On Why I joined the Texas Nationalist Movement

I read an interesting article today on the Texas Nationalist Website from a gentleman who recently moved after 15 years in Michigan to Texas.  The gentleman laid out his history and pretty concise, if not misquided, reasons for joining the Texas Nationalist Movement.

The reasoning that struck me was the oft repeated Glen Beck/Tea Bagger mantra of President Obama appointing Czars who report to only him, bailing out GM, taxes taxes and more taxes.  You can easily see that the gentleman has only one news outlet, the so called Fox News Channel.  If the proof cited is that President Obama is functioning completely outside the constraints of Congress, why was their no call for the President’s head when President Bush was doing the same.   President Bush appointed 49 Czars over his 8 years in office to a total of 33 offices.  President Obama has appointed 41 to a total of 37 offices.   Bu in fairness to both Presidents one must look at the Positions the so called Czars held.  Are they really so outside the scope of what is needed to run a government?

Czar title Official title Tenure Type of Appointment Appointing Administration
Foreign aid czar Administrator of the (USAID) 2006-2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
czar, Afghanistan andPakistan czar Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan 2009-2010 President appointed Barack Obama
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2001-2002 President appointed Bush, George W.
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2002-2003 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2004-2006 President appointed George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
Asian Carp czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity 2010-present Council on Environmental Quality selected Barack Obama
auto czar, car czar Treasury Advisor, Head of the Auto Task Force 2009 Feb-Jul Sec. of Treasury appointed Barack Obama
auto czar, car czar Senior Advisor President’s Automotive Task Force 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
auto recovery czar, autoworker czar Member Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
bank bailout czar, TARP czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury forFinancial Stability 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
bioethics czar Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President’s Councilon Bioethics 2001-2005 (New position), Exec order, President appointed George W. Bush
bird flu czar Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisortothe President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness 2004-2006 (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
birth control czar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, DepartmentofHealth and Human 2006-2007 President appointed George W. Bush
border czar Special Representative forBorder Affairs, Dept of HomelandSecurity, 2009-present Sec of Homeland Security appointed Barack Obama
budget czar Director of the Office of Management andBudget 2001-2003 President nominated, Senate Confirmed George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2003-2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget 2006-2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for EnvironmentalManagement, Department of Energy(nuclear clean up) 2001-2004 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Departmentof Energy (nuclear clean up) 2005-2008 Sec. of Energy appointed, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
climate czar Special Envoy for Climate Change 2009 Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
climate czar, energy czar, global warmingczar Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change 2009-present (New position) Barack Obama
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator 2009-present (New position) George W. Bush
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator 2009-present (first at position) Barack Obama
communications czar Counselor to the President, Special counselor to the President 2005-2007 President appointed George W. Bush
compensation czar, Gulf claims czar, pay czar Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation 2009-present Sec. of Treasury appointed Barack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity, Office ofManagement and Budget (OMB) 2001 Oct-2003 Feb (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director, National Cyber SecurityCenter 2008–2009 (New position), Presidential directive, President appointed George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity,Cybersecurity Coordinator Office created May 31, 2009. Acting czar May-July, 2009; resigned [4] Barack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity,Cybersecurity Coordinator Office created May 31, 2009. 2009–Present] Barack Obama
democracy czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy 2005-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
domestic policy czar Chief Domestic PolicyCoordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to thePresident, White

House Deputy Chief of Staff

2004–2006 President appointed George W. Bush
domestic violence czar Advisor to the President and the Vice President on DomesticViolence and Sexual Assault Issues 2009 Vice President appointed Barack Obama
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy 2001-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy (cabinet rank removed) 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
economic czar, big-picture economic czar Chairman, Economic RecoveryAdvisory Board 2009 President appointed Barack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar special counsel to the president for ethics and governmentreform 2009–2010 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Barack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar White House Counsel 2010–present President appointed Barack Obama
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives 2001-2002 (New position), Exec order, President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives 2002-2006 President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and CommunityInitiatives 2006-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
faith-based czar Director of the WhiteHouse Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
food safety czar Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection 2007-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally with the rank ofAmbassador 2003-2006 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDSGlobally, with the rank of Ambassador 2006–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
Great Lakes czar Special Advisor to the EPA Administrator 2009–present EPA appointed Barack Obama
green-jobs czar Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation atthe White House, Member of the White House Council on EnvironmentalQuality 2009 Apr-Sep President appointed Barack Obama
Guantanamo Base closure czar US Department of State SpecialEnvoy 2009-present Sec. of Stateappointed Barack Obama
health czar Director of the White House Office ofHealth Reform and Counselor to the President 2009-present Exec Order Barack Obama
health czar for the World Trade Center (WTC) Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and TreatmentProgram, also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational

