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Iím too wrapped up in my own little world to pay attention to current events, but I do see several ďSECEDEĒ bumper stickers on cars. One of our volunteers is quite the left wing activist and she was saying that Gov Perry was for secession, so that is when I took a look. There is a grass roots movement pushing for secession, and the governor has been pressured to go along, but to date he has resisted. There has even been local news interviewing constitutional lawyers about it.

Supposedly in 1845 when we joined the union, there was a part in the annexation treaty that allowed us to secede if we wanted to. The constitutional lawyers say that in 1865 as part of the reconciliation after the war was that nobody had the right to secede anymore.

Some people argue that our state economy would be better off without federal ďhelpĒ, but others counter that there would be no federal disaster relief or other big dollar packages if we did secede. It was a pretty hot topic a month or two ago, but it seems to have run its course now.
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