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Do you believe Texas Gov Rick Perry's secession "threat" could actually come to pass?

Asked by KalWest (1389points) April 16th, 2009

There was a Russian sociologist who predicted the US will be divided into 5 separate countries within the next few years. With Gov Perry’s secession proclamation today – do you think that’s a possibility?

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jrpowell's avatar

Good riddance.

When is he up for election? I doubt he is turning down the money from the stimulus package.

Oh, he is full of shit and it will never happen. I wish it would.

oratio's avatar

There is always some professor screaming murder somewhere that will get an article that sells. After the soviet union collapse and some secession happy ethnic regions in Russia, it was and somewhat is, a possibility over there. I guess predictions like that is appreciated in Russia, and Gov. Perry seems to like attention.

It seems like just a sensational anti-obama rant, leaning on recession fear to get support. First a democrat and then becoming a republican seems like he’ll switch foot depending on what gets him further. I think statements like that might blow back on him though.

DREW_R's avatar

I sure as hell hope so. Someones got to be the one with balls.

Master's avatar

If you really want to know the answer, it is here. From the mouth of a Texan himself.

cwilbur's avatar

If he seriously tries it—good riddance. I think Texas is as likely to survive on its own as Quebec would be, which is to say, not at all.

fireside's avatar

First off, Texas negotiated the right to divide into 4 separate states if they so chose. They did not negotiate the right to secede so Gov. Perry is talking about something that is not even correct.

Secondly, Rasmussen took a poll and found that 75% of Texans would not want to secede.

squirbel's avatar

They threaten to secede every 10 or so years.

If they follow through, they’ll finally prove they are not just barking.

Mamradpivo's avatar

Let them secede. In fact, let’s just give Texas back to Mexico. Complete the circle, and get rid of guys like Rick Perry, Tom Delay and Chuck Norris.

squirbel's avatar

And ones like these:

Texas lawmaker: Asians should change their names to make them ‘easier for Americans to deal with.’

On Tuesday, State Rep. Betty Brown ( R ) caused a firestorm during House testimony on voter identification legislation when she said that Asian-Americans should change their names because they’re too hard to pronounce:

“Rather than everyone here having to learn Chinese — I understand it’s a rather difficult language — do you think that it would behoove you and your citizens to adopt a name that we could deal with more readily here?” Brown said.

Brown later told [Organization of Chinese Americans representative Ramey] Ko: “Can’t you see that this is something that would make it a lot easier for you and the people who are poll workers if you could adopt a name just for identification purposes that’s easier for Americans to deal with?”

Yesterday, Brown continued to resist calls to apologize. Her spokesman said that Democrats “want this to just be about race.”

Makes me hoppin’ mad.

avalmez's avatar

As we like to say back home – “American by birth, Texan by the grace of God!”

have a great weekend ya’ll!

KalWest's avatar

wow. that’s almost unbelievable. one step forward – 3 steps backward

squirbel's avatar

Look up the town Vider, Texas.

How many steps is that? :D

For the record, I was raised in Galveston, Texas. But these happenings make me want to separate myself from the state officials.

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