Safety and Health

2006-2008 President Appointed George W. Bush
health IT czar NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Healthand Human Services 2004-2006 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS George  W. BushÂ
health IT czar NationalCoordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Healthand Human Services 2009 – Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Barack Obama
homeland security czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism 2001-2002 (New position), Exec Order, President appointed George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary,U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2003-2004 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated,Senate confirmed George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2005-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
homeless czar, homelessness czar Executive Director, United States Interagency Councilon Homelessness 2002-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
Gulf Coast reconstruction czar, hurricane Katrina recoveryczar Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort 2005-2008 President appointed George W. Bush
information czar, infotech czar ChiefInformation Officer at the White House 2009-present (New position), created by statute, President appointed Barack Obama
intelligence czar Director ofNational Intelligence 2005-2007 (New position), Congress mandated, President nominated,Senate confirmed George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence 2007-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director ofNational Intelligence 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
Iran czar Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia(which includes Iran) 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S.Commerce Department 2004-2007 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services 2007â-2008 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
Middle East czar Special Envoy for Middle East Peace 2009-present Sec. of State appointed Barack Obama
mine safety czar Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health 2006-2008 Recess appointment—2 prior presidential nominations wererejected by the Senate George W. Bush
performance czar United StatesChief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management at theOffice of

Management and Budget

2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
policy czar Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning 2005-2006 President appointed George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Special Advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs 2005-2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy 2008-2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
reading czar President’s Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Member ofthe President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education 2001-2005 President appointed George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget 2001-2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget 2006-2009 Recess appointment, nominee did not receive a Senate vote George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office ofInformation and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
science czar Science Advisor to the President, Director, White HouseOffice of Science and Technology Policy 2001 Oct-2009 Jan President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
science czar Director of the Office of Scienceand Technology Policy 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
stimulus accountability, stimulus oversight Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 2009 (New position), created by statute, President appointed Barack Obama
technology czar, chief technology czar Associate Director of the White House Office of Science andTechnology Policy, ChiefTechnology Officer (CTO), Assistant to the President 2009-present President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protectionand counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed 2001 Jan-Oct (Held over from prior administration) President Clintonappointed George W. Bush
terrorism czar, counterterrorism czar National Director for Combating Terrorism, Deputy NationalSecurity Advisor 2001 Nov-2002 Jun (New position), President appointed George W. Bush
terrorism czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism 2009 President appointed Barack Obama
urban affairs czar Director of the White HouseOffice of Urban Affairs Policy 2009-present Exec Order, President appointed Barack Obama
war czar Assistantto the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq andAfghanistan 2007-present (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed George W. Bush
war czar Assistantto the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq andAfghanistan 2007–present (Held over from prior administration) President Bushnominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
weapons czar UnderSecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics(AT&L) 2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Barack Obama
weapons of mass destruction czar, nonproliferationczar Special Assistant to the President and White HouseCoordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction,Proliferation, and Terrorism 2009-present President appointed Barack Obama
weatherization czar Program Manager, Office of Weatherization andIntergovernmental Program, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of EnergyEfficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) 2008-present Career incumbent, retained from George W. Bush administration George W. Bush,Barack Obama

And of course he makes no mention of President Bush’s TARP Bailout of the Banks/Wall Street, or of the fact that the federal tax rate under President Obama is the lowest since the Eisenhower administration during the 1950’s.

He further states that the government is wasting on crisis of all purposes by people not representing him.  Did he not vote in the past elections?  Just because his side, which one must assume by his retorhic is in the minority, is no longer in control this spending is now unconstitutional.

Now I do not agree with all that is going on in Washington, I do not agree though that it is on the unconstitutional level  When President Bush was in office, I felt many of his spending priorities were wrong but he and his party were the ones in power and therefore have the say so.  Just because a non-white President from the opposition party, the party we did not vote for, is leading in the way he thinks are in the best interest of the country should not lead us to the level of what some would say is the treasonous act of secesseding from the Union. And do not think that Washington would just let us Texans just peacefully walk away.

1 thought on “On Why I joined the Texas Nationalist Movement”

  1. As a third generation Texan, I too am amazed at some of the folks who want to go back to the mid 1800’s. Texas was never founded to be an independant nation for long. Their were many in Washington who wanted Texas as part of the nation and quietly supported the revolution against Mexico. The bulk of the secessionist group are anti-government militia types who have a flat mistrust of government and would be railing against the leaders of Texas should it ever secede and have it’s own legislature.

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