Will “Texit” be the New “Brexit?”
Minutes following the historic vote in which Britains powerfully and unexpectedly voted to take their country back from the Eurocrats in the European Union, citizens in Texas, the only American state to be a nation, began to light up the internet with cries of #Texit. Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836 and became a constitutional republic, what America is supposed to be.
Texit, a growing grassroots movement in Texas to peacefully secede from the overbearing controlist rulers in Washington, D.C., also known as the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM), is seeing the Brexit movement as a precursor to Texas independence.
Texan Daniel Miller, a leader in the movement to free Texas from D.C. bureaucrats, officially called for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to support the movement for the Lone Star State to secede from the U.S.
“It is past time that the people of Texas had their say on our continued relationship with the Union and its sprawling Federal bureaucracy,” said Daniel Miller, President of the TNM.
“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.”
“For over a decade the TNM has been on the forefront of calling out the overreach of and abuse of Texas by the Federal Government. Unlike the professional complainers in the political class we have proposed the only solution to this problem – Texas independence. It is past time that the Governor and the rest of the Legislature respond to the large number of Texans who want their say on the matter and give us a vote.”
“There are a lot of people asking, ‘if Brexit why not Texit?’” Texan Daniel Miller, a leader in the Texit Movement recently told The Guardian. “I do talk with some folks over there on a pretty regular basis that are involved in UKIP and the Conservative party.”
So, can we #TEXIT now?
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"You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas." -Davy Crockett #Texit
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Daniel Miller told news.com.au following the historic Brexit vote last night that many of the Brits complaints about the EU are parallel to those being voiced by Texans with the unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.
“Those similarities draw attention to the larger issue of self-government and, more specifically, to the TNM’s efforts to make Texas independence a reality,” he said.
Mr. Miller says the core reason for the movement is a firm belief that the best people to govern Texas are the people of Texas, as opposed to the Washington-based federal government.
“At this moment, we don’t enjoy that right,” he said. “The vast majority of the laws, rules and regulations that affect the people of Texas are created by the political class or unelected bureaucrats in Washington.”
He said Washington DC was making a lot of decisions on behalf of the state, without having their support in doing so.
Miller said that he believes the situation between the two is practically identical, saying one only needs to replace the “EU with the “US”, “Brussels” with “Washington”, and to throw in a Texan drawl.
In 2003, Texas passed a state law requiring students to pledge allegiance daily to the Texas flag as well as the U.S. flag.
Texas nationalists are trying to start "Texit" now
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Miller and his group, which has 260,000 supporters, correctly argue that Texas never gave up its sovereignty when it joined the U.S. The same could be said of the other states who created the federal government — not the other way around.
Texit is not a matter of “if” but of “when,” he said.