Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The First Shoe has Fallen (UPDATED)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has expressed his support for a bill in the state house reaffirming the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution. In part, the governor said:
I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state. That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.
The second shoe, if it comes at all, will be a threat to split into five states counter balancing the strength of the great state of New England in the US Senate. There will probably be some Texan wing-nuts calling for secession, too.

Update 4/15/9: Wow. It didn't take long for the other shoe to drop. Rick Perry audio here.

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