As promised, District 73 state Rep. Kyle Biedermann submitted legislation calling for a statewide election on whether Texas should secede from the United States.
Biedermann, R-Fredericksburg, filed House Bill 1359, officially titled the Texas Independence Referendum Act, on Tuesday.
If approved by the 87th Legislature and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, voters could decide to assign a joint legislative committee to draft plans for Texas independence.
In legislative lingo, the bill proposes “a referendum to the people of the State of Texas on the question of whether this state should leave the United States of America and establish (its own) independence.”
“This Act simply lets Texans vote,” Biedermann said. “This decision is too big to be monopolized solely by the power brokers in our Capitol. We need to let Texans’ voices be heard!”
In December, Biedermann asked supporters to sign a “Texit” petition supporting independence, and pledged to let voters decide.
“As is the right of any people to dissolve the political bonds that bind them to another, it is time to allow the people of Texas to choose if we will once again assert the right of independence,” Biedermann stated in his preamble to the petition, which totaled more than 9,500 supporters through Wednesday.
Biedermann said that he didn’t see the issue as a left or right one.
“Voters of all political persuasions in Texas can agree on one thing, Washington D.C. is and has been broken,” he said. “Our federal government continuously fails our working families, seniors, taxpayers, veterans and small business owners. For decades, the promises of America and our individual liberties have been eroding.”
He said Texans should have the right to decide their own future, which has a long history.
Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836 and joined the Union in 1845. It seceded in March 1861 and joined the Confederacy for the Civil War. It rejoined the Union in the wake of the war after the Confederate States dissolved in 1865 but it took until 1870 before the state was readmitted to the Union.
The Texas Tribune reported U.S. Supreme Court precedents on the issue of secession have been clear, with an 1869 case, Texas v. White, holding that states could not unilaterally secede from the union.
Listing reasons for this move as firearms regulation, financial mismanagement of Democrats, and overbearing reaches into the homes of the working man and woman. Texas values are being trampled by Washington D.C. and voting to leave the wild ride should be the very right of each and every Texan.
Should Texas leave the union of states it would carry with it the fifth largest economy in the world, one of the only states in the union that operates on a balanced budget with a surplus considering how much they pay versus how much they use in a tax and spend ratio at the Federal level. Texas spend 71 cents of every dollar it sends to the Federal government and as such that money would no longer be available for Democrats to mismanage through their misguided climate adventures. Energy freedom is an enticing morsel to dangle at the end of this stick as one of Biden’s first measures was to end the Keystone pipeline showing that he has declared war on fossil fuels, of which is Texas bread and butter.
Pretty much every Texan owns a firearm, and most of them are carried in cars, on hips, and in hand much of the year in Texas. Biden and his team of weirdos have made it their mission to take away pretty much anything other than a shotgun from law abiding Americans, Texans are not having any of that. If this goes through, I may be moving to Texas.
Written by Stephan Ball