Sunday, April 26, 2009

Did IQs suddenly drop while I was away?

Texas can secede? Create four new states and alter the balance of power in the Senate?

Lordy, I had no idea that our execution happy redneck cousins had such power. Too bad for us it's not true. I'd almost be happy if Texas no longer was a part of the Union. Then maybe Puerto Rico could get in and we wouldn't have to be an odd number of states union.

Key graph:

"Although the provisions of the Texas Annexation document allowing for the creation of four additional states are popularly regarded as a unique curiosity today, they were largely superfluous. Article IV, Section 3 of the US Constitution already specifically provided for the formation of new states through the junction or division of existing states:

New states may be admitted by the Congress into this union; but no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without consent of the legislature of the states concerned as well as of the Congress.

Another Texas-related legend holds that the Texans negotiated an annexation treaty which reserved to them the right to secede from the Union without the consent of the US Congress, but the terms of Texas’ annexation contain no such provision." (Italics mine)

Anyway, while we're on the subject of Texan inspired stupidity, here's a lovely little thought one would expect from a toddler, not a Representative to the Congress (unless he's a Texan Republican and then all bets are off since stupidity is the price of admission).



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