I'm floored everytime I see these threads. First of all that people can be so damn selfish as to put their state above their country. To so quickly want to just bug on out. Same fuckers that probably think being called a "Texan" is more important then being an American. I do not give a damned if that pisses you off. Nothing is more important then our country.
Second, to think Texas and Texas alone could thrive being a foreign place to the United States. Egos that'll totally screw you if it were to somehow happen after hell froze over.
Texas has its good point, but in a modern world you'd shoot yourself in the foot pushing for something like this. Granted, all ya need is some potatos and crap to survive and you'll end up in that era fairly quick.
If you are referring to the America as it was founded, as the laws where before 1913. I would have to agree with you.
But what about America today? What would you be defending? Over taxation? The patriot act? Battle hardened military forces patrolling the streets? (Look up Montana). The IRS illegally taking money from your labor? The Federal reserve? The U.S. turning into a police state? (look up Pittsburgh G20). Mandatory vaccinations? (look up Massachusetts new laws on H1N1) No retribution for the people that are negativity affected by the Vaccines? (look up the obamas executive orders ).
F.E.M.A. and there mishandling of Katrina? How about the S.S. you have been paying all your life, that is now out of money because Clinton put it in the general fund?
The unjustified war in Iraq? 22k + laws on the books that are in violation of the constitution? (the 22k are just gun laws)
Free speech zones? Or having to get permission to do what the first amendment said we have a right to do?
Edit: there is a ton more, I'm just tired of typing......... Gov take over of GM...... Sorry I can not defend this.
You are not in the America your thinking of if you do not consider what I have listed above.
Or are you defending news media hype/propaganda?
Look man, you have valid points and feelings, and I wish I could agree with you. But I do believe a smaller government within Texas would be much easier to control, than it would be to get the feds back to where they should be. And less blood shed too. As far as survivability, it's not ego, look at the numbers.
But if you have a plan to get the feds to obey and follow the constitution, I'm on board 100%
Secession is just one option. I do not prefer this option, But it would be easier.
Economic slavery is no longer an option for me.
Edit: I'm not even going to get into the State above the Country, because it is and has been this way since the beginning as it should be. The United
Stated, is just exactly this. States that are loosely united by a limited federal government controled and run by reps. of the states.
All men should know Honor first, above all else!
Honor is not holding your hand out for something you did not earn.
Honor is not forcing your ideas, or belief on others.
Honor is not something given to you by way of job, or title.
Honor is learned, earned, practiced and respected by all decent men and women.