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There’s a lot of people that are asking the question, “If Texas seceded from the Union could they make it on there own?” The answer to that question is ABSOLUTELY YES, and here’s why:

–Resources: Texas currently sits on one-quarter of the nation’s oil reserves and one-third of the nation’s natural gas reserves. Even more, fully 95 percent of the country receives its oil and gas courtesy of pipelines that originate within Texas. This is what one might call leverage.

–The Texas Economy: This is well documented but worth repeating. In the last decade, even with the Great Recession, Texas has expanded by one million jobs. One million. That’s more than every other state … combined. Because of its friendly business climate, Texas is home to more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere else. If Texas were its own country, it would have the tenth-highest GDP in the world. Canada would be number eleven. Or think about it this way: For every dollar Texas taxpayers send to Washington, they currently get only about 80 cents back. Theoretically, they could transfer those funds to the state’s coffers and still give every Texan a 20 percent tax cut.

–Utilities: Texas is the only state with its own power grid. Developed over the course of the last 100 years, the Texas grid covers the majority of the state and is fully state controlled. Translation: Texans could rest assured that the federal government doesn’t have the power — literally — to turn off their lights.

–Defense: While no match for Uncle Sam’s firepower, Texas does have a significant defense presence, namely in the Texas State Guard (which answers only to the governor), the Texas National Guard, the Air Guard and the legendary Texas Rangers. Texas is also home to two of the nation’s largest military bases — Fort Hood and Fort Bliss — and being able to control those two installations is nothing to sniff at. But let’s not forget the firepower of the citizenry itself. There’s a reason burglars don’t waste their time in Texas.

There’s one more thing I want to ‘Put to Bed,’ and that is that Texas signed away its right to secede when it re-entered the Union, after the Civil War. As we all know, the Southern states, before they were allowed back into the Union, had to write language into their State Constitutions surrendering the right of secession. The problem with that is, the Founding Fathers wrote this Right for Individual states to secede into our Constitution. So that means states could just write anti-secessionist language back out of their constitutions if they wanted to!

So, there you go. That should make it clear that Texas CAN Secede, and they would THRIVE if/when they do.