Skip to comments.Please Don’t Secede, Texas—We Need You
Posted on 02/12/2013 9:48:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The Lone Star state boasts all-star status when it comes to job creation and economic growth. Writing for City Journal, Wendell Cox brings us a great in-depth look at one of the healthiest state economies in the U.S. Texas job creation is well above the national average, with the number of jobs having grown 31.5 percent since 1995. Even more impressive, many of the new jobs were high-paying, coming from professional and technical fields. Cox explains why:
A pro-business climate has unquestionably been a substantial advantage. In its annual ranking of business environments, Chief Executive has named Texas the most growth-friendly state for eight years in a row. (California has been last for the same eight years.) The reasons included low taxes and sensible regulations; a high-quality workforce (Texas ranked second only to Utah in that category in 2012); and a pleasant living environment….
Part of the explanation for the high living-environment score is doubtless Texass low cost of living…. More than three-quarters of the cost-of-living difference between Texas and California can be explained by housing costs….
Read the whole thing. Cox makes well-supported points about why this particular state is doing so well.
Other states should be looking to Texas for inspiration. It’s no coincidence that Cox compares Texas and California so frequently in his article. California may still have the biggest economy, but at the moment Texas has all the momentum.
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My understanding is that Texas entered into this mutated Union as a Sovereign Republic (a free ‘country’). If they want to secede from a “freely entered” union, they should be completely free to leave it. I wish more states would consider the same. This union is no more.
Some wit suggested that were Texas to secede, their first act should be to make communism, socialism, and the Democrat party unlawful.
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Secede the northeastern states and the west coast, instead. ;-)
This is exactly the reason that Texas needs to secede. Hopefully, a few other conservative states will join it.
Texas has 3.2 million on Medicare and 4.5 million on Medicaid.
I doubt they’ll be seceding anytime soon.
“My understanding is that Texas entered into this mutated Union as a Sovereign Republic (a free country).”
I’m only aware of 2 states that entered the union as sovereign Republics - Texas and California.
>>My understanding is that Texas entered into this mutated Union as a Sovereign Republic (a free country). If they want to secede from a freely entered union, they should be completely free to leave it. <<
That is urban myth. Upon statehood any territory becomes the same as any other state. The War of Northern Aggression cemented that relationship.
Never understood this notion that a union needs to be perpetual. What for? Because it feels good to know that?
Just look at how much Europe changed over the past 800 years. Nations like Milan, Prussia, Argon, Wales, Yugoslavia, and the Kalmar Union no longer exist and the world got along just fine. One day Scotland, Venice, and Catalonia will be independent nations and the world still wont implode.
Hell, no one said N. America would become a battleground just because there are several new nations here. What would be the point of that?
Actually California spends a lot more on the education system. I doubt that they spend as much on real education.
Texas is not going anywhere. It will go blue before seceeding. This national push to flood it with California commie refugees and a few more illegals will guarantee it.
That kind of assumes that Texas is looking for anybody's permission to secede.
Not at all a bad idea.
Perhaps Boehner and his pals might want to take that up.
After they grow a pair, that is.
How about this for an idea?
Tell California, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and a few other states that they are no longer needed or wanted to remain as states?
That from this point on, they are on their own.
>>That kind of assumes that Texas is looking for anybody’s permission to secede. <<
When it comes down to it I, as a new Texan, will stand with my Texas brethren against the progressive obama states of liberalism.
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