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View Poll Results: Should TEXAS become its own nation?
YES 66 52.80%
NO 59 47.20%
Voters: 125. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm against it, what would I do without my moral compass do steer me in the opposite direction?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm against it, what would I do without my moral compass do steer me in the opposite direction?

lol funny...
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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Nah, Texas is pure America.... and what would America be without Texas? As much as people pick on Texas (admittedly, I do this sometimes too), it really is one of the most quintessentially "American" places I can name.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Texas will eventually turn into one big oil refinery anyways.
Actually, there hasn't been an oil refinery built anywhere in the entire US since the late 70s, nor will there be one anytime soon. This has to do with the EPA and various regulations enacted under the Carter administration. And, despite having had three Republican pro-business presidents (two kinda-sorta semi quasi from Texas) since Carter, no one has overturned those regulations. So, even if Texas were to seceed, I doubt any of the Republican leadership here would go to any lengths to expand our refining capabilities. If you knew anything about oil, oil production or oil refining, you'd also know that the US has pretty much hit peak usage, and even if our population expands considerably more, our oil usage won't. The biggest demand for more oil is coming from China and India, and they've got plenty of coastline to build their own refineries. We've scaled back our nitty-gritty blue collar oil operations in this country, and have become, for lack of a better word, managers of the industry. In other words, in the future we won't be building new refineries, we'll be building new office highrises.

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If Texas is your idea of America then call me a communist from old Soviet.
What is your deal? You've really taken to hate baiting Texas recently. Did Texas (insert nefarious verb) your mother right in front of you, making you watch by holding a gun to your head? Ridiculous.

Back to the question, if any of the big four superstates were to seceed, the US would be in major trouble. Without California, Texas, Florida and/or New York, the US's economy would be headed for disaster. These four states combined have a larger GDP than the other 46 states combined. Washington won't allow these states to go anywhere, not even if they wanted to.

Plus, don't you realize how silly a map of the US would look if any one of them were to seceed?
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Nah, Texas is pure America.... and what would America be without Texas? As much as people pick on Texas (admittedly, I do this sometimes too), it really is one of the most quintessentially "American" places I can name.
Sure, if your definition of "American" is that small town Sarah Palin Sh*t.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Sure, if your definition of "American" is that small town Sarah Palin Sh*t.
If my definition of "America" had anything to do with Sarah Palin and small towns, do you think I would have spent all of my time in large, diverse cities and even lived internationally (check my location in the upper right hand corner of this post)?

I'm not the biggest fan of Texas, but the state's spirit is 100% "American."
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Wouldn't it make war we fought years ago with the Mexicans meaningless? I'd say no, keep Texas. Texas is a big state, but nowhere near enough I think to be its own country. It's too much like the rest of the United States.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I think the opposite. They're the most different from the rest of the country out of all the states.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think the opposite. They're the most different from the rest of the country out of all the states.
And you know this how?

You have absolutely zero credibility here. We all know you have never set foot in the State.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: SW France
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As a Brit who lived in Texas, in some ways it is its own country.

I love the way that the people there are so proud of their State.

Nowhere else have I seen the State Flag fly in such numbers.

Should it be its own country?

Not for me to say, though I think it may be stronger within the US than without.
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