January 26, 2021

Today, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) filed House Bill 1359, also known as the Texas Inde­pen­dence Ref­er­en­dum Act, which would allow the cit­i­zens of Texas to vote on whether the Texas Leg­is­la­ture should cre­ate a joint inter­im com­mit­tee to devel­op a plan for achiev­ing Texas independence.

This is not a res­o­lu­tion to allow for imme­di­ate inde­pen­dence. This leg­is­la­tion will give pow­er direct­ly to the peo­ple via ref­er­en­dum and allow Tex­ans the right to dis­cuss, debate and vote on cre­at­ing a path toward Texas Inde­pen­dence. Regard­less of an indi­vid­ual Legislator’s per­son­al opin­ion on Texas Inde­pen­dence, we ask all Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and Sen­a­tors to Let Tex­ans Vote!

Rep. Bie­der­mann said, “This Act sim­ply Lets Tex­ans Vote. This deci­sion is too big to be monop­o­lized sole­ly by the pow­er bro­kers in our Capi­tol. We need to let Tex­ans’ voic­es be heard! Vot­ers of all polit­i­cal per­sua­sions in Texas can agree on one thing, Wash­ing­ton D.C. is and has been bro­ken. Our fed­er­al gov­ern­ment con­tin­u­ous­ly fails our work­ing fam­i­lies, seniors, tax­pay­ers, vet­er­ans and small busi­ness own­ers. For decades, the promis­es of Amer­i­ca and our indi­vid­ual lib­er­ties have been erod­ing. It is now time that the Peo­ple of Texas are allowed the right to decide their own future. This is not a left or right polit­i­cal issue. Let Tex­ans Vote!”

Our Texas Con­sti­tu­tion duly agrees in Arti­cle 1; Sec. 2 which states: 

All polit­i­cal pow­er is inher­ent in the peo­ple, and all free gov­ern­ments are found­ed on their author­i­ty, and insti­tut­ed for their ben­e­fit. 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.” 

Thou­sands of peo­ple a year move to Texas to escape the cli­mate of over reg­u­la­tion and tax­a­tion. Texas is seen as the bas­tion of free­dom and a leader of free enter­prise, which has built a robust econ­o­my, finan­cial sol­ven­cy, and capac­i­ty for mas­sive ener­gy pro­duc­tion wor­thy of the world stage. These are all indi­ca­tions that the Repub­lic of Texas would not just sur­vive, but thrive as an inde­pen­dent nation. Now is the time for Texas to lead. 

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