Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
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Case in point: Mississippi gets $2.73 back from the Feds for every $1 paid in. Minnesota gets 0.64 per dollar.
Did anyone think that the great state of Texas was actually gonna secede?
Of all the states, AFAIK only Hawaii and Texas were nations before they were states. And just as we allow states to join our union we should allow states to leave. But this wasn't that, this was a petition signed by a very small amount of people, not reflecting the will of the state.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I believe that the people within geographic regions have a right to self determination. If a clear majority of Texans want to secede I would support that right, just as I support the rights of Chechens, Kurds and Palestinaians to autonomy. If I was President, I would have let the south secede instead of having a bloody civil war. The slaves could have been freed with other means, and freeing the slaves was not the actual motivation for the civil war.
I'd be hard pressed to think of another way the slaves would have been freed. Even gradual abolition plans would have left some people in slavery until the 1900's. The real motivation wasn't to free the slaves, but don't fool yourself - slavery is really what the Civil War was about.