Could we expell Texas?

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    The Texas secession question got me thinking, what about the opposite? Can the US expell a state, like Texas? Not that it's a good idea at all, about as good as secession, but what if we decided that we wanted to cut some state loose? Could we do it? Maybe we decided we needed a Mexico buffer region where the immigration dispute could be handled by a less divided country. Let Texas play shoot 'em up at the Mexico border and we can claim innocence. We'll send them a condemnation letter or threaten them sternly about it.

    Can we do that? Expell a state?
     
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    Interesting question.

    How about we boot Massachussetts while we're at it?
     
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    No provision exists withint he constitution of the United States of America to allow for the removal of a state.
     
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    What if you just ignored a state and stopped sending them assistance...in particular, this could be done to Hawaii.
     
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    Hell as far as I'm concerned other than highway funds the feds shouldn't be sending any state money.
     
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    Actually, I'm talking about the government starting an embargo and allowing any supplies to be shipped there.
     
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    Let's see....

    Dealy Plaza, LBJ, Tom Delay, George W. Bush, Gunny,.....

    Yea, I'm all for it!
     
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    I agree ... and that nutcase of a governor keep threatening secession to get support from the right wingers in his state.
     
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    It's creepy how much he looks like a younger version of George W. Bush.
     
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    Oh come on.

    I've spent like a total of 2 weeks in Texas. Just the attitude there makes it feel like its own country.

    Let em make it official.

    How long do you really think it would last?

    I bet 6 months, tops.
     

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