If we spot the secessionists a clean break with the rest of America and even go so far as to spot them a friendly relationship with the rest of the country, I'd give an independent Texas 10-20 years before it's the poorest nation in North America - and that's being optimistic.
Perry has a pretty serious battle coming up against Kay Bailey Hutchison. Why do you think he's taking advantage of current times and emotions trying to rally every bit of support he can? Even the foil hatters and the marching mobs waling in line chanting according to their script.
Why not retake our right as a free and seperate Nation?? Just because we were sold out to be attached to the States, doesn't mean we couldn't make it as a country. This state has ALL the necessary building blocks to stand on its own. There is NOTHING that we can't produce ourselves....and if for some reason we couldn't, have we forgotten how to trade?? Some have said we couldn't survive because we have no Navy.....What! We have no Idea how to build a damn boat? Why do we need a Navy? All the oil platforms can be protected by fast boats and helicopters. Those who "poo-poo" this idea just have no back bone to stand up for OUR right to be independant. What will they say when the current politions in D.C. destroy the U.S economy and invite the U.N. troops over here to stop the riots?? Who will stand with me then? I will be here to the end. MG