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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Actually, I believe Texas V White established that succession is possible if the seceding state can obtain the permission of the rest of the states.
    No permission slip required. We have all the legal grounds we need to make secession a reality, should we choose

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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?
    No! It is because the Texas Energy conglometates would turn Texas into the World pollution capitol. Excepting that singular reason, it'd be a pleasure to get rid of Texas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Texas has all these things. There are a few very vocal groups in Texas who simply whine about not getting what they want during elections, which is hilarious since they do a lot of crap in Texas that many people in the other states find absolutely stupid, abhorrent, or just shake their heads over. This tells me that they have plenty of self determination and those whining otherwise are more like little kids or teenagers with a mindset that if they didn't have their parents around, their lives would be so much better.
    Maybe you just don't understand Texas. We used to be our own country. We fought and won our own war of independence against the Mexicans...the only state that can say as much. We're an independent lot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    What national unity?
    Y'know, that "America, Hell Yeah!" sort of thing.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Wrong, their is, Their is nation in the Constitution which forbids it.
    Their = belonging to them.
    There = in that place.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    SCOTUS couldnt have said it any better years ago.

    They joined the perpetual Union, outside of revolution, they cannot UNILATERALLY secede.
    Actually we can, question is would you handle the breakup with grace and dignity, or would you try to cling and beg

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    There is no Constitutional mechanism for secession so for Texas or any state to leave it's via a Constitutional amendment or a successful rebellion. Neither is happening in the foreseeable future.
    A. Texas could simply vote to leave. Are you going to send troops in to Dallas? The American people would NEVER have the stomach for a bloody war against their own kin...and a number of southern states may even be sympathetic to our cause.

    B. Texas does have a legal right to divide itself in to 5 states at any time. Is the U.S. Govt really going to accept 10 senators from Texas? Hell no, they'll kick us out first.

    C. We can simply refuse to appoint any federal judges or hire any federal employees...simply letting the positions go unfilled. Then we can simply ignore federal law and that would be secession by default. See point A....us wouldn't really be able to do anything about it

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    SCOTUS couldnt have said it any better years ago.

    They joined the perpetual Union, outside of revolution, they cannot UNILATERALLY secede.
    So much for 'inalienable' rights, eh? You get one chance to sign them away and poof! they're gone.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    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.
    Nope, that's not how secession or "federal" debt work

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nope, that's not how secession or "federal" debt work
    Oh but it is. You can't become an independent state as a "successor state" of an existing state and not assume your part of international obligations.

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