Will Texas secede? Petition reaches 25,000 signatures, triggering White House review. The better question is will Texas succeed? We suppose that if they were to secede Mexico would be sending Operación Repo to try and take it back.

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Ruben November 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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Today, I”m an honorary Texan.

KimmyQueen November 12, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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Let’s make this happen people.

PsychoDad November 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

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Yee haw. Start investing in precious metals — lead and brass.

StrinaM November 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

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Woot! Just told my hubby the good news that he’d be welcome in Texas as he’s already married to a Texan!

And I tell Mexico: Come and take it if you dare!!!

sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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Need some copies of the Gonzales Flag: come and get it!

RobertW November 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

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come and Take it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gonzales_Flag.JPG

I’ll just mark up your mis-speak to San Antonio’s public school system.

;)

RobertW November 12, 2012 at 10:48 pm

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They’s two kinds of People in this world.

Texans
and those who wish they were. ;)

OH btw, don’t go to Montgomery Cty. The law dogs have a real military grade drone now. why? well, according to Annemarie McAvoy via Newsmax actual paper magazine, Nov 2012 issue, page 19… “You feel safer when you see well-armed police on the street — and that doesn’t mean just handguns, it gives a level of comfort when cops are out there and have what they need to protect us. It also acts as a deterrent for terrorists. The first responders then (at the WTC attacks) were cops, not military, and they are the ones who have to stop attacks now. And, to do that, they need to be properly armed.”

WELL then get some Vulcans and Sidewinders for the cop-copters, and SAM’s for the horsie cops.

In other news, this commenter wants to beat some intelligence into this fordham univ. law prof, post-haste!

(edit) oh and btw missy, you’re less necessary and useful than Sec. State’s reproductive organs.

Missile Command November 13, 2012 at 1:35 am

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I believe the WH might be happy to have Texas succeed. With their 38 EVs gone the dems would have a virtual lock on power at the presidential level in future elections. Dem numbers in the resulting new house and senate would be more favorable too with the Texan’s gone. In fact, if they let a couple more southern states go too, they could have a resulting majority in the house and a filibuster-proof level in the senate. Plus, O could fulfill a campaign promise to transform America. That pesky constitution would be easy to change then.

Expect the petition to be approved with no fanfare or notice in a Friday afternoon document dump while King Putts is duffing away on some swanky links.

MGAP November 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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It would cripple the country within a week. Seems we refine almost half of the gasoline the country uses down here. Price it at 26 cents a gallon here and export to the US for $20 a gallon. Enjoy all those electric car fires you stupid Americans! <<< That was tongue in cheek yall…

hisham November 14, 2012 at 9:56 am

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Speaking of EV’s, think of secession on a micro scale and what would happen if the red counties of big states like Kalifornia, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Illinois decided to secede from the states they were in and formed their own unions and let the blue part(s) of the state go their own way, just bear with me here, what would that do to the EV landscape? You would effectively double, or triple the number of states participating in the Grand Experiment and you would effectively cancel out any supposed advantage the commies had simply by watering down their participation at the Electoral College level. These newly incorporated state areas would immediately rewrite their constitutions in such a way as to separate the EV advantage some states have in a winner takes all approach.

For example: Kalifornia would only exist to those few counties that carried the state simply because they held the population advantage, but are essentially parasite zones on the resources of the state at large. They would effectively have only the EV’s inherent to their own immediate spheres of influence, or one electoral vote, as opposed to 54. The newly incorporated state of “Free California,” though minus some overcrowed and overrated tourist areas would be able to make Bakersfield, or Fresno, or Modesto, or Boron for that matter, the new provisional capitol, elect a new legislature and give the finger to the out of touch and exceptionally godless and greedy Kalifornia counties that havew their boots on the necks of the other counties. Especially since the newly incorporated “Free California” would effectively control 98% of the water that flowed into these klepto-class commie zones. These new areas could also include secession clauses in their new state constitutions that would prohibit Washington DC from interfering in their internal affairs. They could tell the various nonconstitutional agencies to take a flying leap and send them packing back to their various commie enclaves. What would the big incorporated areas do…throw a riot, burn down their industrial sectors, kill each other? What’s new? Let them do it to themselves and have to go hat in hand to the federal government, which by now would have a very diminished role in these newly incorporated states and barely the funds necessary to keep the lights on in DC. I’m not smoking pot, honest!

