In the article, Norris attacks the Obama Administration, and Democrats in general, for the recent government bailout, for pledging aid to foreign nations, and for the moral decline of our "Christian" nation. Norris writes:
On Glenn Beck's radio show last week, I quipped in response to our wayward federal government, "I may run for president of Texas."Norris then goes on to invoke the legacy of the Alamo, suggesting that succession from the Union, which in his mind will surely preserve America's moral integrity, is somehow the special right of Texas, and may end up being a viable option if things continue to "fall apart."
That need may be a reality sooner than we think. If not me, someone someday may again be running for president of the Lone Star state, if the state of the union continues to turn into the enemy of the state.
From the East Coast to the "Left Coast," America seems to be moving further and further from its founders' vision and government.
George Washington advised, "The great rule of conduct in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations [and] having with them as little political connection as possible." Yet the Obama administration just pledged $900 million in U.S. taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority.
Thomas Jefferson counseled us, "We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt." Yet the Feds have just skyrocketed our national deficit and debt by trillions of dollars, and it plans much more fiscal expansion with few expectations of resistance. Despite that George Washington admonished, "To contract new debts is not the way to pay for old ones," we keep borrowing and bailing, while we watch the stock market plunge further every time we do.
Patrick Henry taught that, "Our Constitution is … an instrument for its people to restrain the government." Yet our Congress and president stampede that founding document, overlook its explicitness and manipulate its words to abandon a balance of power and accommodate their own desires, partisan politics and runaway spending.
John Adams declared that, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." Yet we've bastardized the First Amendment, reinterpreted America's religious history and secularized our society until we ooze skepticism and circumvent religion on every level of public and private life.
And while I understand the frustration that many have with the failing economy, etc., I wonder how useful this type of "doomsday" rhetoric really is. Of course it is nothing new when we see activists like Norris invoking religion, patriotism, etc. This trick is as American as apple pie. However, I am impressed with just how fervent and heated the rhetoric has become. Just look at how Norris concludes his article:
For those losing hope, and others wanting to rekindle the patriotic fires of early America, I encourage you to join Fox News' Glenn Beck, me and millions of people across the country in the live telecast, "We Surround Them," on Friday afternoon (March 13 at 5 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. CT and 2 p.m. PST). Thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation. You can host or attend a viewing party by going to Glenn's website. My wife Gena and I will be hosting one from our Texas ranch, in which we've invited many family members, friends and law enforcement to join us. It's our way of saying "We're united, we're tired of the corruption, and we're not going to take it anymore!"Rally law enforcement? To support the notion that Texas has the right to succeed? Having been a cop in the past (though never a cop in Texas mind you) I am somewhat surprised by such a suggestion. Maybe it's just Norris pretending to be Walker Texas Ranger again. Anyone else worried by the idea of cops rallying to the support of a man who thinks succession might be a viable alternative?
Again, Sam Houston put it well when he gave the marching orders, "We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: None is at hand. We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father's name."