Ep. 263 How to Handle Critics of Texas Independence Who Threaten Violence
Bob handles some common objections to US secession, and gives proponents a real-world strategy to pave the way.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- David R. Henderson’s article on his early days teaching.
- Bob’s pamphlet on Texas independence.
- Dave Smith on Michael Malice’s show to discuss objections to secession.
- Joan Rivers goes off.
- Trailer for “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”
- Help support the Bob Murphy Show.
The audio production for this episode was provided by Podsworth Media.
Dr. Murphy, your case for national divorce (or just Texas secession as you would have it) rests on the premise that America’s cultural differences are impossible to reconcile. You believe things are SO bad (you write “bloodshed is imminent” in your pamphlet) that our only recourse is divorce.
My questions are: Since you have a desired conclusion — namely that ND is correct and it moves us toward the good life — can your desire to push for that conclusion lead you to overstate the premise that ND rests on? Doesn’t the fact that you think there’s a peaceful way to do this indicate things are actually not as bad as the premise claims? Could a peaceful Texas secession, like you advocate, have happened 100 yrs ago? If America culturally/morally moved in a direction you aligned with, would you be able to acknowledge that progress? Even if it hurt your advocacy of ND?
It seems to me that those of you who’ve gone this route have backed yourselves into a defeatist position: “Lets just repeat that the Left always wins and talk up all the grievance politics of the day. Hopefully we’ll come out on top.”