Texas seceding from the union has been a hot topic for decades, and legislation is playing out in the senate to possibly bring the idea into existence.
State Representative Kyle Biedermann introduced House Bill 1359 to the senate, which would help establish a committee to explore the thought of Texas’ secession.
The bill, according to its text, would propose “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 an independent republic.”
Texas Nationalist movement’s president Daniel Miller told KRISTV Texans believe they have no voice within the governed body, “because their decisions can be overwritten at the stroke of a pen by 2.5 un-elected bureaucrats.”
“And when we see time and time again the federal government siphoning anywhere from $103 to $160 billion out of Texas tax payers’ pockets that never come back,” he continued, “it’s easy to understand why Texans want to embrace Texas independence.”
HB 1359 is not, however, the first piece of legislation for the Texas Nationalist movement, but is one of the lasted and is being labeled as “Texit.”
According to its text, House Bill 1359 would allow voters in the Nov. 2, 2021 general election the chance to “vote in a referendum on the question of whether this state should leave the United States of America and establish an independent republic.”