Texas Official: State Actively Preparing to Become an Independent Nation


Barry Smitherman, head of the powerful Texas Railroad Commission and is seeking to be the state's next Attorney General, made waves last week with comments about economic collapse, energy policy and the future. However, those things only led up to a much bigger statement: "We have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an 'island nation' if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system."

In an interview with WND, Smitherman added that Texas is "uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid."

"This was one of my goals at the Utility Commission, and it is one my goals currently as chairman of the Railroad Commission," Smitherman said. "That's why I stress so vehemently oil and gas production, permitting turnaround times, and everything that enables the industry to produce as much as it can, as quickly as it can."

Texas Railroad Commission head Barry Smitherman

Texas Railroad Commission head Barry Smitherman

Smitherman also said that Texas has "been very strong leading in the charge against the Obama administration."

Though Smitherman did not use the term "secession," it seems clear that Texas is at least making preparations so that it can stand, should other states around it fall. I think this is a wise thing. They see the real problems coming and are seeking to deal with them at the state level rather than allow the problems to overtake them.

“We have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.”

I have at least one question regarding Texas. How is Texas dealing with their southern border and the influx of illegals pouring into the state? That seems to be just as much a threat as the other things Mr. Smitherman mentions in the interview.

I also have a question as to what other states are doing, if anything, to prepare for what is obviously on the horizon.

Following the re-election (which I believe was filled with fraud) of Barack Obama in 2012, people from all 50 states signed petitions to secede from the Union. The petitions garnered enough signatures, that shortly after, the White House raised the minimum signatures for response to petitions from 25,000 to 100,000. The Obama administration took its time in responding to those petitions and essentially sidestepped the issue, having Jon Carson respond with "But as much as we value a healthy debate, we don't let that debate tear us apart."

I don't think it's debate that is tearing this country apart. It's policies that are doing that. While Carson attempted to wax eloquently about secession and the Union, I think the Obama administration fails to realize that those petitions were merely a "shot across the bow." Smitherman is indicating that preparation is being made for the real deal by at least one state. My guess is that if Texas is doing this, there are other states quietly doing it as well.

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  • Bob_Oscar

    I am already here...enthusiastically support #TheRepublicofTexas Its getting closer...the sounds of distant thunder is getting closer by the day...

    http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles/00/company.html

  • madman

    I will consider moving there.

  • Dan Williams

    As a Texan, I am ready to support secession. We will need our own currency along with an improved fresh water supply. There are some other hurdles that we will have to overcome too. With ancestors that fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, I am in for the duration.

    • http://www.acim.org/ oCCor

      Dan, my plan is exactly to head to Texas. Taking care of my aging Father is my priority at present. To uproot him now after 25 years living in his home in Georgia is not in the picture. I will bring my knowledge and ability's to ensure my self sufficiency.

      If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. This is not my only forte, I have many ways to support myself and family and am a teacher of my skills by nature. From auto repair to plumbing to home repairs. To make something work again with the parts available offshore while miles from the beach, is what has kept me alive and self supporting for many years.
      I rely on no one. I accept help when offered, and give help when asked...

  • Warfighter

    Folks,

    With ALL that is going on, both REAL, and CONTRIVED BY THE GLOBALISTS, so as to DISTRACT and DEFER our focus from the REAL THREATS AT HAND...I am reminded of the words of General Emiliano Zapata, who said "It is better to DIE ON YOUR FEET, than TO LIVE ON YOUR KNEES"

    General Zapata was one of the military leaders of the Mexican resistance to the TYRANNY of Spanish rule in Mexico. Much like our own Texian heroes, Lamar, Bowie, Fannin, Houston, Austin, Travis, and those brave souls at Gonzalez, who told a numerically superior Mexican force, under the command of the TYRANT Santa Ana, to "Come and Take It" when their sole defensive weapon, an old cannon was the target of Santa Ana's army.

    THEY STOOD UP, REFUSED TO BACK DOWN, COWBOYED UP, AND KICKED @$$ IN DEFENSE OF THEIR FREEDOM, AND WAY OF LIFE!!!

    DO WE DARE DO ANY DIFFERENT???

    Folks...MAKE NO MISTAKE....IT HAS ONCE AGAIN COME TO THAT!!

    IF WE ARE TO REMAIN FREE, THEN WE MUST BE WILLING TO STAND FAST, KICK @$$, AND TAKE NAMES IN DEFENSE OF OUR FREEDOMS!!

    It comes down to this question....When they KICK DOWN YOUR DOOR TO CONFISCATE YOUR GUNS, AND ROUND YOU UP FOR CAMP FEMA....WILL YOU COWER AND SUBMIT...OR WILL YOU STAND FAST, KICK @$$, AND GO DOWN FIGHTING IF NEED BE, TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS?

    Think about it!!

    • http://www.acim.org/ oCCor

      As the pilots in Star Wars were about to drop the bomb down the shaft to blow up the Death Star, with sh!t blowing up all around them and their own fighters being knocked down the lead pilot repeated " Stay On Target "

      Mr. Heston once said "... From My Cold Dead Hands"
      I agree with Mr Heston.

  • JohnGaltTexas

    Only problem is, the influx of liberal vermin is beginning to take its toll just like Colorado, Oklahoma and the rest of the midwest. These morons are like termites, after they've eaten their way through their own home, they move on to eat yours too. Texas also needs to tell the traitors in the Fed to F*-off and close the border ourselves.

  • Bambucha

    Texans, fear your 'neighbors'; actually liberals in Rino clothing. Your borders are too porous and illegals will be a constant drag as will be the democrats within your folds. Good luck, God Bless.

  • Herman L. McCloud

    I agree with many other people that if Texas becomes a nation of it's own then I'm
    going to Texas, I absolutely refuse to support a country which has gone to hell with
    political crooks, traders and dictators, I only hope that other states wake up and realize what is happening to this country through political greed, lies, contempt and immoralities which seems to be taking priority from our highest positions and authorities of high offices of government and trickling down to state and even local governments ruining our nation of integrities, moralities and dignities. If we the American People of this country don't wake up and change our political directions then were doomed to lose our country and our freedoms with it. We are already being targeted by a wannabe dictator whom is destroying our way of government starting with elimination of certain parts of our Constitution or rewriting certain parts to profile his own desires and interests and slowly disarming the citizens of their weapons and ammunitions to operate those weapons leaving all citizens in a self defenseless state, And if he foresees a problem or is faced with challenge to any of his desires he then bypass's all obstacles and signs into effect an executive order, See how ruthless this piss pour excuse for a president we presently have in office, Whom by the way still refuses to prove that he is even qualified for the position which he now holds, now is the time to get obama out of our government before we end of losing our government and freedom.

  • Harold

    When I was in Grad School, [70's] one of my Profs in Eco. made the observation that the Texas RR Comm. [AT THAT TIME] was considered one of the 10 most powerful Government agencies in the free world.

    Just a piece of interesting info.

  • steven paul

    Barry Soetero will be coronated first colored emperor of Texass !

  • [email protected]

    Texas may not be the only state to consider breaking away. If you look at the trampling of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights through the 20th Century to the present, it may not be as unthinkable as it once was. Other states may very well take similar measures.

    • agbjr

      Secession isn't an option however legislative nullification is, witness the Tariff of 1828. Handled properly state-level legislative nullification does work ... and the federal bureaucrats are powerless when state legislatures use it.

  • http://www.monster-island.net/ kushibo

    A newly independent Texas will run into severe water shortages on its own.