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Can Texas Make It?

April 6, 2009

Much to my surprise; I have had conversations with people where they ponder whether or not Texas would be able to make it as its own nation – in regard to its resources, that is. In order to determine this, I have done a little research to find out exactly what Texas has to offer. So, here are some facts about Texas:

 -Texas ranks first in U.S. cotton production.(Houston is the largest inland cotton market on earth.) Cotton generates $1.6 billion for farmers, with a state-wide economic impact of $5.2 billion.

 -Texas is the only state to have two cities among the 10 most populous urban centers in the U.S.  Houston number 5 and Dallas 8th.

-Texas has around 13 million cattle. It sends more beef to market than any other state and leads in sheep production as well.

-Texas is the number-one producer of crude oil in the U.S. Texas contains over one third of the nation’s dwindling oil reserves.

-Texas has over 65% of the defense industry of the U.S. We have the Texas National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. The Texas Army National Guard is composed of approximately 15,000 soldiers, and maintains 117 armories in 102 communities. (Don’t Mess with Texas)

-We currently lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications small companies like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Miconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Delphi , Nortel, Alcatel, etc, etc.

-Medical Care – We have the largest research centers for cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well as other large health centers. Dallas has some of the best hospitals in the United States .

-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.

-NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. We will control the space industry.

-Texas has shipping ports that are ready to go for international trade via the Gulf of Mexico.

And so the question really shouldn’t be “Can Texas survive on it’s own?”, but rather, “Can the U.S. survive without Texas?”

 Sam Houston is actually quoted as saying, “Texas could survive without the United States, but the United States could not survive without Texas!”

Sources for facts: http://www.trivia-library.com/b/places-in-world-most-likely-to-secede-texas.htm
http://wonkette.com/404616/texans-want-to-secede-from-union-name-george-w-bush-their-texas-president
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2008 Poll: 1 in 5 Americans would support secession in their own state

March 20, 2009

Here’s something I just recently stumbled across that I didn’t know about.  Zogby did a poll in 2008 of folks all over the country; and they found that not only do many Americans believe that EVERY state has a right to secede, but 1 in 5 of them would support a secession effort in their own state.

Keep in mind that we are not talking about a poll that was done in Texas – this is nationwide.  This is blue states as well as red states.  In addition, this is before Obama took office; before the economy was in an “official” recession; and even before the stimulus handouts began.  Considering that there are so many people fed up with what is going on, I would love to see the same poll run again today.  And more than that, I would love to see a poll that shows the support of secession just in Texas.

My fellow Texans, we are ripe for secession.  We will have the support of the people of Texas.

Click hereto go to the Zogby Poll full story.

Not Just a Right, but a Duty

March 19, 2009

Duty is a word that conveys a sense of moral commitment to someone or something.

“Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it… It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

From this statement, not only do we learn that we have the option to throw off a government that becomes destructive to our life, liberty, or property; but it further indicates that we have a duty – or a moral commitment to do so.  That is very strong language.  So who made this bold statement?  Was it a radical conservative talk show host?  No.  Was it one of the founders of our country?  No; actually it was fifty-six of them.  This statement is a direct quote pulled from the most important document in the United States’ history – The Declaration of Independence.  There were fifty-six signers of the document which contains this statement; and among them were John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson – just to name a few.

Unlike today’s politicians, who sign documents without even reading them; these men truly believed each and every statement put forth in the document before signing it.  By signing this document, they were placing their seal of approval on it.  These men where men of their word; and they were men of honor.  They did not sign this document without careful study of its contents.

Fellow Texans; the Declaration of Independence grants us the right, and indeed the moral duty to abolish any government that becomes destructive to ANY ONE of these three: life, liberty, or property.  The United States government as it is right now is destructive; not just toward any one of these; but toward ALL THREE.  We have been slack for too long already.  It is our right, it is our duty, to throw off this destructive government.

