Look whose talking of secession now

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    Could Baja Arizona be 51st state in US?

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    I believe that only requirement to form a state is to have 60,000 residents. There is actually a clause in the Texas State Constitution reserving the future right to break into four separate states if ever desired. I'm surprised the more conservative parts of California haven't tried this already.
     
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    Read COTUS, Taz
     
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    let's not have the tired secession bicker, it's even less interesting than the obama eligibility moot. no state or any group within the us can seceed from the union. while there is nothin specific about it in the constitution it's considered "settled law". no state has an "opt out clause". i live in vermont, voted the state "most likely to secede". there has been a long standing myth that we are the only state that can do it. no state can do it, because of the threat that would come from surrounding states. then there was the civil war. so sorry texas wisconsin and california, you can't just vote yourselves to be switzerland.
     
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    I respectfully disagree.

    If there is an advantage to be had by the Party in Power then secession is not only possible but probable.

    The 13 Counties of West Virginia stepped out from Virginia and were immediately accepted into the Union as an Independent State.

    Not to mention that bagful of electoral votes for 1864.

    Southern AZ would most assuredly send two Uber Liberal Senators and at least one Liberal Rep to DC at a time when the Dems need all the help they can get.

    Politics is a dirty undertaking.

    The only problem I see is getting such an idea through the House & Senate without some quid pro quo.
     
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    Everyone once in a while, a conservative will propose splitting the more conservative Panhandle off the state here in Florida to form a new state.

    Shit happens.
     
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    Google "State of Jefferson".
     
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    Morons. Read COTUS
     
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    Bullshit.

    If 60% of the people of a state voted to end their relationship with Washington DC, would any politician there have the stones to enforce that "settled law" with troops? Would those troops have the stones to disobey an order to shoot the rowdy bastards?

    I'm betting a dollar that Alaska will be the test case.
     
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    Did people read the story?
     

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