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Old 11-12-2012, 7:58pm   #1
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So now what? My Texas friends, any comments?

While I do not necessarily agree with the premise of the United States being United-no-more, this does bring up the conversation of States Rights. Or not?

I'm interested in others opinions, not to start a fight, I would rather this be a discussion of if this is even possible today.
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Old 11-12-2012, 8:12pm   #2
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I just really take issue with borrowing money to fund social programs that do nothing but put us one step closer to having to dissolve (or worse) the government anyways.

Spending and borrowing like we are will lead to the end of the government as we know it...why follow the train off the cliff?

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Sounds like I need to speed up the move to TX. Since Texas contributes more to the fed than it gets back, it's actually a viable option. Lots of hurdles to cross but its doable. Texas CAN stand on its own
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Sounds like I need to speed up the move to TX. Since Texas contributes more to the fed than it gets back, it's actually a viable option. Lots of hurdles to cross but its doable. Texas CAN stand on its own
In the last few years, even Texas has taken more than its paid to the Feds.
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In the last few years, even Texas has taken more than its paid to the Feds.
Not according to the last chart I saw, let me go find
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News is reporting over 49,000 have now signed the petition. They also said the White will be releasing a formal response shortly.

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:41am   #7
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Yahoo is reporting that 20 states now have filed

People in 20 states file petitions to secede


Secession petitions filed in 20 states | The Lookout - Yahoo! News
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Old 11-13-2012, 3:49am   #8
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Can regular citizens actually file for seceding or is it up to each states legislature?
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Old 11-13-2012, 4:26am   #9
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I've read 75% of Texas residents are not in favor of this. So then what?
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Hopefully this is the start of better things to come. I'd move to Texas in a heartbeat if this became a reality.
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Old 11-13-2012, 5:47am   #11
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41% of Texans voted for Obama.

I love how when Bush got reelected conservatives told us to love it or leave it. Now that the shoe is on the other foot you talk about succession.

Truly this is not your finest moment...
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41% of Texans voted for Obama.

I love how when Bush got reelected conservatives told us to love it or leave it. Now that the shoe is on the other foot you talk about succession.

Truly this is not your finest moment...
It's still a far finer moment than liberals have ever had.
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It is a movement to raise attention, and debate, not a serious movement.

You're right this is a MUCH finer moment than your side. Your side riots and shits in the street to attempt to start a movement.

The state of Texas is continually having to sue the federal government for a multitude of reasons, I really hope this "movement" brings state rights back not the forefront.

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41% of Texans voted for Obama.

I love how when Bush got reelected conservatives told us to love it or leave it.
Sounds like they plan to leave it!
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Truly this is not your finest moment...
Would it be more acceptable to you if they took the liberal approach of theft, violence, rape, destruction of property, and shitting on police cars?

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Sounds like they plan to leave it!
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Would it be more acceptable to you if they took the liberal approach of theft, violence, rape, destruction of property, and shitting on police cars?

He would rather everyone get lock-step in line with the agenda and question nothing like he does.
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41% of Texans voted for Obama.

I love how when Bush got reelected conservatives told us to love it or leave it. Now that the shoe is on the other foot you talk about succession.

Truly this is not your finest moment...
Frankly, I don't know what to believe you believe; sometimes I think you're posting on here for the fun of tweaking folks, and that you don't believe a word of what you're posting...but anyway...

I'm not for all this state succession nonsense, itís bolognaÖbut I have started making plans for an escape plan; probably Canada, but maybe Singapore, Iíve got a friend there, I'm a mechanical engineer, I can work just about anywhere.

At some point, our debt and entitlement mentality is going to become unsustainable, probably at the end of the next four years. If the trend continues, weíll be at $21T, I hear $22T is where it becomes unsustainable economically. Drastic changes will be made, and there will be civil unrest; just like Great Britain in the 70s, Chile in the 80s (or so), Greece, Spain and Italy now. Two things: I donít want to be here with my family when it hits the fan; the other; this debt was not my doing; I donít want to have any part of having to pay it off. Frankly, if things donít make a drastic change in the next two years, Iím making plans to not be around here much longer after that.
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Gov, Good Hair was for secession a few years ago but now he's against it. when TARP was enacted he puffed out his chest & bellowed "we don't want that socialist money! by God, we'll SECEDE! ... guess what he did next? he quietly took a shit load of it & threw it at our out of control state budget who Gov. Ann Richards [D] handed off to Dubyah well in the black [sound familiar?] & Perry doubled down on it. apparently he's realized that he [we] need Washington, things like record drouth & wildfires will humble even the most arrogant of politicians. just ask Chris Christie,
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