The United States is trending towards secession. At least that’s what Rush Limbaugh seems to believe.
“I actually think — and I’ve referenced this, I’ve alluded to this a couple of times cause I’ve seen others allude to this — I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” Limbaugh said during his radio show. “I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York? What is there that makes us believe that there is enough of us there to even have a chance at winning New York, especially if you’re talking about votes.”
“There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs,” he continued. “We can’t be in this dire of a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way. I know that there’s a sizable and growing sentiment for people who believe that that is where we’re headed whether we want to or not.”
Funny he should mention that.
On Thursday, KHOU-TV noted that one Texas state representative is creating legislation that would allow Texas to secede from the union if it should so choose:
On Tuesday, Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) said that he is committed to authoring legislation in the 2021 legislative session that will give Texans a vote to allow the state to secede from the U.S.
“The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans,” he wrote on Facebook. “That is why I am committing to file legislation this session that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation.”
According to Biedermann, the legislation would align with Article 1, Section 2 of the state’s constitution, which states:
“All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”
It’s a common misconception that Texas is the only state in the nation that can legally secede. That was not made an option when Texas was annexed in 1845. Even if Bidermann manages to get his bill passed and Texas votes to leave the Union, the Union isn’t likely going to give up Texas. The act will likely devolve into war.
Texas is one of the engines that keep America running and it’s unlikely the United States will let go of it without a fight. Rest assured, it will get a fight, but 49 states under a federal government against one state is pretty wicked odds.
But let’s take our eyes off the odds for a second and focus on something more important; why Texans want to secede.
The answer is simple and I already gave it to you, or rather, Rush did.
Two ideologies so vastly opposed to one another cannot exist in tandem in the same way two ideologically opposed sheriffs cannot live in the same town. At some point, the nerves are going to get rubbed so raw that lines in the sand are going to be drawn and once those are inevitably crossed, you can bet there will be blood.
You can already see it happening today. Extremists are creating zones where only their laws apply, riots are breaking out over false pretenses, Marxist groups are seizing control of the culture, and politicians we would have laughed about at the polls just decades ago are being elected and made into celebrities.
These politicians are openly telling you that they plan to restrict your rights, and some of them are even calling for actual violence to take place.
If this continues to worsen then secession won’t just be a novel idea, it’ll become necessary, and what’s more, it won’t be just Texas making that call. It’ll be a plethora of states who decide that they can no longer abide tyrannical rule and, as a result, decide to draw together to face down the would-be rulers who have pushed them too far.
Rush isn’t wrong. At some point, something is going to break. Secession is just one of the problems we’re going to face if radicals aren’t stopped now.