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Allen West for Governor (or President?) of Texas

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.-22nd) in 2011

Yesterday (at a church service, no less) Texas politics exploded. Lt. Col. Allen West USA (retired) announced that he is running for Governor of Texas in the Republican primary. And so begins the most serious “primarying” effort against any establishment Republican in America today. But it also could put in place the one man who could make Texit – Texas independence – real.

Texit – taking stock of defenses

Flag of Texas - or Texit

As CNAV reported earlier, Dan Miller’s Texas Nationalist Movement has begun a petition drive to put the question of Texit – Texas independence – on primary ballots, both Republican and Democratic. At the same time, key Texas officials have at last begun to pay some attention to Texans’ concerns. In point of fact the federal government began abusing Texas in earnest with the inauguration of Joe Biden as President. Mr. Miller, citing the Code of Federal Regulations, maintains the federals have been abusing Texas since the rise of the Administrative State.

Texit defenses redux – border wall

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) promised an announcement on building a border wall by Texas’ efforts alone. Yesterday the governor made good on that promise. No doubt the governor did this to slow the momentum toward Texit – Texas independence. He will not succeed in this, if the fervor of the Texas Nationalist Movement is any indicator. But if this project is everything the governor says it is, then it is a step Texas must take on the road to independence.

Texit petition drive

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Last night Dan Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement made the Major Announcement he teed up ten days ago. Using a relatively obscure provision of Texas election law, he will start a petition drive to put the question of Texas independence on the Republican and Democratic primary ballots. At the same time the TNM will recruit challengers to all Texas officeholders who “chubbed” the Texit bill to death. This is a brilliant plan, and the best possible strategy to win Texas independence.

Texit – building Texas defenses

Flag of Texas - or Texit

As Texans (and other Americans) wait for the Texas Nationalist Movement to make its Big Announcement, the Governor of Texas suddenly is taking the kind of steps that Texit – the secession of Texas from the Union – would mandate for Texas’ own defense. Specifically, Texas law-enforcement officers will start arresting illegal immigrants on their own. If the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authority must stand down, the Texas Rangers and local sheriffs will not. But more importantly than this, Texas will start to build its own wall along the Rio Grande.

Texit – the next move

Chess - a centuries-old war game

Texit – the movement for Texas independence – stalled in the regular session of the Legislature. HB 1359, the Texas Independence Referendum Act, got no hearing. Even many hours of “virtual testimony” did not sway a complacent (or frightened) Texas House. Now Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, is preparing his next move. And he will announce that move within ten days.

Texit, rewilding, and casus belli

Flag of Texas - or Texit

At last report, Dan Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement is planning an April 8th “Capitol Day” rally in Austin. He has a serious problem. Though the Texit Bill (HR 1359) is in the House State Affairs Committee, they have not scheduled a hearing. This looks uncomfortably like “chubbing,” and Mr. Miller very much suspects that it is. So he wants his followers to come to the Capitol to demand action on that bill. It must pass so that Texans will have a vote on whether to stay in the Union. And “President” Joe Biden just gave Texans good cause to secede, something closely akin to casus belli.

Texit – if the vote were the other way

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Yesterday, Mr. Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, posed an interesting question. Suppose, he asked, Texas were an independent nation-state today. (Never mind how. Suppose it were.) Now suppose that, instead of a Texit Bill, a Tex-Enter bill were now before the Legislature. How, then, would you vote, and urge your Legislators to vote? Would you vote to join? Or stay out?

Texas, power, and bad money

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Recall that CNAV, shortly after the Texas Deep Freeze, offered this opinion on why Texas had such a problem. Specifically, Texas lost much of its power generating capacity, and many Texans lost their lives. Now Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, offers a better explanation than he did before, on why Texas had a power problem. He identifies subsidies for “renewable” power, which distorted the market, reduced coal and gas generating capacity, and left Texas more vulnerable than it otherwise would have been.

Texit – two opposing voices

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Last week your editor described two important bills now pending in the Texas Legislature that relate to Texit. They include the Texas Independence Referendum Act and the Texas Border Security Enhancement Fund Act. Both have reached the Texas State House Committee on State Affairs. In the meantime, two prominent opposing voices have emerged, one in the Texas House, the other in the Texas Senate. The arguments they make, and their quality (or lack thereof), illustrate the obstacles that voices for Texas independence face.