Inside the controversial secession movement that wants their home state to be independent
Before it was annexed by the United States in 1845, the Republic of Texas had been an independent state for 10 years. Now, a group of Texans calling themselves 'Texians' claim their country never actually lost its sovereignty and have formed a volunteer alternative government, complete with its own mint.
RTD travels to Austin, the state capital, to meet Republic of Texas Senator Bob Wilson and Land Commissioner Ed Brannum, who make the legal case as to why they still consider Texas independent and explain their different approach to governing, based on Texans’ famous self-reliance. Watch 'The Republic of Texas' and decide for yourself if they're right in arguing that minimal government can heal the United States’ social ills?