Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Secession Watch, 2012 Edition, 1

Secession, y’all: Why Texas can pull it off

As of writing, the Texas petition to peacefully “withdraw” from the United States via the White House’s open petition webpage is up to 62,481 signatures, on its way to tripling the required names needed to trigger a response from the Obama administration. No doubt Texas’s desire to break free is a source of amusement inside a White House that has mastered the art of belittling the opinions of its challengers, but there is one not-so-small problem here: Texas could pull it off.

Well, I’m game to give it a go. Understand here, I’m the indigent fat guy with a terminal disease, so you can justifiably say that I’m just talking out my ass. But I’ve been saying it for a few years. I know the risks, or I think I do. I can envision the rewards, too, though. Me, I prefer to think big, swing for the fences, go for the big score…never believed in playing it safe. And really, I’d far rather spend my remaining time & energy working to make that particular project a success than just about anything else I can think of.