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OMG! Perry used the S-word!!
Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2011 | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 09/11/2011 5:50:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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To: Blue Ink

Translation: The idea that a state could secede of its own will - equivalent to all other states voting to expel another state from the Union - is inconceivable, in particular in America, where the issue isn’t as contentious as it is elsewhere.


101 posted on 09/11/2011 12:53:26 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: Blue Ink
I can’t understand this sentence. Can someone translate?

I would, if I cared, but I don't, so I won't.

102 posted on 09/11/2011 1:16:10 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Ditter
I think I saw a wanted poster with your picture on it in Neiman Marcus just the other day. You better stay out of Texas. :D

Heh! I remember having this conversation on a few occasions....
Unknown woman: "Are YOU Randall?"
Me: "Yeah. Why?"
Unknown woman: "Well, someone wrote something kinda flattering about you in the women's restroom."
Me:*facepalm*
103 posted on 09/11/2011 2:34:51 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

He could always say he didn’t like what obama is doing to the country and meant that he would support seccession to protect Texans from having their state’s rights stolen.


104 posted on 09/11/2011 2:37:56 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Blue Ink
I can’t understand this sentence. Can someone translate?

The quote is from an 1833 letter to Alexander Rives. At the time the Nullification Crisis with South Carolina was going on, with talk in the state that they may leave the Union altogether.

105 posted on 09/11/2011 3:07:48 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

A bunch of dumb colonist once thought that rights came from God and not from other men. They were so dumb they thought this was self evident. Silly guys.


106 posted on 09/11/2011 3:20:09 PM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: SoJoCo
Any state that gives up their right of secession does a disservice to the republic of our founders. The Constitution is (still) silent on the issue.

"The withdrawal of a State from a league has no revolutionary or insurrectionary characteristic. The government of the State remains unchanged as to all internal affairs. It is only its external or confederate relations that are altered. To term this action of a Sovereign a 'rebellion' is a gross abuse of language."

               President Davis

107 posted on 09/11/2011 3:20:14 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
In the 90’s I paid some Constitutional lawyers a lot of money to tell me if there was ANY path where Texas could secede.

Get your money back you were had.

108 posted on 09/11/2011 3:22:59 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Yes the Constitution does have a provision but the is NO path for it, it would take years maybe decades to establish one.

I am sure King George III would agree with you.

109 posted on 09/11/2011 3:26:23 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: FromTheSidelines

The only thing wrong with the Tx. v White decision is that the Constitution is silent on the issue of secession and doesn’t back up the decision. Other than that it is a good decision.


110 posted on 09/11/2011 3:32:22 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: RandallFlagg
"And here I was, clicking on your post, thinking that the Governor was talking about used food..."

LOL! That was my first thought, too. Then I thought, "sin?" Glad to see we were both wrong, but we really should get our minds out of the bathroom...

111 posted on 09/11/2011 4:19:09 PM PDT by redhead (Never Forget. Never Forget. NEVER FORGET!)
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To: Proud_texan
A bunch of dumb colonist once thought that rights came from God and not from other men. They were so dumb they thought this was self evident. Silly guys.

I was going on the assumption that Perry was talking about peaceful succession and not armed revolution.

112 posted on 09/11/2011 4:27:57 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Texan

“I doubt any such polls existed except maybe as a joke.”

For what it’s worth...
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/06/29/texas-poll-obama-47-perry-45/


113 posted on 09/11/2011 7:30:52 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: RandallFlagg

You ought to read one of his books, either “On My Honor,” his book about the Boy Scouts, or “Fed Up!” the book about the overreaching of the federal government and what we can and should do about it.


114 posted on 09/11/2011 8:12:58 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://WingRight.orgI've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.Patrol the border 2 control)
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To: SoJoCo
Then most Texans, including the author of this article, are pretty dumb. There isn't a Constitutional expert in the country who would agree that Texas somehow has rights denied other states. And that includes leaving without the consent of the other states.

