If Not Now, Then When?

Austin Bowed Up…The Bully Raised His Hand…Austin Cowered

By Russell D. Longcore

Texas State Representative David Simpson (R, Longview) introduced HB 1937 and HB 1938 in the current 2011 legislative session. This bill had 56 co-sponsors.The bills together make TSA airport searches in which the genitalia is touched, a criminal offense in the State of Texas. . The bill also prohibited the installation or use of full-body scanning machines in any Texas airport. Further, the bills required that the TSA must show probable cause for any search under the 4th Amendment of the US Constitution.The House vote was 138-0. Good showing sofar. Then it was taken over to the Senate, where Senator Dan Patrick read it on the floor.

But wait!

The US Department of Justice sent a letter to House Speaker Joe Strauss and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, informing them that if the bill passed and was signed into law, Justice would seek an immediate judicial injunction and emergency stay against the State of Texas. Further, the DOJ threatened to cancel or prevent flights departing from Texas airports if the TSA’s actions were impeded by Texas law.

Based ONLY upon this threat, Patrick quietly withdrew the bill and will not even be brought before the Senate for a vote.

Washington just showed Austin where the bear shit in the buckwheat.

This TSA furor is a minor issue in comparison to many other issues of liberty. I am not minimizing the facts that the TSA is violating many of the Bill of Rights amendments on a daily basis. I simply want to direct your attention to the base cowardice of the Texas Legislature.

The will of the people of Texas was thwarted. At the first sign of trouble, the solons of Austin capitulated to DC. They could not even muster enough courage to LOOK like they were going to defy Washington.

If the Texas legislature cannot muster the courage to protect the people flying out of Texas airports…which is a small percentage of the population…how will they EVER find spine enough to tackle BIG issues? Issues like border control…immigration…taxation…EPA intrusion and control…oil drilling issues…and the biggest issue of all, which is whether Texas should remain a state of the Union, or secede?

Dear Readers, this event in Austin tells you everything you need to know about Texas politicians. At the first whiff of an ill wind, they kneel. As the subtitle says, the bully merely raised his hand in a threatening manner and Austin cowered in fear. This is also the best example you could get on how Austin will behave when more serious issues between Texas and DC arise.

The spirit of San Jacinto, Goliad, Gonzales and the Alamo is only found in Austin in murals and statuary. The politician’s disease of “go along to get along” has immunized them from catching a full-blown case of courage. There is no tyranny, no insult, no power grab, no Federal intrusion into Texas so foul that the politicians of Austin will not cravenly accept it.

If Austin cannot bring itself to challenge one of the three-letter Federal departments, there is no way in hell below or heaven above that Austin politicians will EVER consider secession and Texas nationhood. But we here at DumpDC don’t expect that the Texas politicians would act any other way NOW. The only thing that will change the Austin politicians is the collapse of the American economy and the hyperinflation and chaos that will follow.

So, if not now, then when? ONLY after the global economic meltdown.

Of course, I could be entirely wrong about all this. It’s happened before.

Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2011, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

6 Responses to If Not Now, Then When?

  1. Dave says:

    Sadly, I think you are right. Only after we have a collapse will the idea of secession be considered. Even then we’ll be called upon to stand patriotically with those who destroyed the country in the first place.
    I hope we have real leaders at the State levels. I was hoping we had them in Texas. Obviously right now we do not.

  2. Dutchy says:

    Dutchy sez,

    Only after the average citizen is pushed waaaaaaay out of his literal comfort zone will secession finally come to the table. Unfortunately, that will not occur until after economic chaos is well upon us. Fact of the matter is, the US needs Texas a lot more than Texas needs the US. Does anybody know the exact percentage of the total US oil refining capacity that is in Texas? Add in Louisiana and I know it gets REALLY high! Think about the ramifications of that, keeping in mind that it takes years to build an oil refinery. So think Texarklahoma, boys (and girls!), and – BE THERE!!!!!!

  3. Miss Violet says:

    I have been reading about this in all the different blogs and one question keeps coming to my mind. That is, if Texas did secede they would have to deal with the whole air transportation issue any way,right? I mean, I don’t think they would go back to horses and buggies if they were their own country, they would have air travel I’m assuming, so why not just bite the bullet and open the ball. With that being said, I have to admit, I’m like everyone else, just waiting for someone else to go out onto the dance floor before I go out there and make a fool of myself….

    • dumpdc says:

      Miss Violet- If you read enough here at DumpDC, you’ll see that your Editor believes that (a) there will be no secession until AFTER the global economic meltdown, and (b) Washington won’t fight it, but will allow it just like in the USSR in 1989. Russ

  4. Miss Violet says:

    I am a fairly new reader to your site. I will keep checking in.

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