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Saturday, November 7, 2009

What if Texas was its own COUNTRY?




This is a purely hypothetical question: If Texas seceded from the Union tomorrow, would you move to Texas? Barack Hussein Obama might welcome the exodus of those who are not onboard with his plan to radically change the United States into a utopian socialist nation.

Through the 9/12 march and through to the present, TEXANS seem to have been at the forefront of the patriotic resistance.  That is not to diminish those of us from California, land of fruits and nuts, but getting liberal California onboard in any meaningful way seems like a long and rocky path. But Texas, the Lone Star State has always had a tradition of personal freedom - so they don't seem to mesh well with the ObamaNation.

If Texas left the United States - would you prefer to live in Texas or in the ObamaNation? I presume that Texas would retain the US Constitution as the basis for all laws. I'm speculating here, but I think this is where Texas might differ from the US if it became its own nation.

IF Texas was a country, would the tax code (USC Title 26) be 16,845 pages* long?
*The US Government Printing Office (www.gpo.gov), has tax codes you can order. A complete set of Title 26 of the US Code of Federal Regulations, all twenty volumes of it, can be had at the bargain price of $974, shipping included. The full text of Title 26 of the United States Code (the part written by Congress--available for an additional $179).
IF Texas was a country, would the right to keep and bear firearms be a foregone conclusion, not a topic for endless debate.

IF Texas was a country, the capital from Wall Street would flow there like water, away from the wasteful, spendthrift, out-of-control US Government.


What else do you think you'd see if Texas was a country?

13 comments:

  1. "What else do you think you'd see if Texas was a country?"

    49 very jealous states would invade and occupy it.

    Perhaps that is the biggest sadness in all this ... I truly believe the federal government would rather see us dead than to have to endure watching the proof that we the people *can* live better than they do by *our* choice. Fact is, they wouldn't STAND for it!!

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  2. Even Texas isn't big enough to hold all the conservatives who would flee there. Heck, I've got a friend who is considering moving to Texas if we fail in next year's midterms!

    Anyway, BO would just build a wall around it to prevent everyone from going there (he'd need to keep us, we're the ones footing the bill for his "utopia"). You know, like that one in Berlin that BO didn't bother with?

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  3. In Texas it would be more of a duty than a right to keep and bear firearms.

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  4. Would the US military attack Texas if its stated goal was a Constitutional world?

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  5. You're correct fuzzy slippers. Once the productive people left for Texas, Obama would only have the parasites left... That's my point.

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  6. Interesting post. When I was a Briton living in the USA (during the Bush years) I remember many Oregonians were considering the unthinkable - OR and WA seceding from the Union and forming a new nation - Cascadia (??). Yours is an incredible country - sometimes seems like 50 very different nations somehow holding together against the odds. Views on so many issues seem so opposite, so irreconcilable. As an outsider, living in a nation where all the politicians seem to be singing from the same hymn sheet (and the people don't like any of them!), the political debate in the USA is fascinating and exciting. But I hope the two sides can find room for compromise - there is more that unites you than divides you surely?

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  7. The strange thing about present circumstances is that it's not simply liberal vs conservative. The Obama Administration wants to redistribute all wealth, tear the society apart and re-make it according to a model that many of us find completely unacceptable. Utopian socialism doesn't work.

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  8. I love Texas - odd, isn't it, how its economy seems comparatively healthy?

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  9. You asked "Would the US military attack Texas if its stated goal was a Constitutional world?," and I don't know the answer to that. On one hand, they have to obey their commander in chief, on the other hand they have to protect this country from all enemies foreign and domestic. I would never ever want to see them (or us!) in a position where this decision had to be made; there would be utter chaos, split loyalties, violence.

    Hopefully, we can get this thing resolved by voting the radicals out of Washington next year and ousting BO (even if he appears to want to walk the center as Clinton did) in 2012.

    CambridgeLady, great comment. I think that until this year, we did have more that united than divided us. Or at least we managed to stumble along as if we did. But many of us feel that our very Constitution and the republic that it creates are under siege. We may be wrong, but it doesn't look that way. If that's the case, serious division, including secession of one or more states is not only likely but probable. But that's just what I think, and I've been wrong many many times. :D

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  10. I am not from Texas, but I always wanted to live there. It will be the next home.

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    1. Texas is a great state. I always feel at home when I'm there. Then again, I'm one of those bitter Americans that clings to God and guns...

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  11. Gotta love Texas, LL. Glad to see you're not embroiled in the Benghazi affair...

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    1. I'm glad that I'm not in the Benghazi mess too.

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