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cpttango30 04-26-2009 04:14 AM

Reasons to move to Texas!
 
In case things get a little tough during the next few months, we Texans have a plan... Maybe you don't know it, but Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.)
We Texans love y'all Americans, but we'll probably have to take action since Barack Obama won the election and is now the President of the U.S.A. We'll miss ya'll though.

Here is what can happen:
1. Barack Hussein Obama, after becoming the President of the United States, begins to try and create a socialist country, then Texas announces that it is going to secede from the Union.
2. George W. Bush becomes the President of the Republic of Texas. You might not think that he talks too pretty, but we haven't had another terrorist attack and the economy was fine until the effects of the Democrats lowering the qualifications for home loans came to roost.

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 just 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 Semi-conductor, Nortel, 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 educating and making smarter citizens: University of Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, 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, we are 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 hours 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. We 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 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.
Now to the rest of you folks in the United States under President Obama: Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only President Obama will be able to drive around in his big 9 mpg SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.
You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston will cut off satellite communications.
You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas as long as you survive the 2000 years it will take to get enough heat from Global Warming.
In other words, the rest of ya'll in the USA are screwed!
Signed, The People of Texas

P.S. This is not a threatening letter - just a note to give you something to think about! Sleep well tonight 'cause the eyes of Texas are on YOU!! One Nation Under God!!

Ubergopher 04-26-2009 05:28 AM

Just out of curosity, can you find a copy of the mentioned Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848 and point out the section that details the right to succession? I will drive to Texas and pay you $100 if you can find a copy of that treaty from a reputable source (Libary of Congress, etc etc etc) not Texans4fr33dom.org/rebellion


If you know that the said treaty doesn't exist and are just posting it for lolz, it did make me giggle a bit.

Mark F 04-26-2009 11:08 AM

There are 11,700 references to the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848. Do your own home work.

flyingbrickracing 04-26-2009 11:25 AM

My grandads family is in texas,can I use them as an anchor family or will I have sneak in over the border?

TXnorton 04-26-2009 11:35 AM

Well, I admit that I am a bit confused on this issue. I am aware that the State of Texas has the legal right to split itself into multiple states (as many as five?). But I was under the impression that Texas could NOT legally secede from the union. If we had that right under the terms of Texas' admission to the union, why was that not used during the time of the Civil War (war of northern aggression)?

I am not saying that I am against the idea of secession, in fact if the USA does not correct the current socialist course in the 2010 elections and put a halter on Obamunisim, then I may become an ardent supporter of the concept.

It looks like Iíll have to do some internet research on the issue, and educate myself on the legalities here. Having said that, if things do not soon change in Washington DC, then I may not give a damn abut the legalities!

Txnorton
Katy, Texas

BPond 04-26-2009 12:45 PM

Quote:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ó That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ó That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Our Founding Fathers spelled out the reasons for secession better than anyone else ever has. They didn't quibble over the legality of it. The right of men to be free trumps any law.

dukech1 04-26-2009 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BPond (Post 99113)
Our Founding Fathers spelled out the reasons for secession better than anyone else ever has. They didn't quibble over the legality of it. The right of men to be free trumps any law.

Well put BPond.

I did check out snopes and, Texas does have the right to divide into five states. I was under the impression that membership in the union was voluntary, however, Lincoln fixed all that. I am not in favor of an armed insurrection, but something needs to be done, and soon. We are headed for a civil war again.

user4 04-26-2009 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by TXnorton (Post 99106)
Well, I admit that I am a bit confused on this issue. I am aware that the State of Texas has the legal right to split itself into multiple states (as many as five?). But I was under the impression that Texas could NOT legally secede from the union. If we had that right under the terms of Texas' admission to the union, why was that not used during the time of the Civil War (war of northern aggression)?

I am not saying that I am against the idea of secession, in fact if the USA does not correct the current socialist course in the 2010 elections and put a halter on Obamunisim, then I may become an ardent supporter of the concept.

It looks like Iíll have to do some internet research on the issue, and educate myself on the legalities here. Having said that, if things do not soon change in Washington DC, then I may not give a damn abut the legalities!

Txnorton
Katy, Texas

Actually, you are correct. Most people have this mistaken idea that Texas can just secede whenever it wants... a right that seemingly is afforded to Texas and not any other state. As soon as I moved here I looked up the truth of the matter. Texas does NOT have any special right to secede, but it has the same right as ANY state to secede.

The ability to divide itself into as many as five different states SEEMS cool, but in the end, it would only make Texas weaker. I suspect the more densely populated areas of Obama support might want to exercise this split if it really did come down to secession.

The best thing for Texas to do is not to secede, but to afford the citizenry greater rights than the feds (states can afford more rights, but never less) So lets say that the Texas legislature puts a cap on federal taxation to say .05 percent, grants EVERYONE the right to open carry ANY firearm, keeps all oil production for Texas use only, we'll see the feds take notice.

cpttango30 04-26-2009 02:18 PM

Good lord lighten up.

This is a freekin joke. Not some Texas is the best crap. You guys need to get out more and have some fun.

Mods please KILL this thread.

Look if I had wanted some stupid liberal v Texas crap I would have posted this in the Politics part of the board but I put it here because I thought it was funny I see now that it is not funny at all because a few of you have to turn even the most lighthearted post into some STUPID regodamndicoluis argument about state right and crap.

com⋅e⋅dy [kom-i-dee] –noun, plural -dies.

1. A play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion.
2. That branch of the drama which concerns itself with this form of composition.
3. The comic element of drama, of literature generally, or of life.
4. Any literary composition dealing with a theme suitable for comedy, or employing the methods of comedy.
5. Any comic or humorous incident or series of incidents.

I know that for some of you it hurts to laugh but please try to do it once in a while or else your going to die mean and wore out like a $2 lot lizard.

BPond 04-26-2009 02:39 PM

Calm down.


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