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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry was simply pointing out what most Texans know from infancy, and are known to boast modestly about from time to time when talking to folks from foreign lands like New York and California.

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.

5 posted on 09/11/2011 6:13:30 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

Give it a rest.


6 posted on 09/11/2011 6:16:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SoJoCo

Except that it is true. The Republic had conditions on joining the Union


9 posted on 09/11/2011 6:22:16 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: SoJoCo

Welcome to FR heavy Perry Derangement newby. I am sure the ronpaulnutz who hide behind Palin will appreciate the help.

Its quite clear you are stupid about anything Texas or anything Perry. Not to mention stupid about Chile or the Chilean SS.

Your fervent anti-Perry posts have a smelly Muttbot flavor, but then again it is so hard to differentiate between Massa2shits RINO and a liberal, you could be a troll from DNC.


22 posted on 09/11/2011 6:48:02 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" and ronpaulnutz are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: SoJoCo
Then most Texans, including the author of this article, are pretty dumb.

Spoken like an expert in "dumb". Go back to the DNC websites where your unique "talents" will be appreciated.

29 posted on 09/11/2011 7:01:45 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SoJoCo
Perhaps, just perhaps, the point isn't whether Texans think they can actually legally do it, perhaps the point is a whole bunch of dumb Texans think thay can do it.

And that's one of those dumb Texas things that I just love about Texas and another reason I'm glad to be a dumb proud Texan.

Maybe if more Americans thought that way about the Feds things would be a lot different.

63 posted on 09/11/2011 7:41:30 AM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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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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