Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Messed-up Texas

Another Republican who distrusts the men and women
 who serve this country to protect people like him
If some Texans believe that a military exercise is just a means to enforce martial law on the Lone Star State, well it would be apropos to go ahead and do it.

They deserve no less for disrespecting the men and women who put their lives on the line for them.

Jade Helm 15, which sounds like the name of some far-flung orb in the galaxy, is just a multi-state military maneuver slated sometime this summer.

Less than two weeks ago, a story surfaced on Talking Points Memo, a left-leaning political blog, that the right-wing blogosphere was apoplectic about Jade Helm 15. The feds are coming for them and gonna take their guns away.

It all seemed like a tale cooked up by The Onion.

Except that the Texas governor was so alarmed by the possibility of a federal takeover of Texas that he ordered the State Guard to monitor the military exercise.

Not to be left behind, Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul also voiced concerns about what the military was up to in Texas and urged vigilance.

It appears some Texans are ready to stand their ground against this federal intrusion on their sovereignty.

Well, good luck with that. The federal government already owns Texas. There are 15 military bases in Texas, plus the Johnson Space Center.

In 2001, the largest military exercise up to that point, called Roving Sands, was conducted in Texas. There was no concern then because the commander in chief was a white dude named George W. Bush.

Today, we have an African-American commander in chief and that is the reason for the fear: Racism.

It would be fitting if some Texans actually fought against our military this summer and got blown away. That's the only way to cure stupid racists.

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