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BREAKING - Texas Secession Petition just keeps growing and growing!

 
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Will I recognize the Muslim Brotherhood flag when it starts to fly?
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Im a Texan and EVERYBODY who isn't on welfare or gay I know didnt vote for Obama and wants to secede.
Nothing against gays, but anyone with a brain knows Obama just wants to appeal to them for more votes..

I signed it, and told everyone I know to.
I hope it goes through. Obama supporters should be put in their own state if they want a dictatorship.
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They are. It's named Illinois. And unfortunately, I was born here too. And since I was injured by a douchebag who shattered my pelvis, I am stuck for the time being. Planned on being out of this hellhole this year, but now we are stuck til next year.

Expect some company next year. And we are libertarian, so we should get along just fine! :)
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Flagtard can't read. How the fuck does someone fly 2 flags on the same pole at the same height?

Read the code again shitbrain - and Texas code is observed in Texas in regards to our flag. It appers that state trumps bullshit federal regs once again.

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Federal regulations are that the state flag cannot be above the US flag, not that it has to be above it. You are making imaginary laws up.
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Wouldn't be surprised if it hit 100k by the weekend.
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I would not either... I understand the frustration but 'we' are not there yet. I am of the belief that Obama will be a lot more moderate his second terms... oil independence is on the horizon. There is hope that we will get through this.
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Wow, so if you manage to break away and make your own little country, what happens when the next hurricane hits the gulf? No FEMA for you.I was in Galveston area during IKE, nobody used FEMA, people did not bitch they just worked their ass off and rebuilt. Everyone has generators THAT THEY BOUGHT for air conditioning ect...

What happens when your highways need repair? I worked for TxDOT on the roads and they are stretched thin to say the least (new highways seeking funding from private companies...toll roads). BUT as far as maintenance we pay enough sales tax to keep the roads safe and in great condition. We are getting FUCKED by sending our taxes to poor ass Louisiana and others to fix THEIR shitty roads

What happens to funding for public education?you dont have a fucking clue how the education system works pal

What happens to government research and grant money that universities and grad students in Texas rely on for education and research? you think these great universities (UT grad here) are going to close shop? They would benefit from increased out of country tuition, and hopefully would research things that would HELP THE REGION THEY ARE LOCATED IN.

What happens to the millions who rely on Medicaid and SCHIP for health care? we do not pay state income tax, but we do pay federal income taxes, and that money would be put into a smaller, more effective stream of revenue for health care programs. This eliminates a ton of waste by giving our money to idiots in washington.

Better build up your own Army, once other countries realize you're vulnerable they'll dive right in - The US won't send help, you're on your own. We would still likely be allies with U.S.

If you get a batch of comtaminated food the FDA won't be forthcoming about where it orignated from - you'll have to take care of that yourself. You might want to create your own CDC too. If there is a pandemic you'll be on your own for tracking patient zero and developing a vaccine.
swine flu? bah
I could go on, but you get the picture I hope.

I predict chaos, civil unrest and the rise of warlords.
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Has anyone ever made a petition to make English the official language of the united states?
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Wow, so if you manage to break away and make your own little country, what happens when the next hurricane hits the gulf? No FEMA for you.I was in Galveston area during IKE, nobody used FEMA, people did not bitch they just worked their ass off and rebuilt. Everyone has generators THAT THEY BOUGHT for air conditioning ect...

What happens when your highways need repair? I worked for TxDOT on the roads and they are stretched thin to say the least (new highways seeking funding from private companies...toll roads). BUT as far as maintenance we pay enough sales tax to keep the roads safe and in great condition. We are getting FUCKED by sending our taxes to poor ass Louisiana and others to fix THEIR shitty roads

What happens to funding for public education?you dont have a fucking clue how the education system works pal

What happens to government research and grant money that universities and grad students in Texas rely on for education and research? you think these great universities (UT grad here) are going to close shop? They would benefit from increased out of country tuition, and hopefully would research things that would HELP THE REGION THEY ARE LOCATED IN.

What happens to the millions who rely on Medicaid and SCHIP for health care? we do not pay state income tax, but we do pay federal income taxes, and that money would be put into a smaller, more effective stream of revenue for health care programs. This eliminates a ton of waste by giving our money to idiots in washington.

Better build up your own Army, once other countries realize you're vulnerable they'll dive right in - The US won't send help, you're on your own. We would still likely be allies with U.S.

If you get a batch of comtaminated food the FDA won't be forthcoming about where it orignated from - you'll have to take care of that yourself. You might want to create your own CDC too. If there is a pandemic you'll be on your own for tracking patient zero and developing a vaccine.
swine flu? bah
I could go on, but you get the picture I hope.

