Skip to comments.The Future of Texas
Posted on 08/11/2004 5:49:17 PM PDT by reformed_dem
Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union (please refer to the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848).
We Texans love y'all, but we'll have to take action if Kerry wins as president over Bush. 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 own hands.
Here is our solution:
#1: Let John Kerry become President of the United tates. (all 49 states.)
#2: George W. Bush 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. John Kerry 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 more)
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 Kerry:
Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only President Kerry 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. Kerry has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas.
Signed, The People of Texas
Have a nice day!
I'm coming! Any good subdivisions in Houston?
It must be hot in Texas, again.
"It must be hot in Texas, again."
Actually, it's unbelievably cool! The high today was 71; low tonight is supposed to be about 57! For it to be 71 degrees in the Texas Panhandle on August 11 is UNHEARD of!! It's usually about 105!
I'm thinking it's that danged global warming thing again.
I'm so surprised you don't mention Texas has its own independent power grid. Unlike California where I presently live, that is part of a several-state power grid. Texas lives and dies by its own power and a whole lot of other stuff, like you said. I'm seriously considering TX for my future residence.
Hey, I live in Kalifornia too. I've only been to Texas once, 11 years ago.
I love it.
Up here in cool, wooded, south-eastern British Columbia, the highs are in the 90s!
We're having a great summer, and the fire situation is non-critical.
Life is good.
Remember the Alamo!
KL, Be prepared for high taxes! And if you say anything about it, people will just say how Texas doesn't have any personal state sales tax. That is supposed to get you to shut up about the taxes while you pay, pay, pay. Thank goodness I am back home in Colorado!
that won't work. you can't control the tide of immigration on your southern border now. What are you going to do when it is twice as bad on the northern border?
I've finally found a Panhandle Freeper!
We've been curious since a trip in early March...we drove across I-40 from California towards OKC. On both legs (10 days apart) there was terrifying fog just east of Amarillo all the way past the TX/OK state lines. Hell, if we hadn't known Shamrock was where it was, we'd have missed it (wanted to spend the night there),
We though California drivers were bonkers, but the way traffic continued at 75 through that pea soup was eerie.
My question: How common is that fog?
"My question: How common is that fog?"
Actually, it's pretty uncommon (unless you want to count a few folks, here and there around the Panhandle, who are permanently in a fog).
For some reason, there IS a stretch between McLean and Shamrock that always seems to have the most severe weather when we're having a bad day. When it's snowing and icy, that stretch of road is very, very bad...always more icy than anywhere else.
This whole summer has been odd here in Amarillo; only a few days in the upper 90's, and suddenly, we're having some pretty cool days here in August!
I want in.
The border situation is due entirely to a lack of will in Washington D.C. the folks in Texas are quite capable of securing their section of border with Mexico if allowed to by the dorks in D.C.
Guns and ammo ready!
I've got room for a few other good conservatives who might need to get away from Kerry if needed. Must arrive properly armed and ready to work.
Here is the text of the treaty:
Although it sounds like a good idea for a last resort, I don't think the treaty indicates Texas can secede. I think it says that we can form a total of four or five separate states. Can you imagine Texas having 8 or 10 Senators?
Sounds good to me!
Here is the pertinent text:
"New States of convenient size not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas and having sufficient population, may, hereafter by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution."
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