Poll Watch: 11 Per Cent Favor States Seceding from the United States

The last time states seceded from the Union(over the issue of slavery) it resulted in the American Civil War

Frankly, I am surprised that eleven per cent favor secession from the Union.
Eleven percent (11%) of Americans say they would vote for their state to secede from the United States and form an independent country, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

Eighty-three percent (83%) say they’d vote to keep their state in the United States, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Only 22% of adults believe individual states have the right to leave the union to form an independent country if they wish to. Sixty percent (60%) say states do not have that right, and 18% are not sure.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, in a response to a reporter’s question at a “tea party” protest rally last Wednesday, said, “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

That independence is clear from the slightly higher levels of support for secession among Texans. In a separate survey, 31% of Texas voters say that their state has the right to secede from the United States. However, just 18% would vote to secede, while 75% favor staying a part of the United States.

The notion of secession is absolute nonsense. Remember what Benjamin Franklin said in the Continental Congress just before signing the Declaration of Indpdependence:

“We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

The United States derives its strength from its unity of its deiverse parts. In a dangerous world, Americans would be foolish to EVEN consider secession.

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3 thoughts on “Poll Watch: 11 Per Cent Favor States Seceding from the United States

  1. People have been taught by their idiot school teachers that the Civil War was about slavery. That was an insignificant aspect of it. Lincoln only used the feeing of slaves as a tactical move for the north to gain favor as fighting for a noble cause. A war was not needed to free slaves in almost every country worldwide that permitted slavery, and it wasn’t necessary here in the U.S.

    1. Towards end of war, South offered freedom to any slave who entered Southern army.

    2. Emancipation Proclamation from the North allowed slavery to continue in slave-owning states that had joined the North. (3 such states along the border.), till the end of the war.

    3. It’s unbelievable that Northerners would go to war and risk their lives for people of another race, they didn’t know – that is, Southern black slaves.

    4. It’s unbelievable that Southerners would voluntarily go to war just to protect rich people’s property (since slaves were the property of rich people, who would lose this property if slavery ended). Can you imagine enlisting, just to protect Bill Gate’s fortune?

    5. If the issue was slavery, the US would have done more to end discrimination against blacks, but nothing was seriously done about this till the 1960s.

    6. It was not about slavery, but about state’s rights.

  2. It’s mostly mindless Neocon followers and spineless liberals that oppose a state’s Constitutional right to secede. THEY are the un-American idiots. If a state has the right to secede, then the federal government is less likely to over-step it’s bounds, which it has already been doing for a long time, and now the feds are really pushing it. The number one trends forecaster, Gerald Celente says a revolution is coming. I’m inclined to agree, and it will not be the end of the U.S.. It will be the restoration of the U.S. Republic. It will undoubtedly do my part to see that the Republic is restored.
    “The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and tyrants” -Thomas Jefferson
    (The tree of Liberty is getting VERY thirsty.)

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