reply to post by SpeakerofTruth
Texas not only retains the right to secede, but it can be divided into separate states within the Republic.
Perry is making a documented effort to notify the Federal government that it was created by the States
to serve the States, not the
reverse. The "Federal Government" was a creation of the STATES, and remains so. The power of the People of the United States of America remains in
the States and their citizens.
We are all citizens of our respective States first, and the U.S. second. I do not tell people I am an American, I tell them "I am a Texan!"
He is planting the seeds of secession I hope.
As Obama weakens the U.S. armed forces, Texas and other states will be more easily able to assert their independence.
We have long held our independence dear. I was born in the "Alamo City" where General Sam Houston is revered. San Antonio alone has the most
modern military hopsital and Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston. Fort Sam Houston houses the 5th Army and is fully stagged
We have the Air Force training facility at Lackland A.F.B.and the Air Force flight school at Randolph A.F.B. The T-38, F-22 and F-35 are or will be
stationed there in large numbers, not to mention more battle-tested aircraft and support craft.
Medina Base and Camp Bullis are home to Army field combat training facilities and at least one infantry and cavalry division at all times, fully
armed. There is an arms depot at Medina as well.
The former Kelly A.F.B. is now an inland "port" and logisitcs center. Southwest Research Institute conducts satellite, communication and medical
research for the armed forces.
Brooks School of Aerospace medicine has trained and decontaminated astronauts. It is also a logistics and trade center.
This does not include the facilities surrounding S.A. such as the Hondo flight training facility and the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station just a
litttle over an hour away.
And that's just San Antonio. Texas includes Fort Hood with several divisions of infantry and cavalry and armored. There are major military bases
and airfields spreaqd across the State. We have the largest, newest and best highway system in the U.S. with Interstates 10 and 35 reaching the
length and breadth of the country.
Dell Computer and Texas Instruments. The U.T. Medical system. Ross Perot. Boone Pickens. Hunt Oil and the Hunt family fortunes. The largest oil
reserves in the U.S. A 1,000+ mile coast with the 3rd largest port and the largest gas reserves and refinery in the U.S.
Texas has not had a recession. We have more land than every State but 1. We have corn, cotton, cattle and wheat. The largest border with Mexico and
an excellent diplomatic relationship. (They buy lots of our guns.)
I think we're ready. I know I am.