Rasmussen: 31% of Texans believe that Texas has the right to secede?

Not surprising given the state of our educational system today but really now; the "right" to secede from the union was decided by the deaths of about a million Americans who perished during the Civil War. It was always a dubious legal concept and one would think that 4 years of agony would have settled the matter once and for all.

But not for
some Texans:

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Texas voters say that their state has the right to secede from the United States and form an independent country.

However, the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the state finds that if the matter was put to a vote, it wouldn't even be close. Three-fourths (75%) of Lone Star State voters would opt to remain in the United States. Only 18% would vote to secede, and seven percent (7%) are not sure what they'd choose.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, in response to a reporter's question about secession at a protest "tea party," said Wednesday, "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot." The comment was widely reported in the media.

Rasmussen was too professional to say that Perry's remarks were "widely reported in the media" as him advocating secession. Which, when you think about it, is even dumber than 31% of Texans not knowing basic American history. It was just another attempt by the press to portray the tea parties as hatefests against Obama organized by racists, attended by angry, sore loser Republicans.

Thank God only 18% of Texans would actually vote for the illegal measure. Good to know that common sense is still a virtue in abundance in the Lone Star State.
Not surprising given the state of our educational system today but really now; the "right" to secede from the union was decided by the deaths of about a million Americans who perished during the Civil War. It was always a dubious legal concept and one would think that 4 years of agony would have settled the matter once and for all.

But not for
some Texans:

Thirty-one percent (31%) of Texas voters say that their state has the right to secede from the United States and form an independent country.

However, the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in the state finds that if the matter was put to a vote, it wouldn't even be close. Three-fourths (75%) of Lone Star State voters would opt to remain in the United States. Only 18% would vote to secede, and seven percent (7%) are not sure what they'd choose.

Texas Governor Rick Perry, in response to a reporter's question about secession at a protest "tea party," said Wednesday, "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that? But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot." The comment was widely reported in the media.

Rasmussen was too professional to say that Perry's remarks were "widely reported in the media" as him advocating secession. Which, when you think about it, is even dumber than 31% of Texans not knowing basic American history. It was just another attempt by the press to portray the tea parties as hatefests against Obama organized by racists, attended by angry, sore loser Republicans.

Thank God only 18% of Texans would actually vote for the illegal measure. Good to know that common sense is still a virtue in abundance in the Lone Star State.