Texas is still the property of the United States of America and if a group of men try to seperate they should be tried with treason and subversive acts of terrorism, supporting un american behaviour.

  3. National Babe Ruth Day

    I have supported this for years and although it will eventually become a reality (followed soon by Arizona), I'm afraid we'll all be long gone by the time it happens. My reasoning is simply that Texas runs it's affairs far better than any state in the union and Obama aside, this country is being run into the ground and I'm fed up with it. Of course, electing any Bush shows a lack of sensibility but that shouldn't detract from the great state of Texas.

  4. Steven Calhoun

    He's a commie bastard! Take Texas if you want and keep your nasty toast anyway. You need to go to China with the rest of your cronies and take your communism with you. Just because Texas has oil, America will come take it. Don't talk without thinking about the outcome of Texas. You are only speaking for a few rich people. Texas is made up of more than 35,000 people dummy! Put it on referendum and see how the votes will turn out. This is a GOP move that was insighted if Romney didn't win the election. Quit acting like an unpotty trained child!

  5. Pifenius Jacubs

    I don't think bringing up race will make this run smoothly, not that it is running anywhere. now the federal government has reason to keep Texas, to defend those americans in texas that texas would not defend. idiots

  6. Anonymous

    Such media propaganda, those comments were made well before that petition started, and of course Texas isn't going to secede but why don't we look at the petition for what it really means, that there is growing discontent of our federal government by a large amount of people. That obviously can't be ignored anymore.

  7. Corey Nufer

    Please leave, then we can stop spending all of that money on helping you contend with the Zetas and the Sinaloans. You can have fun with mass beheadings, more kidnappings, a monetary system that will never get off the ground, and all of your poor and homeless. Oh yeah, I forgot, you'll probably kill off your homeless, I forgot that you so-called "christians" don't believe in helping those less fortunate, if only Jesus could see you now…

  8. Anonymous

    Texas can't afford to secede. There are too many things dependent on the government now. It should have done in the early 90's when Ann Richards had everything under control. Now it's all a mess! That was Bush's fault!

  9. Anonymous

    Texas can't afford to secede. There are too many things dependent on the government now. It should have been done in the early 90's when Ann Richards had everything under control. Now it's all a mess! That was Bush's fault!

  10. Robert Castleberry

    As of 1:17 pm Central standard time, the petition already has 76,671 signatures and continually growing. This may be the beginning of the end of the relationship between Texas and the USA

  11. Anonymous

    Tough sh!$ live with it you damn whinners. Stop your crap before Rhode Island starts slapping you around. The Mexicans will be up your a$$ before you can say BBQ.

  12. Susan Hamilton

    Republicans wanting to secede from the Union? Weren't they the ones who fought a war over Southern states right to secede. What is the world coming to? roflmao

  13. Anonymous

    lol robert…beginning of the end? texas is staying put..they arent leaving..they are just a bunch of crybaby hicks. and ooooo 76k signatures…ooooo so many out of texas's 25.6M people

  14. Anonymous

    its not gonna happen dream on…if it does texas will have to deal with the US military from the north and the mexican drug cartel from the south…and all texas has are some rednecks with hunting rifles

  15. Anonymous

    you are a sad sad little man robert…you have no idea what you are saying or what the consequences of what would happen to the people of texas

  16. Wayne Doyle

    ..This is all very amusing. 20 states have made petitions including NY and NJ. Something like 20 states have filed petitions…I live in Texas and have not heard any of my neighbors say anything more then laugh and shake their heads over this issue..Nobody is going anywhere.. In this age of technology and internet everyone is just more visible with their comments.

  17. Stan Shelbourne

    You live in lala land. The Bush's are a fine example of corporate Texas. I've got alot of friends in Texas
    and they'll tell you all about how the oil companies stole the mineral rights of thousands of Texans and took over the state many years ago.

  18. Richard Wilkerson

    you michael are obviously ignorant. first this petition is only 3 days old. second texas is the largest economy in the states and 15th in the world. third we have a large percent of the military here. and finally we would elect Ron Paul as our president and he would have the backs of the cartels because of the whole legalizing drugs thing. i think there are more residents as well in this country that would have our back. just look at the other petitions in other sates.

  19. Carol Dickinson

    Michael,

    no state is the "property" of a country. The land associated with the government of the People of Texas might be property, but it doesn't belong to the rest of us. Each state is sovereign.Texas belongs only to the people of Texas.

    But your label does indicate a kind of thinking that the Texans are fed up with enough to reconsider secession. I think close to half the people in the state of Arizona agree with them.

