Subject: THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

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  1. 1shot1k

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    :cool: Texas after the election


    THE COUNTRY of TEXAS

    Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede
    from the Union . (Reference the Texas-American Annexation
    Treaty of 1848.)


    We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action since Barack
    Obama won the election. We'll miss you too.


    Here is what can happen:

    1: Barack Hussein Obama becomes President of the United States , and
    Texas immediately secedes from the Union.

    2: George W. Bush will become the President of the
    Republic of Texas . You might not think that he talks too pretty, but we
    haven't had another terrorist attack, and the economy was fine
    until the effects of the Democrats lowering the qualifications for
    home loans came to roost.


    So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

    1. NASA is just south of Houston , Texas . We will control the space
    industry.


    2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States .

    3. Defense Industry--we have over 65% of it. The term
    "Don't mess with Texas ," will take on a whole new meaning.

    4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of
    Texas will need for the next 300 years. What will the other states
    do? Gee, we don't know. Why not ask Obama?


    5. Natural Gas - again we have all we need and it's too
    bad about those Northern States. John Kerry and Al Gore will have
    to figure out a way to keep them warm....

    6. Computer Industry - we lead the nation in producing computer
    chips and communications equipment -small companies like
    Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National
    Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball
    Miconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Nortel, Alcatel, etc, etc. The list
    goes on and on.


    7. Medical Care - We have the research centers for cancer research,
    the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the

    world, as well as other large health centers. The Houston Medical Center
    alone employees over 65,000 people.


    8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of
    Texas , Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Rice,
    SMU, University of Dallas , University of Houston , Baylor, UNT ( University
    of North Texas ), Texas Women's University, etc. Ivy grows better
    in the South anyway.


    9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn't
    restricted by a bunch of unions. Here in Texas , it's
    a Right to Work State and, therefore, it's every man and woman for
    themselves. We just go out and get the job done. And if we don't
    like the way one company operates, we get a job somewhere else.


    10. We have essential control of the paper, plastics, and insurance
    industries, etc.


    11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas
    National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and several military bases.
    We don't have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least
    six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 hours if we
    need one. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call the
    Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas
    Rangers.


    12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, and
    several types of grain, fruit and vegetables, and
    let's not forget seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows
    how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.


    13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States , and twenty-
    three of the 100 largest cities in the United States , are
    located in Texas . And Texas also has more land than California , New
    York , New Jersey , Connecticut , Delaware , Hawaii , Massachusetts ,
    Maryland , Rhode Island and Vermont combined.


    14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are
    located in Texas .


    15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don't
    need to. You see, nothing rusts in Texas , so our vehicles stay beautiful
    and run well for decades.


    This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of
    Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't
    have.


    Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama:

    Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your
    cars, only President Obama will be able to drive around in his big 9
    mpg SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride
    bikes.


    You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston
    will cut off satellite communications.


    You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but
    since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the
    gas as long as you survive the 2000 years it will take to get enough
    heat from Global Warming.


    So, in other words, go screw yourselves. Oh, that's
    right. You already have!


    Signed, The People of Texas

    P.S. This is not a threatening letter - just a note to give you
    something to think about!


    SLEEP WELL TONIGHT THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU!!
    One Nation Under God





  2. carver

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    Re: Subject: FWD: THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

    Amen!
  3. mrkirker

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    Re: Subject: FWD: THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

    Good laugh, but I've never seen anything in the Texas Annexation document of 1845 stating that the (new) state of Texas was specifically authorized to secede.
  4. Nighthawk

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    Re: Subject: FWD: THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

    besides that we were on losing side in the war of northern aggression. Texas
    was force back into the "Union". The same thing would happen now if any
    state tried to secede.
  5. Marlin

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    It is a great thought, though.
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    Good one. Just remember your next door neighbors. ;) :D


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  7. Re: Subject: FWD: THE COUNTRY OF TEXAS

    Correct, mrkirker. The issue of secession was settled by the Civil War of 1861-1865. Texas may, however, pursuant to the Treaty, split itself into as many as five separate states if it so wishes. :D
  8. mrkirker

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    Yes indeed, four; plus an 'original' Texas unit.
  9. TEXAS 1957

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    The following is just some ideas that soon may seem like more than just good ideas. There comes a time when talk is not enough.

    Doesn’t the Texas Constitution reserve the right of Texas to secede?
    A:

    No such provision is found in the current Texas Constitution[1](adopted in 1876) or the terms of annexation.[2] However, it does state (in Article 1, Section 1) that “Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States...” (note that it does not state “...subject to the President of the United States...” or “...subject to the Congress of the United States...” or “...subject to the rest of the United States...”)

    Neither the Texas Constitution, nor the Constitution of the united States, explicitly or implicitly disallows the secession of Texas (or any other “free and independent State”) from the United States. Joining the “Union” was ever and always voluntary, rendering voluntary withdrawal an equally lawful and viable option (regardless of what any self-appointed academic, media, or government “experts”—including Abraham Lincoln himself—may have ever said).

    Both the original (1836) and the current (1876) Texas Constitutions also state 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 proper.”

    Likewise, each of the united States is “united” with the others explicitly on the principle that “governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed” and “whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends [i.e., protecting life, liberty, and property], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government” and “when a long train of abuses and usurpations...evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” [3]
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  10. RunningOnMT

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    Imagine, all that and humble too:D

    Actually I love Texas...at least most of it (wasn't wild about Houston...too many damned yankees lol) However..I've had an aweful lot of spirited political debates with Texas liberals that think President Bush was the worst ever. So ya'll aren't totally devoid of your share of nuts.
  11. mrkirker

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    I think the issue of secession was decided, oh . . . . a little over 143 years ago. :eek: However, if yall want to bring it up again I'm sure the issue would be rediscussed, with much the same results! :D :D
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    Yeh but remember, this time the south has Camp Lejeune and Ft Bragg and a few others.
  13. TEXAS 1957

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    My point was missed. It is the point that we are supposed to be government of the people and by the people, therefore, if the government becomes corrupt or ineffective then it the responsibility of THE PEOPLE to correct or abolish it. Complacency, compromise, and ignorance is part of why we are in the situation we are in now.
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    I agree 100%, Texas.
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    Several Congresses and Presidents over the past few decades have been whizzing all over the Constitution. No one in the [former] Republic has done anything to really stop it.

    What will it take for the people to rise up and say, "enough is enough?" Apparently it wasn't enough for gun owners to do anything this election.

    Obama is about to tax the crap out of gun owners on purchases of firearms and ammo. And likely, even worse than that.

    Will any of the gun owners be willing to rally and get behind 3rd party candidates in 2 years? in 4 years?

    Stop voting for the same types of clowns EVERY FREAKING TIME!
    STOP voting for Republicans and Democrats. They are the SAME!
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    I lived in Austin for 5 years and would move back there in a heartbeat!

    Everything is Bigger in Texas! hehehe....
    But honestly... It's a beautiful state, with great people....and the music was the best!!

    :)
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    Man...I can't believe you left out Stevie Ray Vaughan. Steven Stills too.
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    the list is a LOT looonger than this............i got tired of typing
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    I used to got to Town Lake and sit by the statue of SRV alot!

    And I have friends who knew him so I've heard many stories. He was an amazing man!
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