10 Things We’d Lose if Texas Actually Seceded
A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
Texas Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman (R), who is running to be the state’s next attorney general, told WorldNetDaily in September that he has been preparing for secession in case “the rest of the country falls apart.”
“Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart … Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system,” Smitherman said.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) expressed similar sentiments in 2009, threatening secession if “Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people.”
Let’s take a look at what our Union would lose without Texas:
1. The country’s worst healthcare provider.
2. Some of the nation’s strictest abortion laws.
3. Discriminatory religious standards.
4. One of the worst states for women.
5. Frequent executions, including of mentally ill and challenged citizens.
6. The largest U.S. city that doesn’t provide domestic partner benefits.
7. Voting laws that discriminate against women, students and the poor.
8. Chuck Norris
9. Texas belt buckles
10. Ted Cruz (and Louie Gohmert and Steve Stockman and …)