Movement sees spike in membership, web traffic
Texas once stood as an independent nation, and now that President Obama has been re-elected, calls for secession are growing loud again.
We've already got our own anthem in Texas, so why not cut off all ties to Washington, form our own military and protect our own borders?
Daniel Miller with the Texas Nationalist Movement says he's been swamped with new interest since Tuesday's election results were announced.
"We have experienced over a 9,000% growth in web traffic, and we've popped a 300% spike in membership," Miller tells KTRH News.
Miller insists Texas could sustain itself by keeping the tax dollars we currently send to Washington.
"When you eliminate the presence of the federal government, and that overreach which is so unconstitutional, suddenly you have the equivalent of $300-400 Billion that Texas can utilize and value," he says.
The Republic of Texas fought and won its independence from Mexico in its war of independence in 1836. For the next nine years, Texas was an independent nation, the Republic of Texas. In 1845, the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States.
Scholars argue Texas v. White forbids the state from secession, but Miller argues that polls show more Texans want it, and we're more than capable of making it happen.
Hear the podcast with Matt Patrick and Houston's Morning News as he talks with Daniel Miller :