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Moof

Big Wall climber
Orygun
Nov 19, 2012 - 07:02am PT
Please, let Texas leave. Give all those who want to stay US citizens 12 months to renounce Texas and cross the border.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:04am PT
It's part of being Texan. They have to pretend like they want out every few years.....

But 100,000 isn't a big enough piece of their 25,700,000 to take it too seriously.

What would they call themselves? The Individual States of Texas?
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:04am PT
My take on it is revoke the citizenship anyone's who signs the petition and then boot them out of the country.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:53am PT
We need Texas because they are one of the positive net taxpaying state. The nation has to support the negative net states, most of which are red states, Alaska is prominent on the negative list
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 19, 2012 - 09:55am PT
Well, they've done it before. :)

Also, it's not that Texas wants to leave. Even Gov Perry says he's against it (now, recall before he seemed to indicate he'd be okay with it). Some citizens started a petition and they got enough signatures that it requires a response by the govt.

Many other states have the same thing going on - citizens starting petitions. That includes the Red states, but also some fools in Colorado and other places.

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:15am PT
I heard Texas is the only red state that pays more fed tax than it receives.

A measly $1.06 for $1 returned. Let em go. They cost the us a lot more than they are worth. They give us republican lawmakers. 23/ 32 congressmen and both senators. 38 presidential electoral vote.

I have also heard that they are the only state with the right to secede.

Hasta la vista baby.

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:26am PT
Crimper, the petition thing is not a goverment function, it is a Whitehouse project, if a petition gets 25k signatures then the president will respond to it.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:34am PT
We get all the good surf, and the best granite too.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:44am PT
Not the successful ones
10b4me

Boulder climber
member since 2002
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:45am PT
Good riddance, but maybe we can work out a deal to keep Austin
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Nov 19, 2012 - 10:46am PT
I signed the Texas petition. I hope they and the rest of the confederacy don't let the door hit them on the way out. Let's see how they like paying for their own goddamm stop signs.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:19am PT
Ron, here's a primer on the subject.
http://f*#kthesouth.com/

adatesman

climber
philadelphia, pa
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Fun as it would be to let them secede, the 1869 US Supreme Court case Texas v White established no state has the right to unilaterally withdraw from the union. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_v._White
John M

climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:26am PT
And WHO wants a law like the NDAA 21013 shoved on em?? Certainly no one that enjoys freedom,, freedom of speech , internet forums and the like.

I don't like what that says either, but if Red states think that they would be getting more freedom, then they probably need to do a reality check. Just like they needed a reality check when Obama won even though every last one of their polls said Mitt would win and many of them said by a land slide. They even said Mitt would win the popular vote and he didn't do that either. So their heads are basically up their asses. The Bush government pushed through one of the most restrictive new sets of laws and government entities in many years, the Patriot act. Gave it a nice pretty name though. I feel like I'm being disloyal if I'm against the "PATRIOT ACT".

So if they think that their Republican leaders are for freedom, then they got a surprise waiting for them. Their Republican leaders are for giving the leadership the freedom to do whatever it wants. Not for the populace to have freedom.

Lolli, I'm certain that you are aware, but that original letter was written as a joke to counter all the Red states saying how terrible blue states were. Red or Blue, I hope we don't really go down this path.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Cousins squabbling over panty knots.

Same as it ever was...........
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:33am PT
Kinda like running away from home when you're a child, and hiding in the neighbor's yard for an hour or two.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:38am PT
I say let Texas secede on a trial basis and join the european union..Then the EU can grab that weasly ass Bush and try him for war crimes and letting 911 go down on his watch...
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Nov 19, 2012 - 11:48am PT
Here is a counter petition-http://https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/strip-citizenship-all-those-who-signed-petitions-secede-united-states-america/G4pwtw0v



Lots of silly petitions on that site.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:26pm PT
a swede calling texans bastards?

Why not? The rest of us do!

C'mon Ron, she's a sweetheart, as were your relatives I'm sure. I've got relatives from Texas too.
Don't be thin skinned.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 19, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
I like that a state level dissatisfaction is being finally talked about. After all the laughter..

then there are the people who signed who really think it can happen. Fine with me. Please surreneder your US passport and apply for one from your newly founded State. Unfortunately, I doubt the US will be able (or particularly interested) to provide military support in the event that the rest of Mexico decides to cross on over. You will have no FCC, infrastructure support, postal service. Good luck defending your borders Texas!

edit: and you all better pray when a natural disaster hits your coast that magically it doesn't do any damage.
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