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Zogby:One in Five Americans Believe States Have the Right to Secede (43% of Hispanics)
Zogby International ^ | July 23 2008

Posted on 07/25/2008 6:39:42 AM PDT by DemonDeac

"One in five American adults - 22% - believe that any state or region has the right to "peaceably secede from the United States and become an independent republic," a new Middlebury Institute/Zogby International telephone poll shows."

"Broken down by race, the highest percentage agreeing with the right to secede was among Hispanics (43%) and African-Americans (40%). Among white respondents, 17% said states or regions should have the right to peaceably secede."

"Politically, liberal thinkers were much more likely to favor the right to secession for states and regions, as 32% of mainline liberals agreed with the concept. Among the very liberal the support was only slightly less enthusiastic - 28% said they favored such a right. Meanwhile, just 17% of mainline conservatives thought it should exist as an option for states or regions of the nation."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; aliens; azatlan; civilwar; dixie; secede; secession; south
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To: Humvee

Or move the border from the Rio Grande to the Red and annex Mexico.

41 posted on 07/25/2008 9:53:21 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: Just another Joe

As you well know the Constitution is silent on the matter of secession however, the 10th Amendment reserves all rights not specifically granted to the federal government to the states. Therefore the federal government has no legal or constitutional power to prevent a state from leaving the union. Personally, there are a few that I would like to see secede; Mass, Conn, RI, NY, NJ, MD, CA, to name a few.

42 posted on 07/25/2008 10:08:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: txflake

If you studied current Texas racial demographics, you might conclude as I did that we would not be any better off if we seceded. Too many people in Texas have bought the big lie that government is there to support them.

43 posted on 07/25/2008 10:19:15 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: DemonDeac
It would be better to just kick a few states out.. and better yet just a few city's or county's here and there ...
44 posted on 07/25/2008 10:36:07 AM PDT by tophat9000 (:[....)
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To: DemonDeac

“Zogby:One in Five Americans Believe States Have the Right to Secede (43% of Hispanics)”

I wonder how many Americans know if this issue has ever come up before?

45 posted on 07/25/2008 11:36:33 AM PDT by Spok
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To: DemonDeac
I say we let all 50 states secede. Once they are all individual sovereign states, they can then be loosely tied to one another by a document which will limit what the federal government can do. Maybe we can add an "amendment" that would give any rights not specifically enumerated in this new document to the states.

I am just throwing ideas out off the top of my head.....

46 posted on 07/25/2008 11:57:28 AM PDT by nitzy (Take your pick: Globalism OR Limited Government)
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To: Slapshot68

It’s amazing to me that the ones who think they can succeed (according to this poll) are the ones who’ve gotten rid of all their guns.

I do doubt this poll. In my experience, it’s the conservative/libertarians who think that they can succeed.

For a long time, I’ve thought that it’s time for our nation to get a “divorce”. I say we give them one of the coasts. All liberals (socialists) who live in “The United States” can either relocate to “New Moscow” or live under the laws of the US.

I would also make it a law that any law-maker who tried to propose a law of a socialist/communist nature would be hung or given life in prison.

But then, I’m mean like that.

47 posted on 07/25/2008 12:03:28 PM PDT by Marie (Don't Tread on Me!)
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To: Bob Buchholz

re: #34

Great post.

I like the way you think.

48 posted on 07/25/2008 12:16:21 PM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: tophat9000
Lot of people though.

49 posted on 07/25/2008 12:37:12 PM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: ljco
If you don’t want to be part of the US, then leave.

I think that is what they are doing, just that they plan to take the land with them.

At least that is the goal of the reconquistas, and I am afraid they will succeed.

If only they were religious zealots it would be simple, we would just gas and burn them. Oh well..... Remember the Balkins, I guess.

50 posted on 07/25/2008 12:56:17 PM PDT by itsahoot (We will have world government. The only question is whether by conquest or consent.)
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