Friday, September 13, 2013

A Movement, Fad, or Hula Hoop B.S. Stunt — The Dis-United States of America

No, This Story is Not About Michele Bachmann

A New Look for Our Country in The GOP Making 

This post is based on a story I picked up from here — the highlights and my take on this growing GOP madness - for surely it is madness:

Have you ever wondered why so many Republicans say the world laughs at us while not looking in the mirror as they say those things? I have. The laughing we may be hearing is not based on Mr. Obama (not born here as many of them proclaim), or much-needed health care (Obama-care), or even Obama style politics (that is neither Communist nor Socialist). But that aside, it may be based on they read stories from Texas and now a few other places, to include parts of Maryland, Colorado, and California. The parts of those states want to leave the Union (that is: they want to secede), which need I remind anyone, the Supreme Court is illegal and unconstitutional and has been since ...

This is getting out of hand, really it is ... we are starting to look like the old USSR and breakaway Republics ... aren't we better than that ... better not ask the TEA-sipping GOP/Rightists that question ... you won't like the answer ... Somehow these idiots think that "popular idea" will catch on and enable them to either leave the Union and form God only knows what, or to actually win an election in 2014 and beyond based on that madness ... are the voters that insane to sign on and buy that load of crap??? -- I doubt it.

Can a state legally leave the Union??? Under the USSC of Texas v. White (entire ruling is here) in 1868 that seems illegal and unlikely.

And, the case of Arkansas who tried to secede 1957, and failed.
What about Texas, which according to legend retains its own special secession clause? Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase settled that question all the way back in 1869 (in the White case), writing in part:
“When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. All the obligations of perpetual union, and all the guaranties of republican government in the Union, attached at once to the State. The act which consummated her admission into the Union was something more than a compact; it was the incorporation of a new member into the political body. And it was final. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.”

So, are we likely see the hardcore GOP Righwingers give up on this issue – that is doubtful? Let’s hope Americans see them and this issue for what it is: stupid and asinine. 

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