If they want to secede, let them. The next hurricane that destroys their shores, they'll come running back to the US for help anyway. Plus it'll save the US Govt on taxes. Example: For every $1 NJ gives the govt, they get $0.75 back. For Texas every $1 they give they gets $1.50. They'll miss that return.
Texas would probably exist as an impoverished and embargoed nation for a couple of months, then next thing you know the weaken ass and gun lax government would end up being overthrown by a highly armed and extremist insurgency made from hungry hillbillies that would usher in the oppressive and xenophobic reign they've always wanted, taliban style.
I agree with the concept but only Texans should be allowed to vote on the fate of Texas. Other states may want to secede as well. Self determination is one of the natural laws. To deny self determination is a violation of human rights. Make the election 1 year from now so next November. Account and adhere to the will of the people: Yes or No.
Given the option Texas would certainly elect to secede. On the other hand the "union" is gaining Peurto Rico. [link] Both liberals and conservatives should be happy with this outcome.
Actually it was just one person from Austin who wanted to cede from Texas and then other people signed on to it. That one person could just move to one of the liberal states. On the flip side lots of conservatives will be moving to Texas in the event of succession. I know because am one of them.
My rampant misuse of the word "literally" has been called out! Curses!
They are mentally children if they seriously believe that they can secede from the United States. They are even more naive if they believe they can function as their own country. All because their favorite candidate didn't win. They're throwing a temper tantrum
Here's my hypothetical scenario for the formation of the Republic of Texas:
A statewide voter referendum to secede passes by a narrow margin, within twenty-four hours, and before the RoT government can do anything about it, there is a mass exodus of civilians and active duty military personnel who are still loyal to the United States. The military personnel take every piece of equipment and heavy weaponry they can carry, including the heavy armor in Fort Hood, strategic bombers from Dyess AFB, and aircraft training personnel from Shepperd AFB and Joint Base San Antonio. The civilians who evacuate are mostly educated, well-off liberals who have both the inclination and resources to make such a trip. So the immediate aftermath of secession is brain drain and military impotence in the face of an American government and populace that is overwhelmingly hostile to the idea of a state seceding from the Union. The economy also takes a dive after imports and exports in the United States are cut off and the United States Navy blockades the gulf coast.
My guess is, it'll be over within a few months, and the United States Military may not even have to fire a shot.
If the US invaded Iraq on the pretext of disarming Saddam Hussein, at a cost of $800 billion and the not so small matter of 4500 casualties, to secure its oils supplies, what are the chances that it will let its most oil rich state quietly leave the Union? It's more than a slim chance - it's a fat chance.
They'll be without a formal military, a postal service, government funded schools, and whether Texans want to admit it or not, several of the government aid programs that a good number of their own rely on. Essentially they would be begging to be let back into the US, and be forever stripped of that "Everything in Texas is better!" bravado.
Texas should not secede. Doing so would be political suicide, and they would not last a year without the U.S . More importantly, they cannot secede. Legislation was passed after the Civil war, so it isn't an option anymore.
Not really. But there isn't a system in place for them to secede. If Texas tried to secede, they would still be viewed and classified as a State. If they cared about their appearance, and the validity of their independent Nation, they'd be screwed. If not, oh well.
For instance, Bush's Anti-terrorist act, Obama's mandatory health care (it would be different if it weren't mandatory), over-regulation and over-taxation of businesses, and gun control (just you watch, there will be a day not long from now when the American citizen won't be able to own a gun). Several others that i can't think of at the moment as well. Want me to just start a list of grievances or something?