Is the Texas secession topic worthy of much attention?

Pratt on Texas - copyright Pratt on Texas all rights reserved“State Representative Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) said today that he will file a bill that would allow Texans to vote on Texas independence,” The Texan reported.

“The federal government is out of control and does not represent the values of Texans. 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,” Biedermann wrote.

Some simply do not understand why I do not, in my opinion, waste much show time with the secession topic when so many others do so. Most of them do so because it is audience red meat that gains lots of phone calls but, does it accomplish much?

I really have zero objection to holding a statewide vote on the issue but I do have a problem with frittering away voters’ finite political attention and energy on such issues when there are so many other immediate threats to our Liberty that need action.

There are all types of people who profess to be experts on the issue and make claims from the reasonable to the wild about Texas’ ability to leave the Union. Most of what is offered up is wishful thinking bunkum.

The issue of leaving the Union was settled in a bloody war between the states and those who supported the idea of states being able to withdraw lost, and lost humiliatingly badly. It settled the issue and the only way to let Texas go, despite what some documents appear to say, is for all 49 other states and the federal congress to agree. I don’t give that much chance of happening.

I’m all for the sentiment but I’m all against wasting much time and energy on fruitless endeavors.

Comments

  1. It’s a shame that you’re so dismissive of an issue near and dear to so many Texans. This is especially true as there is not only a mountain of support but a mountain of evidence that this can and should be done. If you want to have a serious discussion on the issue, then we should talk.

    • Pratt on Texas says

      It is a shame to you but not to me. It’s a great topic for talk over a cigar or cocktail but it is not a serious topic. Significantly large numbers of Texans will not even fight against legally weak decrees destroying their businesses and taking away their fundamental rights due to a virus but, you somehow think they would take serious action that would imperil for years, at an exponentially greater level than imposed WuFlu restrictions, every single element of their legal, economic, and social lives?
      I might believe an independent Texas possible if, after Abbott’s suspension of laws and decrees (and actions of others that violate the state and federal constitutions as well,) several hundred thousand Texans, armed and willing to use those arms, had seized the Governors’ Mansion as well and many city halls and courthouses. As Mark Steyn well pointed out while hosting Rush’s show, posting tough talk on social media most often behind a pseudonym is not rebellion or fighting in any significant authentic way. There simply has been zero evidence that significant numbers of Texans are willing to risk their lives, physically and economically, for the cause of immediate freedom and ending immediate tyranny much less evidence they will risk that and more for the concept of actual independence.

      • Perfect response.
        Besides our wimpy response to the CV tyranny, another example is the way we have let this election be ruined. There should have been armed citizens in several states demanding to observe the vote tally the night of Nov 3rd. But sadly responsible citizens were in bed, warm, fat and happy.
        Don’t worry folks, more CV “stimulus” money will be coming soon to placate the masses.

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