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Better East Texas: Texas cession

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By Pat Stacey

Hundreds of thousands of signatures have appeared on the White House website in response to 30 states petitioning the federal government for a peaceful secession from the United States.  The White House will have to respond to each state's petition if a minimum of twenty-five thousand signatures find their way on the individual documents.  Texas' petition had almost one-thousand at last count.  It is a big reach to think that any state, especially Texas, would seriously consider seceding but there are many that are serious about the idea after the reelection of President Obama.  It is a strength of our nation that we have this provision, however, it should not be exercised in this case.  Understandably, half of the nation is dissatisfied with the outcome of the presidential election but our strength as country lies in our unity and that unity includes diverse styles that not everyone will agree with.  As a country, we have made numerous legislative mistakes and we have overcome them and, if Obamacare and some of the president's other pet projects turn out to be mistakes, America will need the Texas vote more than ever.  This is a lesson for the young of our nation as well as we can show them that we can persevere and our country's core values and fiscal practices.  No, Texas should not secede but the threat will send a message to the federal government that its citizens demand action to improve our country.

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