#TEXIT! Is Texas Really Seceding?

I scanned the room filled with Texans and beheld 350 faces transfixed upon a stage. People poured into the room, sitting on the floor and lining the walls as men ushered in as many extra chairs as they could find. My eyes found the front of the room as a Texas state representative sporting a TEXIT hat stepped up onto the platform. We were all there to understand one thing: "What is the Texas Independence Referendum Act?"


Texas State Representative, Kyle Biedermann, addressing a crowd in Northlake, TX, on February 5, 2021, at the "True Talk About TEXIT" event hosted by True Texas Project.

 

BY TERESA YANAROS, FEBRUARY 6, 2021


On January 26, 2021, Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann filed HB 1359, the Texas Independence Referendum Act (TIRA). In the event that the Texas Legislature passes this bill and Texas voters approve it in the 2021 election, it will not mean that Texas immediately returns to its former status as an independent republic.


Instead, it would green-light the establishment of a joint committee that would conduct an exhaustive study into the ability of Texas, as it currently stands, to function and succeed as an independent republic.


Supporters for Texas Independence love America, our flag, and our Constitution. Our grievances are not with America but with an out-of-control Federal Government.
- Kyle Biedermann


As a Texan, the quip about Texas secession has been a long-standing one, especially now that the country has taken a nosedive with the destruction of civil liberties and freedoms that are supposed to be 100 percent protected by the US Constitution.


Texans and the United States citizens alike are wondering, what would secession actually look like, and could this actually happen? TIRA is the first step toward assessing the answers to those questions.


The Practical Aspects of TIRA


TIRA must be passed by the Texas Legislature and also approved by voters in the election set for November of 2021. Once passed, it would enable the establishment of a committee that would do the following:

  • audit Texas finances to compile, organize, and understand the state's financial status

  • synthesize all data to develop a strategy for Texas to return to an independent republic status

As a Texas citizen and business owner, the goals of this bill seem not only reasonable, given the rocky financial status of our country (due in part to the global pandemic and its negative impact on our economy), but logically sound to pursue.


The goals of this bill seem not only reasonable but logically sound to pursue.


The Crux of the Issue


On one hand, it seems practical that the citizens of Texas would want to audit this information so we have access to more knowledge. It is much better to make an informed decision in any capacity over an uninformed one.


I won't sugar coat it. It's no surprise to anyone that our rights as American citizens are increasingly being stripped from us by an out-of-control federal government that censors us, prevents us from holding public meetings and attending church, and forces us to shut down our businesses.



Not to mention, the leftist mainstream media is doing a number on the American people. Especially since the protest at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, the assault on conservative values--fueled by the mainstream media--is increasingly driving families and communities apart. Too many people in this country are unaware that they are being lied to and manipulated.


The media blatantly mischaracterized the mostly non-violent protest at the Capitol and cried wolf, condemning over 800,000 people as domestic terrorists when it was a small group of people who became violent at the event. The majority of the people there were nonviolent and do not condone violence whatsoever.



Anyone who does not buy into the far-left ideology is portrayed as a dangerous terrorist. For what? For wanting to retain Christian values? For wanting to protect their families from destructive mindsets that tear our familial bonds apart?


Any perspective that is conservative in nature is being stripped from social media platforms and the mainstream media is lying on purpose to the general public as a means to manufacture consent and control the narrative. Don't take my word for it. Reviewing the increasing number of lawsuits against big tech for the censorship of conservative perspectives. Learn more about the CNN private conversations that were leaked by Project Veritas in this live stream I hosted on December 4, 2020:



Some of Biden's executive orders are further crashing the economy and destroying human rights (while the leftist mainstream media abysmally fails to skew them as beneficial for the general public).


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The totalitarian strong arm of the federal government has beyond extended past a fever pitch: we are in crisis mode.


The totalitarian strong arm of the federal government has beyond extended past a fever pitch: we are in crisis mode.

It makes perfect sense to me as a logical and rational human being that we should be proactive in our planning as a state rather than being reactive to a federal control mechanism that does not champion the rights of the people. But apparently, it's not that simple.


A No-Brainer or a No-Go?


The question becomes, why would we not pass the bill?


This is where things get interesting.


The two main objections from state representatives that I am understanding after listening to Biedermann's briefing were:

  1. opposition to the bill due to monetary concerns

  2. opposition to the bill due to fear of the federal government's response


Wait, what? Biedermann described a conversation he had with a Texas state representative who was against the bill because they were afraid of the federal government's response. When I heard this at the meeting last night, I could not help but speak out. I immediately responded, loudly:


Our state representatives should not be scared of our federal government.

