"It(texas) argued that given the size of Texas' economy and because the state has a balanced budget, it would be "practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union."
what a joke
I own some land in Texas. If a foreign nation decides to seize it, I expect the US military to go explain to them why their choice is unwise.
Last edited by Deuce; 01-23-13 at 09:14 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Update at 4:31 p.m.: Moments ago, an email arrived from Catherine Frazier, press secretary for Governor Rick Perry, who has this to say about the petition on the White House website:
Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.
Update: Rick Perry’s office says he ‘believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it’ | Trail Blazers Blog
It ain't gonna happen. Besides, the Civil War put an end to any serious notion of secession.