Where in the Constitution is the requirement that other states have to approve the secession of another state? It isn't there. Republican congressmen tried several times to make such an approval a requirement in 1860 and 1861, but it was voted down.

Consider what several states said when ratifying the Constitution. Here, for example, is what New York's ratification document said [Link, my bold below]:

We, the delegates of the people of the state of New York, duly elected and met in Convention, having maturely considered the Constitution for the United States of America, agreed to on the 17th day of September, in the year 1787, by the Convention then assembled at Philadelphia, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, (a copy whereof precedes these presents,) and having also seriously and deliberately considered the present situation of the United States, — Do declare and make known, —

... That the powers of government may be reassumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness ...

That the people have an equal, natural, and unalienable right freely and peaceably to exercise their religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that no religious sect or society ought to be favored or established by law in preference to others.

That the people have a right to keep and bear arms; that a well-regulated militia, including the body of the people capable of bearing arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state. ...

... Under these impressions, and declaring that the rights aforesaid cannot be abridged or violated, and that the explanations aforesaid are consistent with the said Constitution, and in confidence that the amendments which shall have been proposed to the said Constitution will receive an early and mature consideration, — We, the said delegates, in the name and in the behalf of the people of the state of New York, do, by these presents, assent to and ratify the said Constitution.

115 posted on 09/11/2011 9:03:08 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: mad_as_he$$; SoJoCo; South40; Condor51; org.whodat; cripplecreek; TADSLOS; BobL; raybbr; ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL
(this makes the Perrydactyls wild--no mention of Ron Paul driving Perry's numbers down)

116 posted on 09/12/2011 2:18:46 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: rustbucket

I have no idea what your background is so please don’t take this as any sort of slam at you, but my statement still stands. Please point me to a single Constitutional expert in this country who is on record as saying that Texas has rights under the Constitution denied to the other states. Or any main-stream Constitutional scholar who says that any state can leave the Union at will.


117 posted on 09/12/2011 4:23:08 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Liz; sickoflibs
WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL
this makes the Perrydactyls wild

'Heck', what DOESN'T make them go wild?


'Perrydactyl'
© 2011, FReeper 'sickoflibs'

I wonder if they realize they're doing more harm to Perry than good?

With their childish, sophomoric insults and viscous name calling and repetitive ad hominem attacks of fellow FReepers, they're turning OFF open minded CONSERVATIVES(1) who *May* - and/or prolly *Would* - vote for Perry if he does happen to win enough primary elections and get the nomination.(Yes Virginia, there are elections. /s)

I swear to god they are WORSE than the Rudybots were. At least those ex FReepers would admit Rooty was not perfect. But not the Texas Perrydactyls, nope. At any time I expect a Thread Posted: Today, 1:00p.m. EDT. 'Gov. Perry To Walk On Water!' And they'd BELIEVE it!

Ergo, if anyone needs to 'give it a rest' as is their usual retort, me thinks they need to follow their own advice.

(1) Many Conservatives lurk FR without signing up. They should know that.

118 posted on 09/12/2011 4:53:08 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out consevatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51

“Sorry” if the gentle Condor51 was offended.


119 posted on 09/12/2011 4:55:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
*** “Sorry” if the gentle Condor51 was offended. ***

'Gentle' I am not. Nor am I easily offended.

However, I try not to argue with ladies. It's just not the gentlemanly thing to do. I also open doors for them and give them my seat if they're standing.

120 posted on 09/12/2011 6:00:04 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out consevatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Condor51

And then talk about them behind their backs.


121 posted on 09/12/2011 6:03:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SoJoCo
I have no idea what your background is so please don’t take this as any sort of slam at you, but my statement still stands.

I'm an amateur historian who has been discussing the Constitution on these threads for almost ten years now. A friendly disagreement about what the Constitution means is not a slam. Calling most Texans "pretty dumb" is a slam, however.

Please point me to a single Constitutional expert in this country who is on record as saying that Texas has rights under the Constitution denied to the other states.

