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

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    why were women not able to vote?...because state laws prohibited them from voting.

    The 19th prohibited those state laws from being valid, because congress wrote laws to bar states from further creating any such laws.
    The 19th effectively gave females the right to vote. There is no doubt about that in the rational mind of any thinking person who knows history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    that's the only thing I can think of as well.... and it's an especially weak argument.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    that would be a horrible way to divide it up....fundamentally unfair.


    "simple" ..dear god.... none of this is "simple"... not a damn bit of it.... go buy yourself a clue.

    I have no idea.... way too many variables involves to even guess.
    Why would it be unfair?
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    TRUTH is never weak - it is always the trump card.
    don't talk about things you are unfamiliar with.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Why would it be unfair?
    is that how the debt was incurred in the first place?.. by counting warm bodies and dividing up money equally to spend?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would imagine you would take the share of the US population made up by Texans in the latest census count and figure out a percentage of the debt that way.

    But your inability to provide answers to a couple of rather simple questions indicates that the problems that would arise are not assemble as session supporters would lead us to believe.

    I wonder how many Texans would support secession if they were informed it meant not getting social security as well as paying their share of the debt?
    Actually, I'd let Texas go without even requiring them to pay their share of the debt - they just can't keep any nukes. Why? Because the moment Texas starts down the path of truly seceding - and especially once they did secede - there would be freaking millions of conservatives (hopefully including the Koch brothers) flocking to the new conservative utopia of government small enough to drown in the bathtub, REALLY low taxes for the rich, and none of those pesky job-killin' regulations, mm-hmm. Heck, they might even build a new city and call it "Aynrandia", and make her birthday a national holiday. Y'know, we might even be able to scare them into going - all we gotta do is say..."Jade Helm is coming soon to your neck of the woods!"

    And what happens when so many rich and powerful conservatives go there to escape oh-so-tyrannical America? Finally, we get some sensible things done in Washington.

    Let Texas go, I say, and don't let the barn door hit 'em in the kiester on the way out!
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Actually, I'd let Texas go without even requiring them to pay their share of the debt - they just can't keep any nukes. Why? Because the moment Texas starts down the path of truly seceding - and especially once they did secede - there would be freaking millions of conservatives (hopefully including the Koch brothers) flocking to the new conservative utopia of government small enough to drown in the bathtub, REALLY low taxes for the rich, and none of those pesky job-killin' regulations, mm-hmm. Heck, they might even build a new city and call it "Aynrandia", and make her birthday a national holiday. Y'know, we might even be able to scare them into going - all we gotta do is say..."Jade Helm is coming soon to your neck of the woods!"

    And what happens when so many rich and powerful conservatives go there to escape oh-so-tyrannical America? Finally, we get some sensible things done in Washington.

    Let Texas go, I say, and don't let the barn door hit 'em in the kiester on the way out!
    well, that was dumb.

    carry on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Except in the front matter where one finds the Organic laws lol.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The 19th effectively gave females the right to vote. There is no doubt about that in the rational mind of any thinking person who knows history.
    sorry no it didn't....... it gave a new power to the federal government

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Excellent EB - you ignore both reality and the Constitution itself.
    my friend..you will no idea what constitution even is.

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