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Fellow Texans....Yes we can!
http://www.texassecede.com ^ | 11/05/08 | VANITY

Posted on 11/05/2008 11:13:16 AM PST by erkyl



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: constitution; secede; texas; texasourtexas
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Let's do it!
1 posted on 11/05/2008 11:13:18 AM PST by erkyl
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To: erkyl
No thanks.

I'm an American. Country first. Remember?

2 posted on 11/05/2008 11:15:02 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Texas_shutterbug

The country has turned its back on its ideals and its military sacrifices. IMHO, it is no longer worthy of people’s service.

The “Republic Of Texas” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?


3 posted on 11/05/2008 11:16:49 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

I’m willing to take it under consideration!!


4 posted on 11/05/2008 11:17:00 AM PST by NativeTxn
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To: erkyl

guess I’m moving to texas.


5 posted on 11/05/2008 11:17:26 AM PST by television is just wrong (obama is going to pay my mortgage for me!)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

>>No thanks.
I’m an American. Country first. Remember?<<

And, pray tell, what country is that, the Socialist Republic of 0bamaistan?


6 posted on 11/05/2008 11:17:41 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: erkyl
How is this different than Susan Sarandon or Alec Baldwin saying they were leaving the country if a Republican won?
7 posted on 11/05/2008 11:18:51 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

Your country died last night.


8 posted on 11/05/2008 11:18:55 AM PST by glock_fan
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To: erkyl

I’m in. TEXAS will secure its borders from invasion and protect its citizens.


9 posted on 11/05/2008 11:20:29 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: Texas_shutterbug

...people are just venting...I hope.


10 posted on 11/05/2008 11:20:46 AM PST by americanophile
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To: IrishCatholic
How is this different than Susan Sarandon or Alec Baldwin saying they were leaving the country if a Republican won?

Because a Republican win wouldn't result in their enslavement? Just one answer of many. Yes, it is different. Buttock 0bama means to destroy the fundamental traditional values of this country, AND MY FAMILY.

11 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:08 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: erkyl
No thanks. I like it like this.


12 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:24 AM PST by MeanGreen2008
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To: erkyl

I’ve pondered the thought. The establishment of his national security force would send me over the edge along with the trashing of the 2nd Amend.


13 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:38 AM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: erkyl

TX native living in CA now.

I have been considering this for a long time.

I love America and the Constitution, but the Federal Government has overreach and violated it’s authority. It will only get worse now.

We as a people have every right to seperate from the union.

It is supposed to be “State first”. America is supposed to be a Union of inependent states.


14 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:41 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: erkyl

I say we just peel the country like an orange. Peel off the blue states and leave the REAL America. That’s where the real ‘meat’ is.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:51 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: LongElegantLegs

Texas ping.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 11:21:57 AM PST by Vor Lady (We can rebuild it better than it was...better, faster, smarter....)
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To: bereanway

How about “education reform”, ie, banning homeschooling.


17 posted on 11/05/2008 11:22:18 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: americanophile

I don’t think so. Secession has actually been talked about in Texas for many years and it’s slowly been gaining support.

This may be what it takes to kickstart the movement. I guarantee you that within 36 months Obama will sign an actual gun ban, and that within 12 months he will sign the Super Brady Bill currently in Congress.


18 posted on 11/05/2008 11:23:28 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

“The “Republic Of Texas” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?”

I’d say!


19 posted on 11/05/2008 11:23:31 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: erkyl
No thanks. We already are a whole other country.


20 posted on 11/05/2008 11:23:35 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life - VOTE! ;o)
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To: americanophile
Actually, I think people read too many Left Behind books.

Either that or they're a bunch of drama queens.

Our country will still be here tomorrow, the next day, and the next year. We might have some setbacks, but we're still the United States of America.

21 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:03 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: MrB

I keep thinking of Castro...and the Cubans in Florida who are “Cubans First” but can’t go home.


22 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:26 AM PST by 2Jedismom
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To: Texas_shutterbug

Texas was a “Country First”. Before it was a state. Glad I could clear that up.


23 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:28 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: erkyl

Can we build the wall?


24 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:35 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: IrishCatholic; americanophile

This is alot different than Baldwin and Sarandon.

The US Government has violated its authority. Look at how they over-tax us and give the money to others.

That was NOT the design of the Federal Govt. It has gotten out of control, and we have every right to seperate.


25 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:38 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: erkyl

Where would you go? Start your own country or join Mexico?


26 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:52 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (WELCOME TO THE OBAMANATION!!!!! Hold on to your wallets and your guns folks!)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

Amen.


