Skip to comments.Secessionist movement under way in Texas
Posted on 08/28/2009 11:36:04 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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Guess we'll see you on the battlefield .... which is a damn shame if it ever gets to that point fellow freepers. Unless you want to conclusively demonstrate that this republic is not broken beyond repair.
With our luck, Ma Richards would be Guvnah of ONE of those states. Kinky Friedman might be Guvnah of another one. Some BUSH or another might be in another, and before we know it were in a worse fix than before!
That’s my point. Most people I believe think the conservatives would gain a bunch of seats. I don’t because when you think about breaking up this state how do you do it and where do you put the South Texas, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, etc. Outside of a fun exercise it will never happen as the Congress will never agree.
Money can be wasted in Austin just as fast as it can be wasted in DC.
“Guess we’ll see you on the battlefield .... which is a damn shame if it ever gets to that point fellow freepers. Unless you want to conclusively demonstrate that this republic is not broken beyond repair.”
I sincerely hope you never see me on the battlefield but that if you do, that we’re fighting on the same side. I would work and vote against secession, but I’m not in favor of taking up arms against any state that chooses to secede.
So, here we go again, eh? The headline is a bit of hyperbole since Texas has ALWAYS had a secessionist movement going. ;^)
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My son and his family live right outside Galveston. I wouldn’t mind going to visit them permanently!
He said 58 states.
If they secede....I’m moving there. If they’ll have me.
Are you merely a Carpetbagger or are you a Scalawag?
If we can successfully throw the bums out on 10 and get a bridle on this wild horse, then we give it another chance. If the rats refuse to go or destroy the electoral process, then we’ll know we’re pw3nd and there’s nothing left but to fight and die.
“Ah, so they flee the place they screwed up and then move to a place and then try to turn it into the dump they came from.”
You’re spot on. It’s why Austin is turning into yet another liberal hell hole. If they miss home that much they should get the hell out of my state.
If Texas tells the feds to take a hike, count me in. If we reverse-Galt Texas then Texas would become a major economic powerhouse.
I’m an American.
I’ll come screaming in like a bat outta hell from NYC.
If Obama’s HANDLERS want to destroy this UNION/REPUBLIC, what better way......
If Obama’s HANDLERS want to destroy this UNION/REPUBLIC, what better way......
When TX is no longer handcuffed with drilling, they won’t need to borrow.
If they do, I’m sure the Republic of Alaska will help them out.
Texas pledge: Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
“I would fight against secession as well.”
Can we expect you to take up arms against your fellow Texans?
I heard that if you can show your FReeper Membership card and get a TX FReeper to sponsor you, you’ll have no problem getting in.
I have a sponsor already.
You have and had a RINO in charge. Don’t ya know?
We didn’t need to borrow that money. We have over $9 billon in a rainy day fund.
“Texas pledge: Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”
If Texas remains in the union, then it will be possible to make the pledge honestly to both flags; I want Texas to remain in the union.
“I want Texas to remain in the union.”
This is my *wish* as well but, there might come a day...
How about if we start our own club and offer membership to those who want to join? Weed out the undesirables, if you will.
If only all the states would secede at once, we would be the United States again. Let DC see how much power they have then.
>>> That is nonsense. <<<
Oh, c’mon! Texas’ last secession vote worked out so well for the state. And all those Army types at Fort Hood are pushovers. No worries!
C’mon! Where’s your sense of adventure! /sarc
Maybe KY will follow Texas’ lead.
“When TX is no longer handcuffed with drilling...”
How is Texas currently handcuffed with drilling?
These people are going to be really shocked when the Demographics of the Republic of Texas shift to Democrat within ten years.
But you’re Damn sure not a Texan. When the shtf, I’d make myself scarce if I were you. You might survive a little longer.
Regulations handcuff drilling and refining.
Stop that and TX does fine.
...Deal me in on that...
It's not simple, but it's doable.
From Article IV, Section 3 of the US Constitution:
...no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
As for me, I live in Texas and have worked in the oil field for more than 20 years and the only handcuffs on drilling in Texas is the low price of oil.
Now, if you would like for us to drill more in Texas, you must also like me want to see oil priced at more than $100.00 a barrel.
Well cool! As usual, you have all the answers.
They can sell their oil and gas, then built their refineries and they are good to go as a Republic.
Since you always have the most liberal answers, I suspect that you may not like the idea, but it’s not really your call, is it?
Actually the low price of oil is actually a kind of handcuff on drilling. As for the handcuffs intended in the original commentary, I thought we were limited in what we could do offshore, and the regulations for putting in new wells etc were rather overbearing.
Remember the Alamo!
When the price of oil climbs above $90.00 the Texas rig count will increase. If the price can be sustained above $100.00, you will see lots of E&P in Texas and Louisiana.
As far as Texas is concerned, it is going to stay in the Union since Texans do not want to leave the Union and a state cannot leave the Union.
Finally, Texas is undergoing a shift in demographics that will make Texas a Democratic state in ten years.
...I remember, Texans wanting to join a union and be out of tyrannical rule. This is just as important for Texas, and the rest of the union to be out of tyrannical rule of the Federal Government...
...Wish it were not to this point, but, it is, and Texas, like the Alamo must be protected...
...My hope is that the Feds will not fight this, give the states the rights within the Constitution and the union will be preserved...
I presume you mean the ones that are more or less fed up with the situation that might be inclined to go all in. I don't know if that's the answer or not. Could be. It would certainly get odinga to cut his vacation(s) short. I just hope there are better minds at work on this problem of ours. God only knows we seem to be running out of options.
I expect they would - eventually. FWIW, I doubt Texas is going to do anything dramatic in the immediate future but it would by nice to have the folks from KY on our side if TSHTF. Texas would probably need all the support it could get.
“From Article IV, Section 3 of the US Constitution:”
Absolutely right. I stand corrected. Think West Virginia.
Well, we are going to new an ocean port in KY...gotta get that bourbon out!
Besides, Kentuckians were the second largest group at the Alamo! That ought to count for something! ;)
Cripes...new=need. Too many sudafeds!
Sadly, politicians and bureaucrats will probably not see past their own egos, lust for power, and greed.
Heh. Maybe we could trade oil for bourbon. The bourbon might come in handy down here if things go from bad to worse. I can’t say the same for all Texans but I know a few good ol’ boys who after a few shots of Kentucky’s best can catch bullets with their teeth.
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