Ive read articles for those who say its possible and those who say its not but it seems still unclear. The Texas v. White case is often trotted out to silence secessionist sentiment, but on close examination, it actually exposes the unconstitutional agenda that presumes to award the federal government, under color of law, sovereignty over the people and the states. So my question is, can Texas secede?
"Texas is a free and independent State ... All political power is inherent in the people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper."
Ã¢?? Texas Constitution (1876)
"When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived...[it is] the inherent and inalienable right of the people to...abolish such government, and create another in its stead..."
Ã¢?? Texas Declaration of Independence (1836)
"Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed... Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it... It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
Ã¢?? American Declaration of Independence (1776)