This is a discussion on Secession? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Pythius well, Texas for example, the state that has the most petitioners on the website, gets billions of dollars in Federal money ...
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations” – James Madison 1788
One of the problems with "fixing America" is one half thinks were on the right track and the other half thinks were not.
Don't believe what you hear and only half of what you see!
Heck...........Texas would just succeed the Feds and keep it all rollin' as part of Texas. Maybe some reparations, but who knows.........maybe the Feds would owe Texas, what with all of the unrecorded liabilities accruing to military and NASA employees via retirement benefitsTexas wouldn't be out of tens of thousands of jobs, if NASA and the military pulled out
Easy. We jettison the half that think we're on the right track.one half thinks were on the right track and the other half thinks were not
The first shots of the Civil war were actually fired Jan 9th 1861 by cadets at the Citadel.
War Between The States
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
They all move to Arkansas or Tennessee. :)
You know, this country was founded by a secession movement.... the colonies seceded from Britain in 1776.... just sayin'.
Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men -St. Augustine
Whatever changes are needed will continue to be done as usual, by vote or - behind closed doors .
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