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Texit? Texas Could Secede From U.S. in 2023 as GOP Pushes for Referendum

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Will the south rise again?


Texas Republicans are pushing for a referendum to decide whether the state should secede from the U.S.

The demand for Texans to be allowed to vote on the issue in 2023 was one of many measures adopted in the Texas GOP's party platform following last week's state convention in Houston.

Under a section titled "State Sovereignty," the platform states: "Pursuant to Article 1, Section 1, of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has impaired our right of local self-government. Therefore, federally mandated legislation that infringes upon the 10th Amendment rights of Texas should be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified.

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A man wears a face covering that reads "secede" outside the Texas state capitol on January 16, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The demand for Texans to be allowed to vote on secession in 2023 was one of many measures adopted in the Texas GOP's party platform.SERGIO FLORES/GETTY IMAGES
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"Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto."

In another section on state governance, the platform states that Texas Republicans want the state Legislature to pass a bill in its next session "requiring a referendum in the 2023 general election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation."

Delegates at the convention voted on more than 270 platform planks as the convention closed on Saturday. The votes will be tallied and certified in Austin, but it is rare for a plank to be rejected, party spokesperson James Wesolek told The Texas Tribune. He has been contacted for additional comment.


Texas Republicans also approved a resolution declaring that President Joe Biden was "not legitimately elected," signaling the continued support for former President Donald Trump's baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

The Texas GOP's new party platform also called for full repeal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Other planks also indicated a further shift to the right for the party, giving prominence to culture issues.

The platform describes homosexuality as "an abnormal lifestyle choice," and also declares that the party opposes "all efforts to validate transgender identity."

The platform also calls for a total ban on abortion and "equal protection for the Preborn." Abortion is currently prohibited after around six weeks of pregnancy in Texas, but an imminent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the decision in Roe v. Wade that guaranteed abortion rights nationwide and trigger a law in Texas making abortion illegal.

The new Texas GOP platform also states that the education system should focus on "imparting essential academic knowledge, understanding why Texas and America are exceptional and have positively contributed to our world, and while doing so, also offer enrichment subjects that bless students' lives."

It calls for students to learn about the "Humanity of the Preborn Child," including teaching that life begins at fertilization. It also demands that the state legislature pass a law prohibiting the teaching of "sex education, sexual health, or sexual choice or identity in any public school in any grade whatsoever."
 

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The northern counties of California have wanted to do the same thing just about from the rest of the corrupt SOC (State Of California) for the last 20+ years as well.

I wish the Greeeeeat state of Texas the best of luck in their endeavor.
 

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whats their share of the debt?

are they going to want free national defense?

id like to see them do it

help wake up washington
 

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Shouldn't matter what their share of the debt is should it? Debt is federal...TX isn't.
I don’t know, it feels like walking out on the check

why should it fall to the people in the other 49 states
 

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Didn't Trump win Texas in 2020? Why all this theater in a state where your candidate won? What about all the evidence of election fraud being talked about in the states he lost?

This is just more fodder for the people to gnaw on. I wouldn't trust the GOP to take out my trash!
 

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whats their share of the debt?
On a per-person basis, about $2.7T


I don’t know, it feels like walking out on the check
Yep, last sucker at the table gets stuck with the bill. Lol
....but even divided up per person, it'd be manageable. Texas already pays about $.3T in fed taxes each year. So if that money were redirected towards paying off the $2.7T share of fed.gov debt, it'd take less than a Decade to pay it off.
....and we'd get to keep all fed.gov resources that are currently within Texas borders. Ie: Ft Hood, Ft Bliss, Lackland etc etc.

If the feds want to take that stuff with them, then they take all their debt too. Ie: we start with a clean slate.
 

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If they do leave the union I hope they start off on the right foot. No welfare or socialism of any kind. The left would then flee the state. Real money in circulation. A small state sales tax or a tax on exported energy and commodities to maintain a small state government. Sheriffs only No police force. No speed limits except within city or congested town limits. Bring back mental health facilities and lock up the mentally ill. No mental drugs allowed in our children and only as a last resort in adults.
No withholding taxes means a much happier and healthier population of people who will be less likely to allow socialism to creep in and invade their paychecks.
 

