Ah, Texas!

It must be spring: the hay fever, the birdies building nests, Texas threatening to secede:

Texas GOP chairman Allen West falsely says Texas could secede from the US: ‘We could go back to being our own Republic’

Just leave already. I’ll spring for a pencil for the change of address cards. Go.

(CNN)Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West falsely suggested that Texas could secede from the United States and become an independent country, a CNN KFile review of his comments in recent months shows.

In radio interviews after the 2020 presidential election, West suggested Texas could vote to again become a republic, as it was before joining the United States in 1845.

They always forget what happened in 1865.

“This is something that was written into the Texas Constitution,” the former congressman said in one late December radio broadcast. “Or it was promised to Texas when we became part of the United States of America– that if we voted and decided, we could go back to being our own republic.”

He doesn’t even know, bet me he’s never read the state constitution, but he’s declaring it.

Experts, however, say that Texas cannot legally secede and leave the United States to become its own republic. The annexation resolution West is referring to stipulates that Texas could, in the future, choose to divide itself into five new states, not divide itself from the US and declare independence. West mistook the congressional annexation resolution that made Texas a state for the Texas constitution.

What a dope.

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16 Responses to Ah, Texas!

  1. Ten Bears says:

    We’ll be keeping the social security, and all the rest of the welfare money …

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  2. spotthedog says:

    Was he there this past winter, just a matter of weeks ago? That proved how well a seceded electrical grid system could work, so, mm-kay, yeah go ahead.

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  3. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Today is the anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Who wants to tell him?

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  4. Oneofthebobs says:

    As if Texas isn’t bad enough. There could be five of them?! Scares the shit out of me.

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  5. Batman 54 says:

    He’s not a native Texan. He’s like Cruz. An import. Former U.S. Rep from Florida. Also war criminal in Iraq. Real classy guy. All the pre requisites needed for good standing in GOP.

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  6. ali redford says:

    Seeyabye, TX! 🙋‍♀️

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  7. willis says:

    After GW, one would think the rest of the country would be smart enough to avoid any candidates or policies from Texas….
    That said, speaking as a Texan I take comfort in the fact that Texas did bring us Molly Ivins, Bill Moyer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Ann Richards. It ain’t Texas, it’s the fucking Republican party.

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  8. schmice3 says:

    Re: the 5 State Solution. Considering the demographic shift in Texas, the idea of ten new senators with a majority of them probably being Democrats sounds good to me.

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  9. Dennis Cole says:

    And of course we’d need to build a Wall, to keep out the undesirables; we don’t want them sending their rapists, their 2A Mule-itia types, their “constitutional experts,” and have strong border controls to keep out all the baskets fulla “deplorables”, and they won’t be needing Cruz and wossisname in our Congress, and I could probly come up with a dozen or so more ways to “punish” them, but of course, it will be the Poorz who will suffer the most from all the sanctions we will have no choice but to impose.

    What we DON’T want is for Texas to “give birth” to other states that will almost certainly be clones of the Great State, er, Failing Experiment in Democracy and Self-governance, with the guidance of St Ayn of the Libertarians, and Shrugging like Atlas whilst doing so.. Can you imagine 8 more senators? Coz next thing you know, Rodeo (or NASCAR) will be declared the Official National Sport, and they’ll somehow weasel the Buybull into being the Official Handbook for Good, Clean, Pure American Living.

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    • revzafod says:

      Dear Dennis,

      The solution is in my post below. Also, something that just occurred to me, while we’re adding city-states, why not D.C as well?

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  10. batocchio says:

    I have met Texans who proudly believe this.

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  11. revzafod says:

    As a resident Texan, I agree with the proposal to divide into five states:
    Dallas
    Houston
    Austin
    San Antonio
    The Rest
    That’s four new blue states and one remaining red state.

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  12. Dennis Cole says:

    revza – I totally agree; as much or as little as I know about TX, political leanings and attitudes change in each area you listed. But I sure don’t wanna live there; I passed through TX and OK back in the late 70s, in a short bus with a buncha other hippies, and we learned quickly to keep our hair tucked under our hats, and just keep on truckin. It’s a DAMNED good thing we were all white, and had brought some “respectable” clothes with us, besides our hippy attire. It ws the only way they’d let us in Looby’s (sps?) or The Waffle House.

    Fun times, fun times. We went from CA, meandered up and down, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, TX and OK, and then LA, GA, AL, up and up north to Connecticut, where the bus owner’s parents lived. We got to hole up there for a month, we all found jobs to earn enough for a pleasant return home, and me and my “old lady,” and our little white dog hitchhiked our way back thru Canada, to Soulx Ste-Marie, and down into Manitowoc, WI, where hr parents live. We stayed and visited for a week, then took the Amtrak back into SF. It was close to 40 states she and I traversed, and when we got home, I got offered the caretaker’s position on a 2,500-acre ranch just on the outskirts of Cloverdale, in Sonoma Co., where we lived until the owner died, and his heirs sold it to a developer.

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