Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Texas Declaration of Causes



On February 2, 1861 a Texas convention of delegates issued an ordinance of secession. In the statewide election on the secession ordinance, Texans voted to secede from the Union by a 76% majority.

You might think that in 2011, Texas secession would be a topic reserved to historians. Unfortunately, Texas governor and not-a-Presidential-candidate, Rick Perry raised the specter of Texas independence in a April 2009 speech to a Tea Party meeting in Austin.

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