Legitimizing talk of secession

Mother Jones reports on the whispers being made in Texas:

On Wednesday, the Platform Committee of the Texas Republican Party voted to put a Texas independence resolution up for a vote at this week’s GOP convention, according to a press release from the pro-secession Texas Nationalist Movement. The resolution calls for allowing voters to decide whether the Lone Star State should become an independent nation.

When I lived in Texas I found the natives to be quite proud of their unique history and enduring potential to secede. It doesn’t help that the Feds regard their duty to secure the Texas border with such a criminal lightness. Defense of ones borders is a–perhaps the–core function of government, if anyone is keeping score.

Note how gently the writer from Mother Jones treats the issue, which is crying out for the kind of patented cheap shots on conservatives the liberal media engage in. I suspect the writer from Mother Jones doesn’t want to be in a union with those people any more than they want to be in a union with him, so it doesn’t make sense for him to hold the idea in contempt. Go with God, right?

Secession, which was once unthinkable to your average American, is now thinkable. The sound you are hearing is an Overton Window slowly being dragged into place.

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