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
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
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
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
"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