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 think Texas is already part of Mexico again.
Just be careful of many secession movements out there like the Republic of Texas movement. Most are scams to sell fake land grants or bogus currency. Any real movement would need to be sure to disassociate with these type of groups.
Posting on FR is all it takes.
I don’t think Texas can do it, but I’d support any such action. I think I would have to consider moving to the Hill Country.
I’m from Western Arkansas. Maybe it is time for me to buy a lot somewhere in Texas.
We would all be better off if the South had won or if the war had never occurred at all, especially if the war hadn't happened at all, we would still have states rights and slavery would still have gone away except it wouldn't have cost 500 million lives, mostly white lives by the way, in order to happen.
I hope Texas secedes and any other state that feels the same way goes with them.
The Feds have you and me and everyone else enslaved. Will Texans really vote to withdraw from Social Security, Medicare and pay back their share of the national debt?
If you read the history of the American Revolution you will realize that the kind of geographical and political situation which existed in 1760-1776 was wholly different than what it is today. I really don’t think anyone in power is going to seriously consider secession.
Civil Disobedience of Federal Edicts and firm assertion of States Rights is likely to do more to achieve liberty than talk of secession.
States need to take the position that “Congress passed this law, let them try to enforce it.” The Federal Government relies on the States to enforce nearly all their regulatory laws. Even Social Security and Medicare are administered by the states.
Arizona is on the cutting edge of potential Civil Disobedience and Sheriff Arpaio should be considered the George Washington or the Samuel Adams of the peaceful revolution.
I think that if Texas did this, against the Feds and the Feds went after them, I would think that other states would join them. Then you could have another civil war.
Part of Tennessee was as well — Republic of Franklin. : )
It would be a lot bigger than that. Just ask some of our other neighbors. I want no part of talk of secession. I want it all back and the Commie Bastards who are ruining the nation in Jail.
There is a very good possibility that BHO will LOSE, so let’s help make THAT happen.
That would be my first choice.
But we can fly our Texas flag the same height as the U.S. Flag.
And so can the other 56 states.
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Like I give a sh**.
According to the data from the source below, TX gets .94 back for every dollar it sends to the feds.
That does indeed put her on the payer side, but just barely. #1 on the payer side, oddly, is NJ at .61. CA is at .78 and NY at .79.
If you look at the data there is a very obvious pattern. Red states tend to be takers, and blue states tend to be payers.
Data is from 2005. I couldn't find anything more recent, but I doubt the numbers have changed greatly. http://tax.d7.qorvisdev.com/article/federal-spending-received-dollar-taxes-paid-state-2005
If Texas does, Id ride a bike from NYC to Texas.
Ever since Gov. Perry mentioned secession some months ago, I’ve had people in other States like Michigan and South Carolina tell me: “If that happens, I’m on my way to Texas.”
And The Republic of Hawaii too, before it became a Territory and after it was a Kingdom.
Not gonna happen. Thats a clown suggestion, bro.
Hey, it would be a “fun” activity seeing how far it would go.
That self-sufficiency is of course why they're #3 on the list of "taker" states, with $1.84 in federal payments for each dollar of taxes.
If Texas tried it, even by popular vote, they’d get wiped slick by the federal government.