THAT’S IT, LET’S GIVE TEXAS BACK TO MEXICO
It seems that whatever has come out of Texas politically since the sixties, has been ruinous to America. Let us start with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. There was no love lost between the political leaders in Texas and the President. The Vice President Lyndon Johnson, the former majority leader in the U. S. House of Representatives representing the Lone Star State, and the only candidate who had a chance to win the 1960 nomination other than John Kennedy, stayed quietly behind the scene, while having an irksome relationship with Robert Kennedy, the Attorney General at that time. It was political “high risk” poker, making that trip to Dallas, with people close to the President voicing doubt that it was a good idea. Everyone lost that day. It was the baby boomers seminal moment.
The enemies of the President were some Mafia families, Jimmy Hoffa, and some members of the military and some political leaders who were upset when the President announced he was going to remove the ten thousand Viet Nam advisors and reduce the number to one thousand advisors. The Russians and the Cubans and many patriotic Americans who had issues with the President’s religion. No limit to who disliked Kennedy.
Jumping to the year 2001, after the most contentious election, the ex Governor of Texas, George H. W. Bush becomes President. America is attacked. As governor of Texas, Governor Bush presided over more death penalties carried out by the Texas Justice System than any other State, ever before in American history. Not everyone is smitten with the Death penalty.
With the 9/11 attack changing the agenda, President Bush launched a war on Afghanistan, something History has continuously proven to be a no win situation, and with some success, chose to battle the old friend, and then enemy of his Father, Saddam Hussein, using false pretenses. As if it were a family war between the Hussein Clan and the Bushes, America was dragged kicking into war after war.
The cost of the Viet Nam war, triggered by the Kennedy assassination, and the Afghanistan, Iraq war cost, products of the 9/11 attacks, have shrunk the value of the Dollar as the cost of war can never be recovered and the lives we’ve lost, our friends and patriotic love ones. And there was no leader at the helm using common sense to pay the enormous cost as it occurred.
As for me a citizen, I am turning my prayers into hoping that the separation between Church and State is respected, as the candidates all act out of some moral superiority, they never will have.
Texas seems to think their brand of justice and mercy is America’s. Not all Texan’s who like all of us out here have been beaten down by war and poor economic leadership, want more.
So let’s give Texas back to Mexico, [if they will have it back], before Texas leads America into more war and financial ruin.