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ABC 13 Houston, TX "Should Texas Secede?" Poll
ABC 13 Houston, TX ^

Posted on 04/16/2009 8:28:34 PM PDT by jsdjason

The newstation posed this question tonight on their newscast. So far 68% want to secede out of only 119 votes.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: rickperry; secession; texas
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1 posted on 04/16/2009 8:28:36 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: jsdjason

Up to 76% yes now.


2 posted on 04/16/2009 8:29:58 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: jsdjason

“Yes”. Done.


3 posted on 04/16/2009 8:31:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jsdjason
"Marvin Zindler! EYYYYYE-witness news!"

RIP

4 posted on 04/16/2009 8:32:58 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: jsdjason

Yes. Then I’m moving there.


5 posted on 04/16/2009 8:34:05 PM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: jsdjason

Voted yes, done, Thanks!! 78% in favor 434 votes yes.


6 posted on 04/16/2009 8:34:49 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: 50mm

Me too. Lead the way Texas!


7 posted on 04/16/2009 8:35:31 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: jsdjason

YEA TEXAS! 80% SAY YES!


8 posted on 04/16/2009 8:35:31 PM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: jsdjason

Up to 80% now with 512 votes.


9 posted on 04/16/2009 8:35:41 PM PDT by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: jeffc

If Texas becomes a country, I’m moving out of the lousy state of New York.


10 posted on 04/16/2009 8:36:37 PM PDT by voveo
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To: jsdjason
I voted.

It's now 78% Yes, 21% No (459 votes)

8^)

11 posted on 04/16/2009 8:36:55 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: diverteach

Just voted for succession. Now 548 votes and 81%.


12 posted on 04/16/2009 8:38:16 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Lancey Howard

My vote has been cast in the “yes” column. Texas proud.


13 posted on 04/16/2009 8:40:20 PM PDT by Jukeman (.)
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To: 50mm
Yes. Then I’m moving there.

And I'd move back. Just think, if Texas secedes, the new government could get rid of welfare, all nanny state entitlements, environmental nonsense, affirmative action, medicare, etc. In other words, it's every man for himself. This means the liberals would head for the borders. Result: a land with no liberals!

14 posted on 04/16/2009 8:40:49 PM PDT by giotto
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To: voveo

Texas would see a boom like never before as hard-working, law-abiding Americans move there in droves. I know my Texas born husband would move to the country of Texas in a heartbeat. Really. What’s not to like about Texas??


15 posted on 04/16/2009 8:40:58 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Our current government is what our founding fathers wanted to avoid.)
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To: giotto

I love Texas! I may move there anyway.


16 posted on 04/16/2009 8:47:10 PM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Now 82% Yes. 640 votes.


17 posted on 04/16/2009 8:47:53 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: jsdjason
Oh, HELL yes!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww!

Now that's a fine yeehaw there, son.

19 posted on 04/16/2009 8:49:04 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: jsdjason

695 votes and 83% in favor. Go to it Freepers.


20 posted on 04/16/2009 8:49:53 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: jsdjason
STATES RIGHTS !!!

All we are saying, is give tax cuts a chance,
All we are saying, is give tax cuts a chance.

All we are saying, is for the Government to cut spending a chance,
All we are saying, is for the Government to cut spending a chance.
21 posted on 04/16/2009 8:50:00 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: jsdjason

“Yes!” And take me with them [I’m in NY].


22 posted on 04/16/2009 8:52:38 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: jsdjason

Freeped as requested, sir. 83% “yes” - they ain’t gonna like it in Austin...


23 posted on 04/16/2009 8:55:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jsdjason

Checking jobs in Texas, as well as small business law, as well as house prices/rental rates.

If I get a hint of any traction on this, I’m grabbing a UHaul and heading south on I-35 faster than you can say Remember the Alamo.


24 posted on 04/16/2009 8:56:20 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: jsdjason

I would personally hate for Texas to succeed, sure would make a big Ol’ Texas size Hole in the Landscape of America.


25 posted on 04/16/2009 8:57:27 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: jsdjason

Some where Ole Sam is smiling.


26 posted on 04/16/2009 8:58:05 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: jsdjason

856 votes and 85% yes.

Can I move there if they do?


27 posted on 04/16/2009 9:09:13 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Billthedrill

How about after Texas secedes and we all move there, we help all “those” people relocate somewhere like San Francisco.


28 posted on 04/16/2009 9:11:17 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"I would personally hate for Texas to succeed..."

Sorry sport, but Texas has already succeeded, and every day becomes even more successful!

29 posted on 04/16/2009 9:11:49 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: jsdjason

We lived in Arlington for nearly 4 years in the 70s. Both my sons were born in Texas. Loved it there. Would go back in a minute — especially if the Big S happens.

After losing his 3rd run for Congress, Tennessean Davey Crockett delivered the shortest concession speech in history: “Ya’ll can go to hell. I’m going to Texas.” We all know what happened at the Alamo.

Something equally momentous happened at the Alamo on April 15th, 2009

While that earlier action was a tragedy, THAT battle set the stage for the success at San Jacinto a bit later and the Republic of Texas was on the way.

Might I suggest that the next rally take place at the San Jacinto Monument — after Texas tells Washington to “go to hell.”