If you will refer back to my earlier response, you will see that I did not take issue with your statement that Texas does not have rights denied to other states, although technically speaking it did have the right when it joined the Union to break into five states. No other state had such a stated right.

Since New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia reserved the right to resume their own governance in their ratification documents, does that mean they have rights that the other states do not have? If NY, RI, and VA have that right, then all states have it through the Doctrine of the Equality of States.

As far as I've been able to discover, those ratifications and their statements of what the Constitution meant were accepted and never repudiated at the time by the other ten states that formed the Union. If you know of any contemporary repudiation by the other ten, please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Those ratifications were not conditional. They were statements at the time of what the Constitution meant to the people who ratified it and in some cases helped write the Constitution. In other words, those ratification statements are about as clear a statement that we have of original intent concerning secession. Madison's objection to conditional ratifications dealt with withdrawing from the Union if certain amendments were not ratified within a certain time frame. The parts I cited from New York's ratification were not amendments; they were statements about what the Constitution meant. There was a separate list of proposed amendments that appeared after what I posted above. New York's proposed amendments did not include the statements I listed. New York had taken the words "on condition" that their proposed amendments be adopted out of their ratification document.

Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, two of the three authors of the Federalist Papers, voted for the New York ratification document containing the reassume governance statement. Jay, of course, was the first Chief Justice. What about the other author of the Federalist Papers, James Madison? Madison was on the committee that drafted the Virginia ratification document, along with future Chief Justice John Marshall and three other Federalists. Both voted for the Virginia ratification document. However, Madison is fairly inconsistent in his statements over time. In old age he argued against secession.

Or any main-stream Constitutional scholar who says that any state can leave the Union at will.

First let me tackle the "at will" portion of your statement. Madison and Marshall wrote (along with the three other Federalists) and voted for the Virginia ratification document that says governance could be resumed "whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression and that every power not granted thereby remains with them and at their will." [my bold] Why would those early states join an experimental form of government where a majority of states might take advantage of them and oppress them? This was discussed at the Virginia ratification convention.

Madison later argued against "at will" secession in his old age during the nullification crisis. The constitutional Union he helped create was about to come apart at that point. Here is what he said on that occasion, "The compact can only be dissolved by the consent of the other parties, or by usurpations or abuses of power justly having that effect." [my bold] In the Virginia ratification convention he had said [my bold and underlines], "That resolution declares that the powers granted by the proposed Constitution are the gift of the people, and may be resumed by them when perverted to their oppression, and every power not granted thereby remains with the people, and at their will. It adds, likewise, that no right, of any denomination, can be cancelled, abridged, restrained, or modified, by the general government, or any of its officers, except in those instances in which power is given by the Constitution for these purposes. There cannot be a more positive and unequivocal declaration of the principle of the adoption — that every thing not granted is reserved. This is obviously and self-evidently the case, without the declaration." During the convention, Marshall made a similar statement about things not granted.

Where in the Constitution were other states given the power to approve or block the secession of any other state? They weren't given that power, and I believe that the Constitution would not have been ratified by key states like Virginia and New York if the Constitution had granted that power to non-seceding states. The Civil War ultimately resolved the issue by force.

Now for the constitutional scholar part of your question. There is a discussion about secession and what people believed about it, at least prior to the Civil War, in the 2007 book, "The Politically Correct Guide to the Constitution," by Kevin R. C. Gutzman, J.D., Ph.D. He makes the same arguments that I and others have been making on these threads for years. Oops, he is one of those "dumb" Texans, or at least he got his law degree from the University of Texas. His Ph.D. in early American history came from the University of Virginia. Good book. I recommend it.

122 posted on 09/12/2011 2:42:35 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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When members of Hood’s Texas Brigade “marched” past the reviewing stand, Fremantle, who knew of the unit’s amazing effectiveness as shock troops, was puzzled by what he saw and exclaimed: “Why General Lee, these men hardly have shirts on their backs.”

