Texas Monthly Asks If We’re Serious About Secession? Heck Yes! #TEXIT

(The answer to this question should have been self-evident after reading the previously posted article about the cartels on the border that the US government refuses to do anything about – DD)
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(Texian Partisan) A recent article in Texas Monthly asked if Texas Republicans were “serious about secession.” Hardly a piece of objective journalism, the article cherry-picked its stats and trotted out biased experts. The Texian Partisan breaks down the article, and their arguments just don’t stand up to scrutiny.
Texas Monthly has always leaned a bit to the political left, so it’s no surprise that their recent article on the possibility of Texit was somewhere between “well how about that” and “bless their hearts.” Although this piece was more balanced than some we’ve seen from them in the past, they still trot out the same arguments, choose some polls and ignore others, and have the same cadre of experts from liberal universities to say, “it can’t happen.”
Only Republicans?
First off, the article title assumes that Republicans are the only ones having a Texit conversation. While there are two Texit planks in the Republican Party of Texas platform, there’s been a plank in the Libertarian party platform for quite a few years. Also, recent polling…Read the rest

A ‘Greater Idaho’ Movement Sows Seeds of Secession in Eastern Oregon

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“Right now, the border between Oregon and Idaho does not make sense,” says spokesman for Greater Idaho

(New York Sun) Forget talk about “national divorce” or a civil war — the latest reaction to America’s political divide is secession. In November, two counties in eastern Oregon will vote on whether they want their elected officials to pursue seceding from the Beaver State and joining Idaho.
The Greater Idaho movement, which is pushing the ballot measures, seeks to move Oregon’s eastern border west to the Cascade Mountains in order to incorporate fifteen Oregon counties and two partial counties into Idaho. Since the movement’s founding in 2019, nine of these counties have already voted in favor of secession. Now Morrow and Wheeler Counties will have their say.
“Right now, the border between Oregon and Idaho does not make sense,” Greater Idaho’s spokesperson, Matt McCaw, tells the Sun. He says eastern Oregonians have more in common with Idahoans than they do with residents of Portland, …Read the rest

Fakebook’s Double Standard on #TEXIT

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Facebook Suppresses Texit but Promotes Left Wing Sites

(Texian Partisan) Facebook is somewhat notorious for manipulating its content and for picking “winners” and “losers” on nearly every controversial issue. If you stand on the side they don’t like, your content gets shut down. Inconsistencies and hypocrisy abound.
Facebook has for a long time been hostile to the Texit movement. Our articles and posts show up less in our individual news feeds. Even our “friends” don’t get consistent access to pro-Texit content posted by legitimate citizens with Facebook profiles. If you sign up for a pro-Texit group like the Texian Partisan or Texas Nationalist Movement groups, you won’t get notifications of posts.
Today they took yet another turn further toward blatant censorship. We have made the case often…Read the rest

Two more Oregon counties voting on secession

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Oregonians force vote to SECEDE from the woke state and become part of Idaho: Two counties are set to vote on measure – after nine backed it – due to defund the police, CRT in schools and bail laws

(UK Daily Mail) Conservative Oregonians fed up with the state’s woke politics are planning to secede from the state and join Idaho instead.
Members of the Greater Idaho movement are pushing their state legislators, as well as their counterparts in Idaho, to redraw Oregon’s border so that the eastern two-thirds of the state become part of Idaho.
The movement has already gained support from residents in nine Eastern Oregon counties, with those in two others set to vote next month on whether they want their lawmakers to work on redrawing the border… Read the rest

#NationalDivorce – On Secession and Small States

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(Ryan McMaken, LewRockwell.Com) The international system we live in today is a system composed of numerous states. There are, in fact, about 200 of them, most of which exercise a substantial amount of autonomy and sovereignty. They are functionally independent states. Moreover, the number of sovereign states in the world has nearly tripled since 1945. Because of this, the international order has become much more decentralized over the past 80 years, and this is largely due to the success of many secession movements.
The new states are smaller than the ones that came before them, however, and this all reminds us that there is a basic arithmetic to secession and decentralization in the world. Since the entire surface of the world—outside of Antarctica, of course—is already claimed by states, that means that when we split one political jurisdiction up into pieces, those new pieces will necessarily be smaller than the old state from which they came.
During the decolonization period following the Second World War. Dozens of new states were formed out of the territories of the old empires they left. This meant the new status quo had a larger number of smaller states. The same thing occurred after the end of the Cold War. As the Soviet Union collapsed, it left 15 new smaller states in its wake.
So in the current world, secession—when successful—is an event that reduces the size and scope of states. It reduces the territory and the populations over which a single central institution exercises monopoly power.
So, if we’re going to talk about secession, then, it’s also important to explicitly to address the issue of “what is the correct size of states.” Is smaller better?…Read the rest