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Didn't Trump win Texas in 2020? Why all this theater in a state where your candidate won? What about all the evidence of election fraud being talked about in the states he lost?

This is just more fodder for the people to gnaw on. I wouldn't trust the GOP to take out my trash!
Because fraud in one state disenfranchises ALL the voters of other states...I think that is basically the point Texas was making with their 2020 lawsuit that the USSC didn't even bother to hear.
 

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Wow all these big hot button issues in an election year who would have thought.
Secession
Abortion
Gun Rights
People who get monkeypox (gay) rights
Nothing about immigration.
 

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New Hampshire just tried it. Went down in flames. The Statist DemoPublicans will never be on board.

New Hampshire House rejects effort to secede from United States​

Constitutional amendment filed by libertarian Republicans, 323-13

 

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I would like to preserve the Union......but at what cost?

There is no way to reconcile with the communists.

Oh well. They wanted this.
 

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It's a big nothingburger. The Texas Republican Party platform always has items on it that make some folks "feel" good but they don't accomplish anything. Heck, the same is true for the national Republican Party platform. I remember bonehead John Boehner, when he was speaker of the United States House of Representatives, saying he had never even read the party's platform.
 

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Nobody thought Brexit would pass either.
High stakes game of chicken.
 

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I'm all for secession of a union of conservative states. The writing is on the proverbial wall.

TX is almost gone, same with NM.

NPR radio broadcast on 1.26.19 that 25% of the children in Texas have illegal aliens / undocumented as a parent/s.


By now it is maybe 30% illegals.

The next time the dems get full control, it will probably be the end of the reps ever coming to power again. Too many things working against the reps. Dems own everything. Dems are too smart for the reps, too rich, too well connected and too smart.

The dems own FBI, MSM, the newspapers, high tech, Silicon Valley, social media, TV, Hollywood, major league sports, popular culture, big biz, governors, D.A.s, and many mayors. They own the schools, higher education. Plus, they own half of America's vote and the military.

If the reps don't smarten up and put every waking second, minute and hour into organizing a secession of a conservative union of states, they will eventually lose all 50 states to the dems...perpetually. It will be just like it is in CA and NY...perpetual dem control. And as a bonus the dems will disarm the reps!

No, secession not great for biz. But it is better than losing it all. We can see how fast the dems have worked to destroy America. Can you imagine how it would be if there was no opposition to the dems and they had free rein?

And no, civil war won't save anything. Reps have no organizing, none at all. And Walmart is sold out of ammo. To outfit one soldier it is $15,000 to $20,000.

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I'm all for secession of a union of conservative states. The writing is on the proverbial wall.

TX is almost gone, same with NM.

NPR radio broadcast on 1.26.19 that 25% of the children in Texas have illegal aliens / undocumented as a parent/s.


By now it is maybe 30% illegals.

The next time the dems get full control, it will probably be the end of the reps ever coming to power again. Too many things working against the reps. Dems own everything. Dems are too smart for the reps, too rich, too well connected and too smart.

The dems own FBI, MSM, the newspapers, high tech, Silicon Valley, social media, TV, Hollywood, major league sports, popular culture, big biz, governors, D.A.s, and many mayors. They own the schools, higher education. Plus, they own half of America's vote and the military.

If the reps don't smarten up and put every waking second, minute and hour into organizing a secession of a conservative union of states, they will eventually lose all 50 states to the dems...perpetually. It will be just like it is in CA and NY...perpetual dem control. And as a bonus the dems will disarm the reps!

No, secession not great for biz. But it is better than losing it all. We can see how fast the dems have worked to destroy America. Can you imagine how it would be if there was no opposition to the dems and they had free rein?

And no, civil war won't save anything. Reps have no organizing, none at all. And Walmart is sold out of ammo. To outfit one soldier it is $15,000 to $20,000.

Walmart%20empty%20ammo%20shelves%20D.D.Teoli%20Jr..jpg
I heard a estimate a while back that there is at least 50 million illegals in the country.
 

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I heard a estimate a while back that there is at least 50 million illegals in the country.
I would venture a guess that that number may be a little low.

TX has a liberal issue that they would have to deal with first, not saying that TX isn't capable. The TX NG is very sizable, and capable. Would be very interesting to see how things would shake out. IF TX were to decide to take that step, not sure how many states would follow, but how many people?
 

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