To which Lee replied: “That’s okay, Colonel. The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans.”

123 posted on 09/12/2011 3:21:23 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: RandallFlagg; dusttoyou

I currently live in Texas, and I’m like you, Randall... I love Texas, and I think the people are awesome too (except for maybe your old GFs, lol)!

I’d like to add this about Rick Perry as our governor.

There are several kinds of leaders, but there are two kinds who usually stick out.

There’s the leader who tells you how it is and makes you do what you are supposed to do, (because he / she thinks he/she knows best and has the power to do so); and

There’s the leader who builds his / her people up and let’s them be the greatest “people” they can be (because he / she believes in personal freedom and in serving the people instead of forcing them to comply).

One major part of those awesome Texas people is their patriotism freely given and not forced upon them, their understanding of who they are which includes being a part of the bigger picture, not because they HAVE to be but because they WANT to be. They are PROUD of their patriotism here because it is not forced or feigned!

Rick Perry, as their leader is not one to be a dictator, and we are used to that here. That is WHY people were so frustrated with the dictatorship we felt we were getting from Obama and from subsequently the passing of Obamacare without the people’s consent and in fact, completely AGAINST the people’s consent. (Let’s add to the pot that there is no way Texans are going to force our Texans to live under socialism, and that is what Americans were wondering would happen with Obama in office.)

That pure stand against dictatorship and socialism and that ardent stand for freedom that Texans so understand were all coming together, and those ideals were feeling ripped away with a dictator (Obama) telling us he (Obama) could do anything at all he (Obama) wanted to do with us. That talk and that walk doesn’t go well here! I’m sure it doesn’t go well with many other states and people across the country either!

But our leader, Rick Perry, understood, and as the kind of leader who builds his people up instead of tearing them down to suit his needs, letting the people he leads be the best people they can be... when one of those people shared our frustration with the Obama dictatorship and our dread at having to live under that, Rick Perry understood and reminded his people that yes, indeed, we are a good people, and no, we will NEVER allow ourselves to live under a dictatorship, we will ALWAYS be free people and always be free to be the kind of people we are.

He did not actively promote succession that day, yet gently reminded everyone who was concerned that our country is not one which imprisons its people - Our country is one which sets people free. We will ALWAYS fight against socialism and dictatorships, and he will NEVER let his people ever, EVER have to succumb to that kind of life.

I bet that did a lot to settle the unrest of many of Texans, and it may have given a lot of courage to others across the country as well.

America will NEVER give in to that evil, and we will ALWAYS be a great people with exceptional strengths that will NEVER be stolen from us.

Obviously I’ll let Rick Perry explain all he felt while speaking to that one frustrated Texan who wanted to claim any rights of succession from what he/she thought was a coming dictatorship and socialistic world, but as for me, I’m glad he was gentle and understanding in his response to that person (he was CLASSY). I feel fortunate he stands for a free people, and I felt blessed at that moment knowing I was safe under Rick Perry’s leadership. When I heard that he said that, I felt more strength against the Obama dictatorship. I felt we would be safe under Rick Perry’s leadership. From here on out, I’m confident he will cover the backs of all Americans in that commitment to the freedom and greatness of the America we know and love.

Hey, Randall, feel free to come back to Texas some day if you want. Unless you have GFs all across the land, there’s plenty of area of steer clear of them! :)


124 posted on 09/12/2011 5:12:24 PM PDT by casinva (IMAGINE: PERRY, PALIN, AND CAIN STANDING SIDE BY SIDE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION)
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To: Liz

what’s the big surprise there, “someone else” = “ron paul”. why would this bother anybody?


125 posted on 09/12/2011 5:35:26 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like Perry, and I think he will trounce the O, when the time comes. I believe he is a principled conservative...even if not perfect. Certainly more conservative than the last Texan we put in the White House.

