Texas Politician: State Is Preparing To Become An “Independent Nation”
September 7, 2013 10:47am PST
Barry Smitherman is running to be Texas’s next Attorny General. He is a prominent politician in the state.
Smitherman recently said that he is preparing for Texas to secede from the union and become an “independent nation.”
Yes, you read that correctly!
During an interview he said, “Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.”
He said Texas could stand on its own because it is “uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid…. [Texas has] been very strong leading in the charge agains the Obama administration.”
Smitherman continued, “This was one of my goals at the Utility Commission and it is one my goals currently as chairman of the Railroad Commission. That’s why I stress so vehemently oil and gas production, permitting turnaround times, and everything that enables the industry to produce as much as it can, as quickly as it can.”
Of course, the liberal media has been all over Smitherman’s comments. Think Progress wrote, “Good. If Texas secedes, the nation will be better and Texas can enjoy it’s sand and heat until the next hurricane hits the gulf, or the next firestorm, or the next tornado — with no help available.”
Would you move to Texas if it succeeds? I know I would! Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.