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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.