After Brexit, Texas Secessionists are newly emboldened. So how would a secessionist vote go today in Texas. A 2009 Rasmussen poll puts support for secession at about 25%. In 1861, delegates to the Secessionist Convention voted 166 to 8 in favor of leaving the Union. Red guesses that secession would be overwhelmingly defeated today, but the hardcore secessionists are not simply going away.
The Texas Nationalist Movement is launching a petition drive to put a vote for secession on the primary ballot in March. It requires 75,000 signatures to get such a question on the ballot and Red predicts that TNM will have no problem meeting that goal. The question would be obviously non-binding and meaningless, but would be an early indicator of the actual level of fervor for Texas secession among the restless natives.
The only possible path to legal succession would be for the state to request Congress enact legislation authorizing secession and to have it approved by the U.S. and Texas. That seems a long shot at best. The illegal means would be to declare secession and essentially start a revolution. That didn’t work out so well the first time.
Red has a couple of thoughts about what might actually happen if Texas secedes.
- Jeff Davis will be back on the south mall at UT.
- Illegal immigration to Texas will balloon.
- Texas’ economy will go in the tank for about 10 years.
- Within 50 years, Mexico will invade and reclaim Texas as its own.