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(Pegasus News)   Hypothetical question: If Texas were allowed to secede, would you move to Texas? Why? Why not?   (pegasusnews.com) divider line 45
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2012-11-13 01:19:59 PM
No. No military, No Federal Funding, The mexican drug cartels would move in in a heartbeat with the Border patrol being shifted hundreds of miles north.
Mexico would become the envy of Texas in less than two years time, as most of Texas' infrastructure and econemy would collapse, leading to a LOT of organized crime.
 
2012-11-13 01:24:42 PM
What a stupid question.
 
2012-11-13 01:29:44 PM
Yes. Because Socialism. And freedom. And Muslim.
 
2012-11-13 01:31:34 PM
If Texas were ALLOWED to secede? There is no "allowed." It would be war, and Texas would lose.

Wikipedia "Reconstruction Era" to see what Texas would look like when the fighting stopped.
 
2012-11-13 01:40:18 PM
No

/because I've been there
 
2012-11-13 01:40:34 PM
No. Because it's Texas.
 
2012-11-13 01:52:23 PM
Hell no. I wouldn't go there now either. I have no use for Texas, none whatsoever. You will never find me in that state/republic/whatever it would become.
 
2012-11-13 01:54:58 PM
No, because I wouldn't want to be caught in the inevitable Texan/Mexican/Cartel war.
 
2012-11-13 03:04:59 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: No

/because I've been there


^ This.
 
2012-11-13 03:08:58 PM
I'm curious as to how they'll handle the closures of all the military bases and loss of border patrol agents.

Can Texans spell 'draft'?
 
2012-11-13 03:22:24 PM
No.

Aside from my political philosophies being almost the exact opposite from what the majority of Texans seem to hold, an independent Texas would most likely have a completely shiat economy for quite a while.
 
2012-11-13 04:10:39 PM
Are the delays entering or leaving?
 
2012-11-13 04:12:06 PM

neglogon: Are the delays entering or leaving?


wrong article (look at next headline)
/hangs head in shame
 
2012-11-13 04:17:49 PM
No one should ever want to move to Texas. Have you been there?
 
2012-11-13 04:26:08 PM
I don't like going to Texas now.
 
2012-11-13 04:31:19 PM
i'd move to the border and start selling contraband to the residents of texas. booze, hamburgers, unedited movies...whatever sells the best.
 
2012-11-13 04:36:28 PM
All the income that is currently going to the feds would stay in state. I don't think they are red negative, so loss of funding is not as serious as a threat as it would be in a state like Mississippi. Other than IAH and DFW being in Texas and the thought of having to use a passport to catch a connection would be a bit of a hassle, I see it as a positive for the state.

According to legend, as Texas was it's own nation prior to joining the union, there is supposedly an escape clause that will allow them to leave if they want to do so.

/realizes that the Civil War loss might have mucked this up, but just sayin.
 
2012-11-13 04:37:27 PM

queezyweezel: No. No military, No Federal Funding, The mexican drug cartels would move in in a heartbeat with the Border patrol being shifted hundreds of miles north.
Mexico would become the envy of Texas in less than two years time, as most of Texas' infrastructure and econemy would collapse, leading to a LOT of organized crime.


but we would be able to kill retarded people, right?
I mean, shooting birthers would be legal, right? RIGHT???

I am so there.
 
2012-11-13 04:39:53 PM

Nadie_AZ: I'm curious as to how they'll handle the closures of all the military bases and loss of border patrol agents.

Can Texans spell 'draft'?


well they have oil and refineries right? At least until we shut down the pipelines.
We would have to bill them for all the federal buildings and infrastructure that they "took."
So tariffs!! LOL

On the other hand, they would have TONS of slaves. It would also stop the border crossing problem.
No one would want to be stuck in texas labor camp.
 
2012-11-13 04:46:24 PM
C'mon, The Cheat! We're seceding to DA MOOOOOOOOOON!
 
