Ending Forced Annexation in Texas: Case for Self-determination

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Ending Forced Annexation in Texas: Hon. Jess Fields & James Quintero, TPPF, Center for Local Governance (July, 2015)


Case for Self-determination

There are significant philosophical, economic, and social consequences associated with involuntary annexation. Each needs to be fully addressed. The following sections address these areas one by-one, and in some depth. For involuntary annexation to be a just policy, it needs to answer three questions:

  • Is it right?
  • Is it fiscally responsible?
  • And, finally, is it socially responsible?

As the reader will discover, not only does annexation fail on any one of these accounts, but quite certainly on all of them.