Stopping At Words

March 18, 2009

It’s incredible how much support there is for Texas to secede from the United States.

Every single person that I have asked “What do you think about Texas seceding from the Union?” replies with an over zealously supportive answer.  It’s usually “I’m behind that 110%!” or “Oh Yeah!  I would love that!”  If you just google the words “Texas secede,” you will find comments from people all over the nation who even say that they would move here in a heartbeat if Texas seceded.  Here is a few comments I just found:

“If Texas did secede, everyone I know would move there, and Texas would quickly become the richest country in the world. The U.S. no longer embraces Enlightenment values, and if the Republic of Texas did…..”

“The time has come to seriously consider options. If this could be done peacefully and correctly I believe there would be a groundswell of support. The only problem I see is all the people moving into Texas from other states.”

“As a native born Texan I would whole-heartily vote for secession.
I am finally returning to where I consider home after a 33 year exile here in Alaska.  If Texas secedes Alaska will not be far behind.”

Not only in Texas, but apparently all over the country, there are MANY people in favor of Texas seceding from the Union.  The question is this: Are we just going to talk about how it’s a great idea or are we going to do something about it?  Do we merely stop at words?  Time will answer this question for us.  Remember this – with everything you do in life; if you don’t make a decision, then one will be made for you.

We Didn’t Vote for You Mr. Obama

March 17, 2009

Did you happen to see the county results map of the 2008 presidential election for Texas?  Well if not, here it is:

Texas County Results

Texas County Results

After all of the hype, all of the money spent, and the constant barrage of ridiculous media coverage; Texans still made it overwhelmingly clear that they did not want Barack Obama as their president.

God Bless Texas.

Must Act Upon Conscience

March 16, 2009

I cannot take this anymore!  Every day a little piece of our freedom gets widdled away.  My conscience will simply not let me stand by any longer.  Rest assured, we have 2 decisions before us.  It is like the proverbial fork in the road.  Either we do nothing – which is definitely a decision; or we act upon the conscience that cries out to us every day and start a TEXAS SECESSION MOVEMENT.  Well I just can’t decide to do nothing anymore.  My conscience is screaming within me like fire in my bones – “GIVE ME FREEDOM!”  I look into the eyes of my son; and I simply cannot decide to do nothing anymore.  Our children look to us for guidance – they look to us for wisdom – they depend on us to provide all that we can for them.  We owe it to them to stand up now and do the right thing.  If we do not act, we seal their future as bleak and oppressive.  If we do not act; theirs is a land where the government tells the people how they can act; and the government tells the people what they can say; and the government tells the people what they can do.  If you don’t agree with what we do; and If you don’t like what we are spending your money on – it doesn’t matter.  There’s is nothing you can do about it, because we are your government – we are huge – and we own you.  The U.S. is almost there already.  They are passing 11 trillion dollars in debt to our children.  I must act.  You must act.  We simply cannot decide to do nothing anymore.  My conscience is backed into the corner – I must act.  Look at what our future can hold for our children if we do act.  They will live in a land that restricts the government, as was the original constitution’s purpose;  so that its role is simply to preserve the right and power of its people.  They will be governed by their elected officials that live here on Texas’ own soil – not hundreds of miles away.  It will be a land of opportunity and freedom; and free from governmental oppression.  A land that celebrates its Independence and liberty.  Texas will be special.  Texas will be unique.  The citizens would all be recognized as equally endowed with inalienable rights by the creator God.  The people would always maintain the right to bear their arms – understanding how vitally important it is that a man keep the right to protect his family, his life, and his property.  It will be a society of communities; where neighbor watches out for neighbor.  It will be a society where faith in God is revered and respected; not shunned, ridiculed, and pushed under the rug.  It will be a society where crime is punished every time, and appropriately.  It will be a society where you can leave your door unlocked, because it is safe once again.  As I said, I look into the eyes of my son; and I simply must act upon my conscience.