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Originally posted by kinda kurious
I am the only one puzzled by someone choosing an Avatar image depiction a person in a
Movie they know absolutely NOTHING about? It strikes me as another 'dodge' by someone who enjoys movable goal posts.
BTW, mine is an image from the 50's by NASA studying shape of human head for Apollo helmet research, It seems like 'Zebra Man" art but it isn't. I feel it is incumbent on me to know the back story of all my ATS vanity plates. Just sayin.'
Governor Rick Perry is the gift that keeps on giving. First he's the highest and most visible government official to date to publicly state that our great State of Texas should secede from the rest of the union. I guess at the time it made him feel like some sort of edgy, rebellious guy, but sadly his buffoonish remarks made our great state the laughing-stock of the country.
Back when the economic recovery package (i.e. “the stimulus”) was being debated, a handful of Republican governors garnered headlines by rejecting various portions of the funding. One of the loudest critics of the legislation was Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX).
At the time, Perry said rejecting the money “was pretty simple for us. … We can take care of ourselves.”
The Texas state legislature eventually pushed Perry to accept the money...
Although Mr. Perry has railed against the federal economic-stimulus program, billions of dollars from that initiative helped Texas legislators balance the current budget.
Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
And again . . .
How long did SC take before the first time secession was voted on before the civil war?
What is with you guys wanting everything now!?
Originally posted by manyworldsawait
Let them secede.
Originally posted by elfulanozutan0
Point being, you are right that it was extortionist of the federal government to demand a change in state constitutions.
The matter of taxes, look at Puerto Rico, the U.S. taxes Puerto Rico but PR is not a state.
However, Lincoln did suspend the Constitution in order to "preserve the Union." So the matter of standards changed at that era due to a national crisis. Suspending the Constitution nullified the standards of states rights, so no wonder that the federal government demanded the states to change their constitutions. Change one standard it seems logical to ignore another. That was the basis of that time.