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Ep. 76 Justin Clark Explains the Baltic Strategy for Restoring the Republic of Texas

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Justin Clark explains the intriguing strategy of a committed group of Texans to restore the sovereignty of their Republic: Like the Baltic states did with respect to the Soviet Union, argue to the UN that Texas has been occupied by a foreign power.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast "Contra Krugman."


  1. Caleb Waters on 11/12/2019 at 7:03 PM

    Good episode—I love this topic.

    Not to demean anybody working toward Texas independence, but I do not believe the Republic of Texas organization is an effective vehicle for moving that cause forward. They’ve had numerous run-ins with the law, and their legal theories are suspect to say the least. I think the more effective strategy is that promoted by the Texas Nationalist Movement (headed by Daniel Miller, who would be a great podcast guest by the way), which is essentially political in nature—obtain a statewide referendum on independence, similar to the Scottish independence referendum. Winning that referendum would give secessionists massive political influence, allowing them to apply pressure both to the state and federal governments to allow Texas to peacefully secede.

  2. Woodrow Parfrey on 11/12/2019 at 8:01 PM

    Episode 76, in which Bob recreates the awkwardness of WKRP Season 1 Episode 6, “Bailey’s Show,” in which Dr. Johnny Fever interviews Dr. Hyman Monroe. It seems so legit going in. And then the guest begins to explain…

  3. Bob Murphy Show Twin Spin on 11/16/2019 at 8:44 PM

    […] ep 76 I interview Justin Clark on the “Baltic Strategy” for Texas nationhood, and in ep 77 I interview Rob Bradley on […]

  4. Tel on 11/18/2019 at 10:33 PM

    The Texas Land Commissioner is an elected office, and not only maintains full continuity, but regards preservation of history as a fundamental part of the job.

    The GLO’s mission statement is: “The Texas General Land Office serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and all people of Texas by preserving their history, protecting their environment, expanding economic opportunity, and maximizing state revenue through innovative administration and prudent stewardship of state lands and resources.”

    According to office’s website, the land commissioner is the oldest, continuous elected position in Texas history. Established in 1836, the office predates the governor and all other state executive positions.

  5. The NAPster on 11/19/2019 at 4:06 PM

    I really enjoy hearing about innovative ways to break up the US, but my main concern about this strategy is that it relies on UN recognition, and the US government exerts significant control over the UN. Perhaps if Trump wins in 2020, then he’ll continue pissing off so many other nations that the UN will gleefully recognize the Republic of Texas as the proverbial stick in the US government’s eye.

  6. Tate on 11/20/2019 at 9:06 PM

    I would imagine that in most cases, if an Idahoan identifies as being from the US to a foreigner, it’s not because they identify more with the US than Idaho, but because they’re concerned that foreigners won’t know where Idaho is.

    • LP on 11/24/2019 at 8:24 PM

      Aye, that’s a large part of it. Part of it is linguistic. “Texan” flows nicely, “Idahoan” less so, and “Washingtonian” is just terrible (plus gets confused with DC too easily). I never say “I’m American”, but saying “I’m from Washington” is not ideal (not to mention, those of us on the East side would much rather be in the state of Jefferson).

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