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Posted: 12/2/2002 10:40:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2002 10:54:19 AM EDT by OldTiger]
I am going to catch all kinds of flak, but WTF; here goes: When Texas joined the union it was agreed that it could divide into 5 states. What if some group obtained enough of Texas to become a state, then seceded. Wrote its own laws to include non-infringement of gun ownership. "We only got two political parties here; Libertarians and Republicans. We try to keep the Republicans under control."
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:00:55 AM EDT
I'm in favor of Central and Southern Illinois seceding from Cook and Collar counties. No war has ever been fought over counties seceding from a state. Never even seen it tried.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:02:13 AM EDT
[url]www.freestateproject.org[/url]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:31:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scottman: [url]www.freestateproject.org[/url]
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yep, but texas isn't even on the radar..
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:59:34 AM EDT
I wish I could succeed my house from Iowa, then I could fill it with whatever kind of weapons I want.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 1:28:11 PM EDT
I heard that Texas was the only state that could seced from the union. Something about a clause in the contract. But I don't know how true that is.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 3:27:56 PM EDT
Not sure about Texas BUT... The US Constitution, Article IV, Section 3 [1] New states may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other STATE; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States or parts of States, without the consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as the Congress. So it seems possible.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 4:07:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nightstalker: Not sure about Texas BUT... The US Constitution, Article IV, Section 3 [1] New states may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other STATE; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States or parts of States, without the consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as the Congress. So it seems possible.
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Not always true. You ever heard of West Virginia? The western 55 counties of Virginia seceeded form Virginia and were admitted as the 35th state without the approval of the Virginia legislature. This was during the civil war, and many things were corrupted in that period of upheaval.
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