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http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/steve_chapman/2009/04/will-texas-secede.htmlThe Republican Party has always prided itself on being the party of Lincoln. But one prominent member, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, apparently might rather be in the party of Jefferson Davis. He suggests that if the federal government "continues to thumb their nose at the American people," Texans might have to consider seceding. You may recall that my native state of Texas tried that once, and it didn't turn out too well...
Interestingly, Sarah Palin's husband was a member of the Alaskan Independence party, whose stated objective is secession from the Union.
Could it be that some modern Republicans really don't believe in America; that they are driven entirely by their own ideology? Could it be that this is pervasive and the reason we saw such a reckless disregard for Constitutional Law, under Bush?
Out of frustration, many liberals and independents wanted to leave the country when Bush was re-elected in 2004. It seems that given that same frustration [Obama has only been in office for 90+ days], these Republicans would rather destroy the country and start a civil war.