OK I'm not to itemize, the theme, seems to be support and money.
Money. you do realize that we send the feds a hell of a lot more money than they send back to us don't you. This would be the only reason they do not want us backing out of the union, they would loose income.
And if we easily created our own money backed by gold, the rest of the world would want to deal with Texas in money matters before they would the U.S.
Protection...... From Who? The U.S. would be the only country to dare to attack. And they would attack us. Again, because they do not want to loose the income.
Standing army. How many people, old and young, do you think would stand up and fight? How many of those people do you think are repaired with enough guns and ammo to fend off any attacker? I can assure you there are more guns in the hands of good honest hard working Texans, than the military has. They would be greatly out numbered.
And Social Security, I will gladly give up what I have payed in to get away from socialist (communist) U.S. Small price to pay is you ask me.
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