- The Texas Nationalist Movement is seeking for their own ‘Texit’ from America.
- Trump, however, said that Texas would not be allowed to leave if he were in the White House.
- Texas has continuously tried to leave the union, each time being denied by either the government itself or by officials within the state.
- Daniel Miller, the leader of the Nationalist Movement, reached out to the Governor of Texas asking for a referendum from the state.
The separation of Britain from the European Union came like a plague in the darkness of the night, no one saw it coming. Yet, ‘Brexit’ has now become the idol of other groups looking to separate, one in particular. Texas.
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That’s right, Texas is at it again, with talks about their own ‘Texit’. Once, again the secessionists from the state that birthed cowboys, armadillos, and saloons is taking a stance and claiming they want to leave America.
Trump, however, like the kid on the beach who knocks over your sandcastle, quickly killed all hopes of that. He took time out of his golf trip in Scotland to talk to reporters about the subject and said, “Texas will never do that because Texas loves me.”
For years we have been hearing the voices of Texas nationalists speaking out about seceding. So, when ‘Brexit’ got a victorious vote, they used it as wood to fuel their fire for leaving America, calling for Texas Independence. Daniel Miller the leader of the Texas Nationalist Movement created the hashtag #Texit, that went viral on Friday, as a way to welcome a vote for the seceding of Texas.
Although the separation of Britain did give a glimpse of possibility for others who are seeking separation for themselves, Trump made it clear that would not be an option if he was in the White House.
Three years ago Texas tried something similar and was told by the White House that they could not leave the union. Some are saying that this type of opposition is exactly what caused Britains ‘Brexit’ in the first place, drawing parallels between Trump and the establishment that Britain was trying to escape from.
Last month alone, the Republican Party in Texas defeated a bid to give Texas its independence at their convention.
An analyst wrote on Friday in The Texas Tribune, that Texas could legally split up into separate states, however, it could not legally secede. The analyst even went as far to quote Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, “If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede.”
That did not stop the Texas Nationalist Movement leader, Daniel Miller, from calling on the Texas Governor Greg Abbot to call for their own referendum.
“The win for Brexit opens the door for Texit by establishing, concretely, that it is possible to have an adult conversation on independence and letting the people have the final say,” Miller said.
Texas was its own country for nine years after it won it’s independence from Mexico in 1836. The secessionists say that the state is burdened by the federal government and is completely capable of surviving on their own economy without the help of America.
Either way, it doesn’t look like they will have the chance to prove it.