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Hundreds of thousands sign secession petitions

POSTED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 8:27am

UPDATED: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 8:50pm

Texas leads way in number of signatures

100-thousand signatures and growing on a petition to the white house, demanding a Texas secession from the United States.

Would Texas be better off standing apart from the U.S.?

East Texans weigh the pros and cons with our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier.

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How could Texas secede from a nation that has abandoned it's constitution. The more accurate statement would be that Texas has chosen not to abandon the concepts by which our forefathers have died to defend. Let those states who chose to go socialist go, and they can take Don and all others who live off a government teat with them. Then, we Texans can defend our borders, without the scocialist in Washington DC running guns to the drug cartels in Mexico across our soverign land.

Go chew on a brittle turkey leg, hope you refused to pay into any gov't. programs that would benefit you in your old age...hopefully, you will not receive a SS check or benefits from Medicare, programs you most likely (like the rest of us) paid into with the expectation that we'd receive benefits after retirement. You are a pitiful excuse for an American...would suppose you were the first to sign the'd probably kick your own mother to the curb rather than help her.

Why the hell would texas want to suceed from the union, they can't even or won't enforce there own laws written as Texas Statutes or Texas Constitution.This is hard to fathom if you never been involved in municipal government operations but it is the truth especially in East Texas.

AMEN, news2

The person who wrote the caption at the top...hundreds of a true, card-carrying bloviated about inflating the truth...for a news site like this to pad the truth on this issue, one should strongly suspect it on other headlines...the petition is stupid, at best, those that sgn it are slightly off kilter, and the prospects of success are zero...get over the fact that we have a Black president, get on with making a positive difference, and stop this nonsense!

Remain true to your country - no matter what. You have enjoyed the good times and said nothing about secession. Now, be prepared to sacrifice a little.
Besides, it is not as easy as you think to secede. Read the quote by Sam Adams:
“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil

The Feds should take every name on these petitions, compair them to the social security rolls(after all the SS list is good enough for Tx. to use to keep citizens from voting), medicare/medicade rolls and Veterns rolls and stop all payments any of these people may be receiving and they will find out real fast what it will be like if Tx did leave the UNION. Just think America would save trillions of $ and could probably be out of debt in 6 - 9 months.

The feds are subsadizing all of the Texas businesses that pay minimum wages by funding the lone star cards housing assistance and utility assistance for their employees. IN TEXAS EVERY MINIMUM WAGE EARNER THAT HAS ONE CHILD QUALIFIES FOR EVERY WELFARE PROGRAM....H3LL EVERY $10,00 AN HOUR WORKER WITH ONE CHILD DOES TOO. DO NOT FORGET TEXAS HAS MORE MINIMUM WAGE JOBS THAN ANY OTHER STATE. Think Tx could fund all of that without the feds?....stupidity at its finest.

The Federal Govt. would be saving all of that WELFARE money that it sends to Texas which amounts to more than what Texas sends into the Fed.. That savings alone would more than likely clear the national debt.

Tammy Blair and her group of CRY BABIES are just plain stupid. Lets tink for just a moment, if Texas were to leave the UNION there would be no more Social Security payments, Medicare payments, disibility checks for the disabled citizens and veterns, no more road and bridge funding taxes on all exports to any of the other states...etc etc. Texas is one of the poorest states in America when you look @ household income per capita and in the top 10 poorest funded schools in America.

Texas has one of the highest poverty rates in America, more minimum wage jobs than any other state in America, the highest insurance rates in America and the most un-insured children in America, the highest teen pregnancy rate in America and one of the highest high school drop out rates in America. YUP TEXAS IS DOING GREAT. WE ARE ALMOST OUR OWN 3RD WORLD COUNTRY NOW JUST WAIT TILL THE FEDERAL $ STOP FLOWING IN. IDIOTS!!

They guy that said we would be traitors... Must have voted for BO..He makes it sound like he Loves Bo...
TeXas would be Self sufficent BUT it's bad enough at the amount of Hispanics as it is!!

One who betrays one's country

WHERE in the WORLD did that one guy get the idea the Civil War was because we ( the Southerners) wasnted to break off??!!

Top Five Causes of the Civil War Leading up to Secession and the Civil War
5. The election of Abraham Lincoln.
When Lincoln was elected in 1860, South Carolina issued its "Declaration of the Causes of Secession." They believed that Lincoln was anti-slavery and in favor of Northern interests. Before Lincoln was even president, seven states had seceded from the Union: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.

The only thing anyone can "hate" about Texas is the person who thinks he's superior to all others, such as a 10' tall fence around Texas, be self-sufficient, rely on yourself and brandish a gun at anyone (like your fellow Texan neighbor) who wants what you have, never help the poor, keep the kids dumber than rocks, become slaves to your big business masters...isolation, isolation, isolation. Yours and others' idea of secession is absolutely crazy!

Should Texas secede from the U.S., within one month the drug cartels would invade and return Tejas back to Mexico. Then the U.S. would only need to build a border wall along Oklahoma/New Mexico/Louisiana's border.

Only people foolish enough to return Rick "Oops" Perry back to the governor's office as many times, could possibly believe secession would be good for Texas. Now, hold my beer while I put my X on this petition......

Mexican drug cartels bleed just like the innocent they kill in Mexico. A Texan would defend his land better than Eric Holder would defend Texas by sending guns to Mexico. Let us control our borders and see how fast the Drug Cartels moved to Puerto Rico to be closer to their base of support, Washington DC.

Tejas is an Idian Name Not mex i can


since Obama is now the "KING" he may let us go cuz he hates all we stand for
. But the rest NOT.
Long live Texas!~!!

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