    The thing is, we fought a war 150 years ago over the idea of secession. My Grandmother's great grandmother lost 4 sons in that war who volunteered, and another one who was drafted. I think that secession has been permanently settled. Unfortunately too, because other states like mine have long been struggling with the issue of Washington no longer being a government representing them but having become the dictatorial lifetime "king" our ancestors came here to avoid.

    There is political party in my state whose sole agenda is independence from the US because the government has not fulfilled the contract made with our people in the 1950's to provide our state citizenry and government with for instance…. land to build our economy on. They haven't even finished surveying our state yet. And the government has since locked most of our resources up in the interior and legislated our use of any coastal land to the point of making it useless.

    Texas is not the only state that was once a sovereign nation. Alaska, Hawaii, and California were all once sovereign nations. California has a gang/political party that wants California to go back to being part of Mexico. Even though California voted itself into the union, and that included the Mexican ethnicity voters of that time, same as for Texas.
    Ethnic Mexicans fought for Independence from Mexico at that time, and voted for joining the US. They were not conquered nations. Alaska was purchased from Russia by treaty. Russia sold Alaska to the US because they didn't want their enemy Great Britain to have ports and resources. It was a military defense strategy. At that time most everybody considered it a useless territory worth nothing more than serving as a barrier between opposing military forces.

    We need to find a solution to the major problems facing our nation or we may again face some sort of civil war, not necessarily about secession but about how much of a share of someoneelse's earning belong to "the people in general." How much does my lazy butt 34 year old son who hasn't held a job lasting more that 2 months in his whole life, how much of what you and I earn and pay taxes on is he and others like him entitled to? Persons voting against Obama were in a great part concerned that Obama wants us to move toward the European socialist state model, and they look at what is going on in Europe, (Greece, Italy, Spain Ireland, Great Britain) and say their solution and economic model don't work, and we don't want to live like them.

    Socialism and Communism have failed worldwide where ever it has been tried. Even the USA. Yes. The original Pilgrim settlers in New England came here to establish a New Jerusalem which was modeled pretty much like an ideal socialist country. They failed to achieve it because even then, there were those who chose not to do their share and the communities started making laws to make the model work. In the end, that resulted in a revolution, and the US Constitution and Bill or Rights. The Great Migration was the purest form of socialism ever attempted. AND IT FAILED. In only about a century and a half the concept was completely gone. Current socialist and communist countries are at least halfway and nearly at the end of that time window where the model collapses. China and Russia, the earliest experiments are rapidly moving TOWARD capitalism, the thing Obama voters are rejecting.

    I have no problem with truly needy people who cannot work, for whatever reason, AND ARE LEGALLY LIVING HERE being cared for by the rest of us. I have no problem paying a percentage of what I earn to support common defense and homeland security from terrorists etc. I am not a Republican but I am against illegal immigration. And not because I hate Mexicans. My concern with illegals is less about Mexicans than almost anyone else. I am much more concerned about the illegals from countries in north Africa, who are more likely to be terrorists. Now some reading this will say "therefore this lady is a racist because those people are not white." But actually, half of my parents grandchildren.
    (including mine) are not white. On my husband's side, MOST of our nieces and nephews are not white. They are indians, Mexicans, Asian Americans. And a number of my cousins are not white, they are black, or asiian. My brother married a legal immigrant. My concern is not about color/race.

    But I want our borders to be SAFE and that means ending illegal immigration. And ending that also means ending import of slaves. Yes many illegals are here because they are slaves. Opposing illegal immigration can mean supporting FREEDOM rather than slavery. Note other secession thinking states face these sorts of problems too, as well as safety from kidnappings (in Arizona) and bullets flying across the border and killing US citizens (in Texas) etc.

    And I think these concerns are the kind of things bringing some people to consider secession again out of desperation.

    Many Americaqns believe in limiting government "solutions" which always cause more problems than they solve and limiting the spending on things like turtle tunnels, teaching shrimp to swim, the efficacy of cow flatulence for military purposes, giving a lifetime free pass to my son to live in a home nicer than that of most of the people paying taxes to fund it, and the ability through financial support to spend his day playing videos and watching movies. Really. My welfare collecting son has a 4 bedroom house, with 2 fireplaces and a 2 car garage, AND A JACUZZI which is being funded by your taxes and mine, because he doesn't "feel like" working enough to manage to hold a job. Oh and when he's in prison, he thinks the food should be better. My son is unmarried and lives alone. He is on welfare. He neither needs nor deserves a 4 bedroom house. If that is the only housing available then he should at least be expected to share it with 3 other men of similar status. I have to rent out his roomin my house to afford the taxes to pay for his luxury abode. I don't have 2 fireplaces or the two car garage.