I predict chaos, civil unrest and the rise of warlords.
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 Quoting: eljefeUTEXAS


If we're speaking hypothetically, Texas currently has no state income tax

if it were independent, it could institute a new 10% flat income tax (like Hong Kong or Russia have) raise billions, and still be a more attractive business center

just sayin'
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Has anyone ever made a petition to make English the official language of the united states?
 Quoting: TSWB21


yes, and they have failed every time

[link to www.us-english.org]

[link to www.gopetition.com]

[link to www.thepetitionsite.com]

more:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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25K treason jackets,hummm ,about a month.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26090080


what?

Talking about leaving tyranny isnt treason...it's the states rights. The government is for the people by the people, not the other way around.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26245086

What makes you think tyranny is going to let you leave?
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By signing THIS petition as well... We may get a little further.

[link to www.change.org]

This one is a petition to the Federal Election Commision
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When they joined the union, I think they had the get out clause. Obama is the treason. Not Texans.
 Quoting: NightWisp


This right here... Texas is called the Lone Star State because of that clause. They were apprehensive about joining the Union and wanted a get out of jail card which they have or had, not sure if its changed.
 Quoting: A Friend


its also the only flag that can be raides to the same height as the american flag
 Quoting: secretninja


There is no truth to any of this. There is no special case allowed to Texas in regards to the flag code (Check for yourself [link to www.law.cornell.edu] ) and no state is allowed to leave the union, not even Texas, according to the supreme court.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9266723


Wrong. Any state can secede if they want to. It's just after the Civil War, secession has become a sort of taboo subject in the eyes of the federal government.

That Supreme Court ruling you're talking about, not only was it ruled just a few years after the North won, but US Supreme Court decisions don't even matter to a seceding state.

Know your history. This country was founded on voluntarism. 13 colonies seceded from Britain. At one point, New England was seriously considering secession. This country encourages other countries to secede from oppressive governments -- i.e., countries that seceded from the Soviets.

Talk of secession is an American right. And if a state chooses to voluntarily leave the Union, they have every right.
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Has anyone ever made a petition to make English the official language of the united states?
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I think it is up to the states. English is the legal language for Arizona. Over 1/2 the states declare English as the official language, Hawaii also has Hawaiian as an official language.

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[link to www.examiner.com]

its very possible texas would be better off
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If Texas were to sucessfully secede, the southern and western states would soon follow. Then the west coast, and finally the midwest would all go their seperate ways. We would break up into at least 6 countries, maybe more.

But does anyone actually think the feds would just roll over and let this happen? Didn't think so.
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...


This right here... Texas is called the Lone Star State because of that clause. They were apprehensive about joining the Union and wanted a get out of jail card which they have or had, not sure if its changed.
 Quoting: A Friend


its also the only flag that can be raides to the same height as the american flag
 Quoting: secretninja


There is no truth to any of this. There is no special case allowed to Texas in regards to the flag code (Check for yourself [link to www.law.cornell.edu] ) and no state is allowed to leave the union, not even Texas, according to the supreme court.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9266723


Wrong. Any state can secede if they want to. It's just after the Civil War, secession has become a sort of taboo subject in the eyes of the federal government.

That Supreme Court ruling you're talking about, not only was it ruled just a few years after the North won, but US Supreme Court decisions don't even matter to a seceding state.

Know your history. This country was founded on voluntarism. 13 colonies seceded from Britain. At one point, New England was seriously considering secession. This country encourages other countries to secede from oppressive governments -- i.e., countries that seceded from the Soviets.

Talk of secession is an American right. And if a state chooses to voluntarily leave the Union, they have every right.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19992683


You can say that if you want, but the legal word is that it is illegal. Sure, Texas can do what they want if they are willing to fight the US to do it, but... that's not the same as a petition to leave.
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I'm moving to Texas.
NO WAY
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Wow, so if you manage to break away and make your own little country, what happens when the next hurricane hits the gulf? No FEMA for you.I was in Galveston area during IKE, nobody used FEMA, people did not bitch they just worked their ass off and rebuilt. Everyone has generators THAT THEY BOUGHT for air conditioning ect...

What happens when your highways need repair? I worked for TxDOT on the roads and they are stretched thin to say the least (new highways seeking funding from private companies...toll roads). BUT as far as maintenance we pay enough sales tax to keep the roads safe and in great condition. We are getting FUCKED by sending our taxes to poor ass Louisiana and others to fix THEIR shitty roads

What happens to funding for public education?you dont have a fucking clue how the education system works pal

What happens to government research and grant money that universities and grad students in Texas rely on for education and research? you think these great universities (UT grad here) are going to close shop? They would benefit from increased out of country tuition, and hopefully would research things that would HELP THE REGION THEY ARE LOCATED IN.

