Historians are confident: Texas secession is real doubtful

Corpus Christi Caller-Times - 'This will never, ever, ever happen,' Sean P. Cunningham, associate professor of history at Texas Tech University, said. 'The political realities in Texas would never allow that to actually come to fruition.'

Retired Del Mar College professor Herb Arbuckle's thoughts turned to a little known provision relating to the Lone Star State after he read about an online petition with nearly 119,000 signers calling for Texas to secede "peacefully" from the Union.

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"This will never, ever, ever happen," Sean P. Cunningham, associate professor of history at Texas Tech University, said. "The political realities in Texas would never allow that to actually come to fruition."