Yawn.. That Texas secession nonsense is being talked about again

In the wake of the Brexit vote, one of our native flora, the Texas wingnut, has burst into bloom again, reviving the widely believed urban legend that a wholly mythical treaty between the United States and the Republic of Texas facilitating the admission of Texas to the Union contained a provision allowing it to secede at some future date. Even former Gov. Rick Perry made statements a few years ago indicating that he believed the myth, which I understand is actually taught as historical fact in some Texas schools.

The notion is so deeply embedded in the minds of a large minority of Texans that it keeps popping up periodically, The last time it made an appearance was during the Scottish independence referendum campaign in 2014.

But it's still not true. Sorry, unpatriotic Texans. You're stuck with the United States of America.


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