• The republic State of Texas is a ratified constitutional republican form of government in Texas controlled by We the People, who are the participants in the ratifying body politic;
• The ratifying body politic of Texas is known as The First Estate of Texas (other states may refer to this group as an Assembly);
• Becoming a participant in the First Estate of Texas is a necessary step to achieving self government;
• The First Estate of Texas is made up of We the People, also known as Sovereign-Souls-on-the-Dry-Land in Texas, Texians, who come together and enter into a solemn compact with one another.
For a more in depth explanation, please review the "Clarification on First Estates, Republics, and Diffused Sovereignty Here in Texas 26 December 2011" by the Secretary of State, Chaplain Raymond.
The First Estate has it's own website: Republic Keepers, http://www.republickeepers.org