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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    That is indeed the official US line. Once you join the Union you sign away your democratic right to self-determination.

    Of course, nothing human is "perpetual".
    Like I said, unless if the other states give consent or Texas can successfully revolt against the United States (doubt it) then it will not secede.

    You're right to an extent in regards to perpetuity. Things have the ability to not be perpetual if action is taken but in the absence of action, some things are indeed perpetual if only legally.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Sure. No region should be held captive in a nation it doesn't want to belong to, especially if it has a historical status of having once been independent, or is a separate culture from the main body of the nation.
    Should have thought about it before joining the USA.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I don't see what you would want to do about it. It would rather stupid of them from today's perspective. But hey! They're Texans.
    Not really that stupid of an idea, Texas has a balanced budget, and just about every natural resource a nation could be blessed with.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Not really that stupid of an idea, Texas has a balanced budget, and just about every natural resource a nation could be blessed with.
    If Texas were to become independent it would have to assume its part of the Federal debt and service that debt at probably substantially higher intrest rates.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is entirely unthinkable any time in the foreseeable future. Just is not going to happen. A handful of loud nutters is not nearly enough to bring it about.
    I have seen some polls that put it at about 60/40 for or against. Unless you've lived here, you wouldn't really get it.

    Texans are an independent bunch. We think of ourselves as Texans first. We have s proud history. We fought our own war of independence against the Mexicans in 1835, the only U.S. Territory that can say that.

    Texas is not just "any other state," and it's entirely within the realm of possibility that we go our own way in the future

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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.
    "Can't" is an awful strong word. Many Texans would disagree with you.

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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.
    It would not, just would require the will of the people of Texas

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

    Oh Dear Lord no.

    We'd be conquered by Mexico within the first month. You have to remember that all of the US Armed Forces in our state would be moving out.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    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.
    Both points are disputable

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

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Oh Dear Lord no.

    We'd be conquered by Mexico within the first month. You have to remember that all of the US Armed Forces in our state would be moving out.
    Your faith in the military prowess of the Mexican armed forces is touching but mildly irrealistic.

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