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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Correct. As with most things involving the government, they do what they want be cause, frankly, who's going to tell them they can't, right?
    Right.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Say what? The national government is a leech upon the productive capacity of this country. We would be far better off without it.
    That's cute. Where exactly are we going to get the resources, agriculture, and production to sustain 25.6 million people? It doesn't all come from Texas. In fact, very little of what we have is made "in house". We just going to magically build an economy and industry out of nowhere? Poof, out of thin air... not happening bro, because the second we secede, all support from our neighboring states is out. That also means no help from the Border Patrol and US Customs, no TSA, just to see family or friends that live in another state, you'll need a passport. Texas would sink faster than Exxon-Valdez. I don't want that, I don't think you do, either. Secession is stupid. We need to be working with our neighbors, instead of thinking **** everyone else because we're the BEST OF ALL TIME EVAR!!!11!!!!!! because we're not. We rely on the US just as much as they rely on us.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    That's cute. Where exactly are we going to get the resources, agriculture, and production to sustain 25.6 million people?
    You think that comes from the government?

    It doesn't all come from Texas. In fact, very little of what we have is made "in house". We just going to magically build an economy and industry out of nowhere? Poof, out of thin air... not happening bro, because the second we secede, all support from our neighboring states is out. That also means no help from the Border Patrol and US Customs, no TSA, just to see family or friends that live in another state, you'll need a passport. Texas would sink faster than Exxon-Valdez. I don't want that, I don't think you do, either. Secession is stupid. We need to be working with our neighbors, instead of thinking **** everyone else because we're the BEST OF ALL TIME EVAR!!!11!!!!!! because we're not. We rely on the US just as much as they rely on us.
    You think that the US government actually produces something? The government cannot do anything unless it first steals wealth from the populace.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I'm sure we'll all agree. You can't stop the will of the people. Texas wants to secede and the people of America don't like Texas anyway. It's a ****hole of a state that always does embarrassing, redneck, bull**** things. The butthole of America can leave at any point, in my opinion.
    They stopped it in 1865. And that with 13 states that did and some others who wanted to secede. The will of the people is a cause for war also.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    A very practical question here: let us put aside the political argument about if they could or could not. Lets assume Texas can leave if the people so desire it.

    What type of financial costs would there be with such a situation?

    Wouldn't that make it virtually impossible to then make that move?

    What is the share of the national debt that each citizen owes - Texans included? If they wanted to leave, should then not pay their bills before being doing that?

    What about Social Security and medicare?

    What about federal property and buildings in Texas?
    What about jobs Texans hold connected to the Federal government?

    What happens to all this?

    What happens to the Texans who do not want to secede?

    What happens to other Americans who want to then move to Texas after secession?

    Who becomes responsible for the defense of Texas?
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    You think that comes from the government?
    No, it comes from other states, who will not support us, if we secede. Millions of jobs will be lost, because a majority of jobs come from companies that aren't founded in Texas. Say goodbye to the majority of our refineries, including all related subdivisions, because those belong to other states, and countries. Not to mention retail outlets, franchises, and other big businesses we use to maintain our economy, and give people jobs. We'll be completely destitute in a matter of months.


    You think that the US government actually produces something? The government cannot do anything unless it first steals wealth from the populace.
    I'm talking about the Union states. If you think they're going to continue doing business with us after a secession, you're living in a cloud.
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    I don't give a damn about Texas or Texans are they are welcome to leave our country any time they wish.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I'm sure we'll all agree. You can't stop the will of the people. Texas wants to secede and the people of America don't like Texas anyway. It's a ****hole of a state that always does embarrassing, redneck, bull**** things. The butthole of America can leave at any point, in my opinion.
    If they go, I wish they would take their sister states, Arizona and both Carolina's. Would be a healthier America.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If they go, I wish they would take their sister states, Arizona and both Carolina's. Would be a healthier America.
    Yeah, because we're all beer swilling rednecks
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    No, it comes from other states, who will not support us, if we secede. Millions of jobs will be lost, because a majority of jobs come from companies that aren't founded in Texas. Say goodbye to the majority of our refineries, including all related subdivisions, because those belong to other states, and countries. Not to mention retail outlets, franchises, and other big businesses we use to maintain our economy, and give people jobs. We'll be completely destitute in a matter of months.
    Chicken Little, I think the sky is falling. You don't think private companies would come in and take over those oil refineries? Where do you think the money comes from to run businesses? The government just doles out wealth and we are the happy recipients? This is hilarious.

    I'm talking about the Union states. If you think they're going to continue doing business with us after a secession, you're living in a cloud.
    Lol, because England never did business with us after we seceded. This is some great stuff.

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