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Stirrings of Secession

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:21 AM
Secession wouldn't make the departing state any less American. "America" is a place, not a government, in the same way "European" can be Greek, French, Spanish, English... So a Texan is an American, as is a New Yorker, or a Californian. Or even a Mexican or Canadian, by that logic. But to embrace the American spirit, individuality, responsibility, frugality, privacy, innovation, is to be welcome in America, regardless of what country one finds oneself: USA, Texas, Canada, Mexico...
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..."

So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line.

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