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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I tend to support the right of secession. The US has supported breakaway Russian republics and other secession efforts in other countries... so....

    Now legally, I don't know. Certainly if 2/3rds of the States decided to end the union that would be legal, as that's how the Constitution was ratified in the first place.

    Texas has a better legal position on this than most states, because it joined the country originally as an independent nation, the Lone Star Republic.

    But, I really doubt this is going to happen anyway, barring some really drastic events.
    Secession was not settled based on legal. It was settled by war. If it occurred again, you would see it settled by war. The US is not going to let anyone leave.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrillic View Post
    So if you enter US you cannot go on your own. Why does US then support Kosovo?
    When the government in Washington commences with violently oppressing that nation of people that represent a minority in the US, but a majority in Texas, we'll talk.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    When the government in Washington commences with violently oppressing that nation of people that represent a minority in the US, but a majority in Texas, we'll talk.
    one might consider naked force being utilized to keep a people within a certain jurisdiction to be oppression.
    ..which is the exact thing the union did pertaining to the civil war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    When the government in Washington commences with violently oppressing that nation of people that represent a minority in the US, but a majority in Texas, we'll talk.
    Look back at the War between the States.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quantrill View Post
    Secession was not settled based on legal. It was settled by war. If it occurred again, you would see it settled by war. The US is not going to let anyone leave.

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    war does have a habit of solving problems... nothing is more effective at deciding issues than naked force.
    might not be right, might not be moral, might not be legal... but it's effective as hell.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    I see the federal government as a voluntary compact among a group of sovereign states. If any state wishes to leave, they can. The people of the other 49 states are not the owners of Texas.

    Germany is techincally a "Federation of States" many of which were independent up until the Prussians forced a unification. We should allow them to split up into a whole bunch of warring factions? Cause that sounds like a great recipe for peace to have a major nation plum in the middle of Europe.

    Fine, secede. We'll be sending in troops to occupy Federal property, and the Interstate Highways we built. We'll also be confiscating your currency, as it's United States currency. Enjoy converting everybody's life savings into pesos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    war does have a habit of solving problems... nothing is more effective at deciding issues than naked force.
    might not be right, might not be moral, might not be legal... but it's effective as hell.
    Oh yes. It's very effective.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quantrill View Post
    Look back at the War between the States.

    Quantrill
    Which ethinc and religious group was being oppressed?


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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Howdy,

    Let's assume times get tough, the US dollar crashes or something of that magnitude. Would you mind Texas secession if they choose to?

    Lololol.. read the economic history of the last time Texas secceeded.....

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Texas aint goin nowhere...slim pickens will have none of that

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