Texit FAQ: Texas Independence Referendum Act

January 26, 2021

What does the Texas Independence Referendum Act (TIRA) do?

Should TIRA be passed by the Texas Leg­is­la­ture and approved by vot­ers in the Novem­ber 2021 Elec­tion, an inter­im joint com­mit­tee will be estab­lished to study and make rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the most effec­tive method for Texas to return to its sta­tus as an inde­pen­dent repub­lic. The com­mit­tee will be com­posed of four State Sen­a­tors and four State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives appoint­ed by the Lt. Gov and House Speak­er, who will also respec­tive­ly serve as co-chairs for the com­mit­tee. Not lat­er than Decem­ber 31st, 2022, the com­mit­tee shall report any find­ings and rec­om­men­da­tions to the Texas Leg­is­la­ture and the cit­i­zens of Texas.

Is this un-American and un-patriotic?

Sup­port­ers for Texas Inde­pen­dence love Amer­i­ca, our flag and our Con­sti­tu­tion. Our griev­ances are not with Amer­i­ca but with an out-of-con­trol Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment. It would be un-Amer­i­can and unpa­tri­ot­ic to not make our voic­es heard and fail to pre­serve the lib­er­ty our Found­ing Fathers estab­lished with their lives, for­tunes and sacred honor.

Can we use Article V Convention of States instead of leaving?

It will be the job of the inter­im joint com­mit­tee to pur­sue all poten­tial avenues that would return pow­er back to the states and to the peo­ple, includ­ing Arti­cle V Con­ven­tion of States.

How can we become citizens of the Republic of Texas?

Obtain­ing cit­i­zen­ship will be deter­mined by the Texas Legislature’s joint inter­im com­mit­tee as the plan for inde­pen­dence is formulated.

What would happen to Social Security dollars Texans have paid into the system?

Any Tex­an who has paid into the Social Secu­ri­ty sys­tem and is cur­rent­ly receiv­ing ben­e­fits should con­tin­ue to receive them. This is an oblig­a­tion of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to those who paid into the sys­tem and should, there­fore, be met with­out ques­tion, hes­i­ta­tion, or reser­va­tion. The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment allows Social Secu­ri­ty recip­i­ents to move to a for­eign coun­try and still col­lect their ben­e­fits. Addi­tion­al­ly, those who have paid in should be able to pre­serve their accrued ben­e­fits for exact­ly the same rea­son. This will be includ­ed as a top­ic of dis­cus­sion for the joint inter­im committee.

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What would happen to veteran benefits?

If you are a Vet­er­an who lives abroad, you remain enti­tled to the ben­e­fits and ser­vices you earned through your mil­i­tary ser­vice. Most VA ben­e­fits are payable regard­less of your place of res­i­dence or nationality.

Source: Vet­er­ans Administration

What would Texas do for national defense?

Using the NATO tar­get aver­age of 2 per­cent of GDP for mil­i­tary and defense spend­ing would pro­vide approx­i­mate­ly $37.74 bil­lion annu­al­ly, mak­ing Texas 11th in the world in defense spend­ing. Fund­ing at this lev­el would cov­er the costs of recruit­ing, train­ing, equip­ping, and main­tain­ing an active duty enlist­ment in excess of 125,000 troops. This would be in line with the num­ber of Tex­ans cur­rent­ly serv­ing in the Unit­ed States mil­i­tary in all branches.

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How may I help?

Call and email your State Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and State Sen­a­tors ask­ing them to co-author this impor­tant bill for the state of Texas and bring this bill to a vote. Final­ly, sign our peti­tion below or at: https://kylebiedermann.com/texit-petition. If you would like to vol­un­teer, sign up here: https://kylebiedermann.com/texit-volunteers/

For more FAQs on the Texas Inde­pen­dence Ref­er­en­dum Act, please vis­it TNM.me.

Dis­claimer: These sen­ti­ments on form­ing the Inde­pen­dent Repub­lic of Texas have been dis­cussed and researched by experts on the sub­ject, how­ev­er, there is no guar­an­teed out­come to nego­ti­a­tions that would take place between Texas and the U.S. government.


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