Texas to succeed from the Union?

Michael Johnson
4 min readJan 27, 2021
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Kyle Biedermann of Texas has a petition and filed the HB1359 act for a referendum. He is not alone, the Texas Nationalist Movement has been active for years with a strong following.

“The Texas Independence Referendum Act is a piece of proposed legislation that will give Texans the ability to vote on becoming an independent, self-governing, nation-state. The most comprehensive piece of self-determination legislation ever introduced in any State of the United States, it is modeled after the UK Referendum Act and the Scottish Referendum Act, as well as previous proposals submitted by the TNM.

There’s obviously a level of disbelief from some corners this has any chance of success, or what other states might do to follow. Below is a borrowed analysis. Regardless of perceived success, this is not a trivial issue nor one to be ignored.

Below is some analysis from a friend. Will other states follow suit? The previous Texas Lawsuit contesting election results to the Supreme Court was joined by 17 states.

Attorneys general of seventeen additional states — Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia — filed a joint brief on December 9 supporting Texas



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