Skip to comments.Fellow Texans....Yes we can!
Posted on 11/05/2008 11:13:16 AM PST by erkyl
Texas is my country. Appears most of the rest have abandoned it.
Yes, I know that. It’s why we can fly our flag the way we do. :)
Whatever, this is a ridiculous pipe dream.
I am in. Get the ball rolling and I will be glad to move back to Texas to lend a hand.
We have to elect state legislators who will vote for secession. It’s the first thing voted on every session. We need to quit doing it as tradition and really do it.
I was all for this in 2000 but it didn’t get much traction. I wrote my state rep and didn’t get a reply.
A friend and I were talking about this Monday night—she did her thesis on it.
I totally agree. I think other southern states will join as well.
We can have a new Confederacy of freedom loving states. I would say a good poriton of the US Military is from the South and would not turn on their families.
That is why I am recommending the Guard to any young person who is considering military service. Support the state militias. They may be our saving grace from the Fed.
Nothing was settled...
Yeah, that didn't work out too well...
There's often some chatter that Texas can legally secede but I've never found any language, anywhere, that supports that. Parenthetically there is a great thread from 2001 on secession here:
I might also add that the prospect of Texas being able to split into multiple states seems to be a canard as well.
Okay...but you’d have to dump the huge areas of Dallas County and Harris County because they voted by large majorities for Obama. Haven’t checked yet, but feel sure Jefferson County (Beaumont area) and El Paso County did the same. This means we’d have to slice and dice hundreds of thousands of people and where would we put them? Re-education camps? Oops, this is beginning to sound like Obama.
Think we had better go with winning hearts and minds back to our conservative principles. Or come live in Montgomery County with several hundreds of thousands of people who are about 90% Republican. Y’all come.
2008 / 10 /01
I support that idea but I don’t think it will happen.
Coming to you from Houston here - we had a gathering last night - 20 or so - to watch our country go down the tubes. We joked at the end, before we bowed our heads to pray for the state of this country - that it could be the first meeting of the secession of Texas.
We have some basic infrastructure in place. Texas has it’s own electrical grid - we are joined to the rest of the country. Perhaps we could develop more of our own production and “wheel” it to the rest of the country?
John McCain won every county in only one state - Oklahoma. His 65.64% share of the vote is highest in the nation.
People seem to forget that you need a Jimmy before you get a Ronny.
Texas wouldn’t go anywhere... we refine 75% of the world’s oil. We could join OPEC and start charging Kalifornia some really outrageous prices. We would be a member of the G8 on par with France and Japan.
Texas is actually energy independent at the current time. We are a net-export state for electricity - i.e., we make more than we can use and sell it to the surrounding states.
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
It’s not exactly an original idea! Are all we freepers invited?
Nice photo of your flags. ... but just a reminder: nobambi said that he intends to change it because it “offends” his pals.