Can Texas secede from the US?

“Life is very very Good!”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#1 Nov 11, 2008
We Texans love y'all, but we'll have to take action when Obama becomes president. We'll miss you too.

Texas has given all those complainers plenty of time to get used to the results. After seeing the whiners along the campaign route, the folks from Texas are considering taking matters into our hands.

Here is our solution:

#1: Elect Barak Obama President of the United States.(All 49 states.)

#2: Rick Perry becomes the President of the Republic Of Texas.

So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas.(We will control the space industry.)

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.

3. Defense Industry.(We have over 65% of it) The term "Don’t mess with Texas," will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years. Yankee states? Sorry about that.

5. Natural Gas - Again we have all we need and it's too bad about those northern states. Barack Obama will figure a way to keep them warm....

6. 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. The list goes on and on.

7. 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.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us going: UT Texas, A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, SMU, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT, Texas Women's University, Ivy grows better in the south anyway

9. We have a ready supply of workers.(Just open the border when we need some)

10. We have control of the paper industry, plastics, insurance, etc.

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. We don't have an army but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an army in 24 hours if we need it. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over a couple Texas Rangers.

12. 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. And everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.

This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic Of Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.

Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama: Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only Mr. Obama will be able to drive around in his 9 mile per gallon SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.

You won't have any TV as the space center in Houston will cut off your communications. You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas.

Signed, The People in Texas

Have a nice day!

“Hen oida hoti ouden oida”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#2 Nov 11, 2008
Mr Suave wrote:
We Texans love y'all, but we'll have to take action when Obama becomes president. We'll miss you too.
Texas has given all those complainers plenty of time to get used to the results. After seeing the whiners along the campaign route, the folks from Texas are considering taking matters into our hands.
Here is our solution:
#1: Elect Barak Obama President of the United States.(All 49 states.)
#2: Rick Perry becomes the President of the Republic Of Texas.
So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?
1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas.(We will control the space industry.)
2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.
3. Defense Industry.(We have over 65% of it) The term "Don’t mess with Texas," will take on a whole new meaning.
4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years. Yankee states? Sorry about that.
5. Natural Gas - Again we have all we need and it's too bad about those northern states. Barack Obama will figure a way to keep them warm....
6. 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. The list goes on and on.
7. 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.
8. We have enough colleges to keep us going: UT Texas, A&M, Texas Tech, Rice, SMU, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT, Texas Women's University, Ivy grows better in the south anyway
9. We have a ready supply of workers.(Just open the border when we need some)
10. We have control of the paper industry, plastics, insurance, etc.
11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. We don't have an army but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an army in 24 hours if we need it. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over a couple Texas Rangers.
12. 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. And everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.
This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic Of Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.
Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama: Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only Mr. Obama will be able to drive around in his 9 mile per gallon SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.
You won't have any TV as the space center in Houston will cut off your communications. You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas.
Signed, The People in Texas
Have a nice day!
Seeing as all the major cities in Texas are Liberal and voted for Obama (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio), good luck accomplishing that.

“Life is very very Good!”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#3 Nov 11, 2008
MeganK wrote:
<quoted text>
Seeing as all the major cities in Texas are Liberal and voted for Obama (Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio), good luck accomplishing that.
Okay maybe not. Nice picture by the way.
Otis Criblecoblis

West Springfield, MA

#4 Nov 11, 2008
All y'all already tried that. Worked out pretty well.
Daily PUMA

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Nov 11, 2008

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#6 Nov 11, 2008
All fifty states need to secede to save freedom. The federal government hates the constitution and freedom.
Otis Criblecoblis

West Springfield, MA

#7 Nov 11, 2008
Onnioni wrote:
All fifty states need to secede to save freedom. The federal government hates the constitution and freedom.
The result of George Bush and Dick Cheney. How sad.

“Life is very very Good!”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#8 Nov 11, 2008

“Life is very very Good!”

Since: Mar 08

United States

#9 Nov 11, 2008

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#10 Nov 13, 2008
Onnioni wrote:
All fifty states need to secede to save freedom. The federal government hates the constitution and freedom.
Yes it is sad. I blame both parties.

“9/11 inside job”

Since: May 08

Saugerties New York

#11 Nov 13, 2008
Onnioni wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it is sad. I blame both parties.
This is ment for Otis Criblecoblis. I also blame all news mainly fux noise and the sheeple.
Vivek Golikeri

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Aug 19, 2011
An independent Texas would never stay independent forever. It would be flooded with illegal Mexicans, and at some point the Mexican government would attempt to re-annex it. Indeed, it was precisely because Texas as a nation was too weak and vulnerable to resist Mexico's intentions that it sought the safety of US statehood.

In one sense, Texas is between Mexico and the USA rather as are Alsace and Lorraine between France and Germany. A bit of both, bounced between the two, never able to be truly standalone.

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