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To: wk4bush2004

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.


12 posted on 08/28/2009 11:48:20 AM PDT by mak5
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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.


How many of those eight do you think would be conservative or even members of the GOP?


17 posted on 08/28/2009 11:51:47 AM PDT by deport
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Myth, and unconsitutional at that. No state may be admitted to the union without the consent of congress. Furthermore, it doesn’t apply. Texas was re-admitted under reconstruction and that is the binding the agreement.


36 posted on 08/28/2009 12:15:54 PM PDT by Melas
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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.

Uh, no. Don't you remember a few years ago when the RATS threw a temper tantrum and ran off to hide in New Mexico over redistricting? First, they'd want one new state from the border counties which would then turn themselves over lock, stock, and barrel to some Mexican drug cartel. Next Sheila "Don't you know who I am" Jackson-Lee will demand her state be the biggest and have a plaque on the entrance gate with her name and picture on it. The third would be the libs in Austin with their state motto being "keep Austin weird" and move the capital to Hippy Hollow (nudist) and declare Lance Armstrong governor. The fourth state would be the rest of Texas. Hmmm, on second thought, that wouldn't be a bad idea after all!

39 posted on 08/28/2009 12:34:39 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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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: 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: 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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