Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Video: Could Texas succeed at seceding?
As Cross Canadian Ragweed put it, "Jerry Jeff's our chief of staff."
Whether you think the idea of Texas seceding from the United States sounds plumb crazy or like a reasonable proposition, most of us are a little fuzzy on the details. How does Texas’ net wealth rank globally? Do we depend on the U.S. government more than it depends on us? What happens if a state secedes illegally? Hint: "I'm a screamer." Yikes.
This video from Mansur Gidfar on Upworthy helps fill in the gaps. While it might not change any minds – and it’s not designed to – it will definitely have viewers on both sides of the debate thinking seriously about Texas’ potential as a sovereign nation. It’s smart, breezy, and accessible, and it helps make the conversation less about MRE hoarding and more about a reasoned and fascinating thought experiment.