Texas GOP Chair Is Mendacity To Texans And Telling Them They Can Secede

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Texas Republican Social gathering Chairman Allen West is doing a number of interviews telling Texas, inaccurately, that they might secede.

CNN reported:


“That is one thing that was written into the Texas Structure,” the previous congressman mentioned in a single late December radio broadcast. “Or it was promised to Texas after we turned a part of the US of America– that if we voted and determined, we may return to being our personal republic.”

Specialists, nonetheless, say that Texas can’t legally secede and depart the US to develop into its personal republic. The annexation decision West is referring to stipulates that Texas may, sooner or later, select to divide itself into 5 new states, not divide itself from the US.

Texas Republicans have a protracted latest historical past of calling for secession anytime that they don’t like one thing. After their bogus 2020 election lawsuit was tossed by the Supreme Courtroom, Texas Republicans called for secession. Texas Republicans threatened to depart the nation if Trump lost in 2016. Former Gov. Rick Perry known as for Texas to leave the US a decade ago.

Threatening to depart the US is simply what Republicans within the state do. It by no means appears to happen to them that Texas wouldn’t fare effectively by itself or {that a} Texas departure would kill the Republican Social gathering on the presidential degree.

Allen West additionally thinks that states don’t must observe legal guidelines that they don’t like and that Republican-run states have the ability to overturn federal legal guidelines.

The truth that Texas Republicans need out is an indication that issues are getting a lot better for everybody else in the US.

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