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Texas will Secede from the Union, 81,000 signatures!

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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:52 AM
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This is an updated story from earlier in The Huff Post and is dated today Aug 01, 2015. I had earlier this morning found this story in an AOL link, but it has now disappeared.
Texas Nationalist Movement has a petition for Texas secession an now qualifies for a response from the White House. www.huffingtonpost.com...< br /> The The Texas petition reads:

"Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's (sic) citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government."
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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Hmm maybe I should've taken that job in Texas after all.....


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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Good for the USA without Texas they may be able to finally teach REAL science in state schools


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:56 AM
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..........................huh? Me? Oh, I'm just waiting for the ones who will come along and start blaming this on, And I quote "A bunch of racist rednecks who just hate a black man being President" and generally bashing Texans.
I'm sure they'll be along reeaal soon.


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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See ya!

Don't mind us if we build a fence to keep you out.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: Violater1
Texas Nationalist Movement has a petition for Texas secession an now qualifies for a response from the White House. www.huffingtonpost.com...< br /> The The Texas petition reads:

"Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's (sic) citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government."


I think that the response will be something on the lines of hysterical laughter and then nothing. Population of Texas is just under 27 million. 81,000 people (if they're all real and aren't variants on "M. Mouse" or "R. Elee" or even "D. Crockett") comes to 0.3% of that population.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: Violater1

I thought it was #12 in largest economy. Texas is awesome in so many ways. But with a population of 27 million, 81,000 signatures doesn't seem like much.


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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So would they be a country then? Not sure I get how this works.


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Violater1

But Texas only balanced their budget due to Obama's stimulus program!



Turns out Texas was the state that depended the most on those very stimulus funds to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Texas, which crafts a budget every two years, was facing a $6.6 billion shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal years. It plugged nearly all of that deficit with $6.4 billion in Recovery Act money, allowing it to leave its $9.1 billion rainy day fund untouched.
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I guess the White House response may have something to say about that.



Even as Perry requested the Recovery Act money, he railed against it. On the very same day he asked for the funds, he set up a petition titled "No Government Bailouts."


LOL! Perry for Texas President!

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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
Good for the USA without Texas they may be able to finally teach REAL science in state schools


Wow, that statement is almost as ignorant as you suppose Texans are



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Violater1

Maybe it's inevitable. As we become more divided along political / racial/religious the end result will be the nation eventually seperates along those lines. Fact is the division is getting bigger. I can't see an end to the disagreements and no one is willing to give.


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask

originally posted by: crazyewok
Good for the USA without Texas they may be able to finally teach REAL science in state schools


Wow, that statement is almost as ignorant as you suppose Texans are


Its called humor..............



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: Puppylove
So would they be a country then? Not sure I get how this works.


It won't. 81,000 signatures will get a response on the lines of: "This is amusing but it don't mean a hill o' beans." This is one of those pointless petitions. How many people have signed up to get the White House to look into if Elvis Presley and Lord Lucan kidnapped Shergar?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg

originally posted by: Violater1
Texas Nationalist Movement has a petition for Texas secession an now qualifies for a response from the White House. www.huffingtonpost.com...< br /> The The Texas petition reads:

"Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's (sic) citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government."


I think that the response will be something on the lines of hysterical laughter and then nothing. Population of Texas is just under 27 million. 81,000 people (if they're all real and aren't variants on "M. Mouse" or "R. Elee" or even "D. Crockett") comes to 0.3% of that population.



I wondering how many of those people actually read what they were signing?
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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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Perhaps Operation Jade Helm really has an alternate plan. Why would the gobermnt want to reclaim Texas if it is as worthless as some members say?


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
See ya!

Don't mind us if we build a fence to keep you out.


Dont mind us if we keep all the energy we produce
, and tech and electronics (were numbre two in the US if that hasnt gone up), and food, and grain, and cotton etc etc etc

People like to laugh at Texas and poke fun, but really dont have any idea just how much of their stuff comes from here.....

That being said, no way will texas Secede with just that many sigs


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posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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Go, already.

No, seriously, if they decide to fly, we should let them fly...like baby birds from the nest.




posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

I don't believe it will get enough support either. My post was meant to be humorous considering the entire border/fence debate.



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

I don't believe it will get enough support either. My post was meant to be humorous considering the entire border/fence debate.

They're gonna need a bigger fence?



posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 11:13 AM
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Well if they go I hope California follows suit



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