Anytime they want
Bad times only
I don't know
If I secede from my family, I still owe money on my house. If my wife gets it in the divorce, it's still on me until she refinances.
Or should we just all be free of our debt? Go "occupy" something...
Human beings were property until after the War between the States. Protected by the Constitution. If you don't like that then you can admit that your forebearers were traitor to the Constitution. I understand it.
So you would be satisfied if Texas paid its 7% of the US government's debt prior to secession?Again, they must pay their bills BEFORE being allowed to leave. That money is owed to the American people and I as an American citizen would not trust someone who is spitting on the nation and turning traitor.
I am at a loss trying to understand your vindictive attitude. What particular interest is it of yours whether the people of texas are a state in the US or whether they are a friendly neighbor country like Canada? I don't understand why you have such a stake in being the boss of Texas.Q: What happens to Texans and Social Security and Medicare?
I would go much further. Anyone staying in the foreign nation of Texas would be renouncing not only their citizenship in the USA but all benefits as well.
Q: What happens to citizens of Texas who still want to be part of the USA?
Nope. Not good enough. If they stay in Texas - they give up the USA.
Q: What happens to citizens of the other 49 states who now want to move to Texas and their Social Security and Medicare and share of the debt?
It should not be that easy. It should be punitive. It should discourage other states from simply leaving willy nilly as the mood hits them. This should be something not done easily. It should be something that comes with a high price tag both in dollars and in the loss of other benefits.
Texas would indeed be a foreign nation. But it would be unique in that it spit in the face of both America and the American people by leaving our union and giving us the middle finger salute. The rest of us should not be nice about this. The rest of us should make this as hard as possible. Texas would be a foreign nation and we should treat them as a pariah and the people of Texas should know the price they will pay for their insolence.
And that would apply to any other state which wants to go that way.
There must be a price to pay and that price should be a high one.
Oh well, the world has always had to deal with power hungry consolidators, and empires never last forever.
Last edited by Wiggen; 05-26-12 at 10:39 AM.
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