Republic of Texas forms Ellis County chapter
By 07/10/2003 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - Talk of abiding by the Constitution was the basis of a recent Republic of Texas meeting at Golden Corral.
The Republic of Texas garnered national attention in 1997 when members were involved in a standoff in the West Texas mountain town of Fort Davis.
However, RT leaders are quick to point out the group is not anti-government, and is different from the old group.
'We are not trying to dissolve the government,' said RT Vice President Ed Bran-num.
'We are trying to place the real government back in the hands of the people. The people's present corporate government they have now has left the people.
'The people no longer have control of their government.'
About 30 people attended the June 28 meeting to hear presentations by RT members, some of which are 'cabinet' officials within the provisional
'The U.S. Constitution does not allow for the United States of America to take another country into its realm without a treaty,' Brannum said.
'There is not and never has been a treaty of annexation to take the nation of the republic of Texas. The only one presented to Congress was voted down in the senate by a 3 to 1 margin.'
Brannum said courts have refused to hear the RT's case for 'lack of jurisdiction.'
'This means the republic of Texas is a sovereign nation with real live people and the courts of corporate government today can not hear a case from live people,' he said.
'The ex-Attorney General Dan Morales publicly stated he was going to put all the RT leaders in jail in 1996.
'Guess where he is now?'
Morales was recently indicted on charges he misused campaign funds.
'The media is always trying to make it look like we are anti-government, when in fact we are trying to reinstall a government that has always been by the people and for the people,' Brannum said.
For more information on the Republic of Texas, or its Ellis County chapter, visit http://www.republic-of-texas.net.