In this week’s episode, we first review the most recent Texas news, including the upcoming impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton and Greg Abbott’s school choice-focused special session. These topics are dominating the Texas politics news cycle. Still, it’s important to point out how very little real attention or credence is given to the enormous political ripple effects that will occur after the fact.
Furthermore, we touch on how the Mexican government is suing Greg Abbott for actually doing something in response to illegal immigration.
Last, we deep dive into what TEXIT opponents think is the ‘wooden stake’ in the heart of Texas independence: Texas v. White. This 1868 Supreme Court case is widely quoted by TEXIT opponents left, right, and center.
With our independence on the line, it has never been more important to unpack the meaning of this case through the lens of history and our founding documents.
This is an episode you won’t want to miss:
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/367WK7wXUqmpBFj5zwVpfE?si=27dbc1187dcf4947
Texas v. White is a Supreme Court case that, at face value, says Texas can’t leave the union. This case at first pertained to paper bonds but then became about actual physical bonds within the “perpetual union,” a term never used in the US Constitution.
Opponents to TEXIT hoist Texas v. White on a pedestal, but I can guarantee that 99% have never even read the case, and trust me, context matters.
Texas v. White became not just about bonds but an opportunity to retroactively approve the legality of the actions taken by the federal government. The legal and logical gymnastics to get to this decision is astounding.
If you take Texas v. White at face value, the entire logic is based on the loose connection of the Articles of Confederation to the preamble of the Constitution.
As we go through this fight for TEXIT, we will hear about Texas v. White all the time, so it is essential to know the history and facts surrounding the matter.
Lastly, to make your voice on TEXIT heard, don’t forget to sign our petition and share it with your friends and family like crazy. You have an opportunity right now to put TEXIT on the ballot for the primary in March 2024. Sign by clicking here.
We also ask you to save a date in November for our very own TEXIT Con! More details to follow in the coming weeks.