The last time states seceded from the Union(over the issue of slavery) it resulted in the American Civil War
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 theyâ€™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 reporterâ€™s question at a â€œtea partyâ€ protest rally last Wednesday, said, â€œWe’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:
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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