Skip to comments.In Texas, 31% Say State Has Right to Secede From U.S., But 75% Opt To Stay
Posted on 04/17/2009 12:36:45 PM PDT by Scythian
Thirty-one percent (31%) of Texas voters say that their state has the right to secede from the United States and form an independent country.
However, the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the state finds that if the matter was put to a vote, it wouldnt even be close. Three-fourths (75%) of Lone Star State voters would opt to remain in the United States. Only 18% would vote to secede, and seven percent (7%) are not sure what they'd choose.
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Would you like me to cite the outcomes for the 11 states that left the Union back in 1861?
One of my proudest possessions is a picture of my great Grandfather in his confederate Uniform. I have the original in black and white and a colored version that some relative had made later. He looks fierce and mean and has yellow piping on the sleeves.
A true story is that my family lived in a southern state that I never learned the name of, they said that the name of the state and the real name of the family was secret, I imagine something went down after the war and the family was wanted for some reason or another. They(the family)moved to Arkansas after the war and changed their name to Coleman, I don't know the real name, but they had a farm near a small town called Atkins. The town is still there, the farm has long been sold, unfortunately.
This was all on my mothers side, my fathers family had a much milder history and not civil war photos.
If you say you have the right to keep and bear arms and the government disagrees and kills you, does that change the fact you have the right to keep and bear arms? Practically you don’t have the right, but that’s because the government is breaking the law, not because your right doesn’t exist.
If Texas left the Union today the results would be a bit different I am thinking and you can take your opinion and shove it up your a**.
Obama has been in office for less than 3 months, and already 31% of Texans are ready to secede. At that rate, the entire state will be ready after he’s been in office around a year. I see this report like the cup is half full. LOL Another thing to consider is that Texas is a huge state, and although I’m not sure how many people live in Texas, I know that 31% would be several million people. It’s not like Razzy took this poll in New Hampshire. 31% of the people who live in NH wouldn’t be very many, compared to 31% in Texas.
Contracts between citizens and signed under duress are not valid in a court of law yes?
Dallas is a great town.
The last time Texas and some sister states tried this back in the 1860s it did not turn out very well
And the Democrats would have an electoral vote edge.
***And leaving the Union worked out so well for Texas back in 1861!***
Obama appears pretty intent on raising taxes regardless of our protests. Let’s just give up!
***And if Texas did leave the Union, it would be a nation where whites were in the minority.***
We have better industry and weapons now.
Plus we use that magical punctuation stuff.
It gets us taken seriously in our writing.
My thinking is that if a state really was able to succeed from that Union, that state would become a powerhouse economy. All the clients of the Federal Gummit would high tail it out of the state, and producers and entrepreneurs would flood the place. Instant Singapore.
The only thing that is holding Texas back from that right now *is* Federal regulations. If we didn’t have those, we’d be laughing at the “energy crisis” as our hydrogen or electric trucks cruised around our nuclear-reactor-powered well lit streets, and electricity would be a low, fixed monthly bill. Air pollution would be extremely low.
The irony of it all is that this utopia would be possible for us if the Feds didn’t hold us back.
I’m not so sure on that.
As pointed out in one of the other threads the 10th Amendment says “powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Constitution makes no mention of secession therefor it’s a power reserved to the State. Far as I am concerned Constitutionally States can and may secede if The People of that State vote to do so, probably through the State’s Constitutional process.
That doesn’t mean though that the USA has to just let them...we know how that worked out last time.
The next Civil War may have a different outcome!!!
The next Civil War may have a different outcome!!!
I am afraid you are right. Demographics are not on our side in Texas and Texas will soon be reliably blue.
If Texas does secede, the only place it’s going is back to Mexico
OK, so I preempted all that with my question already.
this is not 1865.
By jove I believe you've got it!
You’ve got to understand that trumandogz lives in Austin and by virtue of domicile has all the answers...
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