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Secessionist movement under way in Texas
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Posted on 08/28/2009 11:36:04 AM PDT by wk4bush2004

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To: ForGod'sSake

“...but I know a few good ol’ boys who after a few shots of Kentucky’s best can catch bullets with their teeth.”

I wish I could say that...because most of us don’t have teeth.


101 posted on 08/28/2009 9:45:29 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Texan Tory

I omit “indivisible” when reciting the pledge to the US Flag.

I also recite the Texas Pledge of Allegiance in full.


102 posted on 08/28/2009 9:51:21 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: WKUHilltopper

heh,heh...


103 posted on 08/28/2009 10:04:16 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!)
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To: TexasKamaAina

I think Abe taught Texas about that whole “indivisible” thing.

And the only hope for a Texas succession would be for a contingent of like minded Texans to move to Loving County and as a county vote to leave Texas and the USA.


104 posted on 08/29/2009 2:58:33 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: mak5
Or Texas could exercise the authority in the Texas Annexation Resolution and form four more states, giving Texas eight more senators and thus, at least eight more electoral votes.

No State can split itself regardless of what the Congress ever said. The Constitution says the Congress would need to consent to that. Also, the Supreme Court has said that all States are on an "equal footing" with each other. In this case, that means since no other State can unilaterally split itself, neither can Texas.

105 posted on 08/29/2009 9:45:29 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: wk4bush2004

My kids are Texans. Texas leaves the Union and I am so cashing in on the Anchor baby thing... ;-) I miss Texas.


106 posted on 08/29/2009 1:06:22 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Melas
Then you've not only forgotten why we split off from the British Crown, but you actively support a course of National suicide.

Yer' a friggin' Tory...

107 posted on 08/29/2009 1:08:05 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: wk4bush2004

what’s your handle on facebook?


108 posted on 08/29/2009 1:16:25 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: BertWheeler

The Republican Party is a joke.


109 posted on 08/29/2009 1:17:39 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Texan Tory

It’s not a republic anymore. It is a Socialist government that is trending close to Marxism.


110 posted on 08/29/2009 1:20:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Dead Corpse
Yer' a friggin' Tory..

No, I am an American.

111 posted on 08/29/2009 3:29:56 PM PDT by Melas
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To: netmilsmom
FReeper Membership card

I didn't know there was such a thing.

112 posted on 08/30/2009 2:49:43 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Hope requires the contender, who sees no virtue in surrender.)
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To: Melas
"yawn"Why don't you move to Massachusetts. Sounds like it would be more your style.
113 posted on 08/30/2009 3:13:43 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: mak5
Or Texas could exercise the authority in the Texas Annexation Resolution and form four more states, giving Texas eight more senators and thus, at least eight more electoral votes.

Not without consent of Congress. Read Article IV.

114 posted on 08/30/2009 3:17:09 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: catfish1957

No thank you, I like Dallas just fine.


115 posted on 08/30/2009 3:22:18 PM PDT by Melas
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To: Melas

You may have been born here, but you are NO American.


116 posted on 08/30/2009 5:17:46 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Dead Corpse

Now you’re just being stupid.


117 posted on 08/30/2009 8:17:12 PM PDT by Melas
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To: wk4bush2004
As a Texan, I don't mind us either leading the secessionist movement or joining it but, right now, I think this article is a little premature. IMO, neither Gov. Goodhair, nor the Texas Legislature are up in arms enough over the Obama nightmare to seriously pursue secession.

The petition drive makes for titillating press but, at the moment, there just isn't any fire to go along with the smoke.

118 posted on 08/31/2009 5:01:43 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: wk4bush2004

Other states are watching closely, particularly Montana and Oklahoma. It is inconceivable that Oklahoma would stay in the Federal Union if Texas left.


119 posted on 08/31/2009 5:29:05 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Melas
Back at you. You'd take up arms against your own people because they don't want to follow the rest of the Country down the Socialist rathole?

Quisling...

120 posted on 08/31/2009 5:40:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I agree.


121 posted on 08/31/2009 8:51:11 AM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the world dances with you...)
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To: DustyMoment

American colonies revolted over tax on tea. So you’re saying that increased taxes and regulation that comes from enacting ObamaCare is not enough to spur us to act?


122 posted on 08/31/2009 10:11:10 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
So you’re saying that increased taxes and regulation that comes from enacting ObamaCare is not enough to spur us to act?

No, I'm not saying any such thing, in fact, just the opposite. What I'm saying is that I don't believe that either the governor or the state legislature will consider a vote for secession. In the 200+ years of our country's history, there have, for all intents and purposes, only been 2 major events that prompted us to take on the "ruling authority" - once in 1774 against King George and again in 1860 when the south seceeded from the union (as was their right!).

In the 100+ years since the end of the "Civil" War, we have become complacent as a nation, secure in our belief that our system of government would protect us. The reality is that our government has been corrupted and perverted by the people we elect to represent our interests today and now we have a situation in which the governed (us) are waking from our hero worship and realizing that our political system is no longer us working for us, it is them working against us.

I welcome the propect of overthrowing this government because I see it as the only way to reset things and get them back where they need to be. To expect one set of politicians, especially in this day and age, to vote to seceed from another set of politicians is unrealistic (and, I hope I'm wrong). Gov. Goodhair and the Texas Legislature would want to know what the upside of voting for secession would be for them. The political system today requires that there has to be a benefit for them if they are going to take this type of action against the federal body of politicians because, if we can vote to seceed from the Union on a political basis, we can also vote to disenfranchise ourselves from the politicians who voted for secession - ESPECIALLY if such a vote turns out badly for us. Therein lies the rub and the reason that I don't believe that there is any will in Austin to actually pursue secession.

Secession makes good, titillating conversation and headlines but, at the end of the day, I think it will take much more than the current level of outrages to actually move us to taking more definite action. On a personal level, I believe that those outrages are waiting in the wings, but they aren't here, yet!

123 posted on 08/31/2009 11:11:54 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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