While everything is essentially going to shit here in the UK, with the ramifications of Brexit becoming more apparent, Texans still seem to think this is a pretty good idea.
Longing back to the days of 1836-1845 when it became an independent republic, after losing the Battle of the Alamo against the Mexican government, Texans want to see it secede from the U.S.
There have been several calls for this before, but since the 90’s this ideology has only got a stronger and more passionate following.
Daniel Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, has now called for ‘Texit’.
After the results in the UK were declared he tweeted the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott:
Good morning GregAbbott_TX. We're ready for a vote on #texit. What's the hold up? texasnatmov
— Daniel Miller (@TheTexianDM) June 24, 2016
And it seems there are some people out there who are pretty game for the move:
— Kim Brown (@KimBrownTalks) June 24, 2016
— Liberty Hangout (@LibertyHangout) June 24, 2016
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 24, 2016
I love the idea of #texit, but that probably won't happen without bloodshed. US wouldn't let us just go. They need us. Desperately.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 24, 2016
— Jared (@Flintlox) June 25, 2016
Though others seemed to think it wouldn’t be much of a loss to the U.S:
— Cynical Mallu (@CynicalMallu) 25 June 2016
@utprobs stop teasing. I’d love to see Texas secede
— CyberPresident (@cyber_president) 24 June 2016
@UTProbs That would so great for the rest of us. If we could just get MS, AL and a few other states to go with you.
— jamie ferguson (@jamie346l) 24 June 2016
This possibility was raised last week, with secessionists drawing parallels between UK’s relationship with Brussels and Texas’ relationship with Washington DC.
The Texas Nationalist Movement boasts a big following on Facebook with more than 219,000 likes and managed to convince 265,000 citizens to sign a petition to break away from the union.
The group seems to have a pretty similar rhetoric to Britain First, with the slogan: “Texas First, Texas Forever”.
Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump rejected the idea of a Texit, with the response: “Texas loves me.”
A rejection which completely contrasts with the congratulations he offered Britain on Friday for voting to leave the EU, tweeting:
Just arrived in Scotland. Place is going wild over the vote. They took their country back, just like we will take America back. No games!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2016
Could Texas become yet another casualty of Brexit?