Governor Rick Perry (R) of Texas has been having a wonderful time advocating state's rights. Last week, as shown in the video above, he signed legislation asserting the sovereignty of the Lone Star State and told off the federal government:
“I’m just not real sure you’re a bunch of right-wing extremists. But if you are, we’re with you.”
On a roll, Perry implied to reporters that secession was a possibility:
"We've got a great union. There's no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.”
“ ‘Enough is enough,’ except when you’ve got to ask for FEMA to come in to help with wildfires like you did five days ago and except when you’ve got to call for federal troops to help out on the border like you did last month or when you‘ve got to ask for another year and a half ‘s worth of federal funds for cleaning up the hurricanes. Other than that kind of stuff, other than the help that Texas really wants from the federal government, other than that, down with that oppressive federal government!"
One wonders where Texas will find the funds and the staff to handle these emergencies when the "oppressive hand" of Washington has been sent packing. Will this newly sovereign state have to raise taxes?