Radio host Dennis Miller and National Review columnist Mark Steyn considered Thursday the possible outcomes if the United States continues down the path of socialism.
If socialism became the prevailing governing philosophy, Miller speculated, escaping it wouldn’t require a move to the Australian outback. Instead he suggested heading for the state of Texas, because it would be the first place to push back against it.
“If I ever do flee, don’t think fleeing has to involve you going over to Alice Springs or something,” Miller said. “I’m going to Texas because that’ll be the first place that pushes back. They’re not going down the tubes with this country if this country decides to go down the tubes. I really think I’d head for Texas.”
Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” took it even further and said that the pushback could go beyond just Texas, because he was doubtful the entire country would go along with it.
“I think you’re right there,” Steyn said. “The idea that all 50 states are going to be content to slide off the cliff in a kind of haze and a drone of sort of soporific princess fluffy-bunny socialism is completely false. I mean, there will be — you’re going to have serious secession movements if some of this stuff isn’t turned around, not just in Texas.”
“It would appear at times when civil war might be inevitable,” Miller replied. “Why don’t we get together right now and agree to do it by paintball so nobody gets hurt. Why don’t we just have a big liberal-conservative — meet at the Mississippi and have a big paintball game so we can get this figured out?”