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Thoughts on Secession

jhines Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:04 AM
The United States needs Texas, we don't need them! I attended a high school here which never took federal funding until 1980. We can do it again, we have some snazzy gun boats on the Rio Grande armed by State Troopers, not the Feds, we also have lots of shoreline, we had a Texas Navy at one time, we have one of the best Air National Guards in, oil, gas, cotton, wheat, cattle, sheep, goat ranching, you name it, call me illiterate if you like, Mr. Smarty Pants, I and other NATIVE TEXANS don't really give a tinker's damn what you think.
jmonaco Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:52 AM
jhines --

There's a lot of rice, too. Manufacturing and technology in Texas, also. Texas is the 14th largest economy in the world. If any state could be self-sufficient, it would probably be Texas.
Muh fellah Amurricans -- I reproduce the speech patterns our media correlate with conservative thought -- hit looks like we ain't getting out of this here Union, what with secession not legal, way them educated fellers tell it.

Not legal? Rather a bold statement, I would say. Last time anyone attempted formal withdrawal from the United States, something like 125 years ago, the armaments of the United States blocked the path to independence. The Union endured. But that settled only the practical, not the theoretical, side of the question.

Enough said anyway about the Late Unpleasantness of 1861-65. What...

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