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    Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    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?

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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?
    I believe every nation has the right to self-determination.

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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?
    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.

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

    No, Texas is apart of the US; you can't leave.
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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.
    That does seem to be the official line for the last 150 years. That official line of course aligns the US with the most repressive regimes in the world (although only on this specific issue of national self-determination).

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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?
    I do not.

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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?


    Hell yeah, but take Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and the rest of the red states with you!
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Hell yeah, but take Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and the rest of the red states with you!
    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 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?
    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.
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    Re: Would you support the right of Texas to secede?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    I believe every nation has the right to self-determination.
    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.
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