What happens to the millions who rely on Medicaid and SCHIP for health care? we do not pay state income tax, but we do pay federal income taxes, and that money would be put into a smaller, more effective stream of revenue for health care programs. This eliminates a ton of waste by giving our money to idiots in washington.

Better build up your own Army, once other countries realize you're vulnerable they'll dive right in - The US won't send help, you're on your own. We would still likely be allies with U.S.

If you get a batch of comtaminated food the FDA won't be forthcoming about where it orignated from - you'll have to take care of that yourself. You might want to create your own CDC too. If there is a pandemic you'll be on your own for tracking patient zero and developing a vaccine.
swine flu? bah
I could go on, but you get the picture I hope.

I predict chaos, civil unrest and the rise of warlords.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16006480

 Quoting: eljefeUTEXAS


If we're speaking hypothetically, Texas currently has no state income tax

if it were independent, it could institute a new 10% flat income tax (like Hong Kong or Russia have) raise billions, and still be a more attractive business center

just sayin'
 Quoting: IssueX


...


This right here... Texas is called the Lone Star State because of that clause. They were apprehensive about joining the Union and wanted a get out of jail card which they have or had, not sure if its changed.
 Quoting: A Friend


its also the only flag that can be raides to the same height as the american flag
 Quoting: secretninja


There is no truth to any of this. There is no special case allowed to Texas in regards to the flag code (Check for yourself [link to www.law.cornell.edu] ) and no state is allowed to leave the union, not even Texas, according to the supreme court.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9266723


Wrong. Any state can secede if they want to. It's just after the Civil War, secession has become a sort of taboo subject in the eyes of the federal government.

That Supreme Court ruling you're talking about, not only was it ruled just a few years after the North won, but US Supreme Court decisions don't even matter to a seceding state.

Know your history. This country was founded on voluntarism. 13 colonies seceded from Britain. At one point, New England was seriously considering secession. This country encourages other countries to secede from oppressive governments -- i.e., countries that seceded from the Soviets.

Talk of secession is an American right. And if a state chooses to voluntarily leave the Union, they have every right.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19992683


Go my American Brothers!!!
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texas now up to 32,545
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If texas leaves the union, The cartel of mexico will invad

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26,194 and climbing
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26,194 whiners
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26,194 and climbing
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26,194 whiners
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check that

32,545
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Those are pathetic numbers and u don't even have the support of the governor
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I was number 32, 724

This Texan has had it.

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If texas leaves the union, The cartel of mexico will invad

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... and Texas will be free to put the cartels down without having to worry about a bunch of federal liberal whinetards having a heart bleed fest.
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If texas leaves the union, The cartel of mexico will invad

macgun
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lmfao

Texas rangers would eliminate the drug cartel on the border. The only thing which keeps them from doing it now is the Federal government which for some insane reason does not permit cities and property owners on the border to protect themselves

Furthermore, Mexico would have an interest in siding with the new country

Did you know that when Quebec was seriously considering seceding from Canada, that the Clinton administration sent representatives to Quebec to indicate Quebec would be welcome as a protectorate of the United States or as an ally?

I will find the link to the story which later confirmed what I had heard from people I know in DC

Very often energy and business rich provinces who seek to break away are given money and encouragement by countries in competition with the parent state

Again, I am not saying I wish this to happen...I would prefer that we were not as polarized as a nation

I am merely pointing out what has happened in other places (and could have happened to Canada as well had Quebec been successful in their independence movement)

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If texas leaves the union, The cartel of mexico will invad

macgun
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... and Texas will be free to put the cartels down without having to worry about a bunch of federal liberal whinetards having a heart bleed fest.
 Quoting: Lady Jane Smith


with what

the Rangers?

good luck, you'd be a state with state arms going at it with a para-military outfit...a VERY large one
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If texas leaves the union, The cartel of mexico will invad

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lmfao

Texas rangers would eliminate the drug cartel on the border. The only thing which keeps them from doing it now is the Federal government which for some insane reason does not permit cities and property owners on the border to protect themselves

Furthermore, Mexico would have an interest in siding with the new country

Did you know that when Quebec was seriously considering seceding from Canada, that the Clinton administration sent representatives to Quebec to indicate Quebec would be welcome as a protectorate of the United States or as an ally?

I will find the link to the story which later confirmed what I had heard from people I know in DC

Very often energy and business rich provinces who seek to break away are given money and encouragement by countries in competition with the parent state

Again, I am not saying I wish this to happen...I would prefer that we were not as polarized as a nation

I am merely pointing out what has happened in other places (and could have happened to Canada as well had Quebec been successful in their independence movement)
 Quoting: IssueX


testify
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33k and going strong

what happens now its hit the target?
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33k and going strong

what happens now its hit the target?
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this kinda puts into perspective for me

texas population is 26,403,743

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