The Republican Party of Texas finally makes good on their threats of agreeing to put a vote up for secession from the United States of America this week.
According to Carbonated.TV, a pro-secession Texas Nationalist Movement press release states that the Republican Party of Texas seeks independence from the rest of the nation by seeking secession from it. The voting session occurred at the Republican convention in Texas this week.
The Republican Party’s vote for Texas secession passes with two-thirds of the vote. In all of the 171 years of Texas’ existence, this is the first time that Republicans will legitimately be able to vote on the long-flirted-with idea of actually seceding from the rest of the nation.
Texas National Movement President Daniel Miller said of the Texas secession, “We have said this for years. The people of Texas want an open debate and a vote on the issue of independence. None more so than Texas Republicans. We have met some great Texans at this convention who have no previous connection with the TNM but are firm in their belief that the best people to govern Texas are Texans.”
More recently, the Republican Party of Texas pushed for secession back in December, the Inquisitr previously reported. The state Republican committee, the Republican Party of Texas’ Resolution Committee, approved a resolution in Austin to put the matter of a Texas secession on the ballot for Republicans to vote on in March.
One condition holding the ballot back then was for it to be approved by the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), the governing body of the Republican Party of Texas.
More on the Inquisitr:
The SREC were leery of the rhetoric used in the Texas proposition for a Texas secession, deeming the rhetoric threatening given that the Republican Party of Texas used terms and phrases such as “reassert its prior status as an independent nation.”
“If the federal government continues to disregard the Constitution and the sovereignty of the State of Texas, the State of Texas and its people should reassert its prior status as an independent nation.”
By Texas Republicans proclaiming to “reassert its prior status,” the state is referring to the independent Republic of Texas after declaring its independence from Mexico on March 1, 1836. Texas then rejoined the Union on December 29, 1845.
On social media, Texans and secession supporters are letting their battle cries be heard as the push from the U.S. rages on.
— Kent Fallin (@KentFallin) May 12, 2016
Texas has always flirted with secession for a myriad of reasons, however, it would appear that their latest plight would be in light of recent civil rights bathroom issues.
The federal government has lost its mind, says civil rights act allows men in women's bathroom. Unsafe, unconstitutional and illegal#Secede
— StatesRightsCampaign (@StatesRightsUSA) May 4, 2016
Others genuinely believe that Texas would simply be much better off, and the rest of America should be concerned.
— Texas Independence (@TexIndependence) May 4, 2016
And some just don’t see any hope for the future.
— The Texas Republic (@RogerJordan12) May 4, 2016
Carbonated also notes that the actual succession rate for a Texas Republican Party secession in incredibly low. The notion is mostly a way to blow off steam when federal government bodies pass progressive laws and ideas, as former Texas Governor Rick Perry put it.
Do you think that the Texas Republican Party will actually succeed at seceding one day?
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