Ok folks, this is not as crazy as it sounds.
When the Supreme Court refuses to hear a case of original jurisdiction regarding the integrity of our elections, we may not have much of a country left.
It’s real and it’s very concerning.
So what are the options?
The well-respected Allen West, Texas GOP chair, is suggesting very clearly that Republicans may need to secede:
In the 1st Civil War, 179,000 Black men served the Union army, 40,000 died.Shed blood barely held AND holds together the UNITED States of America. https://t.co/q7yvDrHM9G
— Cornell William Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) December 12, 2020
Texas could be seeking to secede from the United States over the results of the election https://t.co/m2135EDDJV
— Intl. Business Times (@IBTimes) December 12, 2020
They’re calling it Texit….
Short for Texas Exit.
Kind of like Brexit.
Take a look:
'Texit' test: Texas lawmaker floats referendum to secede from U.S. https://t.co/KrwjEP7vPv
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 11, 2020
It’s a real possibility.
Here is the Washington Times:
Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West suggested Friday that secession might be the answer for pro-Trump states.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution,” Mr. West said.
The Supreme Court announced Friday it won’t hear a lawsuit by the state of Texas that sought to overturn Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s victories in four swing states, dealing a massive blow to President Trump’s nearly extinguished prospects for a second term.
The high court said in a brief order that Texas “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”
“All other pending motions are dismissed as moot,” the court said.
Mr. West said the Court’s decision means that states “can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable.”
“This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic,” Mr. West said.
.@GovAbbott It's time to take the destiny of Texas into our hands.
— Dick "Incel Pride World Wide" Chappy (@DickChappy88) December 11, 2020
"From Ken Paxton to Greg Abbott to Kyle Biedermann, Texas Republicans are supporting treason." #GOPBetrayedAmerica#Texit TX state lawmaker suggests referendum to secede from US, because "the federal gov't is out of control" Wait aren't you guys Trumpers? https://t.co/GaCXnoz3Or
— What's So Radical… (@upton1144) December 12, 2020
Even Business Insider is covering it:
A Texas state lawmaker announced this week that he planned to propose a referendum on the state seceding from the US.
“The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans,” State Rep. Kyle Biedermann, a Republican representing the greater San Antonio area since 2017, wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“That is why I am committing to file legislation this session that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation,” he added, along with the hashtag #Texit.
Talks around secession resurface every so often in Texas, but modern efforts to leave the union have not been successful. The state previously broke off from the country and joined the Confederate States of America in 1861. But after the Civil War, the Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. White that no state was legally allowed to secede.
The secession movement in Texas last gained momentum in 2016 after the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union, commonly known as Brexit. Biedermann compared his proposal to Brexit in an interview with the local station Fox 7 on Thursday.
“The things that are happening in the federal government, whether it be our First Amendment rights, our Second Amendment rights, the budget and the debt going out of sight,” Biedermann told Fox 7. “And then the fact that we might even be looking at Texas being singled out about our oil and gas industry — we just can’t afford to stay silent.”
Biedermann signaled he would use Article 1 Section 2 of the state’s constitution to support his proposal, which reads: “The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.'”