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Thoughts on Secession

GRusling Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:36 AM
Simple fact. The State of Texas could close (and seal) its border with Mexico anytime it saw fit, but we choose not to do so because at least half of our citizens have close family in Mexico. In case you haven't noticed, all the MAJOR drug routes out of Mexico run through ARIZONA, not Texas, and there's good reason for that. After you get drugs into Texas, NEXT you have to get them OUT, and that's not as easy as getting them in, which is difficult enough in the first place. We have more than enough drugs in Texas, but not a lot CROSS Texas! Once you're in our State, you're many, many miles away from getting OUT of our State...
Muh fellah Amurricans -- I reproduce the speech patterns our media correlate with conservative thought -- hit looks like we ain't getting out of this here Union, what with secession not legal, way them educated fellers tell it.

Not legal? Rather a bold statement, I would say. Last time anyone attempted formal withdrawal from the United States, something like 125 years ago, the armaments of the United States blocked the path to independence. The Union endured. But that settled only the practical, not the theoretical, side of the question.

Enough said anyway about the Late Unpleasantness of 1861-65. What...

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