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Old 10-27-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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Why or why not?
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Have you ever heard of something called the Civil War? It kind of already sorted those types of questions out...
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Ark90: I'm just wondering what people who think otherwise have to say.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Yes.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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Yes.
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And where is the limit if any? Can one man declare himself a free and independent state, capable of ruling himself as he sees fit? Two men?
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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As to the inherent right of any people group to declare their freedom from an already established government: Only success in accomplishing that goal justifies - or negates - its propriety.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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As to the inherent right of any people group to declare their freedom from an already established government: Only success in accomplishing that goal justifies - or negates - its propriety.
this may be correct but Texas secessionists clearly disagree (since a Texas secession attempt would fail in an epic way).
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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this may be correct but Texas secessionists clearly disagree (since a Texas secession attempt would fail in an epic way).
Yep. It comes down to that simple (and tired) expression: "People are gonna do what they are gonna do."
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Why?

And where is the limit if any? Can one man declare himself a free and independent state, capable of ruling himself as he sees fit? Two men?
There is no limit. Secession is either successful or not. I doubt that one man could successfully secede from the nation or state, but theoretically it would be possible.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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Yep. It comes down to that simple (and tired) expression: "People are gonna do what they are gonna do."
But also, don't forget that revolutions/secessions are all a matter of timing. The colonies could never have dreamed of a successful secession from the Crown if not for England's worries elsewhere (France, and to a lesser degree - but quickly brewing - Spain & Germany). As of now - it seems inconceivable that Texas could ever succeed (if they attempted it), but what will the global/national socio-political/economical landscape look like in 25 or 50 years? Stranger things have happened.
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