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1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 8:30 PM

DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS

http://governor.state.tx.us/news/press-release/12227/

AND as our former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Bob Bullock always said at the end of any speech he made, "God bless Texas"!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 8:45 PM

Why don't they just declare civil war and get it over with?

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.9 - Posts: 1190)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:00 PM

I'm amazed Texas put these stipulations into the state constitution way back when. There could actually be three divisions in Texas, correct?

Coming from an economically bereft rust-belt city in western New York state, talk of "seceding" from the state (of NY) has been around for years and has gained momentum of late, however the NY state constitution offers no viable solutions nor any way in which that could be achieved.

Definitely a story to watch.





bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:06 PM

Good luck Texas. Of course they will be first ones asking for federal money if they need it. Let em leave the union if they want to. Maybe Bush will contribute some funds to Texas!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:09 PM

Check out the history of Texas. We were the only state that was at one time a Republic. We had our own Embassy in London ....the original Embassy of the Republic of Texas is still there. Immediately opposite the gates to St. James's Palace, Sam Houston's original Embassy of the Republic of Texas to the Court of St. James's is now a hat shop, but is clearly marked with a large plaque and a nearby restaurant is called Texas Embassy. Texas still has the right to secede should they want to do so. AND by the way, Gov. Perry is a Democrat........surely you don't want to sling mud his way?


smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:10 PM

He could be king of Texas. I'm down with that. Something for everybody.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:12 PM

Sigh....

This is a resolution to have the law of the United States followed. This is the desire to follow the Constitution of the United States. There's nothing civil war, secessionist, or anything else.

We feel the U.S. government has overstepped its rights over ALL states, not just Texas. Is there any state that is not covered by the 10th Amendment?

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:14 PM

where were you last year?

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.9 - Posts: 1190)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:16 PM

Maybe NY could take over the McDonald's near St James? It was the official embassy of New York before Albany became the capitol

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:20 PM

So happy to see you feeling better Smoke. Stay well.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:22 PM

That's the point, Bobo. Texas REFUSED the money the federal government tried to force it to take. Texas operates in the black.

And, BTW, Texas has no state income tax.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:24 PM

Wow! This will definitely be interesting to watch.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:26 PM

I'll do my best. The wink is a nice touch. Who says you can't do subtle?

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5490)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:29 PM

Maybe the powers that be in Nashville will take note of this and follow suit...but with a Democratic governor I doubt it...God Bless Texas and the United States of America!
Vickie

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:34 PM

I'm holding off on paying my state income taxes until tomorrow.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 14th Apr '09 9:35 PM

I am certainly all for states rights. What does being a democrat have to do with it. I'm not slinging mud if they want to run things, let um. In the case of Texas they usually do things their own way anyway. If they can operate without federal money that it great.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 9:05 AM

Bunch of mullarkey

Governor must be up for re-election soon.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 9:38 AM

"AND by the way, Gov. Perry is a Democrat........surely you don't want to sling mud his way?"



Nope, he's a Republican unless he's flipflopped again.


1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 1:30 PM

LOL.........maybe I got confused because he is an Aggie. Oh well............no one is perfect and I'm about as far from that as anyone on this site.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 1:33 PM



tsk9653
Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 6:20 PM

I'm all for Texas seceding from my country. Like many residents of the old Confederacy both at the time of the Civil War and today, I think the remaining states should have let the seceding states go, including Texas.

tsk9653
Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 6:24 PM

Didn't mean to imply that I live in the South. I have only lived in three states -- Michigan, Connecticut, and New York. On the issue of secession, however, I do agree with those Southerners who thought during the period of the Civil War -- as well as those Southerners who still hold the faith -- that the U.S. should have -- and still should -- let the old Confederacy leave.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 15th Apr '09 7:47 PM

If we did, y'all wouldn't have no cotton nor peanuts nor food nor oil nor natural gas. Well, maybe you would have gas. Y'all'd be coming to us to bail you out. Or bale you out. Maybe both.

In fact, if we did secede, I bet within 100 years the north would go belly up and beg to be taken into the confederacy. It's an interesting computer strategy game, I guess.

But seriously, I am a United States girl first. And a Texas girl tied for first. I'm seriously guessing the majority of Texans are more loyal to the U.S. than are many other states. My students have finally started to realize that when I get a tear in my eye when we say the pledge of allegiance every morning, I mean it with all my heart.

eminemcab
Eminemcab  (Level: 4.5 - Posts: 1)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 1:38 AM

TEXAS.....huuuh.....home of the DALLAS COWBOYS........they aren't good at all!!! There just a bunch of winer baby's!!! Since they got rid of TO they might be good..oh wait they still got TONY ROMO...........their never going to be good until they get rid of all those WINER BABY'S!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 6:26 AM

Canada will take the Northern States, she says laughingly We've got oil & gas (especially in Ottawa), no peanuts though, darn it

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 6:30 AM

Ya got enough flyover country already, Randy.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 10:56 AM

Cab - you really know how to twist that dagger! The truth REALLY hurts.

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Sat, 18th Apr '09 11:06 AM

I was called Tex at school due to my surname, although whitney was thrown about also. I would tell people that Sam Houston was my ancestor. Oh and before I forget 'Houston, we have a problem' follows me to this day


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