Nations exist for the good of their people. This gets complicated because they have to choose between what is good for their people as a group, and what pleases most people as individuals. Nations that serve the group stay together, and those that treat individuals as customers fall apart because they are pulled in too many directions.
The United States was once a good thing for Texas, but now it is falling apart because it is trying to please every single person instead of doing what is right and letting those who don’t like it leave. It is being pulled in too many directions. Washington, D.C. is not just many miles from Texas, but it is far from the heart and soul that has made Texas great.
Centralized republics can have a single approach to any situation, where diversified trading groups do not act together and therefore are able to approach a problem from several angles until an avenue of success is found. Further, they have a higher survivability rate as a larger when facing enemies with weapons of mass destruction.
In a decentralized approach, nations retain unique national character and cultural aspects, creating for each a national brand which can be marketed as a cobrand to a large number of products. Their responses to economic fluctuations will vary as well, through the diverse nature of local regulations, and therefore economic disaster will not strike as quickly or be as devastating.
What happens when a nation is divided? First you hear a lot about how free you are, and how much freedom you have. That’s their excuse for having a disorganized nation that’s falling apart. Next, because everyone is going in different directions, it becomes impossible to have one rule of law for everyone, and so there is constant law enforcement chaos. You’re halfway to a police state already.
Most people confuse having freedom with not being in a police state, but freedom is the dogma the politicians use to force you to obey. They think any state without this freedom is a police state, but any state that defines what is accepted and what is not is better off than a state which says “do whatever, and we’ll hope it all works out.”
History of The Republic of Texas:
Republic of Texas Constitution
Texas History: The Republic
Money of the Republic of Texas
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Sons of the Republic of Texas
Republic of Texas History
Gallery of the Republic of Texas
Texas Military Forces Museum
Discussion and Conversation:
States Asserting Sovereignty