There was a murmur of agreement and nods from the crowd around me. A man next to me leaned over and asked me, "Honestly, should they not be scared of us?"


Totalitarian Fear-Mongering and Control Is Only Going to Increase


Here's the deal. The situation we are in calls for advanced measures. Helping to pass this bill is part of what we need to do as citizens who care about the future of our society.


People at the TEXIT event last night are highly motivated to figure this out because they are looking to the future for their children and grandchildren. The decline of our rights now is spreading like wildfire.


By the time the world belongs to the children, what will be left?


This is why we must act.


Turning to Action To Protect Human Rights


I am a champion for human rights and place myself in the center of the conversation on free speech. To me, free speech is the most fundamental of human rights and is being attacked more than ever right now. It's all around us and this cannot be denied.



I made my way over to the stage and asked Biedermann a crucial question.


Listen to the audio here:



Here is how the conversation went down.


I'm an independent media journalist, and I have been censored on social media across the board as have many of us who are reporting on things like what happened at the Capitol. I was reporting in an unbiased fashion, and I had content removed. There are people who have been de-platformed. What can we do? I believe social media is our arena for civil discourse, and we are being censored.
- Teresa Yanaros

BIEDERMANN:


What can you do? TEXIT. [Crowd applause] TEXIT! Hey. Hey! It's only begun. Censorship has only begun. I mean every day we hear about something new coming after anybody that supported President Trump. And certainly, anybody that went to the Capitol. This is only the beginning. That's why when I announced this bill two months ago, I gave our legislature two months and no one contacted me. I guess they didn't think I had the guts to do it. Okay? But I knew two months ago we gotta get this thing out. And we can't rush it. I gave plenty of time. Now, guys, it is time to put the pedal to the metal, and let's get this out because our country is going down quicker than you can ever imagine.


YANAROS:


Well, continue letting the independent media know how we can help you as you are going forward.


BIEDERMANN:


I didn't know there was independent media, so thank you very much. I appreciate that, I'll give you my card. You can contact me. Get me on.


Closing Thoughts


When I ask my Texas state representative what I can do about the censorship of free speech and the answer is: return to an independent republic... it makes you wonder.


When I ask my Texas state representative what I can do about the censorship of free speech and the answer is: return to an independent republic... it makes you wonder.

Overall, I appreciate that we have people who are being proactive in getting ahead of future challenges by figuring out our options. How can we, as Texas citizens, reestablish our sovereignty?


The core of this is not that Texas is looking to leave the people of America. The core of this is that we, in part, are the people of America. Maybe Texas will be the state that leads the way from a corrupt federal government into a society that champions and protects the rights of the people.



I will encourage everyone to get informed about what is going on and to continue keeping a pulse on this issue and any movements by the people and for the people. Will Texas actually secede? The more important question is: how can we preserve the rights of the people against a tyrannical federal government?


Will Texas actually secede? The more important question is: how can we preserve the rights of the people against a tyrannical federal government?

Resources


Show your support for the referendum by signing the petition here. You can also sign up there to receive updates on the bill's progress.


TX State Representative Biederman encouraged citizens to send letters to the TX state representatives and share their opinions on the importance of passing this bill.


Read more about the bill and check out the frequently asked questions here.


A huge thank you to True Texas Project for hosting this event and many others that are championing free speech and human rights. Please follow them here. I will also be reporting on the True Texas Project event in April 2021, wherein James O'Keefe with Project Veritas will be speaking. Stay tuned for updates. Follow TrulyFreeSociety.com for more on these important issues.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Teresa Yanaros, a degreed journalist with a passion for uncovering the truth, has dedicated her life to investigating images and messages received through media outlets. From a young age, she has researched and presented news media through print and began expanding her reach through multi-media.

After writing a book investigating the phenomenon of modern American online spiritualism, she traveled across America, giving speeches and practical workshops on how to analyze and synthesize information. From archetypal studies to advanced truth-seeking, Teresa has presented research in areas of American pop culture, conspiracism, supernatural and paranormal studies, theology, and anthropology of online sub-cultures. Due to Teresa's experience with seeing just how deep the rabbit holes of online culture go, she is devoted to understanding the media effects of online subcultures upon their communities.


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Teresa is the founder of Truly Free Society.


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