Senator Ted Cruz made remarks to Texas A&M students that Texas should secede if Democrats “fundamentally destroy the country,” but thinks Texas isn’t ready because Texas is keeping the country from “going off the cliff.”
“We’re not there yet, and if there comes a point where it’s hopeless, then I think we take NASA, we take the military, we take the oil,” the Republican added. “I think Texas has a responsibility to the country, and I’m not ready to give up on America.”
While Senator Cruz gives America hope with his empty promises of Texit, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in 2006 that Texas has no constitutional right to secede.
“If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, ‘one Nation, indivisible.’),” Scalia wrote.
The 1845 Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States also makes it clear that Texas can choose to divide itself into a maximum of five new states; however, it does not say that the state as a whole can disassociate itself from the U.S.
Still, Senator Cruz even thinks that podcast host Joe Rogan might be the President of Texas.
It’s also safe to speculate that there would be no vaccine mandates in the new Texas, since Cruz says the government is using Big Bird as propaganda to protect children from COVID-19 infections.