June 21st, 2022
The Texas GOP agreed on Saturday to hold a referendum in 2023 on the matter of secession from the United States. Texas Republicans brought up the issue of secession and declared Joe Biden’s presidential win “illegitimate” during the final day of their State Party Convention at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston.
According to The Daily Mail, the platform has a section titled “State Sovereignty” that reads “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.”
The Texas GOP has drawn from the state’s eventful history and constitution when they wrote into their platform that, “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto.”
Some may recall that Texas was once it’s own country after breaking from Mexico and becoming the Republic of Texas in 1836. In 1845 Texas became part of the United States and drafted a constitution decades later that reiterated its freedom and sovereignty.
The state has actually had several movements for secession over the years, most recently being “Texit”, which was aptly named after Britain’s successful breaking from the European Union.
However, the Texas Tribune points out that the Lone Star State, like all states, cannot simply secede from the union, but the situation, at the very least, highlights a growing cultural bifurcation in America that doesn’t seem to have any solid solution.
In addition to the threat of secession, the party’s platform also declared Biden an illegitimate president by saying,
“We believe that the 2020 election violated Article 1 and 2 of the US Constitution, that various secretaries of state illegally circumvented their state legislatures in conducting their elections in multiple ways, including by allowing ballots to be received after November 3rd 2020.”
Despite Democratic hopes of a purple Texas, the state has become increasingly Republican, many central American immigrants voting red has led to the historic win by Republican Mayra Flores who flipped a 150-year-old blue district red.
Ryan DeLarme is a disillusioned journalist navigating a labyrinth of political corruption, overreaching corporate influence, high finance, compromised media, and the planned destruction of our constitutional republic. He is also a Host and Founder at Vigilant News. His writing has been featured in American Thinker, Winter Watch, Underground Newswire, and Stillness in the Storm. He also has written scripts for television series featured on Rise.tv. Ryan enjoys gardening, creative writing, and fighting to SAVE AMERICA