TEXIT

Will an independent Texas place tariffs on imported agricultural products?

As it stands now, Texas has no authority to negotiate tariff rates while within the union. In fact, the vast majority of current trade agreements negotiated by the federal government are beneficial to a handful of economic sectors within Texas and detrimental to the rest. Texas will negotiate both bilateral and multilateral trade deals with…

Do we have legislation ready to file for a TEXIT vote?

Yes. Amazingly, the legislation required to initiate a Texit referendum is incredibly simple when contemplating the large impact it will have. The text of the legislation is below. The Texas Independence Referendum Act A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT to make provision for the holding of a referendum on whether Texas should reassert its…

What will happen immediately after a TEXIT vote?

Parties and celebrating. Lots of celebrating. Beyond that, we have to begin the process of operating as an independent, self-governing nation. Contrary to the doomsday predictions of those who oppose Texit, in the immediate aftermath of an affirmative Texas independence vote, things continue as they have until they don’t. The mail gets delivered. The trash…

What will happen to all of the U.S. military bases after TEXIT?

Texas is currently home to 15 military installations with an economic impact of around $150 billion. However, the military installations account for only $14 billion in federal payroll spending in Texas. In addition, there are currently more than 118,000 Texans on active duty status across all branches of the military. These are not insignificant figures….

How do we avoid losing our independence vote like Scotland did in 2014?

Leading up to the passage of the referendum bill and through to the actual vote, the debate will be vigorous. However, until there is a vote, there will be no honest debate on the issue of Texit. To quote Weston Martinez, “You have to have the vote to have the conversation.” Ultimately, the success or…

Will illegal immigrants be offered amnesty after TEXIT?

One of the biggest concerns for Texans continues to be immigration and border security. The federal government has consistently shot down any attempt by Texans to fix the problem of illegal immigration by claiming it falls under the US government’s totalitarian umbrella. The federal government fails to allocate resources to protect the border and even…

What will happen to Texans serving in the United States military after Texit?

There are already federal policies in place that governs non-citizens in the military. Every year, more than 8,000 non-citizens enlist in the United States armed forces. In addition, because of existing international treaties, citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Palau are allowed to enlist and regularly do…

How do we get a vote on TEXIT?

There is no existing statutory framework in Texas law specifically for conducting an independence referendum. There doesn’t have to be. All the pieces are currently there. They just have to be assembled in the one place where it matters―the Texas Legislature. This comes in the form of a standard bill. It’s important to note that…

Will Texas be divided into states after TEXIT?

Texas will not be divided into separate states as a result of Texit. Texas is a unitary nation-state and, as such, does not need to be divided. This question often comes from the misconception that the 50 states of the United States are collectively a unitary nation-state. It isn’t. It’s a political union of 50…

How will Texas handle immigration?

Texans are not opposed to sensible immigration. In fact, Texas celebrates the diversity that immigration brings. What Texans do want, however, is for those who emigrate to do so properly and in a manner consistent with the needs of Texas. On the issue of immigration, Texas has always sought a sustainable equilibrium. It is reasonable…