Regardless of the outcome, do you think that the Texas Secession Petition will benefit America?
This is a scary time for the US. The last time a group wanted to leave the Union it resulted in the Civil War. However, the petition also reveals a serious point: If you treat those who are financially supporting the nation poorly - without listening to what they have to say - they will simply leave. Do you think there will be repercussions, positive or negative, from this petition?
I was born and raised a Texan, and anyone born and raised here is inbred with a powerful sense of state pride. However, I don't support the petition to secede, nor do I expect it to reap any real benefits. I believe the people of Texas are being hypocritical and childish in supporting this idea; sure, Obama won, and the majority of Texas is upset. That's how plenty of other states felt when Bush won the first time and when he won his second term, but they didn't threaten a secession. I'm not belitting Republicans, because I am one, but I think we should all have a little more maturity as American citizens. We can't act like a whiny girlfriend/boyfriend who threatens to leave every time something doesn't go their way. I would be extremely shocked if anyone could devise a logical plan to sustain Texas' independence as a country, because I think it's laughable to believe there is one. I support the fact that Texas is taking a stand and trying to have its voice heard because that's what politics is all about. However, I think they could go about it a different way.
Maybe the people on SNL. ;-) They probably won't be able to resist.
I am seceding with the City of Austin!
It is silly, childish and Texas, threatens this every chance they get! The majority of Texans do not support it so I doubt they are going anywhere. But they better be careful they could wind up a much smaller state or country.
As far as Texas supporting the Nation financially… yes they do, like everyone else in this country and for that support they have quite often reaped the reward of those entitlements they scream so loud about.
The whole planet had to put up with the Bush for 8 years, and we who had him as Governor had an additional 4 years on our sentence. So I am sure those that don't like President Obama can deal with him for 4 more years.
There's never been a law yet that didn't have a ridiculous consequence in some unusual situation; there's probably never been a government program that didn't accidentally benefit someone it wasn't intended to. Most people who work in government understand that what you do about it is fix the problem -- you don't just attack the whole government. --- Molly Ivens!
Washington needs to wake up and and take seriously the extent of its alienation of what its insiders contumeliously call flyover country. Maybe these various secession steps, all of them including that of Texas, at this point symbolic, will motivate it to start doing so. Otherwise the symbolism will ripen into real movement.
First, I'm delighted to read Justsilvia's comment where she quoted the late Molly Ivins. Molly was a dear friend of mine for many years and although our politics didn't always agree it sure didn't get in the way of the friendship. As to Texas packing their bags and quitting the U.S. -- don't think that will happen (and it's not because a majority don't want to because most of us actually give it some serious thought). There are the liberals among us that scream like banshees at the thought -- but put the rest of us down for stating our opinion just as they do -- that attitude will never fly with Texans -- we think everybody should have their say -- and if we don't like it do something about it. It's that way of thinking that has caused lots of Texans to consider "the secede" question. As for me personally -- I'm 75-years-old and have supported U.S. Presidents for all those years -- come what may! I've stood up and been counted and done my part as an American. Stick a fork in me -- I'm done -- this president is way beyond anything I could have imagined. For those who voted for him -- and over half of us did as he's won re-election -- I'd be interested to know how you feel about him when your broker than you've ever been, sicker with no access to physicians (because they quit) and can't buy gas for your car to go to work. Reckon how that's gonna work out for you? It's a lot more important to worry about those things than will the State of Texas secede and what percentage of Texans hope it happens!
What benefit would there be? Well, to a lot of us Texans there would be benefits -- personal to each and every one of us. I'm told that Texas is so unpopular among many of the states that they'd say "good riddance." Guess the answer is still up for grabs.
You are right that it is scary. For that reason I haven't signed a petition - yet. But some of my family has, because the government hasn't listened to anything lesser, and I see it as a way to make people take the Constitution seriously, when they see that yes, old documents like the Declaration of Independence actually mean something.
If Texas secedes, I know some Coloradans who want to move to Texas (which is saying a lot considering how beautiful western Colorado is and how beautiful west Texas isn't!)
by Sunny River5 years ago
What would you do if your state seceded from the United States as a whole?Recently I saw that about 20 states started petitions to secede from the U.S. and I'm curious what other people think about that.
by movingout5 years ago
Give me a break! Like a bunch of whiney kids who didn't get their way! If they hate it here so badly, and hate the POTUS so much, leave the country!
by Kristin Trapp5 years ago
Why do Texans have so much state pride?I lived in Texas for a few years and I have known quite a few Texans in my lifetime. In fact, I have family that lives there now. Texas is a beautiful state in some ways, but each...
by susanafe8 years ago
There are groups in several states that are actively trying to secede from the US. If that were to happen, how do you think it would play out? Would we be able to choose which 'country' we belonged to? ...
by Melange Space16 months ago
How many think America is doomed for 4 years no matter who wins the US 2016 elections?
by JG Hemlock23 months ago
I moved to Texas in 2011 and the Texans say "Everything is BIGGER in Texas." Why do they say this?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.