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<p>According to the NBC report, “Following President Joe Biden’s victory in November, GOP officials from <a href=”https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wyoming-gop-chairman-secession-cheney-votes-impeach-trump” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>Wyoming</a> to <a href=”https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-prem-ne-republican-leadership-conspiracies-20210201-opna5vuc7zgwrmazvhj4ajxlda-story.html” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>Florida</a> to <a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/11/mississippi-secede-election-republican/” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>Mississippi</a> have floated the idea, claiming that the time for a national fracturing may be near,” with the columnist writing that Texas has moved to the forefront of the secession movement after “a Texas state lawmaker — one who attended the Capitol rally <a href=”https://ktxs.com/news/local/representative-who-filed-texit-bill-clears-up-what-it-means” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>on Jan. 6 and claimed</a> it was ‘the most amazing day’ — recently filed the first serious secession bill the country has seen since the Civil War.”</p><p>That bill, Michael notes, received the backing of the Texas Republican Party headed by former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) who served one term in the U.S. House, and the bill will likely be voted on the Texas legislature this year.</p><p>According to the columnist, “Bright Line Watch, a group of researchers from places like Dartmouth University, the University of Rochester, and University of Chicago, <a href=”http://brightlinewatch.org/american-democracy-at-the-start-of-the-biden-presidency/” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>noted in a study released earlier in February</a>, one-third of Republicans said they support secession,” and that a Texas secession Facebook page is being “saturated” with suggestions.</p><p>”Just like so much of Trumpian America, secession in places like Texas is rooted in a combination of nativism, xenophobia and white racial grievance,” the report states adding the Facebook page contains, “<a href=”https://ibb.co/qCtL7Pr” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>fantasies</a> of forcing Democrats to leave the state, seizing their property and forcing them to ‘convert’ (to what is unclear). Just like the Confederates before them, this modern secessionist ethos is rooted at least in large part in maintaining white supremacy and authoritarian governance, regardless of the costs.”</p><p>The author adds that a secession attempt, that is both unlikely <a href=”https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/teaching-resources-for-historians/sixteen-months-to-sumter/newspaper-index/dubuque-herald/can-a-state-constitutionally-secede” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>as well as illegal</a>, could blow up in the faces of the pro-Trump supporters.</p><p>”For instance, if Texas somehow managed to declare independence in the near future,” Michael wrote, “rather than simply carrying on with the <em>status quo ante,</em> as many secessionists and increasing numbers of Republicans appear to assume, any independence push would presumably shut off the federal tap, which <a href=”https://rockinst.org/issue-areas/fiscal-analysis/balance-of-payments-portal/” rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>currently sends Texas tens of billions of dollars more than it receives from the state</a>. A successful secession push would likewise (and presumably) send industry, spooked by political instability, <a href=”https://www.ft.com/content/7ba064e4-3a61-11e4-bd08-00144feabdc0″ rel=”noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”>scattering</a>, gutting Texas’s vibrant economy.”</p><p>You can <a href=”https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/pro-trump-republican-secession-rhetoric-texas-elsewhere-more-punchline-ncna1259016″ target=”_blank”>read more here</a>.</p>

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