Skip to comments.Five Lone Stars. Mess with Texas? Sure. Divide it into five states.
Posted on 08/22/2004 9:19:07 PM PDT by John Jorsett
What would you say if we told you we have a way to add as many as eight new Republican senators to Congress? We could also add eight right-leaning votes to the Electoral College. It's simple, it's fun, and it's perfectly constitutional: Texas should divide itself into five states.
Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution says that new states may be created out of existing ones, but only with the consent of "the States concerned as well as of the Congress."
These days, a partisan Congress would never agree to a Texas carve-up, since any resulting new states would surely be politically conservative. But Congress need not take any action at all today: It granted its consent to Texas's potential subdivision 159 years ago. This made sense, as those had been the terms that Texas, a sovereign nation at the time, had negotiated for entering the Union. One provision of the 1845 Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas, passed by Congress and signed into law by President John Tyler, reads as follows:
"New States, of convenient size, not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas, and having sufficient population, may hereafter, by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provisions of the federal constitution."
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North Texax, South Texas, West Texas, East Texas, Central Texas. (I guess.)
Think about the screaming if one of the Texases wanted to retain the unadorned name Texas!
Do we really want more of these Yahoos? :'(
Well San Jacinto WAS where the final battle for independence was won.
No doubt, the capital of the largest one would be called Texico.
South Texas would go Democratic. We would need to be part of central or east.
West Texas would go Demorat
It would include El Paso county....
If we can have North and South Dakota and Carolina, why can't we have several Texases?
This is ass whopin' talk~~ it should be kept private, preferably at the bottom of an out house.
Texmex, Texahoma, Texagulf, Texas and Texaco.
East TX belongs in Arkansas, West TX belongs in New Mexico, the Panhandle in OK, and the Valley can go to Mexico or become independent. :)
North Texas could assume the proud name of Baja Oklahoma.
Washington, D.C. keeps seeking statehood (as asinine as "living" at City Hall).
I could see splitting California into 2 states as well.
NO NO NO! Ain't never gonna happen!
I don't think so ! :')
The Northern Republic of Texas
The Southern Republic of Texas
The Eastern Republic of Texas
The Western Republic of Texas
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