With his talk of secession, Texas Governor Rick Perry risks encouraging a large minority of his constituents into thinking that such a thing is possible.
A new Rasumussen poll shows that nearly one-third of Texans think they have the right to form their own country.
Thirty-one percent (31%) of Texas voters say that their state has the right to secede from the United States and form an independent country.What a sad commentary on the education system in Texas. And what a sad spectacle Rick Perry has made of himself.
However, the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the state finds that if the matter was put to a vote, it wouldn’t even be close. Three-fourths (75%) of Lone Star State voters would opt to remain in the United States. Only 18% would vote to secede, and seven percent (7%) are not sure what they'd choose.
There is obviously no way on earth that Texas, or any other state, will secede from the United States.
Just as obviously, Perry's secession talk was an attempt to shore up his extreme right flank for an expected re-election challenge from Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
But Perry has now associated himself with lunatics. Worse than that, he has made common cause with unpatriotic lunatics, people who advocate the dissolution of their own country because they don't like paying their fair share of taxes.
I don't know if Perry really believes in secession or if he is just an opportunistic hack, but he will almost certainly come to regret this decision to pander to crazy people.