ENG: Ever since Texas requested and received annexation by the United States of America in 1845, segments of its population have sought independence from that nation. While those who have sought to secede from the Union have often been a minority of the population, Texan nationalism has been highlighted through history in events such as the American Civil War, where Texas declared its separation from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America. The Confederacy was not recognized as a separate country by any nation, but it was recognized as a belligerent party. Defeated by the Union in 1865, the Confederacy collapsed and all states were restored to full status in the United States. In 1869, in Texas v. White, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas continued to be a State, and a ...
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To the Editor:
Re “With Stickers, a Petition and Even a Middle Name, Secession Fever Hits Texas” (news article, Nov. 24):
As a Texan who is a proud American, I am in complete disagreement with the notion that support for Texas secession has moved from the fringes to the center. None of my friends, family members or co-workers, covering a wide range of political views, have ever expressed support for Texas secession.
The only places I ever hear support for the idea are on right-wing-oriented radio infotainment shows and in news articles. These folks have the right to say ...
A new bumper sticker is making its way around Texas. With the word ‘SECEDE’, the sticker has become a hit among those who are angered by Mitt Romney’s loss in the US presidential election.
The $2 stickers, which can be purchased at www.TexasSecede.com, call for a secession from the United States at a time when many are unhappy with the federal government. The sale of these stickers has drastically increased in the past week, the New York Times reported.
A petition calling for the secession from the US has garnered signatures from nearly one million people from all 50 ...
More than 65,000 people have signed an electronic petition to the White House asking President Barack Obama to allow Texas to “withdraw from the United States of America.”
In other words … SECESSION !!!!!
Here is the rebels’ rallying cry, right from the White House web site:
“Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties ...
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