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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:02 PM

Texas Legislature Opens Amid Protests from Texas Secessionists

Certainly no first day of a Texas legislative session would be complete without the appearance of the Texas secessionist movement.

The nationalism movement in Texas has existed since the early '90s, splintered into various sub-groups and was fueled by future presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry's comments back in 2009 regarding secession. The movement has yielded an online petition and a 2014 gubernatorial candidate: Larry Secede Kilgore.

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"These folks came through the weather, on their own dime and their own time," said Miller, who was kibitzing with members around noon. "We put the word out. There's no doubt that this has a higher profile than it has in the past."

The nationalist movement claims about 250,000 "freedom loving" members across both states and countries, according to its website. The crowd at the Capitol, however, was more modest, just over 100 or so. Members intended to fan out to the offices of elected officials, asking for a non-binding referendum: "That the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation."

More at http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2013/01/texas_secessionists_state_capitol.php .

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Reply Texas Legislature Opens Amid Protests from Texas Secessionists (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 OP
Permanut Jan 2013 #1
Downwinder Jan 2013 #2
nykym Jan 2013 #3
Ilsa Jan 2013 #4
TexasTowelie Jan 2013 #5
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #6
DhhD Jan 2013 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:09 PM

1. A lot of federal money is sent to Texas..

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/69072.html

for example. That's US dollars, by the way, which would no longer be legal tender in Texas. Maybe they could follow the example of the planet Mongo (from the original Flash Gordon series) and name their new money after their leader. On the planet Mongo, the leader was Emperor Ming, and the money was in Mingos. In Texas, they could call them Perryos.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:27 PM

2. Can we shorten that to "perros?"

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:16 PM

3. Just more loonies looking for face time!

Anyway, Texas' secession from the Union and defeat in the Civil War abrogated the first annexation resolution and when Texas was re-admitted to the Union after the war, it was admitted just as any other state under the Constitution without any special provision for forming additional states and certainly not with a provision for secession. So Texas took its one chance to secede and lost.

Source:http://skipperja.livejournal.com/380642.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:59 PM

4. I can't help but wonder: does anyone

In the Texas forum want to secede? I mean, I doubt it, and it ain't happening, but does anyone here believe they'd be better off if Tx was independent again, even if it was possible?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:03 PM

5. Hell no.

Texas would be a third world country if it became independent again. I might sound like a right-winger posting this, but I'm proud to be an American!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:05 PM

6. Not I. Just wish Texas would join the 21st century.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:31 PM

7. Does this mean that Texas is moving Left since these people seem to be making an extreme Right turn?

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