Will Texas Secede?

I previously warned that the financial crisis might cause the U.S. to break apart like the Soviet Union.

The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, said today:

Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

“There’s a lot of different scenarios,” Perry said. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

Perry is running for re-election, and so its difficult to know whether this is a genuine threat or an election stunt.

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  • As far as I know, Texas forfeited the right to secede when they joined the Union. They tried to secede once before, and we know how that worked out.

  • I think 45 % of Texas voted for Obama. It will probably be a ‘blue’ state in a few cycles.

  • Never trust Rick Perry Time after time we Texans have watched him say one thing then do another. He is a real traitor, a big talker who will stab you in the back at the last second of any fight, and go behind your back and collaborate with the enemy for his own personal advantage. Alex Jones has Perry’s latest rabble-rousing B.S. here (http://www.infowars.com/rick-perrys-cynical-effort-to-exploit-the-tea-party-movement-and-states-rights/). Ricky is being partially truthful about one thing. He calls Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson a selfish, greedy insider, part of the problem. The full truth is that they are peas in a pod, partners in crime, thick as thieves.

  • Ol’ Perry propagating that myth that Texas reserved the right to secede. If you go to a public college here in Texas, you have to take a Texas history and Texas government class, and you will be told in both that it is a myth, untrue that Texas can ‘legally’ secede or reserves some right to do so. In reality, any state can make the choice to secede, and it would also be akin to an act of war against the U.S. Federal Government.

  • I second what diykozmonot said. All states are sovereign and can therefor secede at will. However because we ignored the warnings of the founding fathers our states are subject to the Federal Government. It should be noted that Perry is Pro big government and wasn’t against any of this crap when Bush was boss. So I highly doubt he is sincere.

  • You guys do know that Texas makes up close to 75% of the entire United States military don't you? We have a lot of pride here mixed with a lot of people. I think rather I know that if Texas decided to bow out, we would be perfectly fine on our own. The government couldn't touch us.