My Dad is a native-born Texan. I lived in Texas for my college freshman year. Yes, it is a unique state—in that its citizens think it is unique, even though I can’t for the life of me understand why...as the land itself seems mostly flat, hot, dry and dull. Still I’m glad we have Texas and Texans.

On Texas secession however, didn’t Texas try that once already? How’d that turn out for y’all?


126 posted on 09/12/2011 6:49:20 PM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I like Perry, and I think he will trounce the O, when the time comes. I believe he is a principled conservative...even if not perfect. Certainly more conservative than the last Texan we put in the White House.

My Dad is a native-born Texan. I lived in Texas for my college freshman year. Yes, it is a unique state—in that its citizens think it is unique, even though I can’t for the life of me understand why...as the land itself seems mostly flat, hot, dry and dull. Still I’m glad we have Texas and Texans.

On Texas secession however, didn’t Texas try that once already? How’d that turn out for y’all?


127 posted on 09/12/2011 6:49:35 PM PDT by AnalogReigns ((since reality is never digital...))
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To: SoJoCo
Typo in my last post to you -- the title of Gutzman's book is "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution."
128 posted on 09/12/2011 7:58:03 PM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Condor51; Liz; stephenjohnbanker; BufordP
RE:”I wonder if they realize they're doing more harm to Perry than good? With their childish, sophomoric insults and viscous name calling and repetitive ad hominem attacks of fellow FReepers,

Friday one of them tried to tell me that I cannot(have no right to be) be critical of Perry because of the state I live in, and she went on to suggest that I am somehow responsible for the liberals in that state. It was a few hours later on Friday night I created the Perrydactus chart.

Your point is exactly right, I really had not been very critical of Perry before but 'bot's have a way of generating opposition to their candidates by being annoying.

129 posted on 09/12/2011 9:06:31 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Over-taxed means 'paying too much in taxes', not zero taxes)
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To: SoJoCo
Texas, and every other state in the union, is only constrained as long as all the other states in the union are willing to use force to prevent secession.

If or when force can no longer be applied, there is nothing stopping any state from leaving.

130 posted on 09/13/2011 1:14:25 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: ridesthemiles

The South will do quite fine, thank you. Texas may, due to historical reasons, not want to be part of a Western States of America, but instead be part of Dixie again.


131 posted on 09/13/2011 1:19:05 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: FromTheSidelines

Eh, that only really lasts for the first year. Come 2012, the only people that’ll really try and pull that cr@p will be the ones that joined in the 1990’s.


132 posted on 09/13/2011 1:22:21 AM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: mad_as_he$$; Cincinatus' Wife; SoJoCo; Ditter; basil
If *treason* means fighting back against a tyrannical fedgov...which we border on now?

Q: Didn’t the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Texas v. White prove that secession is unconstitutional? [BACK TO TOP]
A: No. For space considerations, here are the relevant portions of the Supreme Court's decision in Texas v. White:

“When Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.

“...The obligations of the State, as a member of the Union ...remained perfect and unimpaired. ...the State did not cease to be a State, nor her citizens to be citizens of the Union.

“...Our conclusion therefore is, that Texas continued to be a State, and a State of the Union.”
— Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700, 703 (1868)

It is noteworthy that two years after that decision, President Grant signed an act entitling Texas to U.S. Congressional representation, readmitting Texas to the Union.

What's wrong with this picture? Either the Supreme Court was wrong in claiming Texas never actually left the Union (they were — see below), or the Executive (President Grant) was wrong in “readmitting” a state that, according to the Supreme Court, had never left. Both can't be logically or legally true.

To be clear: Within a two year period, two branches of the same government took action with regard to Texas on the basis of two mutually exclusive positions — one, a judicially contrived “interpretation” of the US Constitution, argued essentially from silence, and the other a practical attempt to remedy the historical fact that Texas had indeed left the Union, the very evidence for which was that Texas had recently met the demands imposed by the same federal government as prerequisite conditions for readmission. If the Supreme Court was right, then the very notion of prerequisites for readmission would have been moot — a state cannot logically be readmitted if it never left in the first place.

