Friday, April 24, 2009

If Texas Did Succeed From the USA?

At the Tea Party in Austin, the crowd shouted over and over "secession". Texas Governor Rick Perry (aka Zoolander) chimmed in on this himself, saying that Texans might become so angry, that Texas might secede.

It is a fact that Texas was at one time a country. Much press has been given to this statement here in Texas. Many schoalrs have also put their two cents in; some claiming that Texas legally succeed from the United States while otehr say they gave up that right after the Civil War.

In either case, I did some research and came up with some interesting facts about the Lone Star State.

So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. We will control the space industry.

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States.

3. Defense Industry — we have over 65% of it. The term “Don’t mess
with Texas,” will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will
need for the next 300 years. What will the other states do? Gee, we
don’t know. Why not ask Obama?

5. Natural Gas - again we have all we need and it’s too bad about
those Northern States. John Kerry and Al Gore will have to figure out
a way to keep them warm…

6. Computer Industry - we lead the nation in producing computer chips
and communications equipment -small companies like Texas Instruments,
Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel,
AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Misconduct, Dallas Semiconductor,
Norte l, Alcatel, etc. The list goes on and on.

7. Medical Care - We have the research centers for cancer research,
the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well
as, other large health centers. The Houston Medical Center alone
employs over 65,000 people.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of
Texas, Texas AM, Texas Tech, Texas Ch ristian, Rice, SMU, University
of Dallas, University of Houston, Baylor, UNT (University of North
Texas ), Texas Women’s University, etc. Ivy grows better in the South
anyway.

9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn’t
restricted by a bunch of unions. Here in Texas, it’s a Right to Work
State and, therefore, it’s every man and woman for themselves. We just
go out and get the job done. And if we don’t like the way one company
operates, we get a job somewhere else.

10. We have essential control of the paper, plastics and insurance
industries, etc.

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard,
the Texas Air National Guard and several military bases. We don’t
have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least six rifles
and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 h ours if we need one.
If the situation really gets bad, we can always call the Department of
Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas Rangers.

12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs and
several types of grain, fruit and vegetables, and let’s not forget
seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows how to cook
them so that they taste good. Don’t need any food.

13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States, and
twenty-three of the 100 largest cities in the United States, are
located in Texas. And Texas also has more land than California, New
York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts,
Maryland, Rhode Island and Vermont&n bsp;combined.

14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are
located in Texas.

15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don’t need to. You see,
nothing rusts in Texas, so our vehicles stay beautiful and run well
for decades.

This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of
Texas in good shape. There isn’t a thing out there that we need and
don’t have.

"We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot." - Rick Perry

12 comments:

Law and Order Teacher said...

TT,
A few questions:
If Texas secedes you better set up an immigration policy to handle all the people pouring in from the other 48 states. I think Alaska will be fine, food, oil, gas, hot governor, etc.

If I moved to Texas, could I still be a Buckeyes, Reds, and Dayton Flyer fan? I can't see myself rooting for the Longhorns.

I will consider bringing my guns and military and police experience, if I get to shoot criminals. None of that pansy court crap.

Finally, I'll need lodging. The Alamo should do nicely. A few hundred cases of Bud Light and a big screen plasma with satellite and it's all good.

Let me know if you can meet my requirements.

Great post.

Texas Truth said...

Law and Order Teacher: Hell, come on down. We can sue a good fellow like you. Bring your loved ones too. You are a friend of mine and I will vouch for you. :)

Anonymous said...

Actually you may want to think this through again. You couldn't keep NASA or any of the military bases. Actually this little video would probably explain it better than I can..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DJKpsUq9IY

Texas Truth said...

Anonymous: Thanks for the input. It IS nice to think about it though.

Anthony said...

Your under the assumption that Texas would be allowed to keep all that stuff upon succession. Outside of the Military instillation and Nasa that would leave do the fact they belong to these united states...many of the research organizations and companies will leave. As for the Oil, the United States would probably be your number 1 buyer, unless they decide to take it back, which they could do, since Texas actually doesn't have a military. It would be a quick and painful war, leaving your state with no representation and probably become the new Puerto Rico.

Anonymous said...

You have some very valid points as well as some terrible ones. It's not as cut and dry as say farewell to the union and oh yeah we get to keep everything in this state. splitting from the US would cause economic unbalance causing a lot of your industries to head north. Texas would have to reform it's own government and economic structure over night. In light of the economic crisis it would fail miserably. You have resources but there would have to be negotiation between the US and Texas on what exactly the state gets to keep and how much. It would have to conduct it's self in the manner appropriate of a nation so as for don't mess with texas goes a lot of your military resources would be of no us since they belong to the US military just a branch off of it. You have to look at this more like a divorce we had a nice run but we are taking half if not more of everything. What you have left you would have to make do with and it wouldn't be much and you would be finding yourself giving all those resources to make ends meet and keep the sovereignty afloat.

Hermine said...
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Hermine said...

You said that most vehicles in Texas stay beautiful for decades.
I guess it's quite true, seeing the fact that in Houston, used car dealers
actually thrive and earn a lot... maybe it's because of Texas' charm or something.

Texan said...

I live here in Texas, everyone from the north can't have anything. Texas Law Prohibits that as well as Us law. Company's like our workforce as well as "NO UNIONS". We also host 2 Major airlines.
. Continental (Houston)
. Southwest (Dallas)
Texas also host major and Most 500 Company's
Do you think Shell at&t Connco Phillips
Dell
Marathon Oil
Sysco
J.C.Penney
RadioShack
and many many more are going to say oh lets pack up and go to the north and leave there Lavish homes and say oh well Texas is Succeeding lets go. Hell no lol they if Texas Succeeded it would be best. just because you guys become small doesnt mean freak out. we get amazing gas prices down here. why would any executive leave, its like paradise at work. then we all leave to our vacation homes. It's just Texas way.
btw obama cut most of the funding to NASA Texas doesn't get any money to cover our borders anyways. But he sure can take his 10 million dollar trips to inda of $200 million a day but he cant give money to cover border security?
any time he goes over seas or leaves US boundarys hes to have 2 Air-force ones (standard for any President) and 4 Limos
In Texas we have no State Income tax. But our federal or (Obama tax) is 94 cents Federal Spending so we get do the Math how much we get back on each dollar then understand the frustration of our gov. why we are so pist off. we help but nothing in return. We help out the people in Katrina we got nothing but crime here in Houston and Dallas even a Small War of Texans vs. LA. Texas one but still it's bull crap.
Texan

Anonymous said...

I love this from a state who had a governor who became president and managed to turn a surplus into a deficit just with tax cuts for his buddies. Then he put two wars on a credit card, but somehow he has no responsibility for how things are now.

Now an ex-prez who the party is so proud of they hid him throughout the last campaign. When's the last time that happened? Deny the truth loud and long and it becomes reality. Must be Obama's fault. The last guy apparently was a figment of our imagination.

It only took twenty years and the dot-com boom to recover from Reagan's trickle down voodoo. Obama was supposed to recover from W in 3 or 4? Sober up.

Folks still believe in working for what they get, but it's always somewhere else. Unless you watch Fox propaganda TV which will tell you anything, fact or not. Then you can start believing all this mythology

Basic racism rears it's ugly head yet again.

Texas doesn't have an income tax. i love it. How much of a "user fee" do you pay whenever you purchase something? No property tax either, i suppose. Or does the place just run on hot air?

I apologize to all the rational folks I've met and known in Texas and Texans I've known outside Baja Oklahoma.. The rest of you need to get a grip.

Anonymous said...

Replace all democrats with republicans that will help a lot.

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