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Washington is not the only state with a fringe separatist movement. I give you, The Republic Of Texas ladies and gentlemen.

Yes, my current state of residence once was its own nation, and these loons have been around for a bit, but I still find it rather hilarious. Essentially, they want the benefits of statehood without having to pay federal taxes or participate in congress. In short, I’m pretty sure they want to be Puerto Rico. Because, let’s face it, where’s the state going to come up with a reasonable currency that isn’t the dollar? What about military protection? Trade? Yeah…idiots.

The more interesting Texas tidbit is that, purportedly, there’s a provision that allows for Texas to be broken up into five (four?) separate states with the agreement of the state legislature and congress. That’s what all the Texans think, anyway, and it may or may not be true. Law students, this sounds like a job for you! Finding out, I mean, not splitting Texas into bits. [UPDATE: It’s True!. Hattip: Danimal]

  1. Timothy says:


  2. Danimal says:

    You’re just lucky I was wondering the same thing a few weeks ago.

  3. Timothy says:

    Dan: finding shit so I don’t have to.

  4. Danimal says:


    Why bother when other law students have already gone there? Crescat Sententia has some illumination on the question here:

  5. Ashley says:

    You might want to check this out too:

  6. Ian says:

    If any state in the union could become its own country, it’s Texas. And unlike Cascadia, the Republic of Texas might actually be a livable place.

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