An organization called the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) is working to convince Texans to declare independence from the United States. The group’s Mission: The Texas Nationalist Movement exists to secure and protect the political, cultural and economic independence of the nation of Texas and to restore and protect a constitutional Republic and the inherent rights of the people of Texas.
TNM is asking Texans to sign a petition to demand that the Governor and Legislature of Texas conduct a referendum on whether Texas should again become a sovereign and independent nation. The group also says that the Texas state constitution of 1876, which Congress approved, gives Texas the right to secede.
For those of you who don’t know your U.S. history, Texas was an independent republic, 1836-1845–after fighting to separate from Mexico and before joining the Union.
What’s your opinion on the desire of some Texans to secede from the United States?