The question then comes down to who is willing to shoot first. Let's say Texas does issue articles of secession. Will Obama pull the US military out of the new Republic of Texas? How about the EPA, OSHA, NASA or a thousand other federal agencies? Essentially Obama would ignore secession until United States facilities started being forcibly taken over by Republic of Texas forces. Pretty soon you would have a Fort Sumter situation where the Texans would have to shoot to remove US forces. Then after dozens of US troops have been killed by the Republic of Texas, would the rest of the military call for retreat or attack against the rebels?
I'm sure this could be finessed. Texas issues articles of secession, and tells its businesses that they they need no longer withold and/or pay federal taxes. Texas is then in a position of defending her citizens from federal authorities.
Good luck trying to take Lackland AFB, Fort Sam Houston, and Corpus Christi NAS away from the Pentagon. They’re really attached to those bases, and all the little ones too.
posted on 11/14/2012 3:52:24 PM PST
by Bill ORightsly
(Sine lege vivere, oportet esse honestum)
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