Texas GOPers Vote To Debate Secession At State Convention

A United States flag, left, and a Texas flag, fly near the LBJ Freeway in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Friday, March 2, 2001, is Texas Flag Day. State law mandates its observance on Texas Independence Day, which... A United States flag, left, and a Texas flag, fly near the LBJ Freeway in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. Friday, March 2, 2001, is Texas Flag Day. State law mandates its observance on Texas Independence Day, which marks the anniversary of March 2, 1836, when Texas signed its Declaration of Independence from Mexico. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam) MORE LESS
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A group that advocates for Texas seceding from the United States says at least 22 local Republican conventions passed resolutions last month that called for a vote on secession at the state convention, The Houston Chronicle reported Friday.

Ten of the counties confirmed to the newspaper that the resolutions passed at their conventions, but an official count is not expected until May. That goes to show the Texas Nationalist Movement has gained some momentum since 2012, when a secession resolution passed at just one county convention, according to the Chronicle.

A party committee will consider introducing the resolutions at the state GOP convention, which is scheduled to take place May 12-14 in Dallas. But secession is expected to be shot down at the convention, the newspaper reported.

The secession issue has cropped up time and time again in the Lone Star State. In December, Texas Republicans failed to pass a measure that would’ve asked residents whether they wanted to secede on a ballot in the state’s primary.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1869 that states don’t have the right to secede, the report noted.

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  1. Clearly these folks are ignorant of the events of 1861-65. I guess it was too long ago, but I’ll remind them that the last time someone tried this, it did not work out too well.

  2. Avatar for bkmn bkmn says:

    Please do and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. Ever since Texas has become a state that takes more federal money than they pay in under Rick Perry, I see no need to keep them in the union. They won’t like the closure of all those military bases either.

  3. Don’t let the door to the USA hit you in the ass on the way out…

  4. Simultaneous postings!

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