“For generations, Texans dreamed of Texas becoming an independent, self-governing nation-state free from the control of the bureaucrats and political class in Washington, D.C. Before 2005, there was no organization exclusively dedicated to making it a reality. Then the Texas Nationalist Movement was born,” the group says on its website.
“We work to secure and protect the political, cultural and economic independence of the nation of Texas and to restore and protect a constitutional Republic and the inherent rights of the people of Texas,” notes the group’s mission statement.
What, exactly, would a ‘Nation of Texas’ offer that even Americans living in relatively free states like the Dakotas, Missouri, Idaho, and Florida don’t?
More freedom. More liberty. More…independence from the nanny state federal government that has at least some influence over every single state at the moment.
The Texas Nationalist Movement isn’t a “white nationalist” movement, by the way — as though that even needs to be said. Far from it; white nationalism (or any form of racism) is the antithesis of liberty and freedom. In fact, the group embraces several of our country’s founding concepts that, today, provide the foundation for self-governance in the way our framers really intended.
In addition to “nationhood” and “independence,” the movement advocates for:
— Family: “The basic cultural building block of Texas is the family.” And notice that the group does not define what families should consist of because, again, doing so would be tantamount to limiting freedom and independence.
— Power to, and from, the people: “All political power is inherent in the Texan people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The Texan people have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”
— Entrepreneurialism: This is “the basic economic building block of Texas,” as entrepreneurs drive technological, societal, and even cultural development.
— Primacy of cause: “Texas Nationalism is the primary secular cause of all Texans and is distinct and superior to all other secular causes.”
— Primacy of nation: “The interests of Texas supersede the interests of all other nations and states” — “Texas First,” if you will, modeled after former President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies a decade before he ran for the Oval Office.
— Indomitability: “The interests of Texas supersede the interests of all other nations and states.” Think of this as a Texas-sized ‘can-do attitude.’ (Related: The future of government repression in the United States – what every American needs to know.)
— Inherent rights: “Every Texan possesses inherent and inalienable rights and should have the ability to exercise those rights as they choose.” Expect that these are modeled very closely after the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which were, at the time, tremendously empowering and groundbreaking.
— Building on initial greatness: “Texas' unique history serves as the foundation for our current and future greatness.”
“Since our inception the Texas Nationalist Movement has connected with hundreds of thousands of Texans, conducted thousands of media interviews, participated in international conferences on self-determination, and grown the movement for Texas independence into one of the largest in the world,” the group’s website adds.
“In fulfilling our mission, we have given a home to all Texans who believe that Texas would be better off as an independent nation,” it says.
As of this writing, the movement has nearly 400,000 “declared supporters,” a number that continues to grow and will likely explode as another effort to Remake Texas Great Again — the “TEXIT” movement — is launched.
Big things are coming for this big state, we believe. And what’s more, Texas’ move to be independent again is likely to awaken like-minded Americans in other states.
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