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Texas Secession

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas t...

If At First You Don't Secede, Try And Fail Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

The U.S. has always had a tumultuous relationship with the concept of secession. The nation itself was birthed by the rebellious spirit that often dri...

8 Reasons Why Texas Isn't Ready to Secede

Elford Alley | Posted 11.09.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

Well, it's that time of year, Texas. Time for us to have the secession talk again.

Texas Republican Floats 'Independent Nation' Idea

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

A Republican candidate for Texas attorney general says the Lone Star State's energy production practices have helped position Texas to be an "independ...

Despite Backlash, Conservative Group Has No Regrets About Protest

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

A Western Pennsylvania conservative group hung an American flag upside down on Monday in protest of President Barack Obama's second inauguration, and ...

Despite Rejection, State Secession Fight Gains Momentum

New York Times | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

More than 100,000 people who signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to allow Texas to secede from the United States and create ...

Unifier in Chief for a New America: The Politics of 2012 and Beyond

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The Ame...

Secession Movement: It Is Neither Cute Nor Funny

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Anybody signing a secession petition should be deeply ashamed. The petition soils the memory of those who fought this battle before.

Secession Fever Hits Texas

The New York Times | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

In the weeks since President Obama's re-election, Republicans around the country have been wondering how to proceed. Some conservatives in Texas have ...

Jason Linkins

There Is Now A White House Petition To Stop All The White House Petitions | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days ago, the White House "We The People" online petition tool became the venue of sour grape-chewing secession enthusiasts, who to...

David Letterman, Alec Baldwin Joke About Secessionists: Will They Call It 'The United States of Caucasia?'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.15.2012 | Comedy

Alec Baldwin and David Letterman want to know what secessionists will call their new Union. Maybe "The United States of Caucasia?" Baldwin, an avi...

Jason Linkins

Residents In 50 States File Petitions To Secede From United States | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As you may have heard, residents in most of these United States have used the "We The People" online petition tool -- previously best known as the pri...

Texas Secessionist Explains Why State Wants To Leave Union

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, has been a proponent of his state seceding from the United States long before the bandwago...

Residents In More Than 40 States File Secession Petitions, GOP Govs Say No

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

A handful of Republican governors are taking a stand after residents in more than 40 states filed secession petitions with the White House website's "...

Ron Paul Weighs In On State Secession Efforts

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

As residents in over thirty states file petitions to secede from the United States in the wake of President Obama's reelection, Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Tex...

Texas Secession Petition Qualifies For White House Response

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

A petition for Texas secession has qualified to receive a White House response. As of Tuesday evening, the petition -- which asks for the peaceful ...

Residents In More Than 30 States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than 30 states have filed secession petitions with the "We the People" program on the White House website. Petitions to strip ci...

Rick Perry Takes Stand On Texas Secession Issue

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not stand behind a secession petition filed with the White House by a Lone Star State resident in the aftermath of the pres...

Residents In More Than A Dozen States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than a dozen states across the country have filed secession petitions to the Obama administration's "We the People" program, which i...

Texas GOP Official Calls For 'Divorce' From Obama-Supporting U.S.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

As some Republicans continue to cope with the prospect of another four years under President Barack Obama, a Texas GOP official is floating a simple w...

Other Thinks Rick Perry Finds 'Almost Treasonous'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Comedy

If there's one concept that Texas Governor Rick Perry is familiar with, it's treason. On the same day the GOP presidential hopeful said that Presi...

Rick Perry's Birther/Oath of Office Problem

Carl Pope | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Yes, Perry made his secessionist comments as part of a campaign to defeat Kay Bailey Hutchison in his re-election campaign. And he beat her. But that doesn't make these comments less dangerous. It makes them even more so.

GOP Hits Perry Wrinkle in Quest for White House

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

What will tea party voters think when someone points out that Rick Perry was elected not once but three times as a Democrat, voted for what remains today the largest tax increase in modern Texas history, and even served as state chairman of Al Gore's first run for president?

Texas Nationalist Group Rallies For Secession

The Associated Press | Sommer Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Texas Nationalist Movement marked Texas Independence Day with a rally on Saturday at the Capitol urging Texans to save the state by seceding from ...

Texas State Lawmaker Sponsors Secession Rally

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you can't make it to SXSW, here's the next best thing: The Texas Nationalist Movement, which is exactly what it sounds like, will be holding a rall...