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    Default Chuck Norris : President of Texas

    I've been watching state after state talking about seceding from the union should things get too bad with excessive federal control, demolition of the constitution etc.

    Seems like Mr Norris thinks that this could happen sooner than many think. He made a joke about running for president of Texas but it seems he wasn't completely joking.

    Here's his column ....


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    I may run for president of Texas

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    Posted: March 09, 2009
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    On Glenn Beck's radio show last week, I quipped in response to our wayward federal government, "I may run for president of Texas."

    That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.

    From the East Coast to the "Left Coast," America seems to be moving further and further from its founders' vision and government.

    George Washington advised, "The great rule of conduct in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations [and] having with them as little political connection as possible." Yet the Obama administration just pledged $900 million in U.S. taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority.

    Thomas Jefferson counseled us, "We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Yet the Feds have just skyrocketed our national deficit and debt by trillions of dollars, and it plans much more fiscal expansion with few expectations of resistance. Despite that George Washington admonished, "To contract new debts is not the way to pay for old ones," we keep borrowing and bailing, while we watch the stock market plunge further every time we do.

    Patrick Henry taught that, "Our Constitution is … an instrument for its people to restrain the government." Yet our Congress and president stampede that founding document, overlook its explicitness and manipulate its words to abandon a balance of power and accommodate their own desires, partisan politics and runaway spending.

    John Adams declared that, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." Yet we've bastardized the First Amendment, reinterpreted America's religious history and secularized our society until we ooze skepticism and circumvent religion on every level of public and private life.

    How much more will Americans take? When will enough be enough? And, when that time comes, will our leaders finally listen or will history need to record a second American Revolution? We the people have the authority according to America's Declaration of Independence, which states:

    That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
    When I appeared on Glenn Beck's radio show, he told me that someone had asked him, "Do you really believe that there is going to be trouble in the future?" And he answered, "If this country starts to spiral out of control and Mexico melts down or whatever, if it really starts to spiral out of control, before America allows a country to become a totalitarian country (which it would have under I think the Republicans as well in this situation; they were taking us to the same place, just slower), Americans won't stand for it. There will be parts of the country that will rise up." Then Glenn asked me and his listening audience, "And where's that going to come from?" He answered his own question, "Texas, it's going to come from Texas. Do you agree with that Chuck?" I replied, "Oh yeah!" Definitely.

    It was these types of thoughts that led me to utter the tongue-n-cheek frustration on Glenn Beck's radio show, "I may run for president of Texas!"

    I'm not saying that other states won't muster the gumption to stand and secede, but Texas has the history to prove it. As most know, Texas was its own country before it joined the Union as its 28th state. From 1836 to 1846, Texas was its own Republic. Washington-on-the-Brazos (river) served as our Philadelphia, Pa. It was there, on March 2, 1836, where a band of patriots forged the Texas Declaration of Independence. (We just celebrated these dates last week.)

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    On March 1, 1845, then-President John Tyler signed a congressional bill annexing the Republic of Texas. Though the annexation resolution never explicitly granted Texas the right to secede from the Union (as is often reported), many (including me) hold that it is implied by its unique autonomy and history, as well as the unusual provision in the resolution that gave Texas the right to divide into as many as five states. Both the original (1836) and the current (1876) Texas Constitutions also declare that "All political power is inherent in the people. … they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper."

    Anyone who has been around Texas for any length of time knows exactly what we'd do if the going got rough in America. Let there be no doubt about that. As Sam Houston once said, "Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may."

    Just last Friday, the Alamo celebrated its 173rd commemoration, when on March 6, 1836, Texans under Col. William B. Travis were overcome by the Mexican army after a two-week siege at the Alamo in San Antonio. But they didn't go down without a hell-of-a-fight, as those roughly 145 Texans fought to their dying breaths against more than 2,000 Mexican forces under Gen. Santa Anna. (Casualties in the battle were 189 Texans vs. about 1,600 Mexicans.) They lost that battle, but would provide the inspiration to win the war. Their fighting spirit rallied the new-found republic, and still does to this day. So when you think all is lost in America, remember the Alamo!

