Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman, a man who wants to be the next Attorney General of Texas, is already talking about preparing for secession if the United States collapses.
In an interview with WND, a right-wing birther hub, Smitherman argued that Texas not only has the capability to survive without the rest of the country, but is actively taking steps to prepare for that day. “Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation,” he declared. “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.”
I suppose Smitherman will have the doomsday-prepper vote all locked up.
The United States isn’t going to “fall apart,” but that may sound sexy to god-fearing conservatives in Texas. Or at least those who read Rick Santorum at World Net Daily. Nothing gets them hot like a good End Times fairy tale.
Unfortunately for them, the world isn’t going to end. In fact, we may even elect another Democrat in 2016, and it may even be –gasp– a woman! Access to healthcare will expand, deficits will vanish, women will start earning more pay, birth control will continue to be available to those who want it, renewable energy will become cheaper than fossil fuels, and gay people will be able to marry in more and more states.
They prefer doomsday. Too bad.