I disagree with the idea that it will "go nowhere." I think it has legs.PistolPete wrote: ↑Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:31 pmI was chatting with a politically savvy friend of mine who suggested that Texas knows the legal move won't go anywhere, but it could well be impetus for a future secession or other move towards autonomy or independence, as they can show they have no federal path to redress grievances. That could make for an interesting moment.
But life gets interesting whether it has legs or not. If it goes nowhere and the constitution doesn't matter, that causes a lot of chaos. If it does have legs, then probably we got to a seating of 50 (or 49, depending on how one State goes) delegates, 1 from each State, and the delegates vote, and we accept that result no matter what, because that result won't be fakable.
Then.....we see how US States handle the result.
To me, that is the only path which probably won't result in immediate issues. But I guarantee, no matter what comes out of all this, there WILL be issues.
It is critically important to have rules and play by the rules. Without obeying the rules, we have Anarchy. Anarchy invites Strongmen who step in and control the Anarchy. The moment people in power started saying "screw the rules" we started walking down a bad path.
It was asked earlier whether there might be foreign influence in the trubles we are facing. The evidence so far is pointing to China. They also have the most to gain from chaos, so I suspect the evidence is correct.