    These are the kind of issues that bring large numbers of persons to the point where they think there is no other solution now that people like my son are the majority, except to accept reality for the US and take themselves away. Only there are no new frontiers. Away nowdays again means separation of government authorities.

    I do not agree with them. I think patience will prove we are another Greece and we will have to start digging ourselves out. I also think that even secession will not save the economies of those states if they did manage an amicable divorce.

  20. Robert Castleberry

    Also it's up to 79,505 signatures at 2:57. At a rate of 1619 signatures per hour it should add up to an additional 1,010,256 signatures by the time the petion ends in 26 days for a total of around 1,089761 signatures. These are real numbers without factoring in the snowball effect. Why do you think yahoo removed the link to comment on this issue if it's just in our heads?

  21. Anonymous

    I agree with you on so many fronts. But I have one thing to point out. Those speaking of succession are typically the states that are the most dependent on the federal government. The so called RED STATES residents are the largest consumers of government entitlements. Many of them vote Republican not because of Entitlements but for other reasons typically social.

    I have no party affiliation because I truly believe that's what have us in this mess. We need at least one more Party. Isn't the WHIG Party still technically listed on the books. Resurrect that. If the lobbyist were forced to cover the bets over three ways it lessens their chances for success. I live in Vegas it's virtually impossible to hedge a bet 3 ways. But 2 ways is not only easy but it's standard practice. you bet both sides to guarantee yourself a winner.

    Let's take the MYTH of the ENTITLEMENTS. It has been used for political pandering through the entirety of the 20th century and is still being used well into the new one. First of all please understand this. The recipients of the certain types of entitlements that are targeted by the talking heads typically DO NOT VOTE. The Talking Heads screaming this belief are of the same school of thought as The Rock Produces Slugs theorist. You turn over a rock and there are slugs therefore the rock obviously gave birth to the slugs. There have been legions of Economist, Actuaries, and independent watch dog groups that have been screaming from the top of very small hills THAT THE RECIPIENTS OF THESE WELFARE ENTITLEMENTS ARE ACTUALLY GIVING LESS THEN ONE CENT ON THE DOLLAR COLLECTED AND ISSUED TO THE ISSUING AGENCY!!!…

    What does that mean?. Like every other bureaucratic agency established by the government they become self perpetuating they ultimately are there to serve themselves and the people that run them. That's why the BUREAUCRATS were directly mentioned and has language opposing them in THE CONSTITUTION. There was never a single entry opposing the KING. So what happens to the 99.+% of the funding??? You got it eaten up by the agency administering it.

    So why for over a century now has nothing ever been truly done about the WELFARE STATE!!??? NO MATTER WHICH PARTY IS IN CHARGE??. Why, because the people running these agencies VOTE!!!… Unlike the recipients who doesn't .

  22. Larry Lasko

    it's sad that people entrusted to high positions come off with remarks such as Peter Morrison the treasurer of Hardin County Republican Party in Texas to talk of seceding from the Union because of the ass whoopin the President gave Mitt last tuesday. In my opinion a person like that is the equivalent of the end of the human digestive system yet it is not alone hemorrhoids such as Ann Coulter hang there.

  23. Anonymous

    I agree with you on so many fronts. But I have one thing to point out. Those speaking of succession are typically the states that are the most dependent on the federal government. The so called RED STATES residents are the largest consumers of government entitlements. Many of them vote Republican not because of Entitlements but for other reasons typically social.

    I have no party affiliation because I truly believe that's what have us in this mess. We need at least one more Party. Isn't the WHIG Party still technically listed on the books. Resurrect that. If the lobbyist were forced to cover the bets over three ways it lessens their chances for success. I live in Vegas it's virtually impossible to hedge a bet 3 ways. But 2 ways is not only easy but it's standard practice. you bet both sides to guarantee yourself a winner.

    Let's take the MYTH of the ENTITLEMENTS. It has been used for political pandering through the entirety of the 20th century and is still being used well into the new one. First of all please understand this. The recipients of the certain types of entitlements that are targeted by the talking heads typically DO NOT VOTE. The Talking Heads screaming this belief are of the same school of thought as The Rock Produces Slugs theorist. You turn over a rock and there are slugs therefore the rock obviously gave birth to the slugs. There have been legions of Economist, Actuaries, and independent watch dog groups that have been screaming from the top of very small hills THAT THE RECIPIENTS OF THESE WELFARE ENTITLEMENTS ARE ACTUALLY GIVING LESS THEN ONE CENT ON THE DOLLAR COLLECTED AND ISSUED TO THE ISSUING AGENCY!!!…

    What does that mean?. Like every other bureaucratic agency established by the government they become self perpetuating they ultimately are there to serve themselves and the people that run them. That's why the BUREAUCRATS were directly mentioned and has language opposing them in THE CONSTITUTION. There was never a single entry opposing the KING. So what happens to the 99.+% of the funding??? You got it eaten up by the agency administering it.

