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    Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Nathan Smith, who styles himself the “foreign minister” for the Texas Nationalist Movement, appeared last Spring at a far-right confab in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite roaming around in his cowboy hat, Smith managed to keep a low-key presence at the conference, which was dominated by fascists and neo-Nazis railing against Western decadence. But at least one Russian newspaper, Vzglyad, caught up with the American, noted that TNM is “hardly a marginal group,”and quoted Smith liberally on the excellent prospects for a partial breakup of the United States. Smith declared that the Texas National Movement has 250,000 supporters—including all the Texans currently serving in the U.S. Army—and they all “identify themselves first and foremost as Texans” but are being forced to remain Americans. The United States, he added, “is not a democracy, but a dictatorship.” The Kremlin’s famed troll farms took the interview and ran with it, with dozens of bots instantly tweeting about a “Free Texas.”

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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    The speaker of Chechnya's parliament also wants to reopen the "debate" on who has a legitimate claim to the American Southwest (U.S. or Mexico) if the U.S. increases its supply of arms to Kiev.
    What would Bernie Do?

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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What would Bernie Do?
    Well given that this is simply a pathetic attempt by Russia to gain leverage against the United States, no presidential candidates would support. I doubt that the Mexican government would even be a fan of the idea, let alone the US government or residents of the Southwest.
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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Well given that this is simply a pathetic attempt by Russia to gain leverage against the United States, no presidential candidates would support. I doubt that the Mexican government would even be a fan of the idea, let alone the US government or residents of the Southwest.
    but what would a President Sanders do in response?

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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    When Texas holds a referendum to leave America AND votes 50%+1 to leave, then they can go, IMO (assuming they take their share of the national debt on a per capita basis with them).

    Until they hold said referendum, it's just talk.

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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    but what would a President Sanders do in response?
    Laugh and head out for a steak dinner in Georgetown, this is a non issue.

    And if some South American banana republic invades us on Russia's orders they'll be wiped out, no matter who the president is
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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    When Texas holds a referendum to leave America AND votes 50%+1 to leave, then they can go, IMO (assuming they take their share of the national debt on a per capita basis with them).

    Until they hold said referendum, it's just talk.
    The national debt is NATIONAL. It can not be separated from the federal govt, unlike citizens or land.

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    Re: Putin's Plot to Get Texas to Secede

    Yeah, this is nothing but complete BS without the slightest shred of actual evidence.
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