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Texas Secession: Brexit Inspires Nationalists To Leave US In ‘Texit’ Vote
Posted 6/25/16
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Don't they need to meet some impossible high criteria before they can?
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Yay! Nobody cares!
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I think OP needs a new hobby than just creating threads like these just to let everyone know his opinion matters.....which they do,but I don't think most of us care...just sayin', no hate please...
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/30/16
Not this again. Most of us Texans don't think this way and are happy being Americans. Not that we love everything our country does but the vast majority does not want to leave our nation. It's just that the nutjobs who are in the minority are very vocal.

This would be such a great idea (sarcasm intended) because Texans want to have to get a passport every single time we visit another state, right? Not to mention Texas had better get it's own customs and border patrol and not just for Mexico now but for every single inch of the northern borders to keep American "illegal immigrants" out. We can't even take care of our Southern border without crying for federal aid and relief so excuse me if I just don't have any confidence in them doing more. Air travel would be a pain because every flight to another state would now be out of the new country and then there's the issue of federal disaster relief. We get a lot of tornadoes, Hurricanes and flooding. Now we would be doing that on our own. No more federal disaster relief funds, no more federal aid for more workers and rescue personnel. No more sharing utilities restoral with other states when there's a massive problem. When the power goes out for thousands of people they will send people from other states to help restore it. We wouldn't get that help anymore or we would have to pay a high price for it.

What kind of money will we use? People do realize that the Texas dollar will not be anywhere even close to the value of the American dollar right? Backed by gold? Backed by nostalgia maybe but it's hard to feed a family with pride and nostalgia. Then there's a matter of our education and how we would then be in complete control of it. That would be a very bad idea. I don't like the federal government's whole one size fits all approach to education but I absolutely hate the Texas Board of Education that consists of a bunch of morons who couldn't pass a 5th grade science test. (Note: they may be much better these days. A while back we had a lunatic in charge of the board of education and I think he lost reelection thank goodness) For a while there the head of this department was this dentist who believed the world was only a thousand years old and was always throwing his religion down children's throats. Literally! It was very creepy watching the documentary The Revisionaries and seeing this nut job singing bible songs while drilling kids teeth. The ONLY criteria to getting on this board is having another member vote for you so obviously Bubba got his good buddies Jeb, T-bone and Skeeter to join in on all the fun. I don't care if you teach your kids creationism but how about we stick to actual facts and science in the classroom. There's no reason that God and science can't get along. God isn't a freaking wizard and if a God exists then he/she would be the ultimate scientist.

Here's a trailer for The Revisionaries, It's pretty disturbing lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK3WcOfIFcM

Mainly though I'm an American. I've pledged the allegiance to the flag since I was a child and I consider my country and my family first. My state comes second. I am proud to be an American moreso than I am proud to be a Texan and believe we will always be stronger as a whole. One nation under God. Most, not all but most of the people who scream about succession don't really think of the consequences or what it actually means for our daily lives.
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/29/16
One does not just secede from the United States.

Remember when half the country tried to leave?
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Posted 6/25/16
This would be fun!

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Posted 6/25/16
They just want attention.
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/29/16
Texas can't even legally secede anymore.They lost that right when they backed out of the Union during the Civil War. It's a misconception that Texas can legally take itself out of the US at all. If they did secede, the US military would likely be sent in to put down the "rebellion."
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Posted 6/25/16
If the southern states wanted to secede, would we call them Northern South America? Or would we call them South America and rename Latin South America to something else?
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/26/16
I think it's great. It's always Texas who goes on about how they should go their own way, isn't it?And everyone else supports that decision, but it never happens.

"We will leave!"
"Good! Go!"
"Seriously, we will leave."
"Yeah, seriously, go."
"I'm not kidding."
"I know, just go."
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Posted 6/25/16

GotenLoooovesCorn wrote:

If the southern states wanted to secede, would we call them Northern South America? Or would we call them South America and rename Latin South America to something else?

I would just call them idiots

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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/25/16
yeah my state tried that first... and look how that turned out
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/25/16

xxJing wrote:

One does not just secede from the United States.

Remember when half the country tried to leave?


Indeed, and the stench of hypocrisy remains:

1776--the English are treating us unfairly, so let's form our own government. It's patriotism, not treason!
1861--Southerners: The Northern-controlled federal government is treating us unfairly, so let's form our own government. Northerners: You can't! That's treason, not patriotism!

1776--the English are establishing tariffs designed to extort our wealth and resources, and taxing us without representation--it's wrong!
1861--Southern states' agricultural economies are growing and generating regional wealth--it's wrong! Quick, let's establish crushing tariffs to curtail this growth and extort their money!

1776--A bunch of rich old white guys who can actually afford to pay taxes but who don't want to, crank up a civil war in which mainly middle or lower income men fight and die, supporting a nascent society based strongly upon sexist, racial, and class biases. But that's obviously cool, right? History calls them heroes.
1861--A different bunch of rich old white guys (North & South) crank up a civil war in which mainly middle or lower income men fight and die, supporting two opposing societal structures which are both based strongly upon sexist, racial, and class biases. Yes, many Southerners owned slaves, but so did many Northerners (including Union general and future US President Ulysses S. Grant). And the simple fact is that the majority of free persons on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line did not own slaves--slave ownership was prohibitively expensive.

So, yeah, some folks remember, unpleasant though it be to do so. . .
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 6/25/16

xxJing wrote:

One does not just secede from the United States.

Remember when half the country tried to leave?


Including Texas, as it happens.
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