Saturday, April 18, 2009

Why Does This Guy Still Have A Job?

"To secede from the Union and set up another government would cause war. If you go to war with the United States, you will never conquer her, as she has the money and the men. If she does not whip you by guns, powder, and steel, she will starve you to death. It will take the flower of the country-the young men."

"In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her."

"I declare that civil war is inevitable and is near at hand. When it comes the descendants of the heros of Lexington and Bunker Hill will be found equal in patriotism, courage and heroic endurance with the descendants of the heroes of Cowpens and Yorktown. For this reason I predict the civil war which is now at hand will be stubborn and of long duration."

Sam Houston -- Governor of Texas -- 1861 -- Refusing to continue in office once Texas seceded.

You would think that Sam Houston would have a better sense of what the original 1845 agreement between Texas and the United States was than current Governor Rick Perry does. Houston knew that there was no right to secession in the agreement.


Given the enormous amount of space this blog has spent reviewing Presidential Inauguration speeches in general, and the speeches of Abraham Lincoln in particular, you are not surprised to learn that I take the word "secssion" seriously.

Far more seriously than I take the financial indiscretions of the former Governor of Illinois (whatever they were) and the sexual indiscretions of the former Governor of New York (which had more to do with hypocrisy than perversity).

Yet Spitzer and Blogo were out of a job pretty punchy quick.

Why haven't the people of Texas arose as one to drive this piece of un-American shit from office?

Clearly, something is rotten in the State of Texas.

For a governor to be speaking of secession is too serious a crime. No good that this guy might be doing in Texas is good enough to overcome the statement.

He should go down to Mexico and check out life after secession for awhile. Try to figure out why everyone wants to come into the very place he wants to leave. Or, if the Governor prefers, he can stay at home and join the ranks of the unemployed.