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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:04 PM

White House: Texas must remain part of the US

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Source: Denver Post / AP

EL PASO, Texas—Bad news for thousands of people who wanted to see Texas secede: The state is still in the U.S.

The White House has responded to a petition asking that Texas be allowed to break away from the country, saying the Founding Fathers who created the nation "did not provide a right to walk away from it."

More than 125,000 people signed the petition, which was created a few days after President Barack Obama won re-election. The White House has promised to respond to any petition that gets more than 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

Jon Carson, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, issued a response quoting Abraham Lincoln's first inaugural address and a Supreme Court opinion after the Civil War. It said America was created as a "perpetual union," but one that allows people with different beliefs to debate the issues.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22371698/white-house-texas-must-remain-part-us



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Reply White House: Texas must remain part of the US (Original post)
El Supremo Jan 2013 OP
samsingh Jan 2013 #1
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #2
narnian60 Jan 2013 #3
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #4
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #8
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #10
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #5
Sheepshank Jan 2013 #6
CE5 Jan 2013 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #9
marshall Jan 2013 #11
OKNancy Jan 2013 #12

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:06 PM

1. i would hope so

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:09 PM

2. Government...

...is a big ol' meanie!!!

Okay, Texas...go to your room and think about what you've done. When you're ready to act like an adult, you can come join the rest of the states.

DISCLAIMER: This in no way is a reflection on the PEOPLE of Texas, just your wingnuts. You have saner people in TX than we have in AZ (per capita).

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:14 PM

3. No need for disclaimer-understood.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:18 PM

4. West Texas would make a good place for republican re-education camps

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:26 PM

8. "...republican re-education..."

Hmmmmm...wouldn't they have to be 'educated' first in order to be 're-educated'? I think this is a wonderful idea: http://www.iiicitadel.com/

It needs to be bigger. MUCH bigger.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:35 PM

10. I went to a re-education camp in west Texas ...

Basic Training, Fort Bliss.

(fortunately, it was a dry heat)

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:21 PM

5. They should just self-deport themselves.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:23 PM

6. I think the petitioners should have been made to step upto the plate.

The US Gov't should have said they are willing to seriously consider this petition, as soon as the petitioners are able to provide for the continued benefit and welfare of all residents and the State infrastructure. A total cost analysis, without the benefit of the Feds influx of money, may have given them a dose of reality. Not to mention the huge outcry from the rest of the rest of Texans who want nothing to do with the cock-a-mamie idea.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:24 PM

7. One could argue that the Declaration of Independence is that right.

 

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Response to CE5 (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:34 PM

9. If they're willing to pledge their lives, their fortune, and their sacred honor

... then maybe they can pull it off.

Personally, I think the secessionists are WAY outnumbered by Texans who would just say "What the fuck are these guys?"

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

11. Texas has the second highest GDP in the US

And it is almost as high as that of the entire country of Mexico. They ain't going nowhere--the rest of the country depends on California, Texas, and New York.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

12. duplicate - "old" news

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014366065

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