Friday, November 13, 2009

Judge Andrew Napolitano - Secession 10th Amendment

Gov. Rick Perry had some pretty strong comments about the Obama administration on Wednesday in Midland, saying, “This is an administration hell-bent on taking America towards a socialist country.”

"Washington - we don't want you mandating how to run our states" - Gov. Rick Perry

Don't mess with Texas.


Susan said...

That's true about messing with Texas. I remember Perry got into some hot water trying to mandate gardasil for all Texas girls via an executive order. (His influence was a bit Merck-y and the state legislature voted his order down)

Hopefully he's been staying on the right track now, after his spankin'. Gotta watch these Republicans, they're tricky.

Judy Aron said...

Yeah, I hope he learned a lesson regarding his Gardisil edict, and I have been very wary of what he says since then ... but he seems pretty adamant about not allowing the Feds to dictate to him or his state.

I DO, however, really appreciate the comment that he made about government schooling:

"Every child is entitled to a public education, but public education is not entitled to every child" - Texas Governor Rick Perry (Jan. 26, 2005)

Anonymous said...

If faced with the option of seceding tomorrow, Texas would be begging not to. They would never survive. If you analyze the ratio of taxes paid out to the federal government vs. goods and services provided by the federal government back to Texas, you will see that they receive much more help than they are currently paying out. On the other hand, here in Connecticut, we pay out more to the federal government than we receive back in goods and services, so if we wanted to secede it would be much easier for us to survive, economically speaking.

There are many opinions as to why there is such a major dichotomy between these two scenarios, but part of it has to do with the fact that in Connecticut we have better schools, better state services, more college graduates, higher per capita income, higher median income, etc., as well as the differences of types of employment.

This is similar as to why Wales and Scotland have not enjoyed secession as of yet. While England has begun that process in terms of giving those three territories the power of their own centralized government, there are many reasons why outright secession would be catastrophic to Wales and Scotland. The #1 reason is that Scotland and Wales are getting much more back in goods and services than are paying out in taxes. This would mean economic disaster if secession occurred.

Anyone in Texas who talks about it in any serious way in 2009 is merely pandering to right-wing hysteria.

Sammy Houston said...

Sorry Anonymous - Wrong.... and you have no idea what you are talking about. Do you even bother to look up the numbers? You are talking out of your buttocks.

How do the vast resources of Texas compare that of other independent nations?

Texas has 23,507,783 people; 11% larger than Australia.
79% of the nations have populations smaller than Texas. Their GDP is $1,065,891,000,000; 32% larger than Australia. 93% of the nations have a GDP smaller than Texas. Texas annual oil production is 393,000,000 barrels; 90% of the nations produce less oil than Texas. Texas annual gas production is 5613039 MMcf; 93% of the nations produce less gas than Texas. And by the way... Texas provides the largest contingent of troops for the U.S. war machine.

We would do very well on our own..
and we wouldn't have the Feds interfering in our affairs.

And by the way, Texas is not alone - Hawai'i is also looking to break away. States have had just about enough of the Feds telling them what to do.

You like CT so much, then stay there in your left wing Socialist wasteland where businesses and people are moving out like crazy. How much population and commerce have you lost already because of your high taxes and restrictive laws? Wow.. and I think some of them have even moved to Texas!

Anonymous said...

The fact that you think it is possible that states would actually secede is hilarious.

Judy Aron said...

Anonymous clearly has no knowledge of American history:

In all, 11 states seceded from the Union.

Don't think it can't or won't happen again...

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting Rasmussen poll that was run in Texas this week...

75% of those polled said they would opt out of secession if a vote were held today. And this is in a backwards gun loving jesus worshiping state like Texas!

Judy Aron said...

What is more interesting is that you failed to mention that only 31% think that they have the right to secede. That shows how ill informed those people Rasmussen polled really are.

But in any case, Texans certainly have a right to decide for themselves what they want to do.

Backwards? I see you despise those who are Christian. You must have learned that in public school. Anonymous, you must be one of those people who just talk all about diversity and acceptance. What a very very sad person you are indeed.