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Ooops, Seems that Rick Perry Talked about Secession More Than Once
 


15 August 2011 at 4:31:45 PM
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What's hilarious about the below is Rick Perry's statement on 8/15/2011

I think you want a President that is passionate about America, that's in love with America

Right. That wants to SECEDE from America.

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From Texas Tribune


In case you missed it, here's the FIRST time Rick Perry talked about secession.

According to The Associated Press, Perry suggested in response to a reporter's question that Texans might at some point get so fed up with Democratic-led actions in Washington that they would want to secede.

"There's a lot of different scenarios," Perry said. "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, you know, who knows what might come out of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot."

On Thursday, Perry called potential secession a "side issue of Texas history. ... We are very proud of our Texas history; people discuss and debate the issues of can we break ourselves into five states, can we secede, a lot of interesting things that I'm sure Oklahoma and Pennsylvania would love to be able to say about their states, but the fact is, they can't because they're not Texas."

A Perry spokeswoman said Perry believes Texas could secede if it wanted.

Sanford Levinson, a professor at the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, said that between the Texas Constitution, the U.S. Constitution and the 1845 Joint Resolution Annexing Texas to the United States, there is no explicit right for the state to return to its days as a republic.

"We actually fought a war over this issue, and there is no possibility whatsoever that the United States or any court would recognize a 'right' to secede," Levinson said in an e-mail.

Levinson noted that the 1845 resolution allows for Texas to break itself into five states but doesn't specify whether that would require congressional approval — and forming new states still wouldn't constitute secession.

Limbaugh said on his program Thursday that Perry's speculation on the possibility of secession might awaken conservatives to actions by the federal government that he described as abusing citizens.

"This is not insignificant when the governor of Texas talks about 'we could secede,' " Limbaugh said, according to audio of his comments and a transcript posted online by Media Matters for America, a liberal group that says it corrects conservative misinformation in the media.


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1 - pstern   15 Aug 2011 @ 5:16:02 PM 

...and from the Chron political cartoons...


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2 - salon   15 Aug 2011 @ 5:18:38 PM 

Bwahaahh. That's funny!


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3 - salon   16 Feb 2015 @ 3:00:02 PM 

Have to add the latest stupid thing Rick Perry did this last week- mispresented Abraham Lincoln. Of ALL the things for Secessionist Rick to get wrong, this takes the cake. Politico

Here's Rick Perry

In footage released by American Bridge, the progressive super PAC that seems always to know in advance when a Republican candidate is about to trip over himself, Perry told the party faithful that “Abraham Lincoln read the Constitution, and he also read the Bill of Rights, and he got down to the Tenth Amendment, and he liked it. That Tenth Amendment that talks about these states, these laboratories of democracy. … The Tenth Amendment that the federal government is limited, its powers are limited by the Constitution.”

Er...
 

BUT Lincoln was the one that expanded the power of the federal government.

As president, Lincoln vastly expanded the federal government’s role. In part, he did so out of necessity. When he imprisoned Maryland state legislators on the eve of a potential secession vote and suspended the writ of habeas corpus throughout parts of the Midwest, he did so in the firm belief that such measures were necessary in preserving the Union. When he signed the most sweeping tax bill in American history, sanctioned the creation of national paper currency and issued unprecedented amounts of federal debt, he did so of strict necessity. When Democratic majorities in the Indiana legislature refused to fund their state government, Lincoln diverted federal money to Republican Gov. Oliver Morton, thus keeping the state afloat and ensuring its ability to continue raising troops. When he signed and enforced two Confiscation Acts and the Emancipation Proclamation, which together expropriated trillions of dollars (in present-day money) of land and slave “property” (even as Lincoln insisted that the southern states remained in the Union), he did so as a war measure.

But in many ways unrelated to wartime exigencies, Lincoln furthered his Whig dream of a stronger federal government. Lincoln signed into law landmark bills opening federal land to homesteaders and funding the construction of a cross-continental railroad and federal land-grant universities. Historians disagree whether the Civil War era catalyzed the emergence of the modern state, but few disagree that Lincoln broadly (if perhaps temporarily) expanded the purview of Washington, D.C.

Well, nobody said Rick Perry is smart. Texans know this, and, heck, after Perry ran 4 years ago, doesn't EVERYONE????


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