    So why for over a century now has nothing ever been truly done about the WELFARE STATE!!??? NO MATTER WHICH PARTY IS IN CHARGE??. Why, because the people running these agencies VOTE!!!… Unlike the recipients who doesn't .

  24. Anonymous

    Richard Wilkerson
    Texas is the second largest economy. You forgot California. Also, Texas has the 25th GDP/Capita, not very impressive.

  25. Anonymous

    Because people are going to respond to this at the same level when this is out of the news this weekend. Will never happen and you know it. Texas will be ruled by the White House and President Obama.

  26. Anonymous

    Hey Texans, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Whiny little losers.

  27. Kim LaCapria

    It's frustrating to report on these types of issues precisely because while there are loud, unapologetic voices on the left, few take such an extreme stance. A Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinich, for instance, would never call for secession.

    And then the cries of media bias ensue, though we all tap the same sources.

  28. Robert Castleberry

    That is not true around Houston. Texas only went red by 57% of the vote. There are thousands of Mexicans that have moved in and been able to get a SS card even if it's fake they still vote Democrat and are a big majority of the people who are on food stamps and other programs. We in Texas can not get any help to close the borders and ship them back home. That is the main place where the government entitlements are going around here. I know some mexicans personally who do this very thing and then they have several of thier family members getting paid cash for work and not paying any taxes, yet they continue to take from the system. They live alot better than I do and I have to work 12hours a day 7 days a week just to survive. If the USA would just let us do what needs to be done, we could lessen the government spending, but mexicans are the target audience for democratic votes. By the way, I have reported them several times and the law does nothing about it.

  29. Joe Tassone

    Robert: If Texas leaves the USA I would have a new name for it. But first lets think this out:

    1) All federal funding would be suspended. That means no money for border patrol, no money when another hurricane comes through. No More SS to be paid to anyone. Highways and any other form of service would be taxed on the great geniuses of Texas. Oh yeah and Unemployment no longer comes from the USA. So all the people that are unemployed just got a big raise to ZERO.

    2) Anything produced from the state of Texas would then be then subject to foreign tax and vice versa..So your local Walmart just became in the country of Texas what the rest of us normal Americans call MACY's…every item in there would be taxed heavily.

    3)Texas would have their own military, but something tells me that it will change to North Mexico in a matter of 6 months. You want guns, weapons, planes (@40 mil a pop) go ask bubba while he is watching Nascaar how you gonna fund that. North Mexico!

    4) The governors who are now starting to backtrack saying they don't want to succeed…realize that they and everyone in Texas will loose all money. (OH Yeah don't forget that every bank in TEXAS that is Federally Insured is no longer…that means that your money in the bank is as good as gone.

    Listen Texas home to George W., the only man in America who bankrupted not 1 but 2 Oil companies and ran the Houston Astros into the ground…should we trust the leadership from there?

    SO how is Texas better off? <laughs all all of the 1.2 million>

  30. Anonymous

    One can only hope. This is our chance to rid ourselves of at least one backward thinking, self aggrandizing, RED state. What can I do to help. signed WINNING Maggot!!

  31. Terrance Johnson

    I think there's a new movie out called Lincoln… that details this fact…

  32. Anonymous

    Is there anything that I can do to not only help you secede from the Union? And while we are at it, we can build that electrified fence along your northern, western, and eastern borders…cause now you're aliens also!

  33. Scott Monette

    Well, people are not property. And the exercise of free speech is not treason. Remember the USA seceded from England, and Texas seceded from Mexico. Only to be freely annexed into the USA. The Texas Constitution is a bit murky on the legal right to secede, but suffice to say, if it was put on the Ballot in Texas and 50.1 % of the citizens of Texas said yes or a super majority 66.666% , what moral right does the USA to deny? Just saying….declaring independence seems like the opposite of "supporting un american behaviour". seeing's how that how the USA started…

  34. Robert Castleberry

    I doubt it Joe and the rest of the nay sayers. There are 20 states petitioning to secede, so in your make believe world where we don't have Wal-marts is nothing more than a dillusion on your part because Arkansas is one of the states that is also petitioning to secede. Now correct if I'm wrong, but isn't Walmart based out of Bentonville Arkansas?
    2. I could give two $#its about a government that wants to take my tax dollars and give it to someone else that doesn't want to work. I work and pay taxes and could join the other minions and sit on my butt and draw disability due to a broken neck and multiple neck surgeries.
    3. We are self sufficient now and continue to stay within the confines of our budget, so go ahead and take you welfare dollars, all you are going to do is what we have been trying to do for a long time and that is get people off of thier butts and go to work. Without the goverments money maybe the rampant illegals mexicans would go back home. Win/Win
    You need to be on the front line before opening your mouth about Texas because someone's liable to close it for you.

