The state of Texas has been the topic of secession for a number of years, but only in recent ones has the idea gained serious momentum. And in a year when choosing a President appears more and more about deciding between the lesser of two evils, a new poll out by Public Policy Polling shows that 61% of Texans would support the state leaving the union if Hillary Clinton is elected to the highest office in Novembers.
In a shocking testament to just how divided our politics have become, a new Texas poll from Public Policy Polling shows that 60% of Trump supporters in Texas would support secession from the United States if Hillary wins the White House. This comes as Hillary’s unfavorable ratings among Trump supporters were a “disappointing” 99% and despite the fact that the poll also finds that Trump is only leading the state, a typical Republican stronghold, by 6 points. - Zerohedge
Yet Texas is not the only state that has considered both seceding from the union, or applying for the creation of a new state within one currently established. Sections of both Colorado and California have petitioned for referendums to demand separation from the more liberal areas of their states which often dominate politics and societal changes.
Unfortunately for most states however, Texas is the only real candidate likely to succeed if they chose secession, since they entered into the Union as an already established foreign government, and have in their treaty with the United States the right to leave at any time. And without the burden of the Federal government destroying economic opportunities in the state due to regulatory mandates, Texas could easily become one of the world’s strongest economies because of their access to industry, labor, technology, and most importantly, energy.
Whether Hillary or the Donald wins in November, the desire for Texas to secede from the United States is unlikely to dim with the people of the state. But a win by Clinton will only accelerate the movement and potentially bring about the ultimate showdown between states rights and federalism.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.com,Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.