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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I kinda have to agree here. People should be able to decide for themselves how they will be governed.

    The question is, would it require overwhelming support from the rest of the country, too? I'm not certain either way. Fortunately, it's not going to be an issue either way.
    Very much a theoretical issue in the case of Texas. But I see no reason why the decision on the future of Texas should in such a scenario be made by voters in other states.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Very much a theoretical issue in the case of Texas. But I see no reason why the decision on the future of Texas should in such a scenario be made by voters in other states.
    Because it would certainly have an impact on the rest of the nation. If it were a smaller state that had less economic pull, then it would be far less complicated. Again, this is all hypothetical.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    It is... thinkable .... that Texas... the only state with more Chinese-made American flags than a Tea Party rally.... is going... to secede?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Because it would certainly have an impact on the rest of the nation. If it were a smaller state that had less economic pull, then it would be far less complicated. Again, this is all hypothetical.
    That makes no sense and would completely negate the principle of self-determination.

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

    A) as redress pointed out its only a few vocal nut cases that want to secede, the vast majority of Texans pay the idea no mind

    B) there is no legal right to secede.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    That makes no sense and would completely negate the principle of self-determination.
    I think national unity would trump commitment to self-determination in the majority of US minds.

    What's sauce for the foreign goose, isn't always sauce for the US gander. The same goes on everywhere, I reckon. Not having a go at the US specifically.
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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?
    would not support any state doing that so as long as the people their are given representation in government and their civil rights

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No, Texas is apart of the US; you can't leave.
    No, we can, see Article One Section Eight.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    would not support any state doing that so as long as the people their are given representation in government and their civil rights
    And what if both are taken away via the outcome of elections?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think national unity would trump commitment to self-determination in the majority of US minds.

    What's sauce for the foreign goose, isn't always sauce for the US gander. The same goes on everywhere, I reckon. Not having a go at the US specifically.
    What national unity?

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