  35. Cara Attaway

    I take shits bigger than your crappy state of Rhode island… but they still don't smell as bad. As for our border, its the federal government that gets in our way by imposing their rules on how to deal with our problems. The only thing good about your state is that its the setting for family guy.

  36. Phalesha Ricotta-Monroe

    When this fails, can you promise to leave anyway? I'm begging…..Thanks Bob

  37. Rommel Jensen

    I wonder how America would do without Texas. We are literally one of the best States to live in at the moment.

  38. Ed Baker

    If they did secede , wouldn`t that raise the average IQ of the nation by 20 points.If only they could get alabama , Louisiana and Kentucky to go too….

  39. Robert Castleberry

    I'm assuming you are talking to me. I am not leaving my great state of Texas, I just want all of the states that want to secede to part ways. If that happens I sure hope Califonia can feed you, since we'll have the grain belt, Arkansas (Tyson chicken is there & largest chicken grower in USA) and we'll also have most of the cattle beef production too since Kansas wants to join us. I hope and pray that we are allowed to secede.

  40. Al Bert

    Robert Castleberry : Please the minute you leave the USA. Unemployment in your state through the roof
    The Mexican border moves up to engulf your state. Better learn mexican there Roberto.

    The army? First thing the President will do is recall the ARMY and anyone who goes against orders is put on trail for treason. No one is going to throw away their military career for a state.

    Is it Hot in Texas or are you all a bunch of Bithces? 1.2 million or more rather run than stand behind the flag.

    Robert its nice being Mr. Toughguy behind a computer….you are a geek anyways. Steers and a bunch or Roberts (1.2 mil) and counting…is all I see from Texas. Stand behind the Flag!

  41. Al Bert

    One more thing there Roberto…All your governors who get paid by lobbyist out of Washington DC think they want to see that happen? Millions of $$$$$ out the window.

    You can all sing the same tune, doesn't mean that it is going to happen. Free Speech!

    Start learning Mexican there hombre.

  42. Christopher Hall

    6% saved your punk rear from a King! less than 18% actively supported the revolution. How many you need……I mean come on. How many taliban are there and our military still isn't done with them.

  43. Vince GO Chargers

    im so glad people like you are around to generalize an entire state as hicks no wonder we have a socialist president intolerant idiots like michaelroybal123 they theys smarter than uz dumm pubsss such ignorance form the left it is astounding and then they call us the intolerant bigots that are ignorant look in a mirror dems and stop projecting

  44. Reali Tycheck

    Scott Monette He did not say people are property; please, show me where he said that. This is why you get led around by the nose by Fox "News", they do not even need to try and fool people like you, you just make crap up and call it fact. Right here in your face is printed words that you are saying read as something else. Are you confused or are you lying? Texas is land, land that is property. How can you be so close minded and ignorantly wrong? If Romney had won then you would be fine with it, and the rest of us should just shut up and deal with it? Yet Obama wins so you call foul. A Democratic Republic means that majority rules with minority (not people or a race here, do some reading) rights. You seem to think that one State should call the shots for 49 others. How is that Democracy? It is not, that is dictorial and facist; the very things that you claim to oppose, try to research definitions before you use words that you have no concept of dude.

  45. Phalesha Ricotta-Monroe

    Don't wait for Texas to secede because it won't its not practical and blah blah blah… but I'm not saying you can't, you can…. and I want you to because I care and I want you to be happy. I hate to see grown men act so darn childish.

  46. Kim Huttmann Haines

    This is the equivalent of a 2 year old laying down on the ground, pounding his fists and kicking his feet because he didn't get his way. Is this what we are down to now? If the Dems had lost, would they be screaming about secession? This is our system of government and while we don't always like it, it is the best one out there. Rather than calling for secession, how about if he just moves to another country? Nobody is forcing his sorry butt to stay here.

