Should Texas secede from the union, and if so, why?
- webferret74Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well given that the attempt to secede would be illegal per Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869) which was argued before the United States Supreme Court in 1869. The Court held that the Constitution did not permit states to secede from the United States, and that the ordinances of secession, and all the acts of the legislatures within seceding states intended to give effect to such ordinances, were "absolutely null".
So the idea of Texas attempting to secede would be a really bad idea. (Would end in another civil war)
- 6 years ago
I believe they should, and for several reasons.
1. The federal government is no longer what it should be, and no longer stands for the they were supposed to.
The Fourth Amendment? Who ever heard of such nonsense? The U.S. has gone off the deep end since 9/11, as they can now excuse any and every violation of the Constitution (namely Amendment 4) as a necessity for safety.
Not only that, but the purpose of government and Congress (serving their constituencies) has been forgotten in the name of political parties battling each other over every single thing, taking credit for every bit of good news and passing the buck for every scandal, budget deficit, or other bad news. All of this is done at the expense of the people, of course, not the politicians causing this national gridlock.
2. The country needs Texas more than Texas needs the country.
The state GDP of Texas in 2013 was about $1.39 billion, the second highest in the country. If Texas were to secede, the GDP of the U.S. would be knocked down considerably, narrowing the GDP gap between the U.S. and China. And because Texas is such a large exporter, this would hurt the U.S. even more.
Meanwhile, I think Texas pays more into the system through taxation than they receive back, so by seceding it would actually be more wealthy in the end. Also, with the state GDP at $1.39 billion (as of 2013), Texas, as an independent country, would rank 13th in the world by GDP, in between Australia and Spain. Not exactly a third world country.
3. It would give Texas (and possibly the U.S.) a fresh start.
By seceding from the union, Texas would show other states that it's not only possible, but a viable alternative to the bankrupt, gridlocked, corrupted, PC-saturated, bureaucratic mess that is now the United States of America. Hopefully, other states would follow in Texas' footsteps and maybe even join a new union founded by Texas, which would avoid the mistakes made by the previous union and prevent falling down the same ill-fated hole.Source(s): http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/04/04/... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_...
- dogloverLv 51 decade ago
Considering that Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush, two of the most inept Presidents we have ever had, came out of Texas, maybe we should put them on a few years probation and not allow them to produce any more Presidential candidates.
- JohnLv 61 decade ago
No, Cause I love Texas...... no but seriously they would be better off with us and they know it
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- 1 decade ago
THE GOVERNMENT WILL NOT LET YOU TAKE A DUMP WITHOUT THEM KNOWING ABOUT IT WE DON'T LIVE IN THE WESTERN DAYS ANYMORE SECESSION IS OUT OF DATE MOVE FORWARD NOT BACKWARDS.
- AlefernyLv 51 decade ago
Texas are more committed to their damn state than our country!!!! Piss on them.... let them leave we don't need them