Skip to comments.The terrible US Senate will get only worse if DC admitted unless Texas goes nuclear
Posted on 02/07/2009 6:13:48 AM PST by bestintxas
The recent betrayal of the GOP by liberal Northeast Senators Collins and Specter has crossed a line that cannot be redrawn. Conservatives have lost the Northeast US, period.
We have to cut our losses and move on.
This will entail doing whatever we can to preventing the Dems in power to allow DC statehood, a move that clearly violates the constitution. Small details like that do not matter to Dems.
The move which will lessen the influence of so many small, liberal Northeast states is with us as described in the Wall Street Journal. http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110005511
It is time for the state of Texas to go nuclear and exercise its rights in order to return sanity to the Congress of the United States.
Any Republican that crosses the line must be notified that they are going to be voted out. Start finding good candidates to run against them now. Flood their telephone lines and tell them what you think of their duplicity. They’re worthless and, even worse, traitors.
What do you mean by Texas going nuclear. Succession?
It would take a constitutional amendment as there are so many prohibitions against making this former small piece of maryland into a state. I could understand if they wanted to let them vote for Maryland’s Senators but even that is unconstitutional.
see wsj article
That was an option before admission. Now Texas is under the same Constitutional restrictions every other state is. If she wants to divide then she need the approval of both houses of Congress.
In its constitution, Texas has the right to cut itself into, I think, 4 states. That however, was prior to the Civil War. Succession and the end of the Civil War may have changed that and it will never happen anyway.
If they try this it’ll wind up in court. And unlike all the Obama truthers and their bogus lawsuits, in this one the states will have standing and the Supreme Court will have original jurisdiction.
I think when Texas first joined the Union, it was written somewhere that Texas reserved the right to break into six separate States, should they choose to.
Of course, not all six States will vote Republican.
So, we can divide Texas into 4 or 6 (or as many as ?) states, thus increasing the number of senators of a certain persuasion to defeat the trend toward socialism. Only problem with that is that the Dems can do the same with a state like California or New York where there is a large populace and they are not our political friendlies.
No, my solution is the easiest solution; starve the governments of their lifeblood. So many ways, so many days.
Without the income stream they’d have to make cuts, deep cuts.
Did you mean secession?
Let’s make D.C. a state. Then we buy it.
Don’t you mean “nucular?”
The problem is controlling the large boarders of Texas. Texans would need a standing army, not just an unpaid militia. How do you have a married man leave his obligations behind? Some form of military pay would be needed. Where would the money com from?
I heard Specter was going to retire and Collins should do the same. They were barely republicans to begin with and have become reliably less so the longer they’re in office. Has the NE ever had a real Conservative? Would they know one if they saw one?
DC is like a 3rd world country
you can’t buy it, you can only rent it
Specter is done after this term supposedly. Collins is up for reelection in 2014. She should be voted out then.
I live in Texas and that sounds just fine with me.
Problem will then be, liberals will want to move here and ruin the state.
Not that it hasn't been ruined already by ILLEGALS and the likes of Austin.
Well, we do have a LOT of oil down here.