Again, some folks talk "National Divorce".
The Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) has reached the necessary signature threshold in their petition to put a proposition on the statewide primary ballot in March 2024 that will ask voters the question: “Should the State of Texas reassert its status as an independent nation?”
Under the Texas Election Code, the petition needed 97,709 signatures for the question to be placed in the Republican Primary Ballot. In an open letter to the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), TNM President Daniel Miller states, “As of the date of this letter, we have collected the requisite number of signatures and more.”
Members of the SREC are meeting this weekend and will be presented with a sampling of the signatures. Miller states in the letter, “This weekend we brought a sample of the names, cities, and Senate Districts for over 102,000 petition signers…”
Allow me to summarize why this is a fantasy, an impossible future, not to be taken seriously.
If this actually gets on the ballot, if it gets on the final ballot, and if it passes, then comes the final question: And you will enforce this HOW?
Yes, the Globohomo Regime of Empire is not what it formerly was. It suffers from a competency crisis due to the junior Thralls suffering from the very degeneracy the elder Thralls pushed upon the West. The core of Globohomo, the United States, remains the engine of power behind this faction of Empire.
It will regard secession, however framed, as an excuse to go Base Delta Zero upon Texas. Regime Loyalists are quick to say "We settled this in 1865" with the glee of psychotic spree killer about to go off with a minigun at the Mall of America in Christmas time.
They do this because this is what they fantasize about. They want to genocide their enemies--us--and one of the ready excuses to do so is any attempt to break away from the Federal government openly and formally.
Note those last three words, and then recall that Globohomo suffers from a competency crisis.
The reality of achieving any form of separation is to exploit said crisis to coverly and informally slip away under the cover of the very creeping incompetence afflicting the Feds and their fellow travelers in State and Local institutions.
This is how the Roman Empire's collapse went down for the majority of (ex-)Romans; Imperial functions stopped working, so local potentates stepped up quietly and informally to fill in the gaps in ways that best suited local resources, aspirations, and conditions- the proto-form of Feudalism.
That is how these Texas LOLberts should have gone, but LOLberts gotta LOLbert so they're aiming to force the hands of Globohomo Thralls of Empire and those Thralls will be all too happy to throw them to show others who's the master.
Folks think that the military ain't going to turn out like the police, who showed their true nature during Corona-chan's World Tour as the System Pigs they are. They haven't paid attention to past or present realities when such notions are challenged, especially after recently signalling of what they are, which is consistent to what they've been many times over.
You are far more likely to succeed by exploiting the incompetency and apathy of its barely-functional cogs and grunts against the Globohomo Thralls. Don't talk, don't signal, don't give any tells whatsoever- just do and keep your mouth shut.
Texas should sandbag, ignore, maliciously comply, and otherwise return the bad faith it gets from the Feds while it refocuses its resources and power to the State and (loyal) local counterparts. What must be spoken of gets the "I did it 35 minutes ago" treatment; it is annouced after the fact, when it is too late to stop it, and no sooner.
This is because Laws Are Just Opinions With Guns. Laws that are not enforced do not exist, and you are not obligated to enforced demands upon you by people that hate you- make them do it themselves or do without.
In this context, that means Texas just doing what it wants without saying anything beforehand and telling D.C. "Fuck you, make me" when they complain- and be ready for when they try (far easier to do, thanks to Modern Monetary Theory, than it seems; just make a Bank of Texas and be done with it).
This is far more likely to succeed doing things this way- and ignore all complaints about Muh Legality. This is exactly the sort of situation where courts and legilatures are at best impotent and mostly boat-anchors getting in the way of necessary and proper action. A leader that cannot seize power and Get Things Done in this moment deserves to fail and made to swing from a yardarm.
Decaying imperial states will disintegrate, but they have to do so in their own time. Trying to force it like this is guaranteed to end with the separatists dead, dying, or desiring it so. You have to let the process do the work and just keep quiet exploiting it to make the transition to the new state to come until it does. Empire must fall.