posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 09:33 PM
Texas can totally pull this off. We have a $1.7 trillion dollar per year economy, we produce the most oil and gas of any state in the union, we have
our own power grid, a balanced budget, and we do it with no state income tax. We have industry, farming, ranching, fishing, seaports,
refineries....I think we would be just fine. The money that our citizens would be paying to Uncle Sugar could turn around and be paid to the New
Republic of Texas, and make us one hell of an ecomonic force. As for the various military bases in Texas, they can take those, and the soldiers that
go with it, as that is US goverrnment property.
We could easily replace whatever revenue came from the military by opening up some casinos in the larger cities, and even bring back an old crop which
used to be the backbone of the plains states.
The children here already are required to do two pledges of allegiance to flags: the first goes to the US flag, and the second is a pledge of
allegiance to the Texas flag. They hold their hand, palms up to the flag, and say: "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one
state under God, one and indivisible."
So, from the time Texas kids get to school, their allegiances are divided. It's no great stretch of the imagination to think that they could cut out
the pledge to the US flag if they were to secede.
Many people here speak wishfully for secession. We've signed the petitions, and we have been summarily ignored and dismissed. So, if it's gonna
happen, we're gonna have to make it happen, and it won't be pretty.