Since Aug 4, 1998
.......The Republic of Texas. We have everything we need here, from mountians to prairie to desert to tropical gardens. If we were a country right now, we would have the 10th largest economy in the world. We have at least 6 world class airports, I don't know how many seaports and and more oil wells than you can count. There are 4 or 5 silicon valley type areas in Texas...World leaders in electronics, automobile, consumer goods etc etc manufacturing and marketing......
On top of all this, you can live in about whatever weather you want....from bitter cold to tropical breezes.
Some words to live by:......If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. -- Samuel Adams
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.....Thomas Sowell
Islam and liberalism are terminal.