  47. Robert Castleberry

    Carol, throw your name in the hat for President, I'll vote for you! I am living with pain from a broken neck and looking at another surgery, yet I have still continued to work and I refuse to take a dime of the governments money because I want to be part of productive society, and still believe that if I work hard, I can have something. Alot of the next generation believes that they shouldn't have to work, but still want what everyone else has.

  48. Meg Kloepfer

    As I recall you libs were going to riot and burn the country down if Obama lost. All we want is to get away from a welfare socialist country.

  49. Anonymous

    To Bridges. Texas is one of very few that has the legal right to secede from the U.S.A. Who could blame them?! Obama is the most corrupt president this Country has ever seen!!!

  50. Ryan McCann

    I am a resident of The great state of Texas and unlike other states we have the right to secede

  51. Ryan McCann

    Texas do just fine if it seceded we have all the resources we need to maintain a great economy

  52. Larry Mathers

    Sounds almost as if we're still fighting the Civil War in this country.
    There are definitely two different "visions" for America, and actually an increasingly wider divergence in these two opposing attitudes has been growing for a very long time. However, as it has been becoming increasingly evident and more intense over the past several years, the "claws" have really been coming out.

  53. Michael R. Bridges

    So what comes next then Its own government, monetary system, should we put up a wall on its borders, gates on there highways into the U.S. we sure don't need the kind of behind your back politicians Texas generates.

  54. Lisanelle Batiz-Luna

    All you people are just driven by racism! You DOn't have your own "ARMY" as you like to think. The governor of Texas is NOT the commander of ACTIVE DUTY U.S. military forces in Texas. So he CAN'T commandeer Fort Hood, Fort Bliss or the San Antonio military command. I also hope that all you Texans know that the commander-in-chief in Washington can nationalize National Guard forces and require them to follow orders from the president, not the governor. Furthermore, Texas has no right to secede and the bottom line is that any state — or confederation of states — can ILLEGALY secede from the Union. But the result, will be a Civil War. This is what you're willing to risk, this is how stubborn you are prepared to be. CIVIL WAR, yes that's right, Civil Wars exist. This is what Texas is proposing.

  55. Michael R. Bridges

    And if your suggesting like it sounds that its just the people that are unhappy they should pack up there crap and leave, the physical body of Texas is U.S. Property….and to argue other wise is a waste of time and hardworking tax dollar money…..Quit Boo Hoooing and pick a better candidate next.

  56. Michael R. Bridges

    Besides the Bush's(more corrupt)…..lets be real they are all corrupt,,,,if Romney was elected it would take him 5-6 years to straighten out all the crap that Obama couldn't straighten out from Bush jr., I personally don't trust any of them they are the highest paid liars on the planet….PUBLIC SERVANT used to meen for a short term that you were in office you barely made enough to survive now they have to pay then so much that they are not tempted to be paid off by special interests the Bushs helped hide Bin Ladens family on 911.

  57. Reali Tycheck

    I love your view on A Democratic Republic (that is what we live in). If Romney won, then everything would be fine in your mind. How can you utter such hypocritical non-sense? GW Bush lost the popular vote and we pressed on. Many people of Your type call Obama Socialist, Communist, and a great deal of other things that they do not know the meaning of, however when it comes down to it you propose a anarchists-fasicst-dictorial type of cocktail to rise up, take control, and rip our union apart. Can you hear yourself? There is no way that anyone who has any type of critical thinking capacity would carry on like you are, while blindly ignoring the ignorant hypocrisy in their statements. Why do so many seek out news that reads what they want to hear, and pretend to be enlightened? Read man!! Look around, take in all things, and then make an informed statement. You do not seem to have basic definitions tackled yet; you could not read and COMPREHEND the US Constitution, Plato, or anything else of substance even if you wanted to. I am not being rude- if you voted I think you should know what terms such as democracy and socialism mean. Liberal Democracy is also a name for our Nations operational ideology, its not a derogatory term for use against those who disagree with you. These are basic things man!!

  58. Reali Tycheck

    Where did the man say people are property? Texas is land, land is property. Treason is something else that you need to look up. I get so frustrated when I see people who read things and walk away with their own made up, fictional take on it. You need to inform yourself before any legitimate debate can even go forward.

  59. Thomas Wayne Vogt

    Michael… That is the most ridiculous and clearly uneducated statement I have read today. Treason? really? You can give your rights away and sit and contemplate your children's futures as DC continues to do what they and Corporations want and let States, who have within their Constitutions the ability to secede if they so choose to… BTW.. NO state is the Property of the FEDERAL government, that in itself wins you the "Most blinded, Uneducated, Ridiculous" AWARD of the day. Enjoy your Trophy.

