Perry used to be famous for his flirtation with talk of secession. Maybe we should encourage him to revisit it. — Gail Collins, in The New York Times
How about Wisconsin?
Somewhere between the first cries of the Tea Party in February 2009 and the November election in 2010, the states in the middle of the continent suddenly came to realize what Texas and Alaska have known all along: They are free.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his party has been emboldened by massive protests against his controversial budget plan, The Hill reports. He says the demonstrators who filled the state capitol building in Madison and the boycott by state Senate Democrats — some of whom fled the state in protest — have steeled the resolve of members of his party.
Wisconsin today potentially takes its first steps in freedom. The events today in Wisconsin actualize the rhetoric of the November election, but rhetoric is not enough. Nor is voting enough. There has to be movement and action. Gov. Walker brings it, and he brings it against the unions and their globalist financing and against remote and detached leadership a thousand miles away in Washington.
It makes no difference what they say about them in New York; Wisconsin is free. It makes no difference that the elegant world pharaoh in D.C. threatens to swoop down on them; Wisconsin is free.
And Wisconsin is not alone. The others in New York and Washington have never been to Wisconsin (or Nebraska, or Kansas, or Indiana, or Kentucky, or Texas or Alaska). They will never go there. They do not like you. But you no longer need them, because now you are free.