10 Reasons Texas Should Not Secede from the Union

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently shared he was displeased with the liberal mumbo jumbo happening in the Obama Administration.  He reminded us of Texas’ unique position in the United States, having once been its own country.  The quotes:

“Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that.  My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention.”

“We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that.”

The 10 reasons Hil Street doesn’t want Texas to become its own country:

1. I don’t want to have to get a visa to visit my mom.  You have to go to Houston to get a visa and it takes a whole day.

2. If everything is bigger in Texas … what would get Texas-sized if we were left on our own?  My hair?  Taxes?  My waistline?

3. I am not a native Texan. Do I have to get a green card?

4. Anita doesn’t dress as well as Michelle.

5. I have read Gone With the Wind.  Secession gets bad, people.  I have wood blinds and can not fashion a dress out of them.

6.  Austin would have very little in common with the New Country of Texas.  At least we have a sister city in the United States.

7. I know LOL Cats are legal in the United States.  I need to stay in a country where that law is clearly stated.

8. I have never successfully made cookies or a cake in the shape of Texas.

9. I live with a 5th generation Texan.  He often reminds me that Texas was once its own country, and I don’t want to hear that Texas is its own country … again.

10. It would get boring watching the Mavs play the Spurs and then play the Rockets over and over again.  It would get really boring only watching the Rangers play the Astros.

  1. #1 by Lacy on April 20, 2009 - 3:32 pm

    I so agree with #4 and #10. I love the Rockets but OMG, I could not take the Rangers playing the Astros over and over. Talk about boring TV.

  2. #2 by Will on April 20, 2009 - 11:02 pm

    C’mon, you can’t fashion a dress out of wood blinds?

  3. #3 by hilstreet on April 21, 2009 - 1:51 am

    I can’t, Will. I can’t. I wonder if Michelle could?

  4. #4 by Weslie Moore on April 21, 2009 - 5:00 am

    Hil, the answer is staring you in the face. Seattle is Austin’s sister city *AND* LOLcats is based here. I’ll pass on your resume without haste.

  5. #5 by hilstreet on April 21, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    I never knew the origins of LOL Cats. Seattle, I love you.

  6. #6 by tarathronson on April 23, 2009 - 4:33 am

    lol, you have made a cake in the shape of the USA?

    • #7 by hilstreet on April 23, 2009 - 1:45 pm

      LOL – no, Tara I haven’t. I guess I want people to know I could not complete that task if it were a requirement of the new country of Texas?

  7. #8 by James Bonham on May 1, 2009 - 7:17 pm

    Top 10 reasons why Texas should secede from the Union and form its own separate sovereign nation:

    10.Since Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania; Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan were allowed to break away from a totalitarian, socialist regime and have their status as independent nations be recognized by the US– why not Texas?

    9.It would allow Texas to take over the defense of its borders and Texas can do a much better job of preventing the mass immigration of people who refuse to assimilate into our culture and who threaten our way of life with their warped values and morals—of course, I’m talking about Californians.

    8.Obama would not risk war with Texas because of the Democratic Party’s position of “No blood for oil”

    7.Liberals should support the secession of Texas since the removal of Texas from the ranks of the “red states” would insure their remaining in power for decades.

    6.The US could impose immigration restrictions on Texans to prevent the loss of American jobs—particularly that of college quarterbacks

    5.Liberals would effectively have W exiled to a foreign country. Conservatives who have W safe in a country with no extradition treaty with the US.

    4.The US would finally have an ally that is a member of OPEC.

    3.“US out of Texas” makes a good bumper sticker

    2.Texas is bigger than France and has never lost a war fought on its own turf.

    1.It would give Obama another nation to apologize to.

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