Haven’t delved that deep (but I am going to), but I highly doubt Sam would let Congress decide our Sovereignty, should Texas need to employ the ‘nucular’ option.
It would be pointless to demand the 5-state solution if it were subject to congressional oversight.
I remember reading something years ago that the Congress in session when Texas re-enter the Union after the Civil War took that option away. It would be secession and our own nation again. Something like that. Better find a Freeper that is a Texas historian.
Havent delved that deep (but I am going to), but I highly doubt Sam would let Congress decide our Sovereignty, should Texas need to employ the nucular option.
I’ll help you a bit by linking you to the annexation resolution which Texas agreed to. I’ll link and quote the appropriate section. Note the reference subject to the US Constitution..... Then go read the Constitution, Article IV, Sec. 3.
-—Third — New States of convenient size not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas and having sufficient population, may, hereafter by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution; and such states as may be formed out of the territory lying south of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, commonly known as the Missouri Compromise Line, shall be admitted into the Union, with or without slavery, as the people of each State, asking admission shall desire; and in such State or States as shall be formed out of said territory, north of said Missouri Compromise Line, slavery, or involuntary servitude (except for crime) shall be prohibited.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks txflake. I think its time for another war with mexico.