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.
posted on 02/12/2013 9:50:44 AM PST
Some wit suggested that were Texas to secede, their first act should be to make communism, socialism, and the Democrat party unlawful.
Texas ping! Thought you might like this article.
posted on 02/12/2013 9:52:34 AM PST
Secede the northeastern states and the west coast, instead. ;-)
posted on 02/12/2013 9:54:55 AM PST
(We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
This is exactly the reason that Texas needs to secede. Hopefully, a few other conservative states will join it.
posted on 02/12/2013 9:56:10 AM PST
(Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
It spends far less than California on education but ranks significantly higher. And California business leaders are growing more frustrated by the day, as Sacramento seems determined to squeeze them for ever more revenue.
I've noticed the former myself. I don't know about the entire state, but when I got my teaching certificate in Texas and was looking at local jobs, there were NO penions. A wonderful thing! Not only did that save the tax payers money, BUT I also think it helps with the quality of teachers. Seems contradictory, but here's how I see it: a pension system holds teachers into that position, whether they are good or bad at it. Without one, teachers who don't like the work feel free to leave and find something they do enjoy. And the job can be a labor of love, not just a source of money. I know CA has a ton of awful teachers who are working for nothing more than getting that huge pension. At the taxpayer's expense, of course!
posted on 02/12/2013 9:57:44 AM PST
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.
posted on 02/12/2013 10:16:37 AM PST
Texas cannot secede but it can divide into five states. It should seriously consider this option.
Going from 2 to 10 senators would fundamentally change national politics.
posted on 02/12/2013 10:24:24 AM PST
(I remember when unemployment was 4.7 percent)
If Texas does secede, I’m outta here. I’ll be on my way to Texas in a heartbeat. My oldest son has been trying to talk us into moving there anyway.
posted on 02/12/2013 10:40:06 AM PST
(Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
I’d like to see a broader secession movement but the first state that tries it has a death wish unless someone does them a solid and uses one of the mythical missing Soviet suitcase nukes on DC first. Sure, Texas has great resources and infrastructure and could make it on it’s own. Unfortunately DC has a dozen carrier battle groups. Just one of those could turn Texas into a 3rd world country. And anyone who thinks Americans won’t fire on Americans needs to crack a history book. It’s happened more than once. A lot more.
posted on 02/12/2013 10:53:11 AM PST
(An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
This is under three terms of pro-gun, pro-life, pro-religious freedom, pro-capitalism Rick Perry. Folks were too hard on him. We’d be in a much better place right now if he were president.
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