Another video from super teacher CGPGrey, right up our Texas alley, on the issue of Texas secession:
Minor error: No provision I can find in any Texas Constitution to allow Texas to split. Language to allow a territory to split into as many as five states was pretty standard for new U.S. territories organized during the 19th century; but that didn’t carry over to the Texas Constitution approved by Congress, not in a unilateral way. One needs to recall that when Texas entered the Union, it carried with it lands that eventually became parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming — which was part of the scruff with Mexico, which led to the U.S.-Mexico war of 1846 to 1848.
Still a teacher from another state demonstrates a much clearer conception of Texas history and state and federal law than some of the nutcases in Texas. That so many Texans hold so many false perceptions of law and Texas history is an indictment of Texas education, and Texas’s governor and legislature.
You also should check out:
- “One more time: No, Texas cannot secede; no, Texas can’t split itself (2012 edition)“
- “Texas secessionists ecstatic, over what they don’t know“
And, while we’re thinking about it, did you ever comment on the Digital Aristotle concept, which first introduced this blog to Mr. Grey?
- Can Texas Secede from The Union? (cgpgrey.com)
- The other, erroneous view: Fact check: Texas has both the legal and moral right to secede from a corrupt union (sgtreport.com)
- Texas conservatives want to secede, be more like Russia (allianceforanidiotfreeamerica.wordpress.com)
He’s making these things with cheap YouTube tools, I gather. I wish he’d teach me how to do ’em.