Representatives of the Republican Party in the state of Texas are pushing for a referendum in 2023 to determine whether the state should secede from the United States. That statement comes from a resolution adopted after the convention of the Texas branch of the party in Houston.
"Under Section One, Section One of the Texas Constitution, the federal government has violated our right to local government. Texas's rights to amend are ignored, rejected, and nullified. Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas legislature should call for a referendum in in accordance with this," one of the provisions of the document, entitled "State Sovereignty," reads.
The multi-page document calls on local legislators to "pass a bill in the next session requiring a general referendum for the people of Texas in 2023 to determine whether the state should regain its status as an independent state."
Calls for secession in Texas, a traditionally Republican state, have been a fairly common occurrence in recent decades. Calls to leave the United States, according to analysts, are especially frequent when a Democratic president is in power in the country.
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