2012-11-13 04:50:27 PM

namatad: Nadie_AZ: I'm curious as to how they'll handle the closures of all the military bases and loss of border patrol agents.

Can Texans spell 'draft'?

well they have oil and refineries right? At least until we shut down the pipelines.
We would have to bill them for all the federal buildings and infrastructure that they "took."
So tariffs!! LOL

On the other hand, they would have TONS of slaves. It would also stop the border crossing problem.
No one would want to be stuck in texas labor camp.


Mexicans aren't stupid. The mirgant workers would be hightailing it back to Mexico as soon as Texas was no longer under Federal regulation.
 
2012-11-13 04:51:40 PM
i wouldn't move to texas in the event of secession because if we are at a point of secession being more than a fever-dream of loony-toons, i'll already be holed up in a shack in Montana, shipping clocks and baking soda to the cast of the Golden Girls while writing manifestos about societal ills written in the style of textual interpretive dance.

i say if you're going to follow a fantasy off of a cliff, follow it all the way.
 
2012-11-13 05:05:56 PM
No, because Texas would be a complete third world shiathole within 5 years of secession.

As noted above, the loss of the Border Patrol and DEA would allow the Zetas to pretty much take control of the state in no time flat.
 
2012-11-13 05:50:00 PM
Despite the massive amount of dumbassness coming from all the rednecks in Texas and other states I don't think the secession movement is really all that popular. It's just that the loudest dipshiats are heard the most.
 
2012-11-13 05:55:22 PM
If Texas were allowed to secede, I would demand a seven-day delay so I could gather up all my shiat and get the f*ck out of here.
 
2012-11-13 05:59:52 PM

Nofun: If Texas were ALLOWED to secede? There is no "allowed." It would be war, and Texas would lose.

Wikipedia "Reconstruction Era" to see what Texas would look like when the fighting stopped.


It would not be war. I dont' think anyone seriously wants to push the issue to that extreme....yet.
 
2012-11-13 06:02:04 PM

Ambivalence: Nofun: If Texas were ALLOWED to secede? There is no "allowed." It would be war, and Texas would lose.

Wikipedia "Reconstruction Era" to see what Texas would look like when the fighting stopped.

It would not be war. I dont' think anyone seriously wants to push the issue to that extreme....yet.


Yeah... I think it would only come to war if they refused to leave
 
2012-11-13 06:02:38 PM
No, because I've never had a desire to move to Texas.
 
2012-11-13 06:04:48 PM

jake_lex: No, because Texas would be a complete third world shiathole within 5 years of secession.

As noted above, the loss of the Border Patrol and DEA would allow the Zetas to pretty much take control of the state in no time flat.


Why the heck would the Zetas want it?
 
2012-11-13 06:17:02 PM
Nope. I just moved back to Oklahoma City from Houston. Houston was ok and I enjoyed being 45 minutes from the beach, and the 6pt beer. But most of the people I met in Houston where meh.
 
2012-11-13 07:43:17 PM
I'm miserable with the climate in the Northeast. Texas would farking kill me.
 
2012-11-13 07:45:07 PM
Oh hell no. I want a safe distance to laugh from.
 
2012-11-13 08:20:18 PM
I'd help construct the new wall to keep them immigints from terkin' eeeer jerbs.
 
2012-11-13 09:42:37 PM
To quote a relative who was in Texas during Reconstruction, "If I owned both Hell and Texas, I would live in Hell and rent out Texas."
 
2012-11-13 10:11:10 PM
For some reason, I love Texas. Maybe it's just because I live here. But, nonetheless, if Texas seceded, I'd be heading to El Norte. Why? Because, first and foremost, I'm sticking with the country with nuclear weapons.
 
2012-11-14 01:56:31 AM
I've lived in Texas a few times. El Paso and Killeen.

