If At First You Don’t Secede (Redux) …

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Just a reminder of secession silliness.

14 thoughts on “If At First You Don’t Secede (Redux) …

  1. Patrick Young September 30, 2013 / 4:53 am

    Keith Olbermann’s point is an interesting one. Do NeoConfederates who believe in a right to secession also believe that a state like Texas could secede and, with a soon-to-be majority Latino population, vote to become a province of Mexico? That would seem to make more sense that it standing alone as a tiny republic.

    • Lyle Smith September 30, 2013 / 8:52 am

      There’s no way most Mexicans in Texas would vote to become part of Mexico. Too many of them left Mexico to get away from Mexico.😉

      I think what the counties in these states are doing is kind of interesting, even if futile. It highlights the divide between urban and rural America, especially in states where the urban or populated parts of a state dominate an entire state politically.

    • neukomment September 30, 2013 / 4:55 pm

      Another scenario is an Independent Texas taking on and annexing Mexican territory; only as a “defensive” measure of course…. And the “Latino” population of TX favoring and pushing for said annexation…. The alternative history possibilities are a fertile ground for the imagination… But though many things may be possible, that doesn’t make them at all probable…

  2. Rob Wick September 30, 2013 / 5:42 am

    Maybe there’s something in that “errant sisters, go in peace” thing from Horace Greeley. Think about it. Taking a vacation in “Connie-land” or “Chastainaville.” What could be better? Of course, they might need help with the flag.

    Best
    Rob

  3. Schroeder September 30, 2013 / 5:56 am

    This is also known as “Baby Huey Syndrome” (BHS) – when one doesn’t get their way, kick and scream on the ground with a rattle in hand and hope that someone takes you seriously, while wearing a rebel flag diaper. I thought I’d seen “antics” before, but these antics take the cake. Good luck starting a modern day civil war and say “bye bye” to your Social Security and Disability – and in some cases, healthcare. This is the age of being a buffoon in one’s own special way. Secession Fever – no known cure aside from leaving ones country and finding a large rock to live on in the ocean.

  4. Thelibertylamp September 30, 2013 / 8:18 am

    I miss Keith Olbermann *sigh*

  5. Rob Baker September 30, 2013 / 9:28 am

    The modern secession movement, and the recent trends to change social studies standards, are nothing more than political projection on the past. If you notice, most of the threads on these topics usually throw out terms like “liberal” in a negative context to prove their point (whatever that might be). To make matters worse, certain political figures agree with this lunacy and advocate it. Judge Napolitano is an excellent example of that with his comments over Texas’s supposed right to secede.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/judge-napolitano-yes-states-can-secede

    Apparently the distinguished former Judge forgot to study White v. Texas when he was in law school. I suppose next year, Texas school boards will submit textbook changes excluding the middle passage and referring to slaves as unpaid interns.

    • Jimmy Dick September 30, 2013 / 10:16 am

      No, Napolitano just likes to ignore anything that clashes with his opinion. If a legal precedent exists that he doesn’t like he just says it needs to be ignored.

      • Rob Baker September 30, 2013 / 4:35 pm

        Too true. That was Texas v. White btw. But I’m sure, unless you are some sort of a moron, that you knew what I meant….(that one was for you Caldwell😉 )

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 30, 2013 / 4:38 pm

          Well, given “Caldwell’s” many names (and genders), mixing up names should be second nature to Jennifer … I mean Austin … er …

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