This gross logical and legal inconsistency remains unanswered and unresolved to this day.

Now to the Supreme Court decision in itself...

The Court, led by Chief Justice Salmon Chase (a Lincoln cabinet member and leading Union figure during the war against the South) pretended to be analyzing the case through the lens of the Constitution, yet not a single element of their logic or line of reasoning came directly from the Constitution — precisely because the Constitution is wholly silent on whether the voluntary association of a plurality of states into a union may be altered by the similarly voluntary withdrawal of one or more states.

It's no secret that more than once there had been previous rumblings about secession among many U.S. states (and not just in the South), long before the South seceded. These rumblings met with no preemptive quashing of the notion from a “constitutional” argument, precisely because there was (and is) no constitutional basis for either allowing or prohibiting secession.

An objective reading of the relevant portions of the White decision reveals that it is largely arbitrary, contrived, and crafted to suit the agenda which it served: presumably (but unconstitutionally) to award to the U.S. federal government, under color of law, sovereignty over the states, essentially nullifying their right to self-determination and self-rule, as recognized in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the current Texas Constitution (which stands unchallenged by the federal government).

Where the Constitution does speak to the issue of powers, they resolve in favor of the states unless expressly granted to the federal government or denied to the states. No power to prevent or reverse secession is granted to the federal government, and the power to secede is not specifically denied to the states; therefore that power is retained by the states, as guaranteed by the 10th Amendment.

The Texas v. White case is often trotted out to silence secessionist sentiment, but on close and contextual examination, it actually exposes the unconstitutional, despotic, and tyrannical agenda that presumes to award the federal government, under color of law, sovereignty over the people and the states.



133 posted on 09/13/2011 4:37:17 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: AnalogReigns

Texans have NUKES this time around. ;o)


134 posted on 09/13/2011 4:40:38 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

Exactly. That said it will be trotted out first thing and will have to be rehashed (again) for any State that wants to secede. Hench my phrase “climb over”. Many people (some on this thread) do not understand that the law is more about process than justice.

Since there is no point in arguing with the secessionists I simple say - DO IT! Secede and see how that works. Otherwise it is all just Texas BS.


135 posted on 09/13/2011 4:46:48 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$
IMO, it's not necessarily about the action but rather, the leverage of the threat.

If Obama want’s to go to war over a threat, then we're keeping the nukes... just like some of the *former* Soviet republics.

Stalemate.

136 posted on 09/13/2011 5:32:52 AM PDT by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek
The Texas v. White case is often trotted out to silence secessionist sentiment, but on close and contextual examination, it actually exposes the unconstitutional, despotic, and tyrannical agenda that presumes to award the federal government, under color of law, sovereignty over the people and the states.

If you say so.

137 posted on 09/13/2011 6:08:36 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: jla

If you would like a list of Rick Perry’s latest reads, go to:

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/rick-perry-book-club

Of course, your particular reading list is probably far superior intellectually...but since you asked.....


138 posted on 09/13/2011 6:53:04 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: SoJoCo; FromTheSidelines; LucyT

That strikes me more as a hard-core, Leftist union approach, but here on FR - it passes as sound reason for some!
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I certainly didn’t expect to be called a troll merely for asking questions. I take it that ‘troll’ is a bad thing?
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Dang Non-sequitur-zotted, drennanwhyte-zotted, kstater-zotten and now SOJOCO, you didn’t even make it 3 weeks before people outed you as a troll.


139 posted on 11/01/2011 5:06:43 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: FromTheSidelines

No need to welcome him to FR. He’s been around the zot block a few times. First as Non-Sequitur(got the zot from JR for promoting the homos in the military) then he came back as drennanwhyte, got zotted, came back as kstater and got zotted, is now back as SOJOCO. Let’s see how long he lasts this time. Of course by backing him up makes me wonder about you.


140 posted on 11/28/2011 4:42:25 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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