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Op-ed column: They complain too much

Critics of federal gov’t get benefit of aid that New York helps provide

Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette
Jeanne A. Benas/For The Sunday Gazette
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Back in April 2009, Rick Perry, the loquacious governor of Texas, suggested that his state had the right to secede from the United States by virtue of the fact that it started its existence as an independent republic and that its agreement to join the Union contained what amounts to an “opt out” clause. The conversation haphazardly went in that direction at the time as Perry was detailing all the dreaded things he said the ...

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