OPINION COLUMNS

Square Talk for Wednesday, November 14, 2012

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012

{{{*}}}HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TEXAS SECEDING FROM THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES?

“I think we’re good. I love the state of Texas, but to be our own nation, I don’t think we’re ready for that.”

- Jayne Sherman, 56, of Decatur

“I’m not sure how I feel about it. My husband works in the oil field. I think personally if we did the oil field would come back stronger here. I think Obama has shut a lot of it down, and that’s why they aren’t working here as much anymore.”

- Jenny Smith, 35, of Decatur

“I don’t think it’s realistic. I don’t think they’d ever allow it. We fought a Civil War to keep us from splitting up. A lot of people died in the Civil War. I don’t think the federal government would ever allow it.”

- Michael Smith, 42, of Bedford

“I think it goes against what a lot of people fought for a long time ago … A lot of people fought for the states to become one nation. I’d hate to think that we were moving backwards as far as us splitting up as a nation. And that goes for any state, not just Texas.”

- Brian Ogle, 32, of Decatur

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