A rewrite of several state constitutions about the separability or inseparability of their EV’s would go a long way to solving this problem for all of us. At least this way, you wouldn’t have a handful of parasitic cosmopolitan/urban areas lording it over the rest of the counties in an otherwise conservative state. I think that just the threat of large numbers of counties doing this would bring the state legislatures to heel. What are they going to do, call in the National Guard to quell a grassroots bottom up revolt? If the O did that, he’d have a general civil revolt on his hands and the only way he’d wrest power back to himself would be to go all Genghis Khan on the country…that would only hasten his and every other kleptocrats demise. I could get behind that!

drb November 13, 2012 at 2:04 am

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Louisiana has the votes it needs as well.

Trickie November 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

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28,000 and counting

MGAP November 13, 2012 at 4:19 am

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I believe that we also have the right to split into 5 separate states as well. That’s 8 more United States senators we could send up the hill. We could turn the tide in one cycle.

MGAP November 13, 2012 at 6:01 am

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Of course the Constitution would prevent that from happening. But heck, if the dems can wipe their butts with the Constitution… it’s a living breathing document that’s subject to interpretation.

RobertW November 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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If there is any earthly hope for the nation, it will start in Texas. I’d hate to see my home divided into 5 different states.
Having said that, if Texas does secede, peacefully or otherwise, THEN we could put an absolute stop to illegal alien crossings. I would leave Ohio, my VA benefits, my ongoing VA meds, and apply for a position guarding ANY area of the border w/mexico. even the most lonely and foreboding outpost.
I thought about this and I could make the move just as soon as Texas employed me to do the job.

moudoka November 13, 2012 at 4:32 am

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I loved Texas when I lived there. I love Texas now. I will love the Republic of Texas when it’s formed again.

PsychoDad November 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

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It’s up to 67,000 now, and I think that’s a hundred or so more from I signed it about 15 minutes ago.

Navyvet2 November 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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I wanted to move to Texas years ago and almost did. Regretted it ever since. Even more so now. But if they have to fight for their independence, I’ll be there, even as an outsider.

Joe November 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

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So if there’s a man, say living in say Pennsylvania, and all his ex’s live in Texas, and Texas secedes, does he still have to pay alimony?

MGAP November 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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We don’t have alimony in Texas.

RobertW November 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

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Joe:
I’d hoped to never again hear this song in my life. But, since you brought it up, and you’re not the first to remind me of this in the past couple weeks, I find it incumbent ‘pon me to set aside my own distaste for it, and share it with the masses, one last (hopefully) time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk7uXaNuWNE

Joe November 13, 2012 at 6:28 pm

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Lol, sorry.

RobertW November 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

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apparently 50 of the 57 states have now petitioned to peacefully succeed, something that Hizoner Scalia (allegedly) says can’t happen.

CO2Insanity November 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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Now that’s funny. This would only leave Washington, DC as a source of tax revenue for the Federal Government. Since Washington, DC is mainly populated by government workers, college students and welfare cases I’d have to wonder how that’s going to work money-wise.

drb November 14, 2012 at 3:10 pm
sa_rose November 15, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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I’m not even sure students live in DC.

flashingscotsman November 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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They major in BS.

RobertW November 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

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well, if they don’t then there are an awful lot of residences for them that must be vacant.

Extirpates November 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence considers it a duty and does not advocate permission slips from DC. You authorize yourself based on actions taken, or not taken, by duh Fudds. Signatures collected and a hall pass are irrelevant.