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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Wanting to leave the union by a vote of the state government is not an insurrection.
    The state government doesn't have the authority to secede. Texas V White made it clear the only avenues to independence are with the consent of the rest of the union, or open insurrection.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    The state government doesn't have the authority to secede. Texas V White made it clear the only avenues to independence are with the consent of the rest of the union, or open insurrection.
    state governments put the question to the people of the southern states and they decided...by state convention and referendum.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    While unlikely anytime too soon, it's not unthinkable that one day, Texas might vote to secede from the United States and re-establish itself as an independent nation.

    If done in a peaceful and democratic manner...that is, if the people of Texas overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the U.S. In a referendum similar to the one recently held in Scotland, would you support the right of Texas to go her own way?
    Yes I would support their right to secede assuming they will be responsible for their own defense,and we won't have to give them any forign or military aid.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    While unlikely anytime too soon, it's not unthinkable that one day, Texas might vote to secede from the United States and re-establish itself as an independent nation.

    If done in a peaceful and democratic manner...that is, if the people of Texas overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the U.S. In a referendum similar to the one recently held in Scotland, would you support the right of Texas to go her own way?
    "Right" to secede... no.
    Let it secede anyway, yes let's.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    If the people of Texas or any state, or city for that matter, want to be autonomous then they should have that right.
    And they can, they can get up, pack their stuff and leave the United States. They are welcome to live anywhere else they want.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If Texas wanted to leave the Union I would be more sympathetic if they were willing to take the other 49 states with them.


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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    how about most of middle america too

    kansas, nebraska, wyoming, etc, etc, etc

    we can have 2 countries

    coastal america

    inner america

    it almost splits that way

    almost all the west coast, and east coast are blue states

    and almost all the red states are in the south and middle


    Nah, I'd rather split it North and South. Let the residents of Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and their like pack their bags and move to their new Country.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    state governments put the question to the people of the southern states and they decided...by state convention and referendum.
    So what happens if the federal government doesn't allow Texas to secede? If someone can vote themselves out of the US, can other people simply vote themselves in?
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Yes I would support their right to secede assuming they will be responsible for their own defense,and we won't have to give them any forign or military aid.
    I can see Mexico taking back what was once theirs if that happens.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So what happens if the federal government doesn't allow Texas to secede? If someone can vote themselves out of the US, can other people simply vote themselves in?
    There is a difference between people asserting their right to self-determination and deciding to stand on their own, something which should be their decision, and people wanting to join a group and thus share in the benefits and responsibilities of that group, which obviously requires the consent of the group.

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