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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: wk4bush2004
Great talk, but nothing else. I won't believe it until I see a Concord or Lexington moment.
41 posted on 08/28/2009 12:42:06 PM PDT by 2001convSVT ("Only Property Owners that pay taxes should have the right to Vote")
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To: deport

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 we’re in a worse fix than before!


42 posted on 08/28/2009 12:43:13 PM PDT by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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To: The_Victor

“I didn’t say I wouldn’t fight, just that the pledge becomes meaningless if the things that the flag represents are not what the pledge says.

For the record, I haven’t given up on the USA yet.”

I don’t think you are I a too far apart on this. One thing I want to clarify, I’m in favor of fighting to save the republic in terms of working to make sure that rule of law and core principles are maintained, but I would not want to take up arms against any state that votes to secede.


43 posted on 08/28/2009 12:43:21 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Texan Tory

“I didn’t say I wouldn’t fight, just that the pledge becomes meaningless if the things that the flag represents are not what the pledge says.

For the record, I haven’t given up on the USA yet.”

I don’t think you and I are too far apart on this. One thing I want to clarify, I’m in favor of fighting to save the republic in terms of working to make sure that rule of law and core principles are maintained, but I would not want to take up arms against any state that votes to secede.

Fixed.


44 posted on 08/28/2009 12:45:34 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: mak5

“...Texas could exercise the authority in the Texas Annexation Resolution and form four more states...”

You’re referring to a Texas constitution that no longer exists. Reconstruction changed all that. And even that constitution put limits on exercizing this option, I believe. In addition, the federal constitution, of which Texas is a signitory, forbids any state from being formed out of another.

That said, hit the federales repeatedly in the head with the 10th amendment until it begins to sink in.


45 posted on 08/28/2009 12:47:14 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: wk4bush2004

And Obama and his co-conspirators would be saying “make my day!”

This would be all the emergency zero would need to shut down the internet, call in his in-house military,( just as big and just as well funded as the us military) and as Ayer’s people said, way back when, 25 million people might have to die in the US Communist revolution.

Don’t think these people haven’t thought ahead...they’ve planned this for decades.


46 posted on 08/28/2009 12:48:38 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: GoCards
"We have crazy Franciscans coming into Texas... "

Wasn't Friar Tuck a crazy Franciscan...?


47 posted on 08/28/2009 12:52:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: trumandogz
Once Texas secedes and becomes its own nation, who will President Rick Perry go to when he needs to borrow 1.5 Billion Dollars?

Simple ... al the $$ that gets forwarded to DC via withholding would get redirected to Austin.

48 posted on 08/28/2009 1:05:18 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: Tucker39
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 we’re in a worse fix than before!

Considering Anne Richards died in 2006, it might be tough for her to become governor. But then again, we are talking about Democrats. The dead voting in the dead hardly seems implausible these days.
49 posted on 08/28/2009 1:06:16 PM PDT by TexasAg
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To: trumandogz

If you could borrow the money interest free, would you?

That is what he did and there is a limit to how long they can borrow it, but it is interest free from a time.


50 posted on 08/28/2009 1:07:21 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Melas; Texan Tory
I would fight against secession as well.

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.

51 posted on 08/28/2009 1:07:52 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The way to destroy a countercultural movement is to have white people start liking it.)
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To: Tucker39

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 we’re 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.


52 posted on 08/28/2009 1:08:23 PM PDT by deport
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To: Centurion2000

Money can be wasted in Austin just as fast as it can be wasted in DC.


53 posted on 08/28/2009 1:10:39 PM 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: Centurion2000

“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.


54 posted on 08/28/2009 1:24:21 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: 11th Commandment; 17th Miss Regt; 2001convSVT; 2banana; 2ndDivisionVet; A_Former_Democrat; ...
Thanks AAC!

So, here we go again, eh? The headline is a bit of hyperbole since Texas has ALWAYS had a secessionist movement going. ;^)

Anyway, pinging the 10th Amendment list to join in the discussion if you feel compelled.

Texas may be leaving the building?

Click the 10th Amendment button for articles tagged "10thamendment". A "statesrights" link is atop the forum page.



Please ~ping~ me to articles relating to the 10th Amendment/States Rights so I can engage the pinger.

I've stopped scouring threads and unilaterally adding names to the ping list, so if you want on or off the list just say so.

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55 posted on 08/28/2009 1:30:16 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have two choices and two choices only: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you have!)
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To: BertWheeler

My son and his family live right outside Galveston. I wouldn’t mind going to visit them permanently!


56 posted on 08/28/2009 1:35:23 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: BertWheeler

He said 58 states.


57 posted on 08/28/2009 1:37:32 PM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Texan Tory
I’m not in favor of taking up arms against any state that chooses to secede.

I am.

58 posted on 08/28/2009 1:45:03 PM PDT by Melas
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To: wk4bush2004

If they secede....I’m moving there. If they’ll have me.


59 posted on 08/28/2009 1:48:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Hope requires the contender, who sees no virtue in surrender.)
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To: Melas

Are you merely a Carpetbagger or are you a Scalawag?


60 posted on 08/28/2009 1:49:46 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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