Putting the 'lone' back in the Lone Star State
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#1 May 10, 2009
Sorry to correct the author but Texas did have the right to secede when it joined the union in 1845. During the Reconstruction Period after the US Civil War, the right to secede was nullified by the US Federal Govt. which declared the agreement null and void. I have lived in both states and the dislike for Texas and Texans is obvious. Is it because it is such a wealthy state as compared to New Mexico which according to the NM Income Support Division, two out of every three New Mexicans receive some kind of public assistance. Or maybe because it's better educated and has better job opportunities? New Mexico is trying to copy what the Texas public schools have been doing for the past two decades. I also disagree with the notion the the GOP calls the shots in Texas. Perhaps the author is a bit to young to remember the Lyndon Johnson days. It seems we are living in an era where Journalists are using the press to forward their own personal views rather than just report the facts. Some of us only have to read an article once to understand it. Get out and travel to Texas and see the huge petro-chemical industry or the huge defense industry or the sheer volume of military presence. Get informed.
#3 May 11, 2009
Nice Post Robert.
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