On January 27, the Houston Chronicle’s front page, banner headline article was called “If at first Texas can’t secede...” written by Patricia Kilday Hart. The article starts off about how the online Texas secession movement has stalled, and then the rest of the article focuses on the nullification bills currently in the Texas Legislature.
This was bad form from the Houston Chronicle. Many left biased news sources have tried to ridicule the various secession movements across the country. Hart used that same ridicule for the secession movements and apply it to the nullification efforts through guilt by association.
Outside of the opening paragraph, there is no mention of succession in the rest of the article. If I’m incorrect, then why use such a misdirecting headline when the significant majority of the article is about the nullification bills at the legislature and not about Texas secession?
The article continues by bringing in their “expert”, South Texas Law Professor Charles Rhodes. He referred to these nullification efforts as “political grandstanding.” Rhodes would continue by saying, “It is eminently clear that, under the Supremacy Clause that was part of our Constitution when the states ratified it, that the federal government is supreme.”
Here is the text of the Supremacy Clause:Details