This isn’t a threat to secede so much as Texas doing due diligence in case the nation goes bankrupt.
A prominent Texas politician, who is running to be the state’s next Attorney General, said this week his state is actively preparing to secede from the union and become an “independent nation” if the U.S. “falls apart.”
Barry Smitherman, currently the Texas Railroad Commissioner, made the comments in an interview published in World Net Daily (WND) on Monday.
“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.
He added that the state is “uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid.”
“This was one of my goals at the Utility Commission and it is one my goals currently as chairman of the Railroad Commission,” Smitherman said. “That’s why I stress so vehemently oil and gas production, permitting turnaround times, and everything that enables the industry to produce as much as it can, as quickly as it can.”
American businesses are stockpiling massive amounts of cash instead of spending it. One of the reasons that’s happening is that our country is spending so recklessly and taking on so much debt that there’s a genuine fear that our nation is going to go bankrupt. If we go bankrupt, the economy will collapse, credit will become almost impossible to get, and Medicare and Social Security payments could either be dramatically curtailed or stopped completely. If we ever get to that point, all bets are off and, yes, we could see states like Texas or even whole regions break off the United States. That’s a worst case scenario and we should hope it never comes to that, but given that it’s possible, it makes sense to do some planning for the possibility.