The Texas Railroad Commission Chairman loves the Lone Star State so much that he says he has devoted much of his public sector career to preparing the state to secede from the union if necessary.

Barry Smitherman, who is seeking the Republican nomination for attorney general, is worried about how America’s economic instability will affect the rest of the country, but he has no qualms about the fate of Texas because of its isolationist practices. According to him, Texas has all of the resources needed to become independent of the rest of the country.

“We are uniquely situated because we have energy resources, fossil and otherwise, and our own independent electrical grid,” Smitherman told World Net Daily. “Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, and I think we want to continue down that path so that if the rest of the country falls apart, Texas can operate as a stand-alone entity with energy, food, water and roads as if we were a closed-loop system.”

Smitherman said that as a Texas official, it was his duty to prepare the state for a future possibly without the rest of the country.

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