Angry With Washington, 2 of 4 Texans Open to Succession


The failed Scottish vote to declare their freedom from English tyranny has sparked heavy talk of secession in the United States, especially in Texas.

A new poll published by Reuters/Ipsos shows that on a national average, exactly 23.9 percent of Americans support the idea of their state breaking away from the United States.  On a national average, 53.3 percent of those who responded opposed breaking away from the US.

Polling is most severe in Texas, where if Texas had to vote today 57.9% of Texas would vote to leave the United States and become the country of Texas.

A girl holds a U.S. flag next to a sculpture after a naturalization ceremony at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The black hand of Washington descends to steal a Freedom Flag from a child’s hand, a symbolic representation of Obama taking freedom from America.

The top issues driving voters to have their states leave America include the following:  (1) Barack Obama’s handling of issues on healthcare.  (2) Fear of Obama’s failed leadership in opposing and keeping Americans safe from becoming targets of the rising Islamic State militants.  (3)  Obama’s ‘color and colored way of thinking’ (4) Disappointment with the Obama administration.  (5)  Feds ‘overstepping their bound in the Bundy Ranch stand-off (6)

The take home message is that Texas wants to leave America because Barack Obama.   Others wondered if Obama’s divisiveness between political parties, races, economic classes and religious groups have caused such irreparable damage in America, that now the nation is failed to doom.  Is it better to jump ship right now?

The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.

Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.

“I don’t think it makes a whole lot of difference anymore which political party is running things. Nothing gets done,” said Roy Gustafson, 61, of Camden, South Carolina, who lives on disability payments. “The state would be better off handling things on its own.”

“It seems to have heated up, especially since the election of President Obama,” said Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, who has studied secessionist movements.


Reuters reports: Brittany Royal, a 31-year-old nurse from Wilkesboro, North Carolina, said anger over the “Obamacare” healthcare reform law made her wonder if her state would be better off on its own.

“That has really hurt a lot of people here, myself included. My insurance went from $40 a week for a family of four up to over $600 a month for a family of four,” said Royal, a Republican. “The North Carolina government itself is sustainable. Governor (Pat) McCrory, I think he has a better healthcare plan than President Obama.”

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Written by Abe Goodman

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