Some Texans have long argued for leaving the Union. State representative Kyle Biedermann’s recent agitating about doing so is attracting an eager audience.
With chatter about Texas leaving the union on the rise, two new books remind us what it was like the last time we tried to go it alone.
An 'Atlantic" piece says there are — but does that really mean anything in a population of 29.1 million people?
Texas invades Brooklyn.
A mutual desire to secede from the republic makes for strange bedfellows.
Too many people, most of whom don’t know what they’re talking about. In defense of our (mostly) great state.
When citizens petitioned the White House to release their beer recipe, the WH responded in less than a month. Texas secession will take longer.
A petition calling for the Obama administration to let Texas secede from the United States had more than 95,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.
The state attorney general on Obamacare, secession, and challenges to Texas sovereignty.
Or would it be too big to succeed?
The matter of whether Rick Perry has advocated secession arose on Fox News last night. He insisted that he has never used the s-word, except to refer to signs at tea party rallies that say "SECEDE." As far as I know, he is right. Here is what Perry did
America could have two governors who favor secession after the November elections. The other would be congressman Zach Wamp of Tennessee, who is trailing Bill Haslam by 36% to 25% in the latest Mason-Dixon poll. The Hotline quotes Wamp as saying that Tennessee and other states “may have
Rick Perry, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and the two visions of Texas.
A writer for the online Texas Republic News ("Dios, Libertad, y Tejas") has discovered that Texas Monthly once advocated that the state secede from the Union. It's true. The cover story ("Is Texas Too Big for its Britches?") ran in January 1975, and we sold a lot of
John Sharp has a spot on YouTube criticizing his former, or perhaps current, and possibly even future friend Rick Perry for his remarks about secession. Here is the text of "The Greatest Country on Earth," in which Sharp does not mention Perry by name: During World War II
The secession controversy generated by Rick Perry has a long history in Texas politics, going all the way back to Sam Houston and Mirabeau B. Lamar, the first and second presidents of the Republic of Texas. The two presidents had totally different visions of Texas, which persist today. Houston recognized
For seven days Rick McLaren and his armed cohorts were holed up in their Republic of Texas “embassy” while reporters dug for stories, lawmen kept watch, and the residents of nearby Fort Davis wished they’d all go away.
The ceremony was to honor the four-score living Texans who had participated in the Revolution. They were all quite old, of course. It had been 75 years since 1992, when Texas had become a breakaway republic and, like Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and the Ukraine in Soviet Russia, sought independence from a
Can Texas still make it as a nation? Can Dolph Briscoe make it as a sheik?
Five states are better than one, when they’re all named Texas.
The question is not so hard; it’s the answers that are the problem.