Talk of Texas succession re-emerges after Supreme Court rules in favor of feds

By Jen Krausz on
 January 24, 2024

Forces that would like to see an independent Texas are agitating for succession again after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to allow federal Border Patrol agents to cut razor wire put up by the state to keep migrants from crossing the border illegally.

The "Texit" movement has been in the works for decades under the leadership of Daniel Miller.

The movement wanted an advisory referendum on Texan independence to be included on the March 2024 primary ballot, but its petition was rejected, with GOP chair Matt Rinaldi claiming that most of the signatures were invalid.

A bill that called for a referendum was introduced, but it didn't pass through the legislature.

Miller said after the ruling, "I think the trajectory the federal government is on, the trajectory that Texas is on, I think we are headed in that direction, so whether by conscious decision or collapse of the federal system in its inability to meet its basic requirements, I think Texas becomes an independent nation definitely inside of 30 years."

"The federal system is broken, and Texans are paying the price. It makes more sense for Texans to govern Texas," he added, blaming the federal government for inflation and the national debt. "If it could be fixed, it would have been fixed."