Texas Didn’t Succeed in Seceding
The petition to allow Texas to "peacefully secede" from the Union has been responded to and denied. It will go down in history with the other stupid petitions for "the U.S. to build a death star" and "to nationalize the Twinkie". In my opinion this will go down as one of the stupidest and most dishonorable things my fellow Texans have ever attempted or even suggested. More after the jump.
So you don't like things, so your answer is to 'take your toys and go home'. Seriously, the secessionist movement is how a third grader handles problems. It's dishonorable. What kind of Texan turns his back on his fellow U.S. citizens? What happened to "we're all in this together"? Even Governor Rick Perry who has been known for some real "dim bulb" moments thought the idea was stupid. Now, some of you fruitcakes want to scurry off to the little corners of the internet and come up with little factoids like "if Texas seceded we'd have the 10th largest economy, blah, blah, blah". No we wouldn't stupid. We'd have to raise our own army, come up with our own embassies, hire our own diplomats, sign our own treaties, guard or borders and ports and probably repay the U.S. government for all of the improvements it payed for in our state (you don't get Interstate highways for free). These are just the obvious things. Texas is so intricately woven into the fabric of the United States there is NO WAY it could ever break free, not even through war.
The idea was stupid, juvenile and disgraceful. Let's put it to bed forever and pretend that we're not only Texans, we're Americans.