Date: Tue, 16 Jan 96 22:37:38 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Texas Secession
[If you haven't yet learned something new today, this may be just the thing.
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From: Isaac Cubillos <caprison@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Bryant Jordan from Air Force Times writes:
> If you haven't heard, a group of Texans is claiming the state is still
> a republic, and has asked Gov. Bush to begin the process of separating
> from the >Union.
Technically, Texas is the only state that can secede from the Union.
However, it has to subdivide itself into five separate sovereignties.
Each one of them must vote to secede first and it must be a unanimous
vote by all.
Once this is done, then each jurisdiction can decide whether to rejoin
A complicate procedure (and virtually impossible to implement), but yes,
Texas can leave the Union.
The procedures are found in the agreement signed by Texas and the U.S.
govt. when Texas joined the Union.
Isaac H. Cubillos
La Prensa San Diego
© 1996 Peter Langston