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Texas Secession: Brexit Inspires Nationalists To Leave US In ‘Texit’ Vote
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Posted 6/25/16 , edited 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?


The United States of Ya'll.

Or maybe just 'Murica.
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AnimeATLA wrote:

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."


No, the United States will most likely let it happen and then after a year for the people who stay in Texas ask to come back in. This coming from a Texan who does not agree with these other Texans to secede. Also funny fact Texas had enter the Union illegally.
Posted 6/25/16
I've heard people saying things like "The South will rise again" around where I live. One dude had a sticker of it on the back of his truck like lol what??
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Posted 6/25/16
We can't let Florida leave! It's already diseased as is we have to try to contain it as best we can lest it get even worse and start spreading.

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Posted 6/25/16
I get really worried when I see people who say stuff like that. Like noo you're state filled with crazies really shouldn't secede. What good would it do?
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Posted 6/25/16
Remember that change.gov petition about Texas wanting to leave the union? And that most of the signatures were from people from everywhere else but Texas?
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Posted 6/25/16
Relevant video is relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S92fTz_-kQE
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Posted 6/25/16

moonhawk81 wrote:


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. . .


The downside to putting the bitchslap on a poorly thought out point is that more often than not you'd have to write a whole lot more than they do.
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Posted 6/25/16

nanikore2 wrote:


moonhawk81 wrote:


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. . .


The downside to putting the bitchslap on a poorly thought out point is that more often than not you'd have to write a whole lot more than they do.


It is occasionally worth the effort. . .
Posted 6/25/16
Texas successionists have wanted this for years now, so its hardly new, just more visible to consider now that BREXIT's happened.
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Posted 6/25/16
I think the fact that Texas doesn't even seem to even see the immediately apparent problems sith the uk leave then they quite frankly are likely too stupid to take care of themselves.
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Posted 6/25/16

octorockandroll wrote:

I think the fact that Texas doesn't even seem to even see the immediately apparent problems sith the uk leave then they quite frankly are likely too stupid to take care of themselves.


Idk, resource rich, large population, plenty on land. They could mess around with their own currency/taxes and potentially make it a great place to do business.
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Posted 6/25/16
They tried this in 2012 and failed quickly when the government of Texas said they have no intention of leaving. Particularly because the President would send troops there to force them to stay.
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Posted 6/25/16
Coincidently I've recently read two separate books where this becomes a reality. It aint pretty.
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Posted 6/25/16

Khaltazar wrote:

They tried this in 2012 and failed quickly when the government of Texas said they have no intention of leaving. Particularly because the President would send troops there to force them to stay.


Why would you need troops just cut off the social security checks to all those neo-confederate old farts and then watch them howl.
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