posted on Sep, 23 2009 @ 09:31 AM
Originally posted by titorite
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
No hate from here... just know that it would be utterly foolish for them to do that.
There would be no trade, tariffs would be set from the rest of the Union... Mexico would probably invade (at least the cartels) and there would be no
national defense at that point.
No hate but you still insult Texans by calling our very idea of freedom from the American Federal Empire "FOOLISH"...
If you think someone calling an idea foolish is an indication of hate, then you have a serious borderline issue.
And it's no where near the view of the majority of Texans. I love Texas... lived there for many years myself.
It speaks to your character.. what you think of yourself and your nation...and what you think of us "FOOLISH" folk.
Once again... many times I have told friends and family that an idea of theirs was foolish... what does that speak about my character? That I have
an opinion and share it? I would hope if something I was considering was thought to be foolish by someone that they would speak up and explain why
they thought it was foolish.
You invent scenarios and theorize that Mexican Cartels would invade...
This is called "Scenario Building". It's what every one does when they are plotting a course of action.
If we secede, what might happen.... well for one we lose the national defense of the US. Given the level of violence and political control that
Mexico has going on right now, and given the past history that Mexico has with Texas, they very well might invade.
The question then is... what can Texas do about that if it happens. You can bury your head in the sand and not think about it, but, that would be
You just don't get it... Your not Texan.
I don't think the values of looking before you leap is somehow Alien to Texans. I grew up in Texas... don't tell me what I do or don't get.
Texas as more than adequate space to take care of itself... We have a year round growing season, natural resources , and as it was said before if the
feds want land of ours that they claim as theirs well them They will just have to come and take it.
So can you enumerate to me how Texas will sustain itself without commerce with the Union? The Feds will not have to go after any land, I never even
intimated at that.
We operated as an independent nation before and can do so again.
There is huge difference between that time and now. That was the time of Cattle, that was a time before joining a union. Ever see what happens to
folks after a divorce? Much different than before marriage.
Why are you so bitterly opposed to the Idea... What scares you abouit it... Its not like we would Invade the AFE.... No if a peaceful solution could
be worked out every texan would just rather it be peaceful... Yall on your side of the border with you lovely FED and us on our own... making our own
way in this world.
First... I'm not opposed to it as a US Citizen. I only said it would be foolish for Texas to do so. You seem to take critical thinking as
opposition. They are not the same thing. Only arrogance sees them as the same thing.
[edit on 23-9-2009 by HunkaHunka]