Olbermann Takes Down Perry on Secession
Gov. Rick “Goodhair” Perry (R-TX) of Texas is once more talking about Texas seceding from the United States (only a few weeks after requesting all that Tamiflu from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT in the form of the Centers for Disease Control). If the Obama administration were really the “oppressive” dictatorship that Perry claims, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents would already be visiting Perry about this since talk of secession meets dictionary definitions of “inciting to sedition,” carrying a 20 year sentence.
Keith Olbermann let’s Perry have it about the stupidity of secession. If it DIDN’T cause a civil war and the other 49 states let Texas go, it would cost TEXAS billions–Keith lost track after $500 billion. The transcript should be highlighted in the op-eds of every Texas newspaper to put a stop to all this talk of secession.
Think, Texans, and then write your newspapers, state legislators, and governor–and talk to GOP family members and friends. I have family in Texas. I know the idea of Texas as an independent country (as it was for about 5 years) is highly romantic and appeals to Texans’ sense of independence and uniqueness. But it is stupid. These days, it costs MUCH to start up a modern republic.
Texans’ taxes would AT LEAST triple overnight as they had to get their own postal service, health services, army, navy, equivalent of the FBI, DEA, ATF (unless Perry plans to expand the Texas Rangers to handle it all).
The 1 billion in Pell Grants to educate people at Texas universities last year–gone.
Ft. Hood: Gone. Maybe relocated to Arizona.
NASA: which employs over 200,000 in Houston DIRECTLY–gone. I’m sure Michigan would love those high tech jobs rebuilding Detroit.
The National Parks in Texas: Would have to be purchased from the U.S. at a fair-market price (we could pay some bills with that!) and the tourist $ for those parks (including the Alamo) would drop because of the Americans who would now need to get VISAs and passports to visit Texas.
All the revenue from the Dallas Cowboys as “America’s team:” Gone when the national networks no longer broadcast their games and they need passports to play anyone else in the NFL.
No more hurricane relief from FEMA. No more federal help with border security.
There would be no federal education dollars for Texas public schools.
Also, all demographics indicate that by 2020 Latinos will outnumber Anglos in TX. With the complete disaster of the years prior to that as the new “Republic of Texas,” maybe the new Latino majority will vote to join back to Mexico as the state of Tejas. (Of course, Tejas could be so messed up by then that Mejico would be reluctant to take it back!)
Please Texans, we love your barbecue and Tex-Mex food. We love your music and rodeos. We love Texans. But no more talk of secession, okay? And no more polls showing that a majority of Texas Republicans think this is a good idea. And shut Perry up!
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