It looks like Texas might finally make good on their constant threats to secede from America after this election.
According to a press release from the pro-secession Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM), the Platform Committee of the Texas Republican Party voted to put a resolution up for a vote at this week's GOP convention. The resolution calls for Texans to vote on whether or not the state should secede from the United States and become its own nation.
It went through with a 2/3rd vote, and this will go down in history as the first time in the state's 171-year history that they will actually vote on this issue.
“We have said this for years. The people of Texas want an open debate and a vote on the issue of independence. None more so than Texas Republicans,” TNM President Daniel Miller said. “We have met some great Texans at this convention who have no previous connection with the TNM but are firm in their belief that the best people to govern Texas are Texans.”
As Mother Jones points out, this has always been a romantic notion if nothing else, particularly among the Texas Republicans in the state. In a 2009 rally, then-Governor Rick Perry said what many Texans usually half-jokingly think when they disagree with progressive ideas being passed by federal government bodies: Texas will secede if “Washington continues to thumb their noses at the American people.”
The likelihood of this coming to fruition is minimal at best—but then again, that’s what people said about Donald Trump when he first announced he was running for president, so who knows?
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