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I received this in an e-mail:

The Country of Texas

Please note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union . (Reference the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848.)

We Texans love y'all, but we'll probably have to take action if Barack Obama wins the election. We'll miss you too.

Here is what can happen:

1: Barack Hussein Obama is President of the United States, and Texas secedes from the Union in summer of 2013.

2: George W. Bush will become the President of the Republic of Texas. You might not think that he talks too pretty, but we haven't had another terrorist attack, and the economy was fine until the effects of the Democrats lowering the qualifications for home loans came to roost.

So what does Texas have to do to survive as a Republic?

1. NASA is just south of Houston, Texas. We will control the space industry.

2. We refine over 85% of the gasoline in the United States .

3. Defense Industry - - - we have over 65% of it. The term "Don't mess with Texas," will take on a whole new meaning.

4. Oil - we can supply all the oil that the Republic of Texas will need for the next 300 years. What will the other states do? Gee, we don't know. Why not ask Obama?

5. Natural Gas - - - again we have all we need, and it's too bad about those Northern States. John Kerry and Al Gore will have to figure out a way to keep them warm.

6. Computer Industry - - - we lead the nation in producing computer chips and communications equipment; small companies like Texas Instruments, Dell Computer, EDS, Raytheon, National Semiconductor,Motorola, Intel, AMD, Atmel, Applied Materials, Ball Microconductor, Dallas Semiconductor, Nortel, Alcatel, etc, etc... The list goes on and on.

7. Medical Care - - - We have the research centers for cancer research, the best burn centers and the top trauma units in the world, as well as other large health centers. The Houston Medical Center alone employees over 65,000 people.

8. We have enough colleges to keep us getting smarter: University of
Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Texas Christian, Rice, SMU, University
of Dallas, University of Houston , Baylor, UNT ( University of North
Texas ), Texas Women's University, etc... Ivy grows better in the South anyway.

9. We have an intelligent and energetic work force, and it isn't restricted by a bunch of unions. Here in Texas, it's a Right toWork State and, therefore, it's every man and women for themselves. We just go out and get the job done. And if we don't like the way one company operates, we get a job somewhere else.

10. We have essential control of the paper, plastics, and insurance industries, etc...

11. In case of a foreign invasion, we have the Texas National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, and several military bases. We don't have an Army, but since everybody down here has at least six rifles and a pile of ammo, we can raise an Army in 24 hours if we need one. If the situation really gets bad, we can always call the Department of Public Safety and ask them to send over the Texas Rangers.

12. We are totally self-sufficient in beef, poultry, hogs, and several types of grain, fruit and vegetables, and let's not forget seafood from the Gulf. Also, everybody down here knows how to cook them so that they taste good. Don't need any food.

13. Three of the ten largest cities in the United States, and twenty-three of the 100 largest cities in the United States, are located inTexas. Texas also has more land than California , New York , New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

14. Trade: Three of the ten largest ports in the United States are located in Texas.

15. We also manufacture cars down here, but we don't need to. You see, nothing rusts in Texas, so our vehicles stay beautiful and run well for decades.


This just names a few of the items that will keep the Republic of Texas in good shape. There isn't a thing out there that we need and don't have.

Now to the rest of the United States under President Obama: Since you won't have the refineries to get gas for your cars, only President Obama will be able to drive around in his big 5 mpg SUV. The rest of the United States will have to walk or ride bikes.

You won't have any TV as the Space Center in Houston will cut off satellite communications. You won't have any natural gas to heat your homes, but since Mr. Obama has predicted global warming, you will not need the gas as long as you survive the 2000 years it will take to get enough heat from Global Warming.

Signed,
The People of Texas

P.S. This is not a threatening letter - just a note to give you something to think about!

SLEEP WELL TONIGHT - THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU!!
 

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Knitterbee, You know, it's really embarrassing when a person posts or forwards a message like the one you just did, without checking whether it's factual or not.

I just did a really quick (5 minutes or so) check on the companies you mentioned as TEXAS companies, because I know for a fact that many of them are not Texas companies at all. Just because a company might have a sales office or even a factory in Texas does not mean it is a Texas company.

Here are the facts you forgot to check out.

EDS may have started out as a Texas company, but it's now owned by HP, which is headquartered in California.

Raytheon was founded and is still headquartered in Massachusetts, although it has manufacturing plants in several states.

National Semiconductor was headquarterd in California, until it became part of Texas Instruments (but never moved there).

Motorola began in chicago, Illinois, not Texas.

Intel is headquartered in California, not Texas.

AMD is based in California, Atmel is also a Californa company, as is Applied Materials.

Nortel is not even an American company. It's headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

Alcatel-Lucent is a French company that bought out the former Bell Labs, the research arm of AT&T, which was founded in New Jersey.

Oh, and as for the oil refining in Texas, that number is closer to 45% than 65%. I checked it on a government database that tracks the number of gallons of crude that's refined in each of the US refineries.

My suggestion is to keep these types of posts to yourself so you don't embarrass yourself. The rest of us are able to make our own decisions based on facts.

So, go ahead and move to Texas, if you like.
 

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Sooo funny! we tried to do that here in the 70's and get the South Island seprerated from the North Island as we had most of the assets back then. Didn't work as they took the vote over the whole country and only 17% of the people lived in the South Island!! LOL Crazy!!
 
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