Friday, September 25, 2009

The New Republic Of Texas...Sounding Better Every Day

As the United States as we grew up in and once knew it rapidly disappears, many expatriate native Texans are following the activities of the Texas Secession Movement. The solution to oppressive modern government? Start another country. You can take a Texan out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of a Texan. Its something in the blood.

These groups support the establishment of an independent and free Texas and Texas secession. Texas has a proud independent history, dating back to the original Texians and the 1836 fight for independence.

Some say that Texas cannot legally secede; however, King George said the same about the colonies. Texas Governor Rick Perry recently said that, "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot." Texas, along with many other independent minded states, such as Montana, is concerned with the Obama government's lack of respect for the 10th Amendment.

When the Republic of Texas ended and Texas entered the Union in 1845, it negotiated the right to divide itself into four additional separate states. The new Texas states would probably correspond with the five Texas geographic regions. But, in 1876, the strong willed Texans in the Texas Constitution's Bill of Rights asserted greater rights.

According to the State Constitution, "Texas is a free and independent State subject only to the Constitution of the United States." But "being subject" to the U.S. Constitution is limited by the further Texan assertion that,
"All political power is inherent in the people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think expedient." (Article 1 Sec. 1 & 2) The U.S. Constitution does not state that Texas, any other state, or their citizens are subjects of the President of the United States or Congress.

Texas independence could work logistically too. Texas has excellent infrastructure, an independent electrical power grid that includes several nuclear power plants, and huge oil and natural gas reserves and refineries to power and heat the state. Texas' gross domestic product (GDP) is robust. Its economy ranks number 12 in the world, just behind Russia. The economy can handle independence.

Texans aren't paranoid about gun rights either. The State acknowledges the God given freedom to keep and bear arms in their state Constitution.

Rightly or wrongly, a recent Rasmussen poll found that 30% of Texans believe Texas can secede. It is estimated that about twenty percent of Texas favor secession, and would vote for it on the ballot. But, as the years have passed, many Texans have become complacent and accustomed to being wards of the U.S. Government. Secession will be an uphill fight.

Now may be the time to go to Texas, and become a Texas citizen. Or, get back to Texas if you are a native Texan who moved away. If this big change happens, and you're not a resident there, or a native born Texan, be prepared to apply for your green card if you wait too long.


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Anonymous said...

if you give up your weapons right you may as wll jump off the nearest bridge