Wednesday, September 10, 2014

If Texas secedes from the United States…

Will Texans be allowed into the United States without visas?  Will Congress be calling for stricter border controls?  Will gates have to be put at the border of the Interstates and other highways?  How long would the wait be to get from Texas into the United States on I-35 or I-10.  Would it be anything like the crossings from Canada at Sault St. Marie and the Ambassador Bridge?

Maybe many large corporations will headquarter in Texas for lower taxes and fewer regulations.  But will they have the schools and highways that have been subsidized by the United States government?  Will many Americans outside of Texas want to move to a “foreign” country?

Will Texas survive without the Federal government largesse for military bases, NASA, and border control?

These questions were raised in my mind by “From Kurdistan To Texax, Scots Spur Separatists”, Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, 2014-09-10.