Meanwhile in the Lone Star state, a secessionist #Texit campaign gains steam after the #Brexit vote Reply

By Jen Hayden

Daily Kos

El Paso, UNITED STATES:  A sign welcoming residents of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico into El Paso, Texas is posted near the bridge that separates both cities 15 April 2006. Hundred of businesses have developed in El Paso  as Mexican residents that live in Ciudad Juarez cross the border to get appliances, clothing and other supplies.  AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA  (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Are y’all sitting down? The Texas Nationalist Movement says they are flying high after the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. From Daniel Miller, the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement:

From the looks of it, the British people have chosen to take control of their political and economic destiny. The forces of fear have lost. It is now important for Texas to look to #‎Brexit as an inspiration and an example that Texans can also take control of our destiny. It is time for Texans to rally with us and fight for the right to become a self-governing nation.

They went all in on a fancy logo and hashtag:

Texit logo
Bless their hearts

It appears the movement has gained a little momentum in recent days. From Vocativ:

Vocativ analyzed use of the phrase “Texit” since the beginning of 2016, finding that use of the phrase exploded when the Brexit results were announced on Friday, June 24. As of publication, more than 5,800 people on Twitter used the phrase, a five-fold increase from the day before. 1,745 people tweeted about Texit between 7:00 and 8:00 AM London time, the hour when the final results were announced, with more than 3,000 Texit tweets posted in the hours since.

And Texas isn’t the exclusive home of secessionists:

Other American secessionist movements also took heart from the Brexit results. The Foundation for New Hampshire Independence wished Great Britain a happy “Independence Day” while calling for #NHexit. Another group, Yes California, released a statement applauding the referendum as “a shining example of the right of peoples to self-determination.” Yes California further declared its intention “to mimic that process here in California by putting an independence referendum on the ballot.”

 

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