  60. Thomas Wayne Vogt

    ALL these people see it as DEMOCRAT VS REPUBLICAN. Your missing the point, which is insuring and protecting the 2 MOST important Documents for the AMERICAN PEOPLE. 'The Constitution and Our Bill of rights' Both Democrats and Republicans have and will continue to pass laws that disregard these two documents… THIS IS TREASONOUS AND INEXCUSABLE… and that is UN-AMERICAN so research that and then speak truths and stop pontificating uneducated crap.

  61. Anonymous

    Actually, us Christians DO believe in helping one another. You listen to too much socialist propaganda, Nufer. In fact, the poverty level has RISEN since we started welfare. And Christians – in fact conservative in general – are DOCUMENTED to give WAY more in charity than leftists. What Christians don't believe in is taking something that doesn't belong to you, regardless of what you CLAIM you're going to do with it. Welfare is dirty money, and very little of it ever makes it to the poor. Those beheadings are commited by illegal aliens, and they would be our first order of business. No need to do anything but cut off their dirty welfare money, and they'll deport themselves.

  62. Charlie Lawton

    Never mind the secession talk, let's focus on something important: the world is a brighter, more wonderful place now that I know that a living human being carries the surname Batman. That rules so hard.

  63. Michael R. Bridges

    R.C. what your not seeing if your willing to wake up is that this whole sescession reterect is a subversive move to devide our country, try to accept that you are being fed a pile of crap…. what good would it do to waste a bunch of time and money these people are acting like a bunch of poutty children, I see a bunch of rich silverspoon fed people stompimg there feet in there mansions because they might be paying a percent or two higher taxes….what is sad is the middle class are paying a combined taxe and deductions of over 40% and these corporations are crying about 7-11 %

  64. David Olstein

    I say let Texas leave the Union but only after they pay back the federal Government for all the Federal money spent on building the States infrastructure and for all the Federally owned land within the States boarders. All military hardware must also be returned to the Federal Government before they could separate from the Union. Don't forget that all Social Security and all Federally funded programs would end instantly. Sure let them leave but give them nothing.

  65. Ed Baker

    Thanks Dwayne ,Maybe Rick Perry will follow through .His state has the most signatures. Im glad you and the Good Witch are staying ….lol

  66. Robert Castleberry

    Micheal, you need to wake up. I do not agree with the policies of the Obama administration, he has lied to everyone about Benghazi, and I absolutely HATE the idea of Obamacare, even though it will benefit me personally, it's still not fair to penalyze people who do not wish to have it. PERIOD! I am a grow man and can make up my own mind on this issue, you make it sound like I'm just a mindless drone that will do Republican's bidding without asking. I don't really want Texas to secede, but a message to be sent straight to Obama that I and many people like me are FED UP with him wanting to continue to spend money to give to people that would rather not work. If you can't see that he's bankrupting America, then you must have your head up your backside. You don't borrow and spend your way out of a recession!

  67. Michael R. Bridges

    Thanks R. W. please by all meens use your higher intelligence to start name calling…..is that the best you can come up with on your first beer….why don't you wait a while after you've had a couple more buds and a shot or two of 80 proof courage…it's this "Poor Loser" "Seperatist" opinion that will ruin this country whats next for Texas becoming Jehadists, maybe the united socialist republic of Texas as far as Im really concerned Y'ALL can become part of mexico again ya bunch of cow punching, horse riding Neanderthals

  68. Robert Castleberry

    You are misinformed Thomas, the definition of treason is: trea·son/ˈtrēzən/
    Noun:
    1.The crime of betraying one's country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
    2.The action of betraying someone or something

    We are not trying to overthrow the government, we just don't agree with the policies and are requesting to be allowed to secede. I do not want to see anyone die, just to be allowed to re-establish the moral values intended by the original founding fathers, which have been ignored during this administration.

  69. Bob Monson

    I love the great state of Texas, one of the best states wonderful people too. But, I say let them go. Then we will invade them and make them a territory. They will have no say in US politics. But they will pay taxes without representation. That is the consequence of listening to crazy and far right individuals. I am a Republican too, but I do not support any state that wants to secede because that means they want to give up and not help this great country that provided them with the opportunities to become a great state. Sometimes children need discipline.

  70. Bob Monson

    michaelroybal123 : Texas is a wonderful state. Filled with many patriots. They are just angry with where we are as a country and cannot see a way out. I do not support seccesion, but I support the people of Texas.

