It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

In Texas, 31% Say State Has Right to Secede From U.S., But 75% Opt To Stay

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:07 AM
link   

In Texas, 31% Say State Has Right to Secede From U.S., But 75% Opt To Stay


www.rasmussenreports.com

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Texas voters say that their state has the right to secede from the United States and form an independent country.

However, the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the state finds that if the matter was put to a vote, it wouldn’t even be close. Three-fourths (75%) of Lone Star State voters would opt to remain in the United States. Only 18% would vote to secede, and seven percent (7%) are not sure what they'd choose.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:07 AM
link   
This is a good sign to me. I agree with the notion that any state has the right to secede from the Union but, maybe at this current juncture in time, it may not be the right thing to do. A move like sucession is probably something that "the powers that be" want so that they can put their collective thumbs down and show what happens to those that don't agree with them. It seems that the people in Texas see that, too.

The states reaffirming their soverignty is a good first step. Now, we all just need to step up, get more involved, and change the system and the status quo from within. I have that O so famous quote in my mind, "United we stand, divided we fall."

If we're truly going to get our country back, we have to be united and everyone has to work together. Just like in a good game of tug-of-war, one state can't be pulling in a direction opposite of another and hope to set things right.

Edit: Here are some stats that I thought were interesting, from the article:


By a 73% to 11% margin, Texans trust the collective judgment of the American people more than the judgment of political leaders.

By a 63% to 24% margin, Texans view the federal government itself as a special interest group.

Overall, seven percent (7%) of Texas voters have views that align with America’s Political Class or lean in that direction.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


www.rasmussenreports.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4/17/2009 by octotom]



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:34 AM
link   
reply to post by octotom
 


States are not pulling against one another, it's just that some citizens are pulling something unmentionable! Secession is absolutely ridiculous; Texas and the other dreamers have to get on board the modern America and progress from their backwards habits, beliefs and priorities. Do you really believe the US will let a state secede?



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:47 AM
link   
reply to post by havanaja
 


I didn't say that any states were pulling against another, but I was trying to say that it would be bad if that happened because nothing would get accomplished.

What is wrong with desiring for the Federal Government to act in the way that the Constitution calls, and allows, for? There is nothing "dreamy" or backward about that. If the States, and the people in them, feel that the right thing to do, and the way to go, is for the government to become more centralized and give Washington more control, they should go about amending the Constitution in the way that it's called for--a 3/4 vote from the people or a 2/3 vote from the states. Simply ignoring the restraints that are on the federal government isn't the right thing to do.

No, I don't believe that the federal government will easily allow a state to secede. The Civil War showed us that. However, secession is a right is that retained by the states, and the people therein. It's the states and, more importantly, the people that created the United States. It's those entities that should dictate the future, not beaurocrats sitting in comfy chairs in DC--whom are chosen to represent the interests of their constituents, not themselves or the federal government, by the way.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:13 PM
link   
reply to post by octotom
 
I think it's great just let me know when if they do. I'd volunteer to be the first citizen of the Country of Texas. the Lone Star Country how cool would that be?


[edit on 12-04-08 by Beach Bum]



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 02:24 PM
link   
You can make polling data say whatever you want it to by isolating specific demographics prone to give results favorable to your agenda.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 08:06 PM
link   
You see I have a huge problem with this. Because we did this once and the feds stepped in and said not no but hell no. We lost the battle for states rights in the civil war. This isnt anything but feel good publicity. Has everyone forgotten the civil war?



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 09:57 PM
link   
reply to post by havanaja
 


Allow? Texas NG is the 8th largest military in the world. Who is the federal government to think they can stop them if the will of the people is for the measure?



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:51 PM
link   
The 75% who don't want to secede rightly assume that the US government would extort them into rejoining almost immediately. It's a noble idea but an unrealistic one unless quite a few more states get on board.


TheAssociate



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 10:59 PM
link   
Hmmm....I never saw a poll advertised/announced to the residents here. That really irritates me. I can guarantee you, there are a lot more people that would like to Secede than the small percentage they state. They need to give the opportunity to each resident here to vote on this. What a bunch of garbage...



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:10 PM
link   

Originally posted by Beach Bum
reply to post by octotom
 
I think it's great just let me know when if they do. I'd volunteer to be the first citizen of the Country of Texas. the Lone Star Country how cool would that be?


[edit on 12-04-08 by Beach Bum]


Yehaaa a country full of hicks, steers and queers.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:23 PM
link   
During the Civil war, Texas secceded from the US. Obviously, the North one. As a part of an agreement after the war, Texas agreed that we could no longer secede from the US. Although we do have the right to split into 5 seperate states, those states would remain a part of the US.

It talks a little more about that here.

tafkac.org...

and an article confirming that, here

www.dallasnews.com...

Evenn if Texas did have that right, I think it would be entirely unsmart to secede. We might as well, just throw get on our knees right now and beg to come back, because I can't see a move like that being succesful. Not to mention that the US government would most likely put up a fight to prevent us from seceding.

Oh well, I hope this info helps!

[edit on 17-4-2009 by gimme_some_truth]



new topics

top topics



 
0

log in

join