There are some good points made in this piece from the Texas Nationalist blog. The writer addresses some of the most commonly-used arguments against Texas independence, or secession generally.
For example: "This was settled in 1865. The Civil War is over."
I've heard that one countless times, as I'm sure many of you have, also.
And this brilliant one: ''Secession is illegal.''
A variation of this one, in my experience is ''They wouldn't let us.'' How do you get past that mentality, the idea that ''They'' must give us permission?
However, the writer loses me when he approaches the 'social construct', the elephant in the room. The response to this issue is the standard 'respectable' colorblind dogma: we welcome all; we are a multiracial group, etc. etc. Which is understandable, given that we live in a society, which, while professing ''freedom of association'', has criminalized the very idea. Exclusivity is bad, per se, regardless of the reasons for it.
But if Texas were to become an independent nation, as it was at its beginnings, it would then, based on those all-inclusive, multicultural principles, be just a cousin to the present system under which we live. Would that be worth the effort and the struggle, to replace Propositional America, come-one-come-all, with Propositional Texas? That is not what my Texas patriot ancestors would have stood for.
It's the same story with the ''take back America'' Republicans. The America they would establish, should they 'take it back' would be just a paler copy of the current system, just with smaller government, lower taxes, and so on. The troublesome issue that lies at the heart of most of our problems (including an overbearing centralized government, uncontrolled spending, taxes, crime, etc.) would remain unaddressed and festering under another multicultural 'Propositional America.''
It would be change without rectifying the underlying and urgent problems. All because people are so in thrall to this politically correct ideology.