Texas GOP Chair, Allen West, has boldly suggested that “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution” after the Supreme Court tossed out a Texas-led case to contest the 2020 presidential election results. After this, State Representative for District 73, Kyle Biedermann, claiming that “the federal government is out of control” announced that “he is committing to file legislation this session that will allow a referendum to give Texans a vote for the State of Texas to reassert its status as an independent nation.”
Why should we deny Texans such a right? Why should they be controlled by President-elect, Joe Biden? After all, they didn’t vote for him, they voted for Trump! You might suggest that Texas is part of the United States and thus must be bound to the election results of the entire country. But if Texas doesn’t want to be governed by someone democratically elected by the other states, why should they be forced to? If it’s truly just for Texans to be ruled by those elected by other states, where does one draw the line? The United States has chosen not to be ruled by those elected by other people across the globe. Must we force them to become part of a global democracy? If so, America should be ruled by those who would likely be elected by a global majority; Maybe Narendra Modi of India or Xi Jinping of China whose combined constituents make up over 34% of the world’s population.
Just as the patriots of the United States sought to relieve themselves of the rule of King George in the American Revolution, Texans have that same right to do so from Joe Biden. As the Declaration of Independence states:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Biedermann is doing just that for Texans.
If Texans find it necessary to dissolve their political bands with the United States, let them. They didn’t vote for Joe Biden and there’s no good reason to force them to stay and be governed by him. Let Texans Texit.