reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
Yea, yea, yea...Heard it all before ( see Quebec secession from Canada, Bloc Quebecois). Like a gilted spouse who wants the divorce and the alimony.
Ok, Texas wants to secede? Fine, no more US government money for highways or health care. No more social security, medicaid, medicare, veterans
benefits (neither England nor Canada paid benefits to American volunteers during WW 1 or 2 after the wars ended), voting rights, congressional or
senatorial seats, guarantees of Constitutional freedoms, natural disaster aid outside of volunteers, and finally, no entry into ANY U.S. state or
territory without a valid Republic of Texas Passport.
If Texans can agree to those terms, then bon soir mes amis! We all know that isn't going to happen nor will the Beltway Boys allow it to happen. I
must say, however, it will be interesting to see what happens when US Customs and Border Enforcement leave, though; and when Mexico decides it wants
to be a little closer to the Republic of Texas and its now independent resources no longer under the protection of the US military.
Sound a bit extreme? Well, assuming D.C. will let that happen (which we all know it wont) it is exactly what will happen. Foreign nationals who do not
reside in the U.S. are not given any of the above mentioned benefits. I can see no reason to afford foreign nationals from the Republic of Texas the
same things we deny others.
Ya know what, if you let Mexico take over you can illegally invade the US and the Peoples Republic of California will hook you up! Problem solved!