Fox Nation directs our attention to a World Net Daily report about Texas legislators' attempts to prepare for the collapse of the federal government, which is probably coming any day now -- no, really:
... lawmakers ... are ... considering a law that would have Texas review how it would respond should the U.S. government no longer be there to send federal tax revenue back to the state....I don't which this most resembles: the paranoia of a cult in which members are conditioned to distrust outsiders and expect the apocalypse any day now ... or the behavior of a brattish 15-year-old who pushes his parents' buttons by telling them what a great life he'd have if they both suddenly dropped dead. It's a little of both, really, with a soupcon of Saudi Arabia (the belief that no one will ever hold you accountable if you've got enough oil).
The plan, HB 568, has been introduced by Rep. James White....
"Due to the fiscal dysfunction of Washington, D.C., and the fact that more than a third of our state's budget revenue comes from the federal government, Texas needs to study what it would mean if the federal government couldn't meet its obligations," he said....
On the website for the state GOP, David Bellow blogged about the idea.
"State Rep. James White has proposed a bill that will require the leaders of Texas to start crunching the numbers and figure out what Texas would look like if it had to be self sufficient … limited or no federal support ... OUR OWN COUNTRY.... oops, I am getting a little ahead of myself, haha. Hey, I didn't say secession but that certainly comes to mind when thinking about the federal government having a financial meltdown and cutting off most or all support to the states."
Bellow asked: "What would Texas do in the event that the United States of America defaulted? It is a very real possibility that one day the massive U.S. debt will become so large and unsustainable that it causes a financial meltdown...."
I dream of an America that's moved beyond petroleum in large part because I'd love for the rest of America to tell Texas to go suck wind. I'm sorry I'll never live to see the day when that happens.