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Texit, rewilding, and casus belli

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At last report, Dan Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement is planning an April 8th “Capitol Day” rally in Austin. He has a serious problem. Though the Texit Bill (HR 1359) is in the House State Affairs Committee, they have not scheduled a hearing. This looks uncomfortably like “chubbing,” and Mr. Miller very much suspects that it is. So he wants his followers to come to the Capitol to demand action on that bill. It must pass so that Texans will have a vote on whether to stay in the Union. And “President” Joe Biden just gave Texans good cause to secede, something closely akin to casus belli.

Texit – if the vote were the other way

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Yesterday, Mr. Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, posed an interesting question. Suppose, he asked, Texas were an independent nation-state today. (Never mind how. Suppose it were.) Now suppose that, instead of a Texit Bill, a Tex-Enter bill were now before the Legislature. How, then, would you vote, and urge your Legislators to vote? Would you vote to join? Or stay out?

Texas, power, and bad money

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Recall that CNAV, shortly after the Texas Deep Freeze, offered this opinion on why Texas had such a problem. Specifically, Texas lost much of its power generating capacity, and many Texans lost their lives. Now Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, offers a better explanation than he did before, on why Texas had a power problem. He identifies subsidies for “renewable” power, which distorted the market, reduced coal and gas generating capacity, and left Texas more vulnerable than it otherwise would have been.

Texit – two opposing voices

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Last week your editor described two important bills now pending in the Texas Legislature that relate to Texit. They include the Texas Independence Referendum Act and the Texas Border Security Enhancement Fund Act. Both have reached the Texas State House Committee on State Affairs. In the meantime, two prominent opposing voices have emerged, one in the Texas House, the other in the Texas Senate. The arguments they make, and their quality (or lack thereof), illustrate the obstacles that voices for Texas independence face.

Texit – two bills to watch

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Texit – the concept of Texas independence – has spawned at least one bill and can benefit from another. The Texas House Committee on State Affairs has both. Advocates for Texas independence seem to want to concentrate on one. But they dare not neglect the other.

Texit legislative and practical situation

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Since Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg, Texas) introduced his Texit Bill (HB 1359), an explosion of activity has taken place. The Texas Deep Freeze put the desirability of, and readiness of Texas for, independence in stark relief. But after that, Governor Greg Abbot (R-Texas) sent the Texas Rangers and National Guard to guard breaches in the Texas portion of the U.S.-Mexican border wall. This after Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Canton, Texas) introduced HB 2862 to authorize permanent border-security funding—and finish the wall. Herewith a discussion of how ready Texas is for independence, and what Texans have to do to get it.

Texas, the cold, and bad planning

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The Great Polar Vortex of 2021 brought freezing and sub-freezing temperatures to most of the country. (And in fact the Vortex still exists; another winter storm will strike Thursday.) And as everyone is talking about, it hit Texas the hardest. As of this posting, fifteen people have died in Texas from the weather. They either froze to death or poisoned themselves with carbon monoxide through desperate measures to heat their homes. Millions of people still lack power, running water, or both. Some on the political left have replied with a sick and sick-making display of schadenfreude. People on both sides of the Great Renewables Debate have weighed in, each with a distorted version of the facts. The facts demand better planning on the part of the Texas grid operator and all power generators. This holds especially as Texas considers whether to secede from the Union.

Texit – can Texas regain its independence?

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The 2020s now appear to be the Decade of the Exit. The United Kingdom started it, with Brexit – the exit of Britain from the European Union. Not until 2020 did the UK finalize their exit, but they did it. In America, “Calexit” would have broken the mold—except that the “election” of Joe Biden made it unnecessary. Yet a movement to create a “New California” apart from the big (and neocommunist) cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco continues to attract followers. Elsewhere, eastern counties of Oregon want to join Idaho. Likewise, western Maryland counties and rural Virginia counties want to join West Virginia. But no movement will likely get as much attention as Texit – an attempt by Texans to regain their independence.