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If BHO is reelected, Time for Texas to Secede (Vanity)
July 7, 2012 | no dems

Posted on 07/07/2012 10:55:47 AM PDT by no dems

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To: 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.)

And you are wrong. This is an old myth. Get over it. The War Between the States settled that issue with the new Texas Constitution.

241 posted on 07/08/2012 1:12:39 AM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: Melas
I agree on the bias here against urban constituents.

But it is not groundless insofar as how they vote or think or behave in general.

Not one metro area of population of over 1 million in the US that I can think of is majority GOP or conservative anymore and yes I realize those are two different things.

Even Salt Lake went for Obama by a small margin.

Dallas ...where I think you reside...was in my day as a lad there considered a socially conservative city that went like most of the South from Dixiecrat to GOP in early 70s and had a string of conservative mayors and even a staunch conservative paper then in the Dallas Morning News.

Now that is over all gone with the sands of the Hispanic demographic surge from the south and those who have stayed.

Same for Houston and believe it or not...former conservative city of San Antonio...that close to the border but stayed afloat ideologically...just like San Diego did too once and Orange county.

This is why folks like myself generalize about how folks behave and how that translates for us all.

It's polite to note the exceptions which in Texas is about 1/3rd of Latinos and a handful of blacks.

But I don't base my views on exceptions even if I note them. It's like running a business, if you plan based on exceptions you go broke.

If folks run campaigns or govern like that they will lose elections or power in short order.

i wish race or ethnicity or religion did not matter and folks would just do the right thing that is moral, compassionate and what works best in the context of human nature and we did for a long time with plenty of hiccups

but we have been inundated with peoples who have a whole different mindset and we can see what that has done to our electorate

i know folks eschew the notion that becoming a non white country is an issue but just based on voting alone it most certainly is

everywhere where the white population has shrunk has gone downhill electorally for the GOP and fiscally as an entity

not to mention the social ramifications and that all troubles me for our future

a future likely rather short for me in context at 54 but I have a lot of children

242 posted on 07/08/2012 10:23:26 AM PDT by wardaddy (John Roberts collection of Sally Quinn's panties just got a hefty contribution this week..)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Thats a far different attitude than what I grew up with. To me, your state is just where you live.

Of course, Rhode Island and Massachusetts do very little to inspire a sense of pride in your state.

243 posted on 07/08/2012 1:40:46 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Celtic Cross

I wouldn’t expect a non-Texan to understand. (I don’t mean that disrespectfully.)

As an American are you proud of your heritage? Can you imagine not being an American? Would you give up your American citizenship easily? Is it important to you that your children/grandchildren are born on American soil?

If you can understand that, it’s the same for Texans. We’re proud to be Americans, of course. But being Texan is as important.

I think New Yorkers, Alaskans, and Hawaiians have similar fierce pride.

244 posted on 07/08/2012 5:16:27 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Salt cedar switches here....also...ouch!!!!

245 posted on 07/09/2012 11:43:10 AM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: no dems

Do we need to reconsider this idea?

246 posted on 11/06/2012 10:00:02 PM PST by luckystarmom
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