Republic Rebound

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“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.”

So says the declaration of independence of the United States of America.

Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, once wrote, “Marvin K. Mooney will you please go now?” The poem is about a little boy named Marvin who has overstayed his welcome and now the resident of the house is telling him to leave. Some thought Seuss’s work was about Richard Nixon, so he wrote another poem, “Richard M. Nixon Will You Please Go Now” just to further cloud the issue. Or, maybe, it was to clear the issue. Either way, he made his point. And, while we don’t know if Marvin ever left, Richard soon did.

It’s time to take up that refrain again.

I am not calling for the current president to leave the White House. It’s too late for that. He’s already established the precedent of a governing body that tells a private corporation who to fire. He’s already indebted our children for generations to come. And he’s put the welfare of this nation into the hands of the least qualified entity imaginable: the federal government.

No, it’s not time for the president to go. It’s time for Texas to go.

It’s time for Texas to secede from the Union that Sam Houston begged us to never join in the first place. It’s time for Texas to get out before we’re on the hook for the massive debt accrued by the incompetent leadership of California and New York.

[Take a look at California for a moment. They have some of the best growing lands imaginable. They have billions of barrels of oil right off their coast. They have great weather all year round. And, every year, they sink deeper and deeper into debt, plow less and less land, use less and less of their natural resources, close their hospitals, offer more entitlements and then whine to the federal government for more money to sustain their insane ways. It’s time for us to get away from that train wreck before it sucks us into its carnage.]

It’s time for Texas to pull out of this bad deal and go it alone.

It would not be perfect. Texas has a lot of great people but it has no perfect people. Maybe, though, without the encumbrances of a nation that has abandoned its own constitution in favor of lining the pockets and egos of a few self-congratulatory elites, Texas can forge a nation with equality of opportunity that champions initiative and upholds law.

It will be hard work. Which is one of the reasons I would like to see us start today instead of tomorrow. The longer we wait, the harder it will be.