As is the case with most dumb-asses that voted for him, you completely
missed the point.
One thing is certain: Obama definitely beats me at one thing ...
spending money that doesn't exist. This country will *never* recover
from the debt we had prior to Obama and most certainly not after he's
Ya but you got the BS of Mexico politics and corruption to deal with.
My folks retired in Mexico and have native relatives there as well.
BS is in both countries but heres how I see it. In Mexico politicians
and law enforcement officers are corrupt and will get what they want
through illegal means. In the USA politicians and law enforcement
officers are corrupt and will get what they want through legal in the
courts (warped laws, odd interpretations etc.) means. Which is better?
Mexico, IMHO... But I should clarify by saying Baja California North, as that's
my limited range..
I understand that mainland Mexico is very different from Baja, but I've never
had the pleasure..
Here, we have little or no crime, low cost of living, and wonderful people that
really want to help gringos acclimate..
What little BS that does filter down to us (like the non-smoking laws in bars
that just passed) is a much lower dose than we had in the States..
That said, I would not give up my US citizenship, and defiantly appreciate the
US Social Security deposits that I recently started getting..
You have to take everything with a grain of salt, I guess, but I've learned here
that it's much easier to swallow with a slice of lime and a shot of good
Please remove splinters before emailing
He's just a politician. He's pandering for votes against Kay Bailey
Hutchinson. Secession has been a topic of conversation in Texas years
before Perry or even Dubya was governor.
Texas, being the 12th largest economy in the world, would undoubtedly
do well. The Hong Kong of the West, I think. However, there would
have to be a solid plan to deal with the Mexican drug cartels and the
illegal immigration. This would require raising an Army. No small
task. All this assuming that the U.S. would "allow" the secession
without a fight ...
The America of the past five decades is not what the founding fathers
had in mind. It most certainly is not what the Government of the
sovereign Republic of Texas had in mind when agreeing to be annexed.
The talk of secession is gaining a lot of steam because of the blatant
diversion from the Constitution.
Most folks liken the Union to a contractual agreement with the
Constitution being the terms. Frankly, the U.S. government is in
Your ignorance is showing. Texas is one of the few states that is
actually pulling its own weight. The federal government takes in more
taxes from Texas than it returns in services/programs. That's is not
the case with MOST other states.
Texas would be just fine on it's own. Plenty of natural resources.
Tax friendly to businesses. A sea port. High concentration of tech
companies and colleges.
Research the subject at least a little *before* you post ... it makes
it so much more interesting for the reader.
With the way the world is moving towards a one world government I'm not
sure what the point would be. Witness the increasing influence, if not
actual power of the UN, the EU and Supreme Court "justices" sworn to uphold
the laws of the US and the Constitution considering the laws of other
nations in their deliberations. Then there's NAFTA, WTO, the "world"
court...you get the idea.
Now we have a president who says we should be subject to what the rest of
the world thinks. You might remember one of his campaign lines, "We can't
drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees
at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say
OK," Obama said.
"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added
You see my point? Even the idea of independent nations is dying.
Texas has plenty of oil to support Texas and be a net exporter.
Every resource of the federal government would be brought to bear on us
with full force. And the UN might muster 15 troops to supplement the US
forces. As much as they love to demean us, they'll never allow us
to leave or be independent. Even if we were able to get out we might be
to a worldwide embargo.
Remember, you called me out. Unless I see a good point made I'll remain
silent after this.
Actually, I was just joking. But you made some good points.
Texas can make it if secession is the path chosen. However, further
planning will be needed regarding the border with Mexico before
attempting it, IMO.
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