One thing I’ll say for Britain–they managed to pull off their secession from the European Union with one of the lamest secessionist slogans ever. Brexit. Who thought up that one must have wanted to stay in the old E.U.
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But Texit, as it is now being called, has a better ring to it. That might be enough, but the supporters are of Texas independence are not putting all of their hopes in a catchy slogan. Secessionists in Texas are studying the tactics used to sway the hearts and minds of the British population ahead of their vote to leave the European Union.
Texas was independent from 1836 to 1845. If it were to secede and become its own country, the $1.6 trillion-a-year economy would put in the 10 largest in the world.
“The Texas Nationalist Movement is formally calling on the Texas governor to support a similar vote for Texans,” the Texas Nationalist Movement said on Friday.
There are more than a quarter million supporters of Texas independence, but they’ve so far failed to muster the support needed to get the measure to a vote.
“Texit is in the air,” Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement said. He hopes the energy of Britain’s exit with spread to Texas and embolden their efforts in time for the election cycle in 2018.
As some in Texas may very well remember, they tried to secede once before. Secession isn’t new. And the country, as a whole, typically doesn’t cotton to states getting all uppity. Yet there are some states which the majority of Americans might willingly let go.
“We intend to mimic that process here in California by putting an independence referendum on the ballot,” said Louis Marinelli, president of the Yes California Independence Campaign, “so we can exercise our right to self-determination and vote to leave or remain part of the American Union.”