30 posted on 04/16/2009 9:12:39 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: jsdjason
I have a better idea.

Let's get all the rest of the states together and vote Massachusetts, California, and Vermont off the island. /sarc>

Cheers!

31 posted on 04/16/2009 9:16:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Texas to succeed, sure would make a big Ol’ Texas size Hole in the Landscape of America.

Do you really not want Texas to succeed? If you ain’t here, you really won’t count.

Elections have consequences!


32 posted on 04/16/2009 9:17:24 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Republic of Texas is rising again!)
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To: jeffc
"Slime in the ice machine"

And where's the Dominique Sachse pictures?

Cheers!

33 posted on 04/16/2009 9:17:45 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: jsdjason

Boy, Perry has really gotten the Demwits wound up now!
LOL!


34 posted on 04/16/2009 9:18:52 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Dick Bachert

Wonder how fast illegal immigration and drug trade would evaporate with Texas the nation?


35 posted on 04/16/2009 9:19:05 PM PDT by Edizzl79 (you want my guns..come and get em...I dare ya....)
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To: Dick Bachert
"Might I suggest that the next rally take place at the San Jacinto Monument — after Texas tells Washington to “go to hell.”

That, sir, is a wonderful idea!
Wouldn't be surprised if the ghost of Santa Anna still hangs out there - still wearing a dress!

Or maybe that's just Gov. Perry's next Dimocrat opponent...

36 posted on 04/16/2009 9:22:19 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: ChocChipCookie
"Texas would see a boom like never before as hard-working, law-abiding Americans move there in droves."

I think we'd have to insist on strict immigration quotas:
For example, for every 10 from a hard-working, God-fearing state like Oklahoma or Louisiana, there'd be no more than 1 admitted from places like Michigan or Illinois. None whatsoever from California or New Jersey, states where the people have already made a complete hash of it.

And of course, no limits on folks from Tennessee, for obvious reasons of history and tradition...

37 posted on 04/16/2009 9:26:42 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: jsdjason
Transfer all your wealth to Texas. Quick, before Congress has a chance to act!!
38 posted on 04/16/2009 9:31:22 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: ChocChipCookie

The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.

I do not wish Texas to Secede, but I will not be a “good little Dhemmi”.

Texan have always had an ornery streak, but only want to be left alone to live our lives peacefully.

We were beaten once, but not subjected. We got over loosing a war, but will never be subjected to a tyrant. NEVER!


39 posted on 04/16/2009 9:34:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: dusttoyou
Of course, Texas has already succeeded. The question is, should it secede? An idea. Maybe all the 'empty quarter' states - from Texas to Arizona and north to Alaska, including Canada - should come together and form a new nation of states...(The term 'empty quarter' comes from a book by Joel Garreau, The Nine Nations of North American.)
40 posted on 04/16/2009 9:38:59 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: Dick Bachert
"After losing his 3rd run for Congress, Tennessean Davey Crockett delivered the shortest concession speech in history: “Ya’ll can go to hell. I’m going to Texas.” We all know what happened at the Alamo."

The order of the statement was reversed, if I recall correctly, "As for me, I'm going to Texas... as for y'all, you can go to hell." He was a Whig who had had enough of Democrats. We're all sympathetic to that.

41 posted on 04/16/2009 9:42:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: jsdjason

Or should the traitors in govt be sent to Cuba??


42 posted on 04/16/2009 9:43:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: ArmyTeach; Travis McGee; Interesting Times
Nine Nations of North America Ping!

A great book. You're the only Freepers I know who've read it.

Let's find out what the rest of FReeperdom thinks about it.

Regards,

TS

43 posted on 04/16/2009 9:54:06 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: jsdjason
Should Texas Secede?

Secede? Hell no, we should push the Blue states out. They are the ones violating the Constitution, they are one's cooperating with the violation of the 10th amendment. They are the one's electing those who pretty much blow off the Constitution.

No, we should not leave the Union, we should make THEM leave it. They already have in spirit.

44 posted on 04/16/2009 10:01:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: voveo
If Texas becomes a country, I’m moving out of the lousy state of New York.

By then it will be TOO LATE. The borders will be closed. We can't have any illegal wetbacks swimming the Red or Sabine rivers. :) Or timberbacks trying to sneak through the Big Thicket, a person could get himself shot trying that.

Better come on down now. Bring money, gold is good, silver would be OK, and Guns.

45 posted on 04/16/2009 10:05:56 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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Yes - 86%

No - 13%

Total votes - 1074

46 posted on 04/16/2009 10:17:24 PM PDT by Enterprise (Hey Pirates - you got yer asses kicked!)
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To: Enterprise

87% YES


47 posted on 04/16/2009 10:20:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: jsdjason

Just imagine, if Obama wins in 2012 conservatives will threaten to move to Texas!

Heck, I’m thinking of moving there after I get out of college....


48 posted on 04/16/2009 10:21:41 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: lonestar

Just a little help from FReepers did the job!


49 posted on 04/16/2009 10:28:57 PM PDT by Enterprise (Hey Pirates - you got yer asses kicked!)
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To: dynachrome

For your list.


50 posted on 04/16/2009 10:44:27 PM PDT by Txngal
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