I’ve been sitting on this post for a week now. (I’ve been too busy fighting to get out what even the conservative media won’t cover.)
But today I was
accused libeled by Santorum supporting Texas Tea Partiers of being a Progressive and falsely attacking their candidate. As I showed in a point by point rebuttal how ignorant they are both in their libelous accusations against me, but in their moronic defense of their candidate.
I guess they missed the THIRD POST OF THIS BLOG where I attended the first King Street Patriots (Houston Tea Party) Seder. Or my FIFTH POST and live Twitter feed (inspired by King Street Patriots and The Jersey-Texan) where we had a rally against the Obama Administration’s appointee who banned the word “Jesus” or “God” at the Houston VA Cemetery.
And with the honor of being followed by a descendant of one of the ORIGINAL 300 Texas settlers, it seemed appropriate to post today. My apology to @pmbasse for having a post I originally was going to dedicate to her, ruined by more of those supporters.
My wonderful blogger friend Michelle calls herself The Jersey-Texan. I guess I’m the Chicago-Texan. One of us is more of an oxyMORON than the other. (Hint: Watch the Little Birdy!)
I’m told that one of the most popular bumper stickers in Texas is this:
Some wonder if I’m ashamed of my hometown Chicago because of it’s legacy of corruption and recent identity with our obfuscating President. I’m not. It is also where Milton Friedman did his best work and last year’s NBA MVP reigns while exhibiting wonderful humility, hard work and other virtues. But I’m now a Texan.
I’ll admit. The scenery is not as compelling as cinematographic California or as awe inspiring as Alaska. But while not a desert, most of Northern Illinois, especially Kane and Cook County don’t offer more than corn fields in place of cattle ranges.
There is another feature here though that is the most lavish landmark of any land. It is Liberty. In law and in it’s leaseholders. Here are just some of the things I love about Texas freedom: (Footnotes 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Texas' State and Local Tax Burden Among Nation's Lowest.
- Texas' 2012 Business Tax Climate Ranks 9th.
- Texas has the 3rd highest GDP of any state.
- Texas has the 2nd largest population with 3 cities over 1 million (and 25 Metropolitan Statistical Areas.)
- Texas Levies No Personal Income Taxes.
- Texas is a Donor State in Federal Money.
- Texas won it’s OWN independence and was once a sovereign nation (California declared independence but never had the nerve to follow through.)
- Texas is the only state to join the Union by TREATY instead of Annexation.
- Texas has the right to divide into 5 states if it chooses to.
- It’s one of the only self-sufficient states in agriculture, energy, research, etc.able to function without others.
- You can legally shoot pigs from a helicopter.
It’s not perfect. Aside from having to stomach the Astros and Rockets (let alone all the college football bigotry), freedoms here are not quite complete either. The GOP isn’t as aggressive against growth and liberal trickery as they gave up on fighting the TSA, sanctuary cities and played into Holder’s hands on Voter ID. Don’t forget. Texas gave the country LBJ and George W. Bush. (Although Bush 41 lived in Texas since 1948, he still grew up as a Northeaster.) Believe it or not you aren’t free to package AND serve beer from your brewery. (See the Texas Beer Freedom movement.)
Yes, the women are are quite fetching and the men – for the most part – are straight shooters. There is a lack of pretense with most native Texans you meet. But more than anything there is an underlying fierceness about freedom. The motto here should, “Don’t even THINK about treading on me.”
And in a worse case scenario of what could happen should Barack Obama decide to ignore the voters in 2012 or steal them, there is no other place from which I’d rather wage the war for freedom. Because of this final Texas advantage:
- If you KNOW (and can prove) that you are innocent, you can defend yourself with firearms, even against law enforcement.