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Texas Has Had the Power to Secede…From Itself

Discussion in 'Civil War History - Secession and Politics' started by USS ALASKA, Mar 10, 2017.

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  1. USS ALASKA

    USS ALASKA First Sergeant

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    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/more-150-years-texas-has-had-power-secede-itself-180962354/

    "Article IV, Section 3, of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress must approve any new states. But Texas’ claim to an exception comes straight from the 1845 joint congressional resolution admitting Texas into the Union. It reads: “New States of convenient size not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas and having sufficient population, may, hereafter by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the Federal Constitution.” Supporters of Texas division say this means that Congress pre-approved a breakup."

    Wow...
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  3. AndyHall

    AndyHall Colonel Forum Host

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    I have some ideas about which parts of Texas we can do without. Just sayin'.
     
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    IMG_1802.JPG Let 'em freeze in the dark! Yee Haw.
     
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