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    Texas secession?

    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?


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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?

    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.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    We had this discussion a very long time ago and decided it a very long time ago.

    While it may be appealing on a political level to let Texas go and take their automatic Republican Electoral votes with them, as a patriotic American, I must vote NO. There is no right to secede.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    We had this discussion a very long time ago and decided it a very long time ago.

    While it may be appealing on a political level to let Texas go and take their automatic Republican Electoral votes with them, as a patriotic American, I must vote NO. There is no right to secede.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    US Supreme Court Justice Scalia answered this question with a resounding NO when asked by a screen writer.



    Here is his letter.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    We had this discussion a very long time ago and decided it a very long time ago.

    While it may be appealing on a political level to let Texas go and take their automatic Republican Electoral votes with them, as a patriotic American, I must vote NO. There is no right to secede.
    As far as I know, Texas has an exclusive right to succeed, it's negotiated before they joined the US. Right?

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    As far as I know, Texas has an exclusive right to succeed, it's negotiated before they joined the US. Right?
    As far as I know, there is no provision in either the US Constitution or in the Texas Constitution which allows it to secede.
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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    As far as I know, Texas has an exclusive right to succeed, it's negotiated before they joined the US. Right?
    In any event, it simply seems wrong for 49 states to deny a 50th its independence. If the people of Texas cannot leave the compact into which they voluntarily acceded, then that would mean that Texas is not a political state at all, but merely a conquered territory of the other 49 states.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    What would you do if they did democratically voted for secession? Occupy them and install a puppet government?

    It would be quite a different set of circumstances to the Civil War.

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    Re: Texas secession?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    What would you do if they did democratically voted for secession? Occupy them and install a puppet government?
    That is an excellent question. How would the people in the other 49 states feel about conquering the state of Texas and maintaining an army of occupation there? I certainly would not support sending the youth of my Commonwealth to conquer and occupy another American state.

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