Could Texas become its own country?

Could Texas become its own country?

There are 245 comments on the story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Could Texas become its own country? . In it, reports that:

Ever since Governor Perry gave a nod to secessionists, the idea of Texas leaving the United States to become its own country has put the Lone Star State in the national spotlight.

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#190 May 26, 2011
Is Texas really ripe for a secession movement?

Probably not (yet). Texans generally aren't the rugged, independent, libertyconscious folks they once were. Like most Americans, they happily acquiesce to the U.S. government's steady theft of their rights and property via unlawful statutes,
programs, and activities.

Unfamiliar with historical or legal details, being largely products of public (i.e.,
government) "education," today's Texans easily adopt the "politically correct" myths
that litter the landscape of American popular opinion. Many don't even know what
the word secede means, and believe that the United States is a "democracy" (hint:
it's not)[8].

But public opinion and ignorance won't stop us from suggesting that secession is still a good idea for people who value their rights and personal liberty more highly than the temporal affluence, comfort, and false security provided by the U.S. welfare/warfare state. By raising public awareness of even the concept of secession,we hope they might plant seeds that will some day yield a new resolve among Texans for liberty and self-government.

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#191 May 26, 2011
How would Texas—and Texans—benefit from secession?

In many ways. Over the past century-and-a-half the United States government has awarded itself ever more power (but not the lawful authority) to meddle with the lives, liberty, and property of the People of Texas (as well as those of the other

Sapping Texans' wealth into a myriad of bureaucratic, socialist schemes both in the U.S. and abroad, the bipartisan despots in Washington persists in expanding the federal debt and budget deficits every year. Texans would indeed gain much by reclaiming control of their State, their property, their liberty, and their very lives, by
refusing to participate further in the fraud perpetrated by the Washington politicians
and bureaucrats.

By restoring Texas to an independent republic, Texans would truly reclaim a treasure for themselves and their progeny.

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#193 May 26, 2011
Texas has a rich history of independent character. She was the first of only two US States ever recognized internationally as sovereign, independent republics (the other was Hawai'i), having won her independence from a heavy-handed despotic government (Mexico) that refused to honor its own constitution (sound familiar?).

We'd like to see Texans showing more public pride in Texas by displaying symbols of Texas' history and spirit of liberty—particularly various renditions of the Texas flag. That's the motivation behind , as well as our sister site, , which aims to be a source of affordable quality Texas flags,flag decals, and Secede decals, as a means of encouraging the public display of support for an independent Texas.

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Since: Aug 09

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#194 May 26, 2011
CB can see both sides wrote:
<quoted text>So, I guess you agree if Americans would want to "get Texas and Texans out of the union" we should have the right?
Only Texans have that option.

El Paso, TX

#195 May 26, 2011
Have you noticed that all the wise a**es are from New Mexico and Old Mexico. El Paso = old Mexico.

“Now do whats right!”

Since: Jan 09

Doolittle, Mo.

#196 May 27, 2011
lilya wrote:
<quoted text>
Only Texans have that option.
So Texans have an option, but the rest of Americans do not. We are a one nation, not a land mass of small nations.

In other words, what if every state had this philosphy, would we still be a reliable country?

Burleson, TX

#197 Nov 2, 2011

Since: Oct 11

Des Moines, IA

#199 Nov 8, 2011
I think they can.

Carmel, ME

#201 Nov 9, 2011
Prayer Captain wrote:
Castrate all Texans and help stamp out retardation. Eliminate Texas' "a-whole syndrome" .. put them in quarantine, do not let them out... build work camps for them to pay back their crimes against society.
How about just castrating High Finance, Rev Mike Pecos Bill and you. That wiil free up space on this thread and you won't be taking up valuable space in the planet. And it damn sure will conform to the Stamp Out Foriegn Intruder Species Act.

Carmel, ME

#202 Nov 9, 2011
Aubertbeau wrote:
I think they SHOULD. Mexico will invade and take back the land.
Mexico never owned Texas. They stole it from the Kiowa and Commanche. Mexico has invaded Texas at least twice and hasn't won yet. The last time it cost them New Mexico, Arizona, California and Part of Colorado. They didn't own those parcels of land either.
So, once again, you juvenile puttz, you don't have the faintest clue about what the hell you just posted. And whereever you're from, I wished whoever you stole the land from would come and take it back and deport you butt to Iran.

Carmel, ME

#203 Nov 9, 2011
I personally would love to pull out of the United States and become a soverign nation. Then turn off all the pipelines that carry oil, gasoline, and natural gas to Massachewits and New Jerk, and freeze a bunch of you Yankee Socialist blue.

I would also favor deporting every sob that wasn't born on Texas soil, confiscating their possessions and donating the proceeds of a sale of those possessions to build a true Republic of Texas.
Bob Lee Swagger USMC

Austin, TX

#205 Nov 9, 2011
Petro: You're the reason for all the jokes, but you're not from Texas anyway. Don't you just proudly say you're from Mexico. Actually we want El Paso to go back to Mexico.

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#206 Nov 9, 2011
I hope,there are a whole different breed of people down there.

Carmel, ME

#207 Nov 10, 2011
one wrote:
I hope,there are a whole different breed of people down there.
There is, and if you will just stay were you are and quit sticking your nose into our business, you won't have to be losing any sleep over what we do in Texas. Because I damn sure don't care what the hell is going on where you are.

Carmel, ME

#208 Nov 10, 2011
Aubertbeau wrote:
<quoted text>
Please remove Texas from the United States of America. It lowers the intelligence quotient for the nation. We don't need more southern imbeciles here.
History is not your strong area, hey?

You will still freeze to death you jackass idiot. And note folks-once again twit is attacking people he doesn't know, or give a dump about, "southern imbeciles". Narrowed your cesspool part of the world down to North of the Mason-Dixon, huh?

Crockett, TX

#211 Nov 10, 2012
Talk bad about all us Texans. When the times get tuff where yall are at just let us know and we will help yall.
The Thinker

Jonesborough, TN

#212 Nov 10, 2012
I have a solution. Let any Mexican that want to be American come north thru Arizona and then head west. They can then wall off the northern border of Texas. They can then earn their citizenship to the US by guarding our southern border for 5 years. We can arm them and feed them, and even make them a special force. The army, navy, Air Force, marines, and Bagger Patrol........

Let the Mexicans in. They work hard, they're Christian, they are humble and they just want to be free.....they wouldn't let one bagger past them. We could even convict people here in the US and ship them to Texas. It would sort of be our penis colony with Oerry as president

Oak Hill, WV

#213 Nov 13, 2012
Txas is a red state wita good economy... If you like minumum wage. But witht he economy doing so good where do you think the liberals are going to move to? How long before it turns blue thanks to the liberals moving there and the mexicans wanting free welfare?

Prestonsburg, KY

#214 Nov 13, 2012
The Old Coach wrote:
<quoted text>
The US is broke, Texas isn't. The US does'nt use their money wisely. Maybe they should let more Texans run the country!
Tjhe US already tried that and it was a complete failure. Matter of fact he wasn't even invited to speak at the RNC. Knew all too well if he showed his face no republican stood a chance. The rest of the Country thinks you should be allowed to secede. The States would be better for it, and it would be hilarious when Texas was a third World Country. I'm doubting you folks actually understand what the consequences of such an action would be. I reckon you cowboys can rope those old mean drones.
El Chingon

Hardy, VA

#215 Nov 13, 2012
Well, what does Randy Travis say?

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