Saturday, June 25, 2016

Will Trump Consider This “Great News” Like Brexit: Texans Want to Secede

One View of the United States

Some Texans Looking for a Way Out of the Union
(Mustela frenata)

For anyone who does not think the GOP in general or some Texans in particular are insane or just plain phony, well ... that is anyone except Donald J. Trump. He may think this story is great news and historic just like he did about the Brexit vote to leave the EU. Of course he was standing on the 9th hole of his new golf course in Scotland (which BTW is part of the UK and that which some want to see secede from the UK), if they do not think so, then read on:

AUSTIN, TX (via Reuters) – Emboldened by Brexit, secessionists in Texas are keen to adopt the campaign tactics used to sway the British vote for leaving the European Union and are demanding “Texit” comes next.

The citizen-driven vote in Britain, they say, can be a model for Texas, which was an independent country from 1836 to 1845, and its $1.6 trillion (£1.17 trillion) a year economy would be among the 10 largest in the world, said Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, adding: “The Texas Nationalist Movement is formally calling on the Texas governor to support a similar vote for Texans.”

The office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) was not immediately available for comment.

They might take some time to read this USSC case: 

Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1868). This was a significant case argued before the USSC in 1868 and decided in 1869. The case involved a claim by the 
Reconstruction government of Texas that U.S. bonds owned by Texas since 1850 had been illegally sold by the Confederate state legislature during the Civil War. Texas filed suit directly with the high court, which, under the Constitution, retains original jurisdiction on certain cases in which a state is a party.

In accepting original jurisdiction, the court ruled (5-3) that, legally speaking, Texas had remained a U.S. state ever since it first joined the Union, despite its joining the CSA and its being under military rule at the time of the decision in the case. 

In deciding the merits of the bond issue, the court further held that the Constitution did not permit states to unilaterally 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.”

Case closed ... now do me the honor and STFU.

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