27 posted on 11/05/2008 11:24:59 AM PST by americanophile
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To: Texas_shutterbug

My oath was to support and defend the Constitution. Ushering in a new era of Socialism is no part of that.


28 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:06 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: MeanGreen2008

There is now one too many flags in that picture.


29 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:14 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

I’m all in


30 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:42 AM PST by firefnx (Our Marines fought for us. Now we fight for them.)
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To: Spktyr

I think this question was pretty well settled in 1865.


31 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:50 AM PST by americanophile
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To: erkyl

I’m in.


32 posted on 11/05/2008 11:26:29 AM PST by panthermom
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To: Texas_shutterbug

We are supposed to be a Union of States, not a large hemogenous country that we are becoming.


33 posted on 11/05/2008 11:26:49 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Good luck.


34 posted on 11/05/2008 11:27:03 AM PST by americanophile
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To: erkyl

I am with you!!!


35 posted on 11/05/2008 11:27:44 AM PST by JFC
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To: Dead Corpse
We've been a mixed economy for decades now.

Tax rates were much, much higher until Reagan got into office. We weren't the United States of America back then?

36 posted on 11/05/2008 11:28:13 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: MrB

That would certainly be up there as a former homeschooler. It’s just I haven’t heard that mentioned quite as much although that has to be in his vision to remake the country. I’m guessing he’ll move to disarm and subdue before the reeducation begins.


37 posted on 11/05/2008 11:28:59 AM PST by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

AHHHH HA HA HA HA HAAaaaaa

Amen, Brotha.


38 posted on 11/05/2008 11:29:37 AM PST by FreedomFerret
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To: americanophile

Mmmm... not so much. All it settled was whether a Federal government acting illegally could hold states in the Union by force, and of course the answer was “yes”.

Thing is, this time around, the North doesn’t have the industry or the military resources. All of the productive industry is in the South. So are the major remaining military bases.


39 posted on 11/05/2008 11:29:38 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: erkyl

Well, Okies don’t usually agree with Texans...but here in this state succeeding from the union has been discussed for the past week. It’s amazing how many people feel this way. Once Obama starts putting into place his socialistic policies, I honestly would not be surprised if their is serious discussions on this subject. As for “country first.” If Obama gets his way our country will no longer be the America we know and love.


40 posted on 11/05/2008 11:29:58 AM PST by housewife101
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To: Texas_shutterbug

Texas is my country. Appears most of the rest have abandoned it.


41 posted on 11/05/2008 11:30:26 AM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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To: Republic of Texas

Yes, I know that. It’s why we can fly our flag the way we do. :)


42 posted on 11/05/2008 11:31:32 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Spktyr

Whatever, this is a ridiculous pipe dream.


43 posted on 11/05/2008 11:31:43 AM PST by americanophile
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To: erkyl

I am in. Get the ball rolling and I will be glad to move back to Texas to lend a hand.


44 posted on 11/05/2008 11:32:43 AM PST by myself6 (.)
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We have to elect state legislators who will vote for secession. It’s the first thing voted on every session. We need to quit doing it as tradition and really do it.

I was all for this in 2000 but it didn’t get much traction. I wrote my state rep and didn’t get a reply.


45 posted on 11/05/2008 11:33:07 AM PST by Terry Mross ( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
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To: erkyl

A friend and I were talking about this Monday night—she did her thesis on it.


46 posted on 11/05/2008 11:35:02 AM PST by lonestar
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To: bestintxas; Spktyr

I totally agree. I think other southern states will join as well.

We can have a new Confederacy of freedom loving states. I would say a good poriton of the US Military is from the South and would not turn on their families.

That is why I am recommending the Guard to any young person who is considering military service. Support the state militias. They may be our saving grace from the Fed.


47 posted on 11/05/2008 11:35:30 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: americanophile

Nothing was settled...


48 posted on 11/05/2008 11:36:23 AM PST by myself6 (.)
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To: erkyl
The only problem with the source site is it just sells
over priced items!
49 posted on 11/05/2008 11:36:31 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Obama, Change America will die for.)
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To: americanophile
"I think this question was pretty well settled in 1865."

Yeah, that didn't work out too well...

There's often some chatter that Texas can legally secede but I've never found any language, anywhere, that supports that. Parenthetically there is a great thread from 2001 on secession here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b75d2fa71a5.htm

I might also add that the prospect of Texas being able to split into multiple states seems to be a canard as well.

50 posted on 11/05/2008 11:36:39 AM PST by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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