posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 12:13 AM
Fight? Texas does not have to fight.
We have a right solely based on the 10th Amendment of the Constitution.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to
Military? 10-15% of all active-duty military are Texans. Including Pilots. Tx has National Guard, State Militia, Texas Army National Guard [36th
Infantry & 49th Armored], Air National Guard with 2 full fighter wings – 1 airlift wing. Texas State Guard which includes 6 land and 1 maritime
regiments + air and command. Texas Rangers.
Defense Industry. (We have over 65% of it.)
Foreign invasion???... We don’t need an army – most Texans own at least 6 rifles/shotguns. Remember - there are almost 30 million Texans.
Mexico invade? Not likely. Mexico is one of Texas's biggest importers of goods and exporters of goods.
Federal Funds?: Texans pay more in Federal taxes than they receive and much of what is received is not spent on Texans. Texans pay more than any
state except Calif and would be the most if the disaster relief was not received.
Gross Domestic Product of TX: 1.245 Trillion (2008) Ahead of 183 independent nations.
Labor Force: approx 12 million
Texans paid $225.4 billion into the Federal tax system in 2005. State of Texas collected $77.5 billion in the 2008. That could leave a possible
revenue of 300 billion.
Texas exports 151 billion (2006) – 28th globally
4% of that revenue put to military/defense would give TX 50 billion/yr and would rank it 5th on a global scale in military spending. More than 190
other independent nations.
Crude Oil? 4,613 million barrels FIRST in US. Self-sufficient in energy resources, on its own grid, oil, gas, natural gas, coal, nuclear energy,
wind, solar and methane energy.
We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.
We have Nasa and the communications. IT STAYS.
Computer Industry: we currently lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications:
Computer Industry - we currently lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications: Small places like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer,
EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Semiconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Delphi,
Nortel, Alcatel, Etc, Etc.
Health Centers - We have the largest research centers for Cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world and other large
health planning centers.
We have enough colleges: UT, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, SMU, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT, Texas Women's University
There would still be plenty of FOOTBALL.
We have a ready supply of workers. (just open the border when we need some more).
We have control of the paper industry, plastics, insurance, etc.
We are totally self sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables and lets not forget seafood from the gulf.
Last but not least: Texas would partner with Alaska and drill baby drill.