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  • States should be able to take a vote and secede if they wish

    23 53.49%
  • Secession should not be an option

    11 25.58%
  • With qualifiers (those being)

    5 11.63%
  • Other

    4 9.30%
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Thread: Should states have the right to secede?

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    Should states have the right to secede?

    It hardly feels like a Union anymore. Should states be able to take a vote and secede if they wish? Why or why not?

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    It hardly feels like a Union anymore. Should states be able to take a vote and secede if they wish? Why or why not?
    I believe the original contract between the states allowed them to leave if they wanted. Its stupid IMHO to do so but lots of things are stupid but the right to be stupid exists
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    It will never happen again, but I support the option.










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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It will never happen again, but I support the option.
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    It would be far more practical for a state like Florida, Hawaii, Texas or Kalifornia than say Ohio or Kansas to do so given borders and the fact that lots of people in Ohio work in Michigan, Indiana, WVa, Northern Ky, and Pennsylvania. Passports to work at the Lexus dealership a mile outside Ohio?
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Yeah, would be interesting. One of my borders is Canada so. I guess we have a head start.

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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Thank God it will never happen again....I voted no.....
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    The Republic of Texas will rise again.



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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    Depends on the circumstances. If a state wanted to secede so that it could abuse human rights more freely (as was the case during the US Civil War), then I wouldn't support it. But if they had some legitimate political grievance or philosophical difference of opinion with the federal government, I'd probably go along with it. I think it would need to be a drawn-out process lasting several years though...a simple declaration of independence by the state government (or a 51% referendum) would be insufficient IMO.

    Maybe if the state government voted to pursue independence, and the state's residents voted for independence by a two-thirds majority on two separate occasions a few years apart. That seems like a reasonable standard for so important of an issue.
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    Re: Should states have the right to secede?

    States do have the right to secede, if all the other states agree, or if they can hold their own militarily.
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