I wouldn't move there for all the tea in China or all the mochi in Hokkaido. Visit family? Sure. But then again, I suspect that they might finally up and move back to Mizoura were that to take place. I rather doubt that Texas will honor veterans' services, and my Dad sort of needs the VA now. Nor does he need the spectre of a war with Mexico in his declining years. He can tattoo anywhere, but he is sort of patriot, albeit often grumbling about the direction the nation is taking. Not the "ohh the gheys are gettin' uppity" but rather watching money stomp out rights, and the religious taking the changes to society out on their parishioners...
 
2012-11-14 08:48:44 AM
Secede? fark, I'd sell it back to Mexico if they had the scratch to pay for it.
 
2012-11-14 08:53:50 AM

EnviroDude: All the income that is currently going to the feds would stay in state. I don't think they are red negative, so loss of funding is not as serious as a threat as it would be in a state like Mississippi. Other than IAH and DFW being in Texas and the thought of having to use a passport to catch a connection would be a bit of a hassle, I see it as a positive for the state.

According to legend, as Texas was it's own nation prior to joining the union, there is supposedly an escape clause that will allow them to leave if they want to do so.

/realizes that the Civil War loss might have mucked this up, but just sayin.


Its hard to take you seriously when everything you say is some form of half truth or outright lie.
 
2012-11-14 09:11:47 AM
percentage wise, the military has more people from texas than any other state. On that front i think we would be fine with creating our own military.
Economically, we have massive resources (copper, gold/silver, oil, trees, etc) and a pretty strong manufacturing base here in texas.
Overall, Texas *could* be better off as an independent nation, however i think that we need to find ways to de-polarize our nation first as this rift is causing serious fragmentation in our society.
 
2012-11-14 09:59:31 AM
I think a better question is: If we could annex Mexico, should we?
 
2012-11-14 10:20:38 AM
Texas has the right to break itself up into four smaller states (with some very bizarre borderlines, by the way), but it does not have any special provision in terms of seceding from the US. It WOULD be a war, of some kind, if the state government were stupid enough to attempt it. I hate to say this, but based on the past few Congressional sessions here in the greatest state in the nation, they might just finally BE stupid enough to try it. Maybe not right away. But a few more election cycles of crazy Tea Party types replacing relatively moderate conservatives and who the fark knows what Texas will do.

As for all the Texas haters. I just don't know what to say. I'm college-educated, I have a great job, I'm the guy who'll hold the door for you or reach up to the top shelf to get something for a little old lady. Yeah. All that. The whole cliche. As in it's hard for me not to call everyone "ma'am," and "sir." The fact is, we may have our problems - no, scratch that, we DO have our problems - but I've never been to any part of the country with a greater variety of physical beauty. You can drive from the beach to the mountains in a single day. Besides my general disdain for Dallas as a whole and the new-school Tea Party-type Republicans, I love Texas and all Texans. If you've never visited, you should. I'm sick of people talking down about this wonderful, confusing, beautiful, tumultuous, and incredibly farking friendly state.

I was born here, and I hope to die here. but if they actually try this, I'm leaving.

/yeahyeahyeahCSB
 
2012-11-14 10:28:27 AM
I'd intended to include this link, forgot, leaving it here.

http://gruenehall.com/

Come down to the Hill Country and visit one of the oldest dance halls still in operation in the country, float down the Guadalupe or Comal River, eat a Fredericksburg peach, meet lots of people whom will all be close friends in a short amount of time, spend a few nights at a B&B, and tell me you don't fall in love with my state.

Matter of fact, come down on December 14th and see Jerry Jeff Walker live at Gruene Hall. He wasn't born in Texas, but we love him, and he loves us. Everybody's got a little Jerry Jeff in them.

Come on and visit and tell me you didn't have a blast. That's all I'm saying.
 
2012-11-14 01:18:25 PM
I've been telling my one brother who lives in Texas to get himself and his family out of there.
 
2012-11-14 07:20:42 PM
If Texas seceded, I'd leave. The state has massive energy, manufacturing, and agricultural resources, but it would aslo devolve into Christian Saudi or Iran in a heartbeat.
 
2012-11-15 01:17:03 PM
Inbreeding leads to insanity.... oh, wait...
 
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