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57. one more thing to consider
Thu Feb 1, 2024, 05:03 PM
Feb 2024

if texas were to secede what would they use for money? they couldnt use the us dollar (in theory they could but do you really think they would use the currency of the country they just left?)

that means they need a new currency. lets call it the dumbfuck dollar dd for short. the country would have to decide whether to use an asset backed currency (gold standard) or fiat currency which is what the dollar is. it for all intents and purposes only has value because people believe in it. as a seperate countru who would have the faith to invest in these new dd's? certainly no outside intelligent investor excpet for a few numb nuts maybe. but other than that nope. and who would invest in this new countries debt. no one with a brain would.

between the economic collapse and the fact that most people here are armed texas would become the new somalia,run by warlords. a true 3rd world hellhole. (and id be out of here in a heartbeat)

lol. I said T-Rump would never win. BootinUp Feb 2024 #1
Really? Arthur_Frain Feb 2024 #2
Oh, did I miss the class? Stinky The Clown Feb 2024 #10
One didn't have to be present from 1861 to 1865 to learn it. Arthur_Frain Feb 2024 #11
It would be nothing like the Civil War. There would be less than zero need for a military response. Scrivener7 Feb 2024 #38
Ultimately leftieNanner Feb 2024 #3
Abbott never talks about it.... LeftInTX Feb 2024 #8
WE should be showing what an empty threat it is. Whenever the topic is raised by a republiQan, our Scrivener7 Feb 2024 #39
Never happen lovebugg Feb 2024 #4
Exactly Emile Feb 2024 #23
What do parents do when the 4 year old says they are running away? Silent Type Feb 2024 #5
I am totally down for packing Texas's bags d_r Feb 2024 #53
"Let the erring sisters go in peace--- and cut them off DemocraticPatriot Feb 2024 #6
Just to play along with the question... William Gustafson Feb 2024 #7
Yes, one of the demands of Texas succession would be that they build and pay for the wall... Omnipresent Feb 2024 #34
Would the Dallas Cowboys be eligible for the Super Bowl? lastlib Feb 2024 #36
Would TX electoral votes be seceded from the election? Captain Zero Feb 2024 #40
No point in wasting time on a hypothetical that simply isn't possible. TwilightZone Feb 2024 #9
It's an astroturf campaign by the usual Russian suspects Rstrstx Feb 2024 #12
same ones doing the campaigns to break up California and make the PNW secede MistakenLamb Feb 2024 #30
heres what would happen moonshinegnomie Feb 2024 #13
And the GOP would lose Congress. C_U_L8R Feb 2024 #15
All of these things...and probably a civil war within Texas Buckeyeblue Feb 2024 #19
I wouldn't go to Arkansas Bucky Feb 2024 #26
im considering colorado moonshinegnomie Feb 2024 #45
New Mexico seems to have affordable housing and a nice climate Buckeyeblue Feb 2024 #58
thats also a possibility moonshinegnomie Feb 2024 #59
Also, a lot of the idiots pushin secession are whites Vogon_Glory Feb 2024 #31
No SS payments to TX folks. No longer citizens, passports invalidated and no chance to travel anywhere. Stock.... machoneman Feb 2024 #32
Outside of SS payments Zeitghost Feb 2024 #47
IIRC Zeitghost Feb 2024 #46
Would not be eligible for Social Security or Medicare. LiberalFighter Feb 2024 #60
they already have toll roads here moonshinegnomie Feb 2024 #61
Well, if it's Texas... Grumpy Old Guy Feb 2024 #14
Send in the FBI accompanied by troops to... LudwigPastorius Feb 2024 #16
They'd lose all federal funding and benefits. Elessar Zappa Feb 2024 #17
I don't see why Social Security would stop for current beneficiaries dsc Feb 2024 #21
I'm pretty sure if you renounce your citizenship you lose SSI Bucky Feb 2024 #25
There are some pitfalls, but you can continue to collect benefits if you properly earned them unblock Feb 2024 #28
Texas gets $1.60 in return for every $1.00 it sends to Washington. That alone makes this a RW fantasy. n/t CincyDem Feb 2024 #41
it's just performance for the cult Skittles Feb 2024 #18
Their economy folds day one, no functioning airports, shipping ends from nearly every US company hlthe2b Feb 2024 #20
Exactly +1 Emile Feb 2024 #22
Not to mention JPK Feb 2024 #52
The U.S. could blockade their coastlines Wicked Blue Feb 2024 #35
Latin American drug cartels have boats, even some big ones, possibly some submarines Attilatheblond Feb 2024 #43
Pick up an American history book and read chapter 17 Bucky Feb 2024 #24
It would become mass shakeout of property rights and debts, just like a divorce bucolic_frolic Feb 2024 #27
The loss of two Republican Senators and 24 Representatives....I can live with that! 303squadron Feb 2024 #29
Oh goodie! We lose all those onerous, self-indulgent TX Senators and Reps! Hooray! machoneman Feb 2024 #33
Texas? The smart thing would be to say, "Buh bye" and wait for THEM to beg to come back. Scrivener7 Feb 2024 #37
This feels like settled law Johonny Feb 2024 #42
Dissolution is the least worst path forward. Voltaire2 Feb 2024 #44
It's only illegal until they do it, then it becomes legal Polybius Feb 2024 #48
Let 'em go, and fuck 'em. Aristus Feb 2024 #49
For what purpose? Caliman73 Feb 2024 #50
I'd say claudette Feb 2024 #51
They cant angrychair Feb 2024 #54
They had that problem in 1861. Progressive dog Feb 2024 #55
California, too. Torchlight Feb 2024 #56
one more thing to consider moonshinegnomie Feb 2024 #57
Something like this: Happy Hoosier Feb 2024 #62
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