Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge
There's a reason the San Jacinto Monument is taller than the Washington Monument and the Texas Flag can fly at the same height as the US Flag.
The word "Politics," is derived from "Poly," meaning Many and from "Ticks," meaning Blood Sucking Parasites-Kinky Freidman.
Well....if Texas seceeded from the Union, then that would be about 1500 miles of border the US wouldn't have to fence or patrol
And then, GW could head up the Texas Air Force and fly missions to protect Texas from Oklahoma
And Mexico could declare war on Texas, and we could just sit back and let the best man win. That's a win/win in my opinion
And best of all...all the 'Tea Baggers' could move to Texas and have a street party where they would be welcome and suddenly irrelevant. Oops! Or, would they? Would Texicans have to pay some sort of tax...ya know...to pay for the Border Patrol and the Texas Air Force?
All in good fun. You guys are kidding....aren't you ???
You lost at the Alamo!
You had to have the Feds "bail" you out then.
You lost the Civil War.
My suggestion is "GO" but we keep all the property you have over run in Colorado. Questions: Do you want slaves again; never mind I know the answer.
Interesting. At least on this issue the conservatives here are consistent. In the past, when a person said that they would leave the USA because they were fearful of the policies of a President's administration some of the conservatives here have typed things like:
Too bad though, just like these elite hollywood liberals, Texas (another state that gets more back in Federal taxes than they pay in) probably won't leave the USA either. We could really use a couple big military bases up here and any large state pulling out would sure reduce the long term social security and medicare/medicaid burden for the rest of the country. I hope Governor Perry has more guts than the liberal hollywood elite and not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.
Fortunately or unfortunately, the vast majority of Texans disagree with their governor on this. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publ...75_opt_to_stay
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