Passing this along for those interested.
Personally, I do not view USA/WASHINGTON DC as my government, nor Austin for that matter. Each is a linked corporation, not a government.
Last legal government the Occupied Republic of Texas had, was under the Confederacy.
The Republic of Texas has been militarily occupied from that time forward.
Got tired of waiting on everyone else to catch up with my understanding of the situation, proved up on my half acre, filed the proper documents and paperwork, going back to a Republic of Texas Land Patent.
Then, having the pedigree to back up the blood, declared my half acre the Kingdom of Carleton.
I am King John de Carleton:
His Sovereign majesty!
But for you still voting, good piece, and pointing out there are already WAY too many Kalifornia Expats in the Occupied Republic of Texas already.
Need the border petrol on the Mexico-Texas line, Mason Dixon Line, and Kalifornia Eastern Line.
John C Carleton
American by Birth,
Texican by the Grace of God!
One long standing discussion on the Dissident Right, which is slowly but surely being picked up on by the mainstream Right, is the so-called “bluing” of Texas. This is the idea that Texas, today thought of as a deep red state, will in the very near future become a blue state, which will render any hope of a Republican presidential victory impossible. And, let me say that this is a real possibility. The fears the Right has are not without merit. But at the same time, I do not feel the situation is as dire and hopeless as it has been made out to be. I will explain my reasoning here.
There is a model for the bluing of Texas- what happened in California. As the story goes, California was once a red state and voting Republican in all but one presidential election between 1952 and 1988. It was the home of Nixon and Reagan. It was the home of Orange County. It was the very center of right-wing populism from the 1950s until the 1990s. It was a middle-class paradise. But today, thanks largely to immigration, that California is only a memory. The GOP has been reduced to a rump party. There is no way to stop any sort of left-wing lunacy on either social or economic issues. Inland and suburban Southern California, once rock-ribbed conservative, have turned purple and, in some cases, straight blue, a change that took place in a single generation.
So, does this mean that Texas is on the same trajectory? Well, not necessarily, because I do see several differences between the states that favors Texas. For one, California was not as Republican as it has been made out to be. Yes, in all, but one election, between 1952 and 1988 California was a Republican state. But, this was the era of national Republican landslides. The GOP, nationally, won seven of those races and by huge margins, including two major thrashings. Yes, it is true that twice California backed a losing Republican, but again, context is key. In both the 1960 and 1976 elections, California itself was very close, a slight shift in votes in either race would have turned California into a bellwether state, instead of a red state. And, keep in mind in both 1960 and 1976, the Democrats ran candidates that were poor fits for California. John Kennedy was well away from the urban Catholic machine that made his presidency, while Carter was seen as weak on water issues- a major factor in the Western United States. His evangelicalism turned off many of these voters also. Yet, both men were able to keep California close and Kennedy was going up against a native Californian to boot. In 1988, California was close again, even in the middle of what was a national Republican landslide. Indeed, in many of the elections between 1952 and 1988, California was less Republican than the national average, including both of major landslides.