There has been talk of Texas seceding from the union for years now, but with Britain’s recent vote to leave the European union, interest in it has been renewed.
Last Friday, Texas Gov.Greg Abbott spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity about the growing Texas secession movement, and what he said about it may surprise you.
“Candidly, Sean, what I think is that what Texans believe in is that we need the United States to be more like Texas. In fact, I believe America longs to be the way the Texas is,” Abbott said, according to Conservative Tribune, going on to say how crucial it is for nations to assert their sovereignty.
Abbott then addressed the Brexit vote.
“You brought up Brexit, this is something that’s going on not just in the United States, but this is something that’s going on across the entire globe and there’s a reason for it,” he said. “Sovereignty is a key component of a nation and we’ve seen the United States, we’ve seen Great Britain, we’ve seen countries in Europe, sacrifice their sovereignty and we’ve seen the way their citizens have suffered because of it.”
Though Abbott wouldn’t say if Texas should or should not secede, his comments can be seen as encouraging for the pro-secessionist Texas movement.
According to Vocativ, the largest group calling for Texas secession is called the Texas Nationalist Movement. Their president Daniel Miller recently told the Australian website news.com.au that, “The vast majority of the laws, rules and regulations that affect the people of Texas are created by the political class of unelected bureaucrats in Washington.”
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