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City of Austin files counter-petition to secede from Texas

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 3 years ago

    The petition for Texas to go off and become its own country already has more than 60,000 signatures. Impressive. But in a twist, the capital city of Austin has filed a petition to secede from Texas and remain part of the Union should that happen. This is officially getting out of hand. The petition states it is "entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state," and adds that remaining in the Union "would protect [its] citizens' standard of living."
    http://now.msn.com/austin-files-petitio … from-texas
    Apparently Austin doesn't feel the same way as the rest of the state?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      lol  That's Hilarious! 

      The American political scene is sooo funny to watch as almost everything said is designed to produce an emotional response rather than thoughtful conclusions.  Sad, but funny at the same time.

      One day perhaps we'll learn to think for ourselves, but until that time you're going to see this kind of thing.

    2. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It is funny but not surprising. Austin and Dallas are very blue counties. Remember, Dallas county is the only county in the nation where whites are in the minority. Latinos are the largest group according to the last 2 censuses

  2. peoplepower73 profile image88
    peoplepower73posted 3 years ago

    Did anybody ever stop and think how a state could act like its own country within the infrastructure of the United States of America? Would airliners have to get clearance to fly over the country of New Texas?  Would intestate trucking and trains have to pay a fee just to cross the border into New Texas.  I could go on and on ad absurd um, but what's the sense!.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That is a good point. If Texas seceded and Austin remained  part of the US, would citizens have to get clearance to leave the city and cross over Texas highways?
      Lots of new problems to encounter in deed.