A RESOLUTION FOR A STATE PLEBISCITE ON THE ISSUE OF INDEPENDENCE
Whereas, The Republic of Texas originally won its independence from Mexico in 1836;
Whereas, prior to acceptance of the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States, Texas existed as an independent republic for a period of
nine years until 1845;
Whereas, upon accepting admission as one of the United States, Texas remained a free and independent State subject only to the Constitution of the
Whereas, the United States Federal Government has passed laws requiring expenditures of the State and People of Texas that are unfunded by the federal
government in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution;
Whereas, the United States Federal Government has caused the intentional devaluation of its currency with its reckless spending and borrowing
threatening the economic survival of Texas;
Whereas, the United States government has allowed the use of its authority, credit and good will for the benefit of private and foreign concerns in
violation of its own constitution;
Whereas, the United States Federal Government has repeatedly failed and refused to guard the border between the State of Texas and the country of
Mexico, which has led to and required vast expenditures by the State of Texas to protect its citizens;
Whereas, the United States Federal Government has implemented thousands of laws, mandates and agencies in violation of the United States Constitution
that have invaded the sovereignty of the State of Texas;
Whereas, Article 1 Section 1 of the State of Texas Constitution states that “the perpetuity of the union depends on the right of local
self-government unimpaired to all of the States”;
Whereas, Article 1 Section 2 of the State of Texas Constitution states that “all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments
are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit” and “they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish
their government in such manner as they may think expedient”;
Whereas, it is desirable and necessary for the Legislature to ascertain the will of the people on continued relationship between Texas and the United
States and for that message to be communicated to the United States Federal Government;
Therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Texas assembled, that a plebiscite be conducted at the next
regularly scheduled Constitutional amendment election on November 8, 2011, to determine the will of the citizens of the State of Texas regarding a
declaration of independence from the government of the United States.
Be it further Resolved that:
The vote of the citizens on the issue of independence be non-binding and advisory only.
That the results of the voting of the citizens of Texas be reported to the Governor and the sitting members of the Legislature of the State of Texas
for further consideration in accordance with the wishes of the citizens of the State of Texas.
That the results of the voting also be reported to the both houses of the United States Congress and the President of the United States.
That the wording of the issue to be placed on the ballot shall be as follows:
That the State of Texas should declare its independence from the United States of America and return to a Republican form of government as the
Republic of Texas.
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