I've received an e-mail that also happens to be floating around the blogs. It's a letter from the country of Texas. This e-mail declares Texas has the right to secede under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Now, I invite readers to actually look up the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and what it was about. The sovereignty of Texas is not what the treaty establishes. The treaty is an acknowledgement from Mexico, that Texas is now a part of The United States. This has nothing to do with Texas sovereignty, and everything to do with Texas loyalty.
I know this may be upsetting to a few texans, but don't fret. The fathers of The Republic of Texas made sure we kept our sovereignty. Now, everyone open their textbooks to the Texas State Constitution Bill of Rights, Sections 1 & 2:
THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1. BILL OF RIGHTS
Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.
As you can see, if the Federal Government denies ANY of the 50 states, we have the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish our government.
Now, there is one detail most texans would like to leave alone, but I believe if you're truly in the right, all information, whether it supports your opinion or not, must be shared. Texas has already seceded from the Union. Remember that thing called the Civil War? Anyway, that is an obvious defeat to state sovereignty. A sad story of a righteous man, Abraham Lincoln, who simultaneously made good on America's declaration that all men are created equal, and completely destroyed the sovereignty of the individual states. Now, Lincoln did damage, but the South is much stronger now than it was then compared to the north. I draw this conclusion based on the fact so many yanks are moving here. The economy up north sucks, and why shouldn't it? The unions have the mafia curse, and are running companies out of business, or in the hands of the federal government in the form of bailout candy. If you need an example, GM(aka Government Motors) is a perfect example of how unions are destroying our economy. How can we expect to compete with foreign companies, when they don't have to pay for huge pensions, and ridiculous compensation.
Anyway, my point is we WILL have to fight if Texas were ever to secede again. I believe The State of Texas has the power, and the will, to reclaim it's independence as a sovereign nation, but I do think the Federal Government will give us a serious run for our money.