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Austin Wants To Secede From Texas, Not United States

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Thousands of people in Texas have signed a petition asking the United States to allow the state to secede from the union. That isn’t likely to happen, but, if it does, Austin wants everyone to know that they don’t want to be grouped together with their fellow Texans.

The people of Austin filed a petition this week in the hopes of seceding from Texas.

The petition reads:

“Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans. It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede. It is important for Austin to remain in the union as to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.”

The Inquisitr reported earlier that a secession petition has been filed in every state of the United States. But some states seem a little more serious about the idea than others. Texas, for instance, has more than 100,000 signatures.

The Texas Petition reads:

“The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.”

This isn’t the first time that Austin has mocked the rest of Texas for their desire to secede. An op-ed in the Austin Chronicle called the secession petition an embarrassment and likened “seceders” to “birthers.”

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5 Responses to “Austin Wants To Secede From Texas, Not United States”

  1. Joe Clyde Roberts

    The New York situation is the cause of this. We need a wagon train of 18-wheelers to deliver supplies to New York, whose 6-month upcoming crisis is obvious to everyone. They didn't do anything to prepare. They asked for it, but expect an easy out via another FEDs boondoggle. We should help them, as one big state to another, for goodwill. But they should pay for all fuel expenses for delivery , via real-estate sold on-the-spot if necessary, land not buildings, and march on Washington [ or sponsor a Constitutional amendment ] if necessary concerning any legal problems which are incurred from "cop paranoia" fees on the road & on-site in such an "emergency alert situation". Really, the train should have a CIA unmarked car escort, and D.O.T. trailing-road-fixer crew. It should have no speed limit and dedicated exclusve road time as-needed, scheduled like trains. Probably Boston, Baltimore, and D.C. are at-risk also, which is why the FEDs are jackasses if they don't realize that. The parts of town, or orphans, may need to be evacuated fast & furious also, before total panic ensues.

  2. Crabtree Nick

    The first casualty of Texas independence would be the Bill of Rights. Superconservatives would handily dismiss freedom of religion. No freedom of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. If you don't' belive that, you haven't listened to any of those TV preachers or born-again right-wing Apocalypse people.

  3. Russell Hayes

    Kind of ironic that they want their liberal lifestyle and its also the place of a certain revenue collecting gov agency. ha

  4. RW Shannon

    With a population of 25,674,681, the 100,000 or so signers, even if representing 10 people each, do not represent even a credible percentage of the population.