A Lone Star republic would also be able to refuse services to illegal immigrants, which currently drains State resources to the tune of $4.3 billion annually. A refusal of services to illegal aliens and their families would force them into a track of seeking legal immigration status. Texas needs population growth.''I am reading between the lines here, and what I read is that the problem is simply the illegal status of the multitudes of immigrants, not their numbers nor their compatibility or lack thereof. The last sentence, about the ''need'' for population growth, is something I have a problem with. If Texas were to become a free republic, as it was in its beginnings, and if it presented a return to the standards that have been demolished in the last few decades, population growth would take care of itself. There are plenty of Americans who are distressed about living under a PC totalitarian regime, and who do not wish to live with artificially engineered 'diversity.' If the reborn Texas republic presented a real alternative to the present regime under which we live, people would flock to Texas. Ideally, they would be people who are sympathetic to the original Texan and Southron culture and way of life, including the symbols, the history, and the heritage. If said newcomers are not fully sympathetic with the Texas of tradition, they had best stay at home, in the multicult states of America.
But Texas has already received millions of immigrants, many of them fully legal, who have established enclaves in Texas, colonies if you will. Would the proposed new Texas Republic welcome this, and tolerate more of the same? I fear so, if the cry is ''we need more population growth.''
And does Texas need more population growth? According to state statistics, Texas is one of the fastest-growing states, with a growth rate nearly twice that of the nation as a whole. The major urban areas are plagued with traffic congestion and other problems related to fast growth. Why is it a 'given' that everything must continue to grow? Why is growth always considered to be a good thing? The article I linked a few sentences back reflects the popular 'elite' view that population MUST grow, and that an 'aging population' requires that many young people come in to compensate. Of course, as White American birth rates are low, these young replacements must be immigrants. Always it comes back to that. More growth will mean more immigration. And immigration leads to more of the same.
So from what I am reading, the proposed Texas republic risks being just a smaller-scale version of 'proposition America', another multicultural, multiracial, 'vibrantly diverse' republic. Perhaps there would be more 'conservative' government for a time, but 'diversity' will inevitably turn such a republic into a democratic free-for-all such as we have right here in the Untied States.
Show me that a proposed Texas Republic could avoid such a fate, and as a descendant of the original colonists, I will be its biggest supporter.