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Texas GOP Considers Leaving USA: Would Donald Trump Build A Wall Around Lone Star Republic & Make Texas Pay For It?

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:45:11 Z)

The movement toward Texas secession from the Union is growing among Texas Republicans, with a possible vote at the GOP's state convention next month, according to the Houston Chronicle.

This raises a big question: If the Lone State State reverts to the independent republic status it held before 1845, would Donald Trump still build his wall? If so, where?

Wouldn't he be concerned about Texans crossing into the United States to rape American women, steal American jobs and force American teens to use heroin?

The Texas-Mexico border is 1,254 miles of the 1,900-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border, which would leave just over 600 miles for a Trump wall along the the southern borders of New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Would President Trump fulfill his wall promise by constructing it along the 1,500 miles of the Texas Republic's border with New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana?

And would Trump make Texas pay for it?

The Texas Nationalist Movement convinced 22 local GOP conventions to pass resolutions calling for a secession debate at the May 2016 Republican state convention.

But the Houston Chronicle downplays the chances of Texas secession being supported by the full state party:

A party committee will consider the resolutions for debate on the floor of the state GOP convention in Dallas May 12-14. The volume of independence resolutions -- from which party leaders are quick to distance themselves -- increases the possibility they could be approved for discussion, though the notion of secession would certainly be shot down swiftly on the convention floor.

Texas secession could be a problem for Lone Star favorite son Ted Cruz. He would become ineligible to be U.S. president unless he renounced his Texas citizenship, as he did his Canadian citizenship.

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after a 26-year career with CNN. He mainly covers entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosts a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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