"Texas can take better care of itself than Washington,” said Lauren Savage, vice president of the movement. “We are here to raise interest in the Legislature of the possibility of secession to cure the ills of America.”
Members are demanding that state lawmakers introduce a bill that would allow Texans to vote on whether to declare independence.
Fed up with federal mandates, the burden of unsustainable taxes and disregarded votes, members say secession has been a long time coming.
“This is a cake that’s been baking for 85 years,” said Cary Wise, membership director of the Texas Nationalist Movement. “All this administration has done is light the candles.”
Of all the states, Texas is probably the best prepared to resume life as an independent nation. The referendum is a great idea, and I hope they do it; but Texas will still have some ducks to line up before it is prepared to go out on its own.