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    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    Do you really think all the brain dead obama voters will stay in Texas?
    An interesting commentary from Right Wing News in Texas.

    If Republicans do not do better in the Hispanic community,” he said, “in a few short years Republicans will no longer be the majority party in our state.” He ticked off some statistics: in 2004, George W. Bush won forty-four per cent of the Hispanic vote nationally; in 2008, John McCain won just thirty-one per cent. On Tuesday, Romney fared even worse.

    “In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat,” he said. “If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House….if Texas turns bright blue, the Electoral College math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to two-seventy electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist. We would become like the Whig Party. Our kids and grandkids would study how this used to be a national political party. ‘They had Conventions, they nominated Presidential candidates. They don’t exist anymore.’ ”
    http://www.rightwingnews.com/democra...ublican-texas/

    As this last election has shown the Republican Party as a whole has disenfranchised the Hispanic community and this is true in Texas as well as across the nation. The Hispanic population of Texas is growing at a faster rate than any other demographic and the idea that Texas as a state is going to remain a Republican stronghold is really a mythical belief held by this small number of extremist group of fundamentally ignorant conservatives. Even in the above link the error is in the belief that the demographics are "threatening Republican Texas" because the problem is that the Republican Party is threatening Texas with it's myopic political agenda that excludes virtually anyone but extremist white males.
    Republicans were more likely than Democrats to express racial prejudice in the questions measuring explicit (anti-black) racism (79% among Republicans compared with 32% among Democrats).
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/p...erica/1662067/

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    I agree. Tempers are way too high right now, and nothing would calm people down like seeing Americans killing Americans. Scatter 20,000 Texan corpses around Texas and the political rhetoric might finally be dialed back. As long as they are mostly the idjits (collateral damage is inevitable), it would be worth the loss of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FixingLosers View Post
    http://www.texassecede.com/

    The world could use another free republic.
    I say let them go.
    It would be nice to get that millstone from around our necks.
    Go, texas, go now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiva_TD View Post
    I was a huge supporter of the F-22 (production has been terminated on this aircraft) and I support the F-35 program but Texas would lose those contracts and Lockheed would move out of Ft Worth if Texas actually seceded from the United States. Lockheed is a US defense contractor and not a Texas defense contractor.

    BTW if Texas is so good then why are there so many manufacturing plants producing goods for America just across the border in Mexico? Perhaps Texans would be more happy if they returned to being a part of Mexico. Sometimes I wonder if a Texan is qualified to compete for a job with a Mexican? ROFLMAO
    You got it.
    The smart money, which is all of it, will flee TX as fast as it could.
    No one would move to TX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craftsman View Post
    You got it.
    The smart money, which is all of it, will flee TX as fast as it could.
    No one would move to TX.
    Well... crazy despotic people would stay in or move to New Texas.

    But there is nothing which tells me that the NEW Texas would be anything but a miserable wreck-of-a-nation.
    Last edited by Johnny-C; Nov 13 2012 at 08:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCricket79 View Post
    Sure they could create their own internet, but that'd take awhile - and business dependent on the internet would be adversely affected - not to mention people would be royally pissed if they find their internet connection is gone.

    Another thought - if Texas seceded they'd lose federal military and border patrol protection - wouldn't surprise me if the Mexian and central American drug lords swarmed their goons in en masse and basically turned Texas into another Central American drug Republic.
    I suspect the Texas national guard would be sufficient to deal with dopers and illegals. Too much of this discussion seems to assume Texas infrastructure could not be changed or improved as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMV View Post
    I suspect the Texas national guard would be sufficient to deal with dopers and illegals. Too much of this discussion seems to assume Texas infrastructure could not be changed or improved as needed.
    First, they'd have to maintain that national (state) guard; a LOT of what they have and keep up is provided by the Federal Government. The hidden troubles and pitfalls of a State seceding, are likely myriad.
    Last edited by Johnny-C; Nov 13 2012 at 09:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny-C View Post
    First, they'd have to maintain that national (state) guard; a LOT of what they have and keep up is provided by the Federal Government. The hidden troubles and pitfalls of a State seceding, are likely myriad.
    Just like 1861, folk favoring freedom would simply go one way and the parasites the other. In such a situation, Texas wins and the rump SA loses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIMV View Post
    Just like 1861, folk favoring freedom would simply go one way and the parasites the other. In such a situation, Texas wins and the rump SA loses.
    You're assuming too much (if you think that's how it will really work out).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny-C View Post
    Well... crazy despotic people would stay in or move to New Texas.

    But there is nothing which tells me that the NEW Texas would be anything but a miserable wreck-of-a-nation.
    Of course the insane would move there, hell most are there now, but they don't have any money, they are the welfare queens they whine about.

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