Nationalist group wants Texas to secede from the US

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Friday, May 13, 2016
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The Texas Nationalist Movement wants the state of Texas to secede from the Union.

DALLAS, TX (KTRK) -- There are seemingly endless causes and issues each looking for a voice in the halls of the state GOP convention.

One of them is the Texas Nationalist Movement.

"Texans believe that the best people to govern Texas are Texans," said Daniel Miller, President of the Texas Nationalist Movement.

Miller is fronting an effort to have Texans debate seceding from the United States and then vote on it. He says he's been promoting the cause for 20 years and thinks it's feasible.

"At the end of the day it's a lot less about what we'd be running from and the promise of what we'd be running to," Miller said. "It's less about that look behind at how bad Washington, D.C. is and look forward to what Texas could become."

At the Republican state convention, there is interest among the thousands attending.

"You like the idea of Texas being its own country? Absolutely. Why? Because I'm fed up with what they're doing. Completely fed up," Al Castillo said.

Whether it's immigration, or economics, or state's rights, the Texas Nationalists believe Texas could function better under the sole control of Texans.

Miller says he is confident they have legislative support enough to get a bill supporting the vote both drafted and submitted for the next legislative session in 2017.