White House on Secession: No 'Right t...

White House on Secession: No 'Right to Walk Away'

There are 41 comments on the KBTX-TV Bryan story from Jan 14, 2013, titled White House on Secession: No 'Right to Walk Away'. In it, KBTX-TV Bryan reports that:

Bad news for thousands of people who wanted to see Texas secede: The state is still in the U.S. The White House has responded to a petition asking that Texas be allowed to break away from the country, saying the Founding Fathers who created the nation "did not provide a right to walk away from it." More than 125,000 people signed the petition, ... (more)

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“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#21 Jan 14, 2013
LRS wrote:
Too bad they can't stop it either. If a State wants to secede, they will.
Give us Austin and take the rest.
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#22 Jan 14, 2013
Or Staism could just possibly be in Canadian Indian territory.......
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#23 Jan 14, 2013
Statism.....I thnk An Austin married an Indian....
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#24 Jan 14, 2013
According to Blankenship....
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#25 Jan 14, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Remember your dislike of women, Ninthslug, and buy some raw liver.
Benghazi? When does Hillary take the stand, ACORNER?
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#26 Jan 14, 2013
Obama the healer. What a f__ing joke.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#27 Jan 14, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
harold camping was right. Your teapussy world ended November 6th.

Bwahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Aug 07

Oslo, Norway

#28 Jan 14, 2013
It doesn't matter if Texas secedes or not, Texas can simply refuse to participate to the demands of the corrupt federal government. Btw, another of our founding documents says: That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#29 Jan 14, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Benghazi? When does Hillary take the stand, ACORNER?
Right after they put you in restraints, Ninthenstein.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#30 Jan 14, 2013
Johnnomads wrote:
It doesn't matter if Texas secedes or not, Texas can simply refuse to participate to the demands of the corrupt federal government. Btw, another of our founding documents says: That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Get your peashooter ready. The Federales are coming!
Vote Obama

Long Beach, CA

#31 Jan 14, 2013
It was a dumb petition anyway. Only if you're a slave do you need to ask for your freedom!
halito

Winnemucca, NV

#32 Jan 14, 2013
And the Ground Squirrels say ....just try to keep a golf course at 18 holes....
Bill SqPants

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#33 Jan 14, 2013
halito wrote:
And the Ground Squirrels say ....just try to keep a golf course at 18 holes....
18 Osteen or 21Ostein holes.......watta Joe 22hole Ostein?!!

Halitoo! send Joe a check U can ask all da ??? for a buck!!;-00

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#34 Jan 15, 2013
Vote Obama wrote:
It was a dumb petition anyway. Only if you're a slave do you need to ask for your freedom!
You are correct in this. But, there is another side to the coin.
I am reminded of the Cold War days, when we Americans kept pointing to the Eastern Bloc having to use military force to keep the USSR intact. We pointed to the Berlin Wall, which Moscow said was necessary to keep foreigners from entering East Berlin , as evidence of a slave Democracy.

Today, the US is calling for walls to halt illegal immigration and now says States have no right to secede, which I thought had been decided with the bloodiest war in our nation's history 150 years ago.

The decision doesn't bother me so much as the Federal Government's need to make this forceful reminder it today.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#35 Jan 15, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>Benghazi? When does Hillary take the stand, ACORNER?
Jan 23rd.
sheeplethenannyh erd

Pottstown, PA

#36 Jan 15, 2013
So 'election' not 'succession' means if the majority of Texans VOTE to succeed they can do it then-right?

Or if other states vote to approve Texas's succession that means they should be able to succeed.

States Rights including their right to vote to succeed.

Heck Puerto Rico is waiting in the wings for statehood. Wouldn't even have to change the flag.
Rational Jane

Lawrenceburg, IN

#37 Jan 15, 2013
Citizens have the choice where and when to work or take a 4 year vacation. At least foe now.
toad

Covington, LA

#38 Jan 15, 2013
hey texans if yall succed others will follow everyone in this country knows teaxs is one of the lead states in this union .if it werent eor texas oil obama might be cold tonight lol.our for fathers said the south shall rise again .the only deferance will be it wont be about slavery this time it will be about our livly hoods. our own government has keept us down for way to long now and it seems to be getting worse for all of us of all races and creeds.we should all join together in this succesion .

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#39 Jan 15, 2013
Oh dear, looks like the confederacy won't be rising again!
sick agine

Louisville, KY

#40 Jan 15, 2013
Screw The Gov Thay all suck wishy washy bastards

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