posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by Wyn Hawks
There is no question, at least in my mind that if Texas did ever decide to secede, that it would be an incredibly complicated, but not impossible
scenario to make it happen and succeed. This movement has been around for so long, that many of the things you are concerned about have already been
discussed. Even if I am not in favor of a particular idea, it is still important to know both sides of any position in order to form an opinion or be
better informed on a topic.
I have heard for example your point mentioned previously regarding retired military and social security pensioners. That issue actually would not be a
problem. If Texas became an independent Republic or country as our state was many years ago, any person now living within the state would merely be
given the choice of becoming a citizen of Texas, or remaining a U S citizen. If they chose to remain a U S citizen, then they would become foreign
nationals residing within the country, and be issued visas, as what now occurs in the numerous countries across the globe where Americans reside. Any
American who is eligible for retirement benefits under social security or military benefits for example, can still receive those monies, even if they
are living in a foreign country.
As far as some of the large companies are concerned, they would become multi-national corporations if they weren't already. Most are.
With reference to government installations such as NASA, or military bases in Texas, they would continue, if they chose to remain. How many thousands
of installations and/or agreements do we now have all over the world in foreign countries? How many billions did we spend in the Panama Canal alone?
I believe it was about 70 billion if I am remembering correctly, and billions of dollars on all foreign installations worldwide.
Same thing with reference to roads and interstate commerce.
In reality will this ever happen? Probably not. I learned a long time ago however, to never say never.....
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