Skip to comments.If BHO is reelected, Time for Texas to Secede (Vanity)
Posted on 07/07/2012 10:55:47 AM PDT by no dems
Being a native-born Texan, it is my understanding that Texas is the only State in the Union that can legally secede from the Union, because it was once a Republic on it's own. (The Republic of Texas.)
Now, someone help me out here: Is that a fact? If so, I'm calling on all Texas FReepers to join me in laying the groundwork to make it happen if Barack Obama is reelected. What do we need to do to start a Secession Movement, and where do we begin? If you're not a Texan, you don't understand the Texas mind-set. If BHO is reelected, I guarantee you that Texas would vote 60% - 40% FOR Secession. Even Governor Perry has talked about Texas seceding. LET'S FRIGGIN' DO IT!!!
I’ve read all the various treaties and ordinances by which TX entered the Union.
Contrary to popular opinion, none of them have any language that would allow for secession.
They do allow TX to split into up to five states, if TX and the Congress so decide. But then any state can split up on the same terms, so that’s no big deal either.
“If BHO is re-elected”
Oh man, don’t hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning...
Lincoln made SURE no single State can secede anymore.
Old Abe made the central state supreme.
How about first directing all efforts toward making sure that that does not happen? There is a very good possibility that BHO will LOSE, so let's help make THAT happen.
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I really doubt the companies like Exxon, Conoco, ATT, Dell, Sysco, Halliburton, Kimberly Clark, etc. would want to be out of the Federal protection racket.
I thought I read somewhere that Texas gave up that right after the Civil War, but I could be wrong. It doesn’t matter anyway if they have the right or not, the Feds would still consider it an act of sedition as they would with any state. Texas is a “payer state”, not a “taker state”. The Feds could not afford to lose her. Texas could easily function completely on her own borders with no outside assistance from anyone. However, IF the big oil & gas states such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma etc. banded together on something like this....well, pop the popcorn because it would sure get interesting quick.
If the federal government isn’t abiding by the contract by which the states entered the union, ie forcing their residents to buy something and henceforth fining them if they don’t buy said thing, do you really think Texas should abide by their contract to the FEDgov?
If Texas does, I’d ride a bike from NYC to Texas. I want to get the heck out of here anyway, away from Daddy Bloomberg and his Socialist utopia.
Did he use a key word their watch list?
Texas has no interest in seceding. Even Perry has said he was joking when he said something about seceding. It made him look foolish...not that he needs much help doing that. Not gonna happen. That’s a clown suggestion, bro.
I don't suppose for an instant that this would be honored by the federal government though. It wasn't last time, after all. If Texas tried it, even by popular vote, they'd get wiped slick by the federal government.
If you guys succeed, will you accept refugees from the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of Illinois?
You are so correct. But we can fly our Texas flag the same height as the U.S. Flag.
Don’t you think we are all on the list, just for being on FR to begin with?
What would happen if all 57 states seceded?
I think if Texas went, several other states may very well go with it.
Alaska has always been another one I’ve always wondered why they hang on. They are 100% self sufficient with access to the ocean and abundant natural resources. Much of their state is federal land, prohibiting them from using their own land.
I just wonder if such scenarios could lead to another ‘war between states’ if the president should attempt to FORCE them to stay as Lincoln did. Very interesting topic, because if things continue to deteriorate, I don’t believe it’s unrealistic.
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