Friday, May 24, 2013

Texas Secessionist Movement/ Larry Kilgore

I was perusing through the various announced candidates for Texas Governor, and I found Larry Kilgore among them.  He is a leading figure of the Texas Secessionist Movement, I understand.

In reply to his ideas:

1)  In a Political Science class back in college, I was assured that any secession of Texas would be viewed by the U. S. Government as an illegal act and that Texas gave up sovereignty hopes when we joined the Union.  However, this is not the biggest issue:

2)  If Texas were to secede, this would precipitate a violent war that would cost many of our mother's the unnecessary loss of their sons and daughters to keep the Union together.

My solution is to go back to a pre-Texas, pre-Mexico, pre-Anything position by abolishing of the state, then those who felt they needed a flag to pray to could make up one and could make up fancy clown suits and call themselves soldiers and march around looking like big boys and girls.

The rest of us could get on with following the instruction of Jesus, Tolstoy and Gandhiji:  "render not evil for evil."  To quote the great philosopher Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"

Lest anyone think I am less than a Texan for such a stance, I am the Great Great Great Nephew of Lt. Thomas Robbins and his brother John Robbins who fought under the command of General Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto with Deaf Smith's direct command in the Calvary Division.  Later that year, Capt. Thomas Robbins became the first head of the Texas Rangers.  Texas runs deep in our house, but Truth must be the foundation, and Truth needs no defense/ violence.

Do not take oaths (ends the state and all its systems of violence).

Gene Chapman,
Tolstoyian-Gandian Libertarian Candiate for Texas Governor