But as the days have gone on, it's occurred to many Americans that Texas secession wouldn't actually be a bad thing. While the nation's land mass would drop considerable, our ass mass would also drop a few pounds, per capita.
To boot, it would keep George W. Bush's daughters from running for president. I don't know about you, but thoughts of President Jenna carrying on the dynasty haunts me day and night.
And you know those mouth breathers who want to re-write history books to show that Sam Houston shit gold or whatever? There'd be fence between us and them. A big one. With white-supremacist renegades ready to hunt them down if they jumped it.
The post inspired a number of Facebook "Likes" and some feedback in The Daily Weekly comment section, including thoughts from commenter billwald.
Commenter billwald writes:
It is not possible to have an honest government in a country of 300 million people. I propose rescinding the Constitution and proceeding as 50 sovereign nations under a North American Treaty Organization for mutual defense.
Puerto Rico should be as rich as Hawaii, a tourist mecca. Imagine - casinos that do not pay US income tax. They have a defective social contract.