New TX Republican Platform Calls for Secession, Voting Rights Act Repeal
“This is spectacular. The Texas GOP wants a referendum on secession. I say go for it, Texas," author says
Texas Republicans made headlines over the weekend with a new party platform that calls being gay “abnormal,” and strikes at transgender Americans.
But the new document approved goes much further than that.
Lone Star State Republicans also have officially declared President Biden's 2020 election illegitimate and calls for Texans to vote to separate from the United States and once again form their own country.
In a section titled, “State Sovereignty,” the platform reads, “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto.”
“The radical new Texas GOP platform floats secession. That's insane, but don't miss this part: It also comes out for repeal of the Voting Rights Act. Time to ask Texas Republicans whether they think a revival of literacy tests is in order,” tweeted progressive Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent.
“I really wonder if Texas realizes that secession would negate ANY support from the United States and as has been already stated- remove a whole lot of Republican politicians from U.S. politics...” tweeted John Kiehne, a Missouri Democrat running for state senator.
Texas Republicans said that they want to repeal the landmark Voting Rights Act, which the US Supreme Court already largely gutted with a ruling in 2013 and they also want Texans to have a referendum vote next year on whether to secede from the United States.
The last time individual US states voted to secede from the Union is what started the American Civil War in 1861.
Texas secession already has its own hashtag: #texit, in a play on Britain's monumental vote to exit the European Union in move termed “Brexit.”
“This is spectacular. The Texas GOP wants a referendum on secession. I say go for it, Texas. Bye bye to your military bases, tens of thousands of jobs, FEMA aid... Yeah. Good luck with that, guys. You can't even handle your own electricity. 🙄 #texit,” tweeted author Peter Shankman, referring to last year's crash of the largely unregulated electrical grid, which left millions of Texans freezing after a winter storm and having to resort to burning furniture to stay warm.
Texas was an independent country — the Republic of Texas — prior to joining the United States in 1845.
Today, it is the second-largest U.S. state by both area (after Alaska) and population (after California).
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