No EPA, = No Clean Water, No Clean Air. (Try and pretend the oil men and corporations would give a damn about your quality of life with out the
EPA... go on I'll be laughing over here.)
No more nuclear fuel for the nuclear reactors. (Texas doesn.t make it's own fuel and would be stuck with the dead rods too.)
The Current Droughts, that are likely to get worse, will not have any external aid to offset damages.
Insignificant policing of the border, which would get worse as the Cartels moved east.
No free intra-state shipping, (Or it'd get more expensive.)
More Border hassles and import hassles including tarrifs for all goods coming out of Texas, and likely into it.
All the military funds that flow into Texas from the Federal Armed Forces & Service members would go away.
Then there is water, there would have to be a treaty drawn up before the USA would likely let the rivers flow freely.
Air travel, you think the TSA is bad for going from Dallas to El Paso is bad, try going to Kansas after that.
Then there is the health issue, CDC, and national health services would get prioritized to the non-ceding states.
Let's not forget the sudden rush of population coming into Texas, every twit with a hate on for the USA would flock in, not to mention the criminals
I live in Texas and I am not dumb enough to even think its even possible for Texas to make it without the rest of the nation, and remain Texas. I'm
not going to live feudal state where some right wing nut job with a bad interpretation from the bible gets to tell my family how to live; or that
thinks they have a say in how my daughter should grow up.
Frankly though, I don't think most Texans are stupid enough to go for succession.
But I could be wrong.
edit on 12-11-2012 by Moshpet because: (no reason given)