    For those losing hope, and others wanting to rekindle the patriotic fires of early America, I encourage you to join Fox News' Glenn Beck, me and millions of people across the country in the live telecast, "We Surround Them," on Friday afternoon (March 13 at 5 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. CT and 2 p.m. PST). Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation. You can host or attend a viewing party by going to Glenn's website. My wife Gena and I will be hosting one from our Texas ranch, in which we've invited many family members, friends and law enforcement to join us. It's our way of saying "We're united, we're tired of the corruption, and we're not going to take it anymore!"

    Again, Sam Houston put it well when he gave the marching orders, "We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father's name."
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    I'd vote for him and I don't even consider myself a republican.

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    I'll join him. This country is spinning out of control.

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    spinning out of control? thats all? china is about to own us and mexico is reclaiming their territory. thats more than out of control.
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    China is about to pull out, then Superman da Treasury.
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    Want to see something funny?

    Go to google search.

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    I'd vote for Chuck. I'd be too afraid he'd kick my ass if I didn't vote for him!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNIC View Post
    Want to see something funny?

    Go to google search.

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    Then press the "Feeling Lucky" button.

    That was awesome. As for Norris for El Presidente de Texas, his country wouldn't need a military because he would just round-house kick anybody that would try to attack them.
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    Unfortunately Lincoln already set precedent for the Federal government to stop any secession. Regardless of Texas history, the Feds would stop it.

    However it may open up that plot of Brokenland.

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    what is the federal government going to do if a state really wanted to stop being part of the union? There's really not a whole lot, short of another civil war, that can be done.

    This whole notion of it being "illegal" has always struck me as rather silly...as if that's really going to stop a state if they really got that fed up.

    If the senators and congresspeople left DC, the employers stopped taking federal taxes out of their employees checks and the govenor called up the president and told him to go fuck himself I don't think the president is going to react by saying "hey! you can't do that! it's against the law!!"

    It would be a pretty ugly situation, perhaps one that is inevitable on some level, but if it comes to that the "legality" or "constitutionality" of it isn't going to stop anyone from doing it.
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    Well the South tried that and Lincoln called their bluff. Honestly I can definitely see our Federal government using troops to quell a secession. Texas lies in a strategic portion of the United States considering the large border with Mexico and with its oil refineries. It would be different than lets say North Dakota deciding to join Canada.

    However I wouldn't mind seeing it happen because it may help get rid of the criminals in Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Well the South tried that and Lincoln called their bluff. Honestly I can definitely see our Federal government using troops to quell a secession. Texas lies in a strategic portion of the United States considering the large border with Mexico and with its oil refineries. It would be different than lets say North Dakota deciding to join Canada.

    However I wouldn't mind seeing it happen because it may help get rid of the criminals in Washington.
    the shit would definitely hit the fan. I don't think they'd let any state just leave but yeah Texas would be a huge loss.

    I wonder, do you guys think the 50 state union will endure for say another 100 years? 200 years? 50 years? Until the end of the world?
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    Hell, it might be easier to get into the Peoples Republic of Texas rather than the US. If he did, I'd vote for Chuck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    the shit would definitely hit the fan. I don't think they'd let any state just leave but yeah Texas would be a huge loss.

    I wonder, do you guys think the 50 state union will endure for say another 100 years? 200 years? 50 years? Until the end of the world?
    I don't believe the country has another 100 years. Either economically it will dissolve or be combined with some sort of union of the America's. In 100 years hispanic's will most likely be the majority of the country and that will speed up the process of incorporating Mexico and other Latin American countries into the "union."

    By that time, Mexico most likely will be in better shape than the United States.

    I also can see some sort of world war occurring over oil, water or if Al Gore is correct, over global warming. Nahhh. Most likely oil or the continuing war on terror.

 

 

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