"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Here is something to ponder. The rest of the states are broke and Texas is running a budget surplus that exceeded 8 billion dollors in 2008. The 2009 -2010 budget will be tighter however the state will still have a surplus. While Blue states such as California, Michigan, and New York are beyond broke.
Last edited by SgtRock; 12-22-09 at 10:51 PM.
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
However, I still don't see where that gives Texas the right to nullify federal laws. Everything you've mentioned is based on what the state governments have done - not the federal government.
If Texas left, we would undoubtedly get many other states to join us such as Oklahoma, for example. Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska, North and South Dakota all would want out of the dysfunctional U.S. controlled by the corrupt Democrats. I'm sure a good many others would want out as well. We have a shoreline for access to trade so we are not landlocked. It's going to happen sooner or later anyway because we have entirely too much division today. We will inevitably have a second "Civil War" if necessary but this one will be just in order to defend the Constitution; not a corrupt society based on slavery. The "slavers" today are primarily centered in the U.S. Congress and White House.
Last edited by Missouri Mule; 12-23-09 at 12:13 AM.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson
Texas will probably look like pre-1989 Berlin if it succeeds from the Union. They'll have a border fence around the whole state to keep Mexicans and "Yankees" out. They will probably also stop people from leaving the state to keep there economy from collapsing.
Don't forget you'll look like racists too since you succeeded while a black guy was president
EDIT: Take a look at this conspiracy: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT00j-aa_7k"]YouTube- Would the USA Split[/ame]
Last edited by Phantom; 12-23-09 at 12:40 AM.