If you listened to Talk of the Nation yesterday, you heard retiring Texas congressman Ron Paul defending the notion of Texas seceding from the Union as something very American. He's been saying the same thing for years, and Texas is still down there in Texas -- one of us. Also, it's not really American at all. Details, details.
I can't help but wonder how Ron Paul would react if his House and Air Force pensions were paid in Texas currency notes instead of U.S. dollars.
Moffitt - I'm pretty sure his 4 years (2 active 2 in Guard) didn't get him an Air Force pension. And he has refused to participate in congressional pension.
So since he refuses in US dollars I think it's safe to say your point is not really a point.
Considering that Ron Paul is against the Fed, I don't think that he'd mind so much, as long as the Texas currency notes were backed by gold...
I thought I heard a rim shot when I read Ryan v "...as long as the Texas currency notes were backed by gold" (rim shot)
Last I heard, the states that are leading in signatures for seceding from the US are also the states that receive the most federal federal dollars. I say let 'em.
The irony over laws, is that they are meaningless unless they are enforceable and enforced.
If Texas did secede then who in Texas would try to enforce the laws of a country they are no longer apart of (other then Texas Walker Ranger cause he is just a stand up guy like that.)
Legalities become difficult to enforce when it's across country lines.
Not that it matters, Texas has no desire to actually leave the union.
Though if it did split into 5 states and Puerto Rico made it in as a state would that even out our flag?
If it were to happen, we could take on Mexico as a state and even things back out. That would solve our immigration issues, too!
The more I think about this the more attractive it gets.