“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.
First, there was Brexit, now there may be a “Texit?”
There has been talk about Texas secession for quite a while, however, Britain’s vote last week to withdraw from the European Union has created quite a bit of renewed interest.
On Friday, Texas Gov.Greg Abbott spoke with Fox News’ host Sean Hannity on Hannity’s radio show about the secession movement in Texas — and the state of politics in the United States in general. His answer might surprise partisans on both sides of the issue..
Abbott explained how crucial it is for nations and states to assert their sovereignty.
You can listen to Abbot’s comments on “Texit/Brexit” below:
“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.”
While Abbott doesn’t say whether Texas should or should not secede, of course, his comments could be seen as very encouraging for the pro-secessionist Texas movement.
Further adding fuel to the secessionist flames is the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to strike down a 2013 Texas abortion law that has been considered as one of the toughest in the nation:
Vocativ reports that the largest group calling for Texas secession is called the Texas Nationalist Movement.
The president of TNM, Daniel Miller, 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.”
Populist sentiment is at a fever pitch and people around the world are rising up and declaring that they do not want their lives to be dictated by global elitists.
Now, which U.S. candidate echoes this sentiment?
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