“Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that.”
– Texas Governor Rick Perry hinting at secession at a Tea Party rally today
And here’s the audio…
First off, he’s wrong. Texas never had an option to secede. They were granted the right to divide into five states, but not secede.
However, I would LOVE if Texas divided into five states…just so long as Austin and the area surrounding it for 50 miles was one of them. That would be a fantastic place to visit.
But getting back on track, do this thought experiment with me…imagine if a Democratic Governor would have said this during the Bush years.