Texas GOP's Bold Move: Could Independence Be On The Horizon?

By Tommy Wilson | Thursday, 13 June 2024 09:30 AM
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The Texas Republican Party is advocating for a referendum to determine if the state should reclaim its status as an independent nation.

This proposition has been identified as a legislative priority for the upcoming session of the Texas legislature, according to Newsweek.

This proposal was incorporated into the party's 2024 Legislative Priorities and Platform document, which was unveiled on June 7. The document's components were voted on by Texas Republicans at the party's convention in San Antonio, which took place from May 23 to May 25.

For years, Texan nationalists have been advocating for a vote on whether the Lone Star State should secede from the United States and regain its status as an independent country, a position it held from 1837 to 1845. Their campaign has been bolstered by escalating tensions between Texan authorities and the federal government, particularly over issues such as illegal immigration and education.

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The Texas GOP's official legislative platform includes Plank 203, titled "Texas Independence." It states, "The Texas Legislature should pass a bill in its next session requiring a referendum in the next General Election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation. This referendum should be a legislative priority."

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In the "state sovereignty" section, Plank 20 advocates for the nullification of "federally mandated legislation that infringes upon the 10th Amendment rights of Texas." It further asserts that "Texas retains the right to secede from the United States."

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The Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM), which campaigns for the state's secession from the Union, a move it refers to as TEXIT, has lauded the inclusion of these planks in the Republican Party of Texas Platform. On its official website, the group stated, "The inclusion of these planks in the Republican Party of Texas Platform is a major step that could have far-reaching implications for the TEXIT movement in the next legislative session."

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The TNM believes that the inclusion of a referendum call in the Texas GOP's legislative platform will likely garner increased support from legislators who may have been previously hesitant. It also anticipates that it will mobilize voters who support TEXIT.

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The Texas Republican Party first endorsed calls for an independence referendum as part of its legislative platform in 2022, following approval by members at its convention in Houston that year.

In 2023, Republican Texas State Representative Bryan Slaton introduced legislation calling for a referendum on whether the state "should reassert its status as an independent nation." However, this proposal failed to advance beyond the State Affairs committee.

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At the San Antonio convention, Texas nationalists celebrated another victory when Abraham George and D'Rinda Randall were elected as the chair and vice-chair of the Texas GOP, respectively. Both George and Randall had previously pledged their support to the TNM's 'Texas First' pledge, committing them to support a referendum on Texan independence.

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A poll conducted in February for 814 eligible Texas voters found that 23 percent would support the state becoming "an independent country" in a hypothetical independence referendum, while 67 percent would vote for Texas to remain "a state within the United States."

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Since the beginning of this year, tensions between Texan and federal authorities have escalated over several issues. In January, the Supreme Court ruled that razor wire placed along the Texas-Mexico border by Governor Abbott's orders could be removed by federal agents. Then, in May, Governor Abbott instructed universities and community colleges in his state to disregard an update to Title IX equality legislation introduced by the Biden administration, which would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.

As the political landscape continues to shift, the implications of these developments for the future of Texas and its relationship with the federal government remain to be seen.

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