Hat tip to the Huffington Post for tuning me into this video (link). Excerpts follow...
I am not a "Ron Paul guy" by any means, but we need more Ron Pauls to just shake things up up there in our nation's capital. While Geraldo and many others have blown the whole secession deal out of proportion and called Rick a traitor for his pretty innocuous comments, one GOP gubernatorial hopeful in Michigan is latching on (link)...
The decidedly libertarian Texas Republican and former presidential candidate is one of the few elected national figures to offer support for the stance taken by his governor. And it's not unexpected. The tea parties that Paul's candidacy helped galvanize were the same forum where Perry expressed some of his sentiments.
In his video address, Paul framed talk of secession as a uniquely American right, pulled straight from the same thread as the American Revolution.[Perry] really stirred some of the liberal media, where they started screaming about: 'what is going on here, this is un-American.' I heard one individual say 'this is treasonous to even talk about it.' Well, they don't know their history very well, because when you think about it... it is very American to talk about secession. That's how we came in being. Thirteen colonies seceded from the British and established a new country. So secession is a very much American principle. What about all the strong endorsements we have give the past decade or two to all the republics that seceded from the soviet system? We were delighted about it.
"I think it is worth a discussion," said Paul, later in his four-and-a-half minute long video. "I think people should discuss this. Because right now the American people are sick and tired of it all. And I think the time will come when people will consider it much more seriously, is when the federal government can no longer deliver. That will come when the dollar collapses."
I would hope Michigan would take a page from Texas' playbook. Heck, take the whole playbook. They are a full blown man made disaster area, while Texas is still hanging in there.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- darling of the anti-tax tea party set -- has a new fan. U.S. Rep. and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Peter Hoekstra issued a thumbs-up for Perry's stand against federal encroachment."I applaud Governor Perry for his effort to affirm states' rights granted under the Constitution," Hoekstra said.