AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax "tea party" with his stance against the federal government and for states' rights.
Perry told the Austin crowd Wednesday that officials in Washington have abandoned the country's founding principals. He says the federal government is strangling Americans with taxation and spending.
During his speech to hundreds in a U.S. flag-waving crowd, there were several shouts of "Secede!"
Later, answering news reporters' questions, Perry suggested Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union. However, Perry says he sees no reason why Texas should make such a move.
Perry's running for re-election against Republican rival U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
So what would happen if they DID secede??
Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
I would like to actually see a state secede from the Union, and then watch while it tries to support itself--as it would no longer be entitled to federal funds/subsidies, social welfare programs funded by the government or be afforded protection under federal laws. But, hey, go for it! LOL
How the h&ll do you think they got there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The people who settled Texas had NO WELFARE, NO SUBSIDIES and they took care of themselves!
Not everyone needs to be taken care of.
The people at the tea parties know this.
Others cannot imagine it!
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:25 PM on Apr. 15, 2009
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