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Texas should secede from the U.S. 9 37.50%
Texas should not secede from the U.S. 13 54.17%
Don't know... 2 8.33%
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:07 PM
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Should Texas secede??

I find it interesting to see America is splitting down the middle on every other issue...we are TOO BIG, and our government SUCKS. America, thanks to the liberals and socilaists is fast becoming an unhealthy place to raise children as well. Now we have a polarizing Marxist president who has outspent every single president in America's history. I personally think it is just a matter of tyme before Texas becomes its own nation again. Check out this link below for a good FAQ

http://www.texassecede.com/faq.htm

"Texas is a free and independent State ... All political power is inherent in the people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper."
Texas Constitution (1876)

"Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed... Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it... It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
American Declaration of Independence (1776)
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:19 AM
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I voted that they should, but I don't think they ever will.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:23 AM
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I voted yes, but I don't think we will either. If the government continues on this path of bankrupting itself and pressing a socialist agenda, it's highly likely to gain support, not just here, but with other states following Texas' lead.

If there's any time in my life this is going to happen, I'd say it's within the next 3.5 years.
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:11 PM
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I voted no.

To do so now without just cause is just plan treason.

This country has not gone far enough down the hill to require any state to leave the union.

In the event there is a drastic move towards socialism I would lead the march to leave and I would stand on the front line to defend the newly formed America against it's former self.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:32 PM
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I dislike how Texas likes to use the death penalty alot. I wouldent mind if they left the union but i wouldent move there unless they changed their capital punishment laws
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I dislike how Texas likes to use the death penalty alot. I wouldent mind if they left the union but i wouldent move there unless they changed their capital punishment laws
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:50 PM
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I don't know what to say without busting out in anger or laughter I don't forsee this ever happening so why worry. Ya,our gov't is in a little bit of a crisis,but when its allowed to run amuk for soo long its hard to dig urself out. We as the people let this happen by re-voting in the same ppl or not voting at all. We don't demostrate as much as other countries and probably should and I'm sure the Politicians are happy we don't.
We allowed the CEO's to run rampant w/o any recourse or fear of reprisals that needs to stop. Change is a hard thing to swallow and it must be done,so Obama is in the hotseat. My fear is he actually does change us for the good and when next prez gets in it will be business as usual.
We can not go back to business as usual at Wall Street or Mainstreet if we wanna keep this country rolling. We've gotten too dependant on the wrong things,we lost our focus;schools,alternative energies,inner structures,social security,healthcare and the common American. No party can say they had our best interests in their minds and hate to blame Rep,but they've been in office more so than Democrats.
I also think were too pigheaded to try new things or try what works in other countries as we are afraid of change or we aren't gonna make any money off our people
Anywho,enough of politics
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We've gotten too dependant on the wrong things,we lost our focus;schools,alternative energies,inner structures,social security,healthcare and the common American.
So, is that a list of the "wrong things" that we have lost our focus because of? And what do you mean by "the common American"?

There's absolutely nothing in the constitution that covers schools, alternative energies, inner structures (whatever you mean by that), social security, or healthcare.

Public schools should be a local and state issue, the federal government should have no control over the funding or the curriculum.

Alternative energies and Social Security are part of the current problem. Energy should be a free market issue, the government should have no say in it, and Social Security shouldn't even exist as far as I'm concerned.

Healthcare: this country survived over 200 years without nationalized healthcare (in fact, we not only survived but we thrived and became the world's sole world power), so there's no reason to believe that we suddenly need it now.

"Inner structures" (again, whatever it is that you mean by that) sounds more like something that should be left up to individual sovereignty, not the government.
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We've gotten too dependant on the wrong things,we lost our focus;schools,alternative energies,inner structures,social security,healthcare and the common American. No party can say they had our best interests in their minds and hate to blame Rep,but they've been in office more so than Democrats.
Tell me, please, do you have any children in school? How old are they and what do you think of the 'no child left behind' program?

Please tell me, do you have insurance? Is it Medicaid? What do you know about Medicaid, such as do you think Medicaid provides good insurance coverage?

Also, can you tell me about the social security plan that Bush tried to implement allowing each person to have more control over their own money? Did you know they did a trial test of this plan in Texas? Do you know the outcome of that test? I would sign up in a heartbeat!
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I voted no because I think Texas should just take the whole US over and rule the country by force. The Texas Rangers are up for the job.

I am a pro death penalty girl. I say we don't execute them fast enough and the Texas Fast Track plan rocks. Convict them beyond shadow of a doubt and it's to the back yard ya go. Firing squad executes them, other prisoners who are sentenced to life get the joyous job of burying the dead ones.


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