August 15, 2017

“Maybe we could all use a bit of Texas right now”

Tanveer AhmedRebel Commentator

On my recent family holiday — travelling from Australia to the American south — I learned that the Texas miracle is real.

The local economy is booming. While the country is derided by some as redneck Right, a place without strong social safety nets, the reality is that immigrants from Asian and Arab backgrounds are thriving there.

The laissez faire economy is mixed with an mindset forged in the region's unique history.

It’s no coincidence that so many of America’s fastest growing cities are in the Lonestar State.

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commented 2017-08-29 23:28:01 -0400
No, we need less. Alberta is Canada’s Texas.
commented 2017-08-16 01:37:13 -0400
Jan G that is more evident every day here in Alberta. Very sad.
commented 2017-08-15 21:17:37 -0400
When I viewed some of the Calgary Stampede this year, I felt that it was becoming a thing of the past. The lifestyle, the courage it takes to be a true westerner was being lost. Immigration is a part of life, but Canadian heritage is being lost.
My great Uncle was a cowboy in Saskatchewan. He broke green horses and smoked unfiltered do it yourself cigarettes. His wife wrote to my Grandmother they didn’t know what this ‘depression’ was, but they were getting through it.
I wish we were as strong and as determined as my great uncle’s generation.
commented 2017-08-15 18:58:30 -0400
More Texas in Canada, absolutely!
commented 2017-08-15 18:34:53 -0400
Just like Alberta. You couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting some asshole in a U-Haul from eastern Canada. And then as a thank you for our booming economy and independent spirit they gave us the NDP. Talk about being ungrateful. They should change the state slogan to “Shhhh! Texas sucks, don’t come here!” before it’s too late.
commented 2017-08-15 17:45:51 -0400
For sure! A little bit more Texas sounds just right!
commented 2017-08-15 17:45:50 -0400
For sure! A little bit more Texas sounds just right!