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What The Map Will Look Like After Texas Secedes—Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up


Below is the most recent Texas Progressive Alliance round-up. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers working for a better Texas.

(Above–What the map of North America will look like after Texas secedes. Or at least how the map will look until Mexico invades to take the “nation” of Tejas back.) 

As I say each time I post the round-up—Every Texan and every American has the ability to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes, engage in acts of civil disobedience, and to run for public office.

We can also seek to impact society by consistently acting in a way that reflects our best values. Or by working on an artistic or creative effort that expands the range of thought and imagination we have in our society.

I repeat these thoughts so often on the blog because there is nothing more important I can say.

The work of freedom and justice is up to each of us.

Here is the round-up—

Off the Kuff notes that for the second election in a row, the city of Houston voted 61% for President Obama. Keep that in mind the next time someone tries to tell you that Texas is Austin surrounded by a bunch of Republicans.

Success for Democrats in Williamson County has been few and far between in recent years, and has only come through hard work. WCNews at Eye on Williamson points out that little has changed: It won’t just happen…(continued).

Barack Obama’s re-election to the presidency, just as his first election, is defined in large measure by the pathetic quality of his competition. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs observes that while Republicans have only themselves to blame for their circumstances, maybe it’s time for the victors to help them work through their bitterness.  

BossKitty at TruthHugger believes it’s time to instruct those we elected to legislate responsible actions and stop polluting America’s water: Water – Supply and Demand, Cause and Effect.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme notes that establishment Republicans hate their base. I can understand that.

Neil at Texas Liberal said that the table of self-respect is always set. The question is will people show up?

December 2, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. Dallas is even more Democratic than Houston. Of course, El Paso is almost as Democratic as Austin, but a lot of people keep forgetting it’s in Texas. Maybe that’s why, from time to time, some El Pasoans mull the idea of being in New Mexico (which, really, per Spanish and Mexican history, it should be).

    Comment by SocraticGadfly | December 2, 2012

  2. El Paso is in another time zone. And Jacksonville is about the same hard drive from Houston as El Paso.

    BTW, I ran into Remington Alessi last week. Pretty cool how he got so many votes for Sheriff. Remmy said he won’t run again for any office, but I think the Harris County Green Party is poised to do better in the next City Council elections thanks to Remington’s efforts.

    Comment by bacopa | December 5, 2012

  3. Gadfly—-I suppose if Texas can leave the union then various cities of Texas would be gree to split as well.

    Bacopa–Texas is indeed larger than many nations. Though there is state in India that alone would be one of the most populous nations on Earth. They don’t talk about leaving India. (Far as I know at least.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttar_Pradesh

    I think Remington did well. I hope we see a stromng Green effort in Houston in 2013. Are you aware of anybody pondering a run?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | December 12, 2012

  4. Texas would be a lot bigger

    Comment by TB | December 12, 2012

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