Texas Nationalist Movement

The Texas Nationalist Movement leader Daniel Miller went to Austin recently to address the state Senate Health Sub-Committee on the implications of the recently-passed health-care “reform” legislation.  Mr Miller reports that our legislators “…were discussing electronic medical data exchange and increasing the accessibility to health care, seemingly oblivious to the outrage that most Texans are experiencing and don’t know what to do other than continue to go through the motions. ”  Like all politicians on any level, the number one role of any office holder is to get re-elected.  This is definitely not a top tier re-election issue the legislators want their names associated with in the upcoming election season.

He reports “We heard what has grown to be the mantra of many in the Tea Party groups. ‘If we can elect Republicans and take over the Congress and the Presidency then everything will be perfect.’ While this may make for somewhat of a plan, it’s obvious that it’s not much of one.”  Again even our Republican legislators want to get re-elected and this is definately not a top tier re-election issue the legislators want their names associated with in the upcoming election season.

Mr. Miller reports he had the chance to speak directly with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and urged the Governor to put the matter of independence to a vote.  Gov. Perry who is in a close re-election battle response was “Keep up what you’re doing. I support you.”

The Republicans and Tea Partiers speak often of restoring Constitutional government by ousting the Democrats and electing Tea Party and Conservative members.   Mr. Miller believes this won’t work because of the sheer volume of things which would have to be done to accomplish a return to Constitutional government:

That would include:

1. Repeal 16th Amendment (Income Tax)
2. Repeal 17th Amendment (Direct Election of Senators)
3. Repeal 23rd Amendment (Electors for Washington DC)
4. Repeal Federal Reserve Act
5. Restore gold & silver backed currency
6. Repeal €œexecutive orders€ that effect things outside of the executive branch
of the government
7. Repeal PATRIOT Act
8. Repeal National Healthcare
9. Repeal No Child Left Behind
10. Amend Constitution to properly define interstate commerce
11. Bring the National Guard home and place them under the command of the Governor
12. Restore the State Militia system
13. Defeat or repeal Cap and Trade
14. Repeal American Heritage Rivers Initiative
15. Eliminate Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
16. Place troops on the border to secure it
17. End birthright citizenship
18. Eliminate the Bureau of Land Management
19. Eliminate the Department of Education –
He really dislike this one as it is listed twice – here and # 26
20. Eliminate the EPA
21. Repeal the Emergency and War Powers Act
22. Repeal NAFTA
23. Eliminate Personal Income Tax Division of the IRS
24. Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts
25. Eliminate National Wild Horse and Burro Program
26. Eliminate Dept. of Education
27. Eliminate Dept of Energy
28. Eliminate FEMA
Forget about the folks who live on the Gulf Coast
29. Eliminate FDIC
30. Eliminate Freddy Mac & Fannie Mae
31. Eliminate Administration on Aging
32. Eliminate Administration for Children and Families
33. Eliminate Administration on Developmental Disabilities
34. Eliminate Administration for Native Americans
35. Eliminate Children’s Bureau
36. Eliminate Family and Youth Services Bureau
37. Eliminate Head Start Bureau (HSB)
Forget about the Kiddos
38. Eliminate Healthy Marriage Initiative (HMI)
39. Eliminate Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
40. Eliminate Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)
41. Eliminate Office of Community Services Block Grant (OCS)
42. Eliminate Office of Family Assistance (OFA)
43. Eliminate Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
44. Eliminate Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
45. Eliminate President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
46. Eliminate Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
47. Eliminate Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
48. Eliminate Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Eliminate Social Security for our elderly, hmmmmmmm
49. Eliminate Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
50. Eliminate Indian Health Service (IHS)
51. Eliminate National Institutes of Health (NIH)
52. Eliminate Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
53. Eliminate Office of Minority Health (OMH)
54. Eliminate Program Support Center (PSC)
55. Eliminate Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.(SAMHSA)
56. Eliminate Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
(ONCHIT)
57. Eliminate Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI)
58. Eliminate Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB)
59. Eliminate Employment Standards Administration (ESA)
60. Eliminate The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)
61. Eliminate Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
62. Eliminate Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
63. Eliminate Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
64. Eliminate Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)
65. Eliminate Women’s Bureau (WB)
66. Eliminate Job Corps
67. Eliminate Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
68. Eliminate Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
69. Eliminate Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
70. Eliminate Internet Access and Training Program
71. Eliminate Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
72. Eliminate Bureau of Human Resources
73. Eliminate Bureau of Information Resource Management
74. Eliminate Bureau of Intelligence and Research
75. Eliminate Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
76. Eliminate Bureau of International Organization Affairs
77. Eliminate Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
78. Eliminate Bureau of Legislative Affairs
79. Eliminate Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
80. Eliminate Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
81. Eliminate Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
82. Eliminate Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
83. Eliminate Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
84. Eliminate Bureau of Public Affairs
85. Eliminate Bureau of Resource Management
86. Eliminate Bureau of South Asian Affairs
87. Eliminate Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation
88. Eliminate Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
89. Eliminate Office of International Information Programs
90. Eliminate Office of the Legal Adviser
91. Eliminate Office of Management Policy
92. Eliminate Office of Protocol
93. Eliminate Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
94. Eliminate Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
95. Eliminate Office of War Crimes Issues (They blew the Bush war crimes)
96. Eliminate Bureau of the Public Debt
97. Eliminate Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI)
98. Eliminate FHA
99. Eliminate HUD

We actually agree with some of the suggestions but come on we do have to have some compassion for our citizens.

An easier route Mr. Miller would like is for Texans to restore the limited government envisioned by the Founding Fathers by Seceding from the United States.

“Secession eliminates the Federal bureaucracy in Texas with one simple act,” he said. “Imagine it. No more bailouts. No more over-taxation. No more multi-generational debt. No more porous borders. No more tax and spend programs. No more oppressive Federal Government. No more.”

Mr. Miller said the TNM is continuing it’s effort statewide on the “Let Texas Decide” campaign with the goal of  presenting a petition with more than a million signatures demanding the state put the issue of Texas independence before the voters to the  Texas legislature Jan. 11, 2011.   It is interesting that the “Let Texas Decide” campaign link  is to a fund raiser for the TNM to fund The TNM programs.

We think a very telling moment is when the legislators sat stonefaced.  Ya think.  They need more than 6 months to spin that they are not supporting leaving the Union.  So just wait til after the election and they will once again have the time to be your friend.