"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:
I might also add that the prospect of Texas being able to split into multiple states seems to be a canard as well.
posted on 11/05/2008 11:36:39 AM PST
(Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
Most honest historians say the treaty between Texas and the US that brought Texas into the union was never ratified by the people of Texas.
posted on 11/05/2008 11:47:27 AM PST
by Terry Mross
( It's just a matter of time before we're all 'GUILTY' of hate speech.)
posted on 11/05/2008 1:14:22 PM PST
(It's great in Texas)
Everyone should read this link (see Proud_texan's post), if you're interested in seeing what the Founding Fathers thought about secession. The closing paragraph, however, should encourage each of you who may have forgotten the sovereignty of each of your states in this voluntary union.
Upon these principles we can arrive at no other conclusions than these -- that according to the Constitutional doctrines of America, whenever a State decides by the vote of a majority of its people, that the government over it has become destructive to the ends of its welfare and happiness, and no longer exists in its consent, such State has a right to abolish that government, so far as it concerns itself, or, in other words, has a right to secede from the Union.
posted on 11/05/2008 1:15:42 PM PST
(United Sovereign States of America?)
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