(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Monday a Texas state lawmaker filed a bill to have voters in the state decide in a referendum whether they want to secede from the United States. The measure is known as the TEXIT Referendum act, and if successful would reassess whether Texas should once again become an independent nation. The referendum would be scheduled on the date of the next general election on Nov. 7, 2023.

In his statement, Rep. Bryan Slaton (R), wrote that the Texas Constitution clearly specifies that all political power is with the people of the state. He adds that following the abuses of the rights and liberties of the people of Texas by the federal government, it is important for Texans to be given an opportunity to make their voices heard.

The same bill had been filed in March 2021, by Slaton and a group of Texas lawmakers, however, it had been unsuccessful to receive either a hearing or a vote.

In his statement, Slaton said that he was filing the bill on the 187th anniversary of the fall of Alamo. He added that “Texas was born out of a desire for liberty and self-governance, and that desire continues to burn in the hearts of all Texans.”

The Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM), which aims to help Texas gain its independence, has claimed that the bill filing is “great news”

The bill comes two weeks after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) came under fire for her call for a “national divorce” that is a full separation of the red and blue states. Greene also called for a reduction in the federal government. These comments were met with a lot of criticism from people on both sides.

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