1. It would mean war. Answer: This is not 1860. Even the Soviet Union broke up without war.
2. Obama will never let us go. Answer: There is one reason why he might--34 electoral votes that are always a problem for liberals. Anyway, to rephrase Davey Crocket, "To hell with Obama, I'm going to Texas."
3. The civil war settled the issue. Answer: The north won by force, but that did not settle the issue. A free people always have the right to govern themselves and have the right to separate when their government usurps their rights.
4. It'll never happen. Answer: It has happened before; it will happen again. The yearning for freedom is greater than any impediment.
5. What about the US debt? Answer: Texas would have to assume its share of the debt. But the huge economic boom we would experience would help us pay off the debt.
6. What about the people on Medicare and Social Security in Texas?
7. The Demographic question?
I see the re-election of Obama has literally driven people insane.
The only way any state is leaving this country is after the country no longer exists at all.
Why have you excerpted your own garbage?
The left is in control and has obtained total control in California. As I see it this secession movement is in fact a statement to the left that we on the right can no longer live with you. We have nothing in common with the left.
I don’t see any signs that a majority of the people in Texas want to secede. And if they did, I doubt that the populations of Austin, San Antonio or Dallas would want to go with them.
Anyway, to rephrase Davey Crocket, “To hell with Obama, I’m going to Texas.”
That’s basically one main problem Texas has today with the influx both legal and illegal.
It would be awesome, but its not going to happen. I’d totally be in favor though.
But one suggestion I would put forth is not copy the bill of rights verbatum. Change a few words here and there, eg first amendment clarify freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion; and the second amendment, place with emphasis the phrase INDIVIDUAL RIGHT to keep and bear arms, with language preventing the kind of crap we see today, eg "assualt weapon bans."
One thing the Republic of Texas would need immediately is a bank outside of the jurisdiction of the united states and its own currency.
Democrats will leave Texas and all of the God Fearing States of America with no choice. They will demand we particiate in unmitigated evil under their new federal laws.
Anyone with even a morsel of conscience and integrity will be compelled to refuse.
They will come with the UN (with whom they treasonously colluded and empowered) to force states to comply.
State legislatures will fight to protect.
That is what Obama wants and has always wanted.
Hardline communists like Obama, Soros, Stalin, Lenin & Mao have NEVER had any objective less than world domination. They blame whatever free countries that are left for the failure of communism - like liberals blame Republicans after liberals destroy nations with debt and demented social programs.
It’s fun to fantasize about an amicable seperation where they get to live in their failing Utopia and we get to live like decent, civilzed, God fearing humans.
The problem is that “Democrats” (misnomer for Communists) are evil in nature and deed.
Therefore, they cannot live knowing you are living as a decent, noble creature as God intended.
They will come for you until they enslave you or you defeat them as Reagan did.
Many hate to hear this because these reprobates are their children or descendents.
We should only assume the debts if we also acquire all the feds physical assets in Texas. We would be buying these assets by taking our share of the debts. Otherwise, no reason to take on their debts.
Secession is pretty much a non-starter unless a lot of States manage at the same time and have adjacent borders. Else there will be a siege of sorts to keep them from trading among each other for survival necessities. Unless each State has everything it needs within its borders, it’s toast. The Dollar will become illegal for them to use and their own scrip will be worthless except within the borders.
If Texas or any state DOES secede, I will move there.
I would love to see Texas create the ‘Texas Dollar’, back by GOLD.
I live in Texas and I didn’t sign up for Socialism! You other critcs can stay for the mass graves that socialism/communism always leads to. As for me and my family, I wan’t the F*ck out!
this petition will go nowhere, but it finally, maybe starts the conversation. most colonists in 1770 would have never even considered secession in 1776 a possibility. And, my understanding is that many colonists stayed loyal to Britian even during the war.
In recent times, many countries have peacefully broken up. I hope Texas can do so within 10 years, before it is too late.
Texas would lose a few million rif-raf and liberals and parasites, but how would they handle the many millions of America’s finest families and people swarming in?
I guess we would just have to see how the closest modern version of the original founding types of America, worked it out.