A group calling themselves “The Republic of Texas” believes that what the rest of us consider one of the United States is actually still an independent country.
The group meets regularly to discuss how to get Texas to peacefully secede from the USA. They claim to have no violent intent toward the US government, so they were completely shocked when the FBI, along with state and local authorities raided their recent meeting and searched and fingerprinted 60 members of the group, confiscating computers and cell phones.
The “President of The Republic of Texas,” John Jarnecke said;
“As if dangerous criminals, many of the Texian (sic) people — generally seniors of respected middle-class business, farming, broadcasting, engineering, scientific, health, veterans and faith-based backgrounds — were one-by-one physically searched on their person and in their vehicles, finger printed, detained and then had their personal belongings and property searched and seized.”
Jarnecke and the group are angry that their constitutional right to assemble was violated (Wait… which constitution? The Republic of Texas constitution?) So what reason could the feds have to raid this peaceful group of old Texans harmlessly daydreaming about a free and independent Texas?
The Republic of Texas will rise again! ...After lunch and a good nap.
Well, according to the feds a member of the group calling themselves a “Chief Justice” had sent homemade subpoenas to an actual attorney and a (real) Texas state court judge ordering them to appear at hearings at the “International Common Law Court Of The Republic of Texas” in Bryan, Texas. Whoops!
Apparently the judge had been involved in group member Susan Cammak's home foreclosure. She signed the phony court summons that was sent to the state judge. Kerry County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer who operated the raid on the group told reporters;
“You can’t just let people go around filing false documents to judges trying to make them appear in front of courts that aren’t even real courts.”
You history buffs will know that The Republic of Texas did exist as its own nation from 1836 until 1846. Texas gained independence from Mexico with the Treaties of Velasco. It’s this treaty that the modern day “Republic of Texas” group claims is still valid, thus making Texas an independent country and not legally part of the United States. The US, annexed Texas in 1846, the Mexican- American war happened, yada, yada, yada, the Cowboys won a bunch of Superbowls in the 90’s.
Watch this great documentary on The Republic of Texas movement here:
Source: Raw Story
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