Good read fromwww.johnkerryflipflops.com/
If Kerry is elected(God Forbid) Texas secedes from the union, and Bush is elected pres of Texas
Well, let's see . . .
NASA's in Houston (so, we basically control the space industry).
85% of the gasoline in the United States is refined in Texas City.
Over 65% of the defense industry is located here. (The term "DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS" would take on a whole new meaning.)
Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years.
Natural Gas - Again we have all we need. Maybe we'll sell some to Mr. Kerry.
Computer Industry - HP, Texas Instruments, Dell, Compaq, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor, Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Semiconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Delphi, Nortel . . . . All located here.
Health Care - We have the largest research centers for Cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world.
Education - Between Texas A&M, UT, Texas Tech, Rice, TCU, SMU, University of Houston, Baylor, University of North Texas, and Texas Women's University we ought to be covered. Ivy grows better in the south anyway.
Labor - Lots of workers here (and just open the border when we need some more).
We have control of the paper industry, plastics, insurance, etc.
Defense - In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.
Agriculture - We are totally self sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, chickens and vegetable produce.
*Gotta mention that we have an abundant supply of the best-looking ladies in the whole world. And any snide remarks about our women being "corn fed" will get your butt kicked -- by our women!
We have Faith in God as our Supreme Creator and Savior.
Texas will have "In God We Trust" on the front and back of its own money.
Texas will have prayers at all sporting events.
Texans will have the Ten Commandments posted wherever they want.
Each school day will be opened with prayer.
We've got mountains.
We've got beaches.
East Texas is forest.
West Texas is desert.
There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.
Now to the rest of The United States under President Kerry: God bless you all . . . truly . . . and good luck!
Signed, The Citizens of The Republic of Texas
I moved to Texas for a reason! It's because of attitudes like that!
GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!
ETA: actually, it was #13 above...
Will you be accepting refugees from the Socialist States of America?
oh i long for the days when Texas is once again in control of itself. We are TEXANS.....we dont need some kalifornian, or new yorker, or anyone else for that matter telling us what WE need. I am sure we are smart enough and durable enough to make it on our own........will it ever happen? Only the Lord knows.....but I do belive he has great plans for us.
+1 vote for independance!
I suppose IF old Osama were to hit Houston AND Dallas, we Texans might have a leg to stand on, since the Feds would not be protecting us from foreing enemies......
I've read that Texas' original secession ordinance is the only one that had a legitimate claim - the US Army was NOT securing the Texans from Indian depredations.....