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Does a State have the right to secede?
08-21-2013, 08:04 AM (This post was last modified: 08-21-2013 08:37 AM by brtmchl.)
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RE: Does a State have the right to secede?
Regarding Texas

I do not believe there are any specific terms written regarding a right to secede, but there are two specific resolutions:
1) Four additional states could be created from Texas' territory with the consent of the State of Texas. Leading to an total of 10 Senators and numerous Representatives. This has nothing to do with outright sucession. But could dramatically affect the balance of power in Washington D.C.
2) Texas did not have to surrender its public lands to the federal government. Any Federal land in Texas has been purchased by the Government. This also means the state government has control over oil reserves which were later used to fund the state's public university system through the Permanent University Fund. In addition, the state's control over offshore oil reserves in Texas runs out to 3 nautical leagues (9 nautical miles, 10.357 statute miles, 16.668 km) rather than three nautical miles (3.45 statue miles), as with other states.

With Texas' Oil and oil reserves, independent school system, size, the fact that it is the 15th largest economy in the world and it's ability to Trade on it's own. Texas may be the only State that could survive succession or at least afford to live as an independent nation.

Aside from those States that Bill mentioned, Texas still has no legal right to secede. And while all States may Rebel, the outcome will lead to civil war.

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RE: Does a State have the right to secede? - brtmchl - 08-21-2013 08:04 AM
RE: Does a State have the right to secede? - Hess1865 - 08-24-2013, 08:04 PM

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