I am a born Texan – born in 1940 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. I have always been glad to be a Texan, but at the moment, I am both embarrassed and ashamed for my state.
I live in Austin, Travis County, Texas, which is a solid blue county. I know that if Texas were to secede, Travis County, Harris County, Dallas County, Bexar County, Beaumont (or Orange) County, El Paso County, and the Rio Grande Valley would all want to secede from Texas.
Please folks, don’t let all the signatures on the Secession Petition make you think badly of all Texans, though I can see in the tweets to MSNBC that there are a lot of folks who would be glad to see Texas gone. Texas has not had the greatest reputation around the country and the world because too many of them are arrogant and think they are God’s gift to the universe.
Just remember that not all of us feel the same way, and try not to hate all of us. Some of us are pretty good people.
I just wrote what I hope will be a guest column to the Austin American-Statesman yesterday that touches on this very horrible thing that is going on. If it prints, I will share the site with you. At some point, it will be copied into my blog, but I need to see if it gets into print first.
Carol Stepp, Austin, TX