«Self-determination is no less legitimate for Texans today
than it was for Texans in 1836 or for Americans in 1776.»
Texas Secede bumper stickers are available again! (here)
"Texas is a free and independent State ... All political power is inherent in the
people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government
in such manner as they might think proper."
— Texas Constitution (1876)
"When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived...[it is] the inherent and inalienable right of the people to...abolish such government, and create another in its stead..."
— Texas Declaration of Independence (1836)
"Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed...
Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the
pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it...
It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide
new guards for their future security."
— American Declaration of Independence (1776)