  71. Thomas Wayne Vogt

    Robert I do not see where I defined Treason nor did I disagree with anyone who wants to secede… I clearly took the stance that I agree with those who want to secede against what "Michael" had stated. So Please read first before you accuse me of something I never wrote or defined.

  72. Thomas Wayne Vogt

    SO Please slow down read what I wrote and to whom it was written and understand as I previously stated .. I agreed with seceding if the state so chooses… PLEASE TAKE MORE TIME READING AND RESPONDING TO THE CORRECT PERSON AND ABOUT THE CORRECT THINGS. We need more adults acting as such here, REREAD REREAD REREAD REREAD MY POST/S …………HOLY HELL GUY.

  73. Robert Castleberry

    Sorry about that, it doesn't show me Micheals comment that you were replying to. I suppose my comment should have been directed at him. I jumped the gun and I read "treason" and I have read several more from different people. No harm, No foul?

  74. Robert Castleberry

    You are misinformed Micheal, in case you haven't read this before, the definition of treason is: trea·son/ˈtrēzən/
    Noun:
    1.The crime of betraying one's country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
    2.The action of betraying someone or something

    We are not trying to overthrow the government, we just don't agree with the policies and are requesting to be allowed to secede. I do not want to see anyone die, just to be allowed to re-establish the moral values intended by the original founding fathers, which have been ignored during this administration.

  75. Thomas Wayne Vogt

    I understand I have found myself doing the same thing in the past and had to eat some crow…so no harm no foul…have a great day!

  76. Travis M Bruno-Erck

    Scott Monette There was a Civil War too. The worst of our history. So I think as a nation no one wants to see Texas succeed. But iti's not going to change the president elect. But as a matter of "thinking" what would happen the country wouldn't implode. The countries major source of money comes from California which is the worlds 3rd largest economically. New York is the first followed by California and then Texas. Companies would bag up and leave the state for safer havens. And it's economy would implode leaving it having to start over from scratch. It would hurt economically in the end. But more importantly I think overall it would be missed personally its a big piece of history in the country. And the majority are against a succession. But economically she would pop when the corporations pack it up and leave is what would really happen. It would be a very bad thing.

  77. Travis M Bruno-Erck

    Scott Monette And if Texas can't adhere to the constitution than it should leave. Elections are put in place and the balance of power was put in place to appease all parties. 24 years of my life has been Republican ruled. Not much democratic ruled. So, if it can't take a few years of a democratic president elected fairly under our constitutional rules and stop acting like this country should be run under one party that your not gong to get much opposition from the other 49 states if you can't play by the rules Its that simple. If you want to become a one party rule then so be it. But you know what that call that? It's not democracy. It's communist.

  78. Travis M Bruno-Erck

    Rommel Jensen I hear what your saying but you do understand if it did the US would go on as a democracy. Texas would fall under communism. That's a one party rule. Do you really want to be like the Soviet Union? You saw how that worked out in the end right? It's now a democracy. So maybe Texans need to do some history and sole searching before signing those petitions. Do you really think it's going to work? As I said it would implode just as the Soviet Union did. Just because it's Texas doesn't make it any different. It's already proven communists states don't survive and neither would Texas. And you might end up with your own civil war in the state between the democrats and republicans within your own state over it. So you guys aren't looking as great as you say. It looks like a disasted in the making is about to happen. And governor Perry already said bascailly its not going to happen as he'll tell you what I said is right. So insteads of running like cry babies from the election why not try to be Americans and work with the democracy nobody wants a communist state next to them.

  79. Travis M Bruno-Erck

    Rommel Jensen In other words Texas would come running back to Ma and Pa president to please let you back in after you blow yourselves up internally when the people revolt against a single party rule of being a communist state with the self destruction of your economy. It doesn't work, neither did the Civil War, neither did the Soviet Union and the Confederacy will be begging to come back to the Union as it did before. Funny how history would repeat itself it wouldn't be anything knew we would all roll are eyes and watch Texas repeat it but next time will make more stringent rules and make you pay back a portion of the debt that your citizen by the name of George Bush ran up meaning pay us 6 trillion dollars to come back in after the state nearly rammed the country into a Depression. See how funny that Texas is the greatest state to live in right now turned out? Not what you think it is from the outsider looking in your looking like a bunch of looney toon communists running around to us.

  80. Crabtree Nick

    My solution: give Texas a trial run. End all federal government support for the state. No more military, no more NASA at Johnson Space Center, no more welfare programs, aid to schools, student loans, nothing, except for FAA and Border Patrol. No more USDA food inspection either. Let them have their 'conservative paradise.' If they can handle that, then we can talk secession, once they pay back all that the other 49 states have paid to them.