'Republic of Texas' says they are a government, not a movement
You’ve heard about the people who want Texas to secede from the Union, but there is another group out there that wants Texas’ independence. And they go about their business just a bit differently.
They call themselves the Republic of Texas. They meet once a month and they are hoping to go to the International Court of Justice at The Hague to get their case heard. They have elected officials, though many positions remain open right now. Senator Bob Wilson told KTRH his movement is much different than Daniel Miller's Texas Nationalist movement.
“They are not a government. They are just a movement. We’re a government. We don’t collect dues, taxes or anything else,” Wilson said.
Wilson says his government believes that Texas never legally joined the United States.
“The Republic of Texas was a nation. And when they put it to sleep by lying to the people it was still a nation,” Wilson explained.
Historian Mike Campbell told KTRH that Wilson and his group are wrong.
“I don’t mean to be ugly about it, but this is just wrong-headed stuff,” Campbell told KTRH.
Wilson disagrees, and says his goal is independence. But Campbell says there’s a simple reason that it will never happen.
Campbell asked, “Do you think that Texans today want to pay taxes for their own military, air traffic controllers, border control and highways?”
Wilson, for his part doesn’t see it that way.
“It’s going to come home to roost. There will be an economic collapse. If and when that happens there will be a government in place to maintain order and to maintain the prosperity that people in Texas are used to,” Wilson explained.