British vote has Texas Nationalists calling for “Texit”
The historic “Brexit” vote has the Texas Nationalist Movement calling on Governor Greg Abbott to support a “Texit.”
“It is past time that the people of Texas had their say on our continued relationship with the Union and its sprawling Federal bureaucracy,” TNM president Daniel Miller posted on the group’s website. “The win for Brexit opens the door for Texit by establishing, concretely, that it is possible to have an adult conversation on independence and letting the people have the final say.”
On Thursday British voters decided to leave the EU following a bitterly divisive referendum campaign. Britain’s electoral commission said 52 percent of voters opted to leave the EU. Turnout was high with 72 percent of registered voters casting ballots.
“It’s a victory for ordinary people, decent people. It’s a victory against the big merchant banks, against big politics. I’m proud of everyone that had to stand up and do the right thing,” said Nigel Farage, the UK Independence Party leader. SOURCE
Sure it’s something to consider, but there are a lot of questions to answer as well, primary for me and folks in MY age group being; what happens to our Social Security and Health benefits that many of us paid into for 40 or more years?
Do you suppose the USA will give a damn about us if Texas leaves? Would Texas make up the difference for those currently on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare?
I’m not talking about supporting the welfare slugs and cheats, those that claim disability because they are lazy, personally, I have paid into the Social Security fund for 45 years now, I am old and in bad health, I can’t go out and start over in a new job, and I have to tell you, I love blogging but this doesn’t even pay for itself, much less pay the bills.
During last month’s GOP convention secessionists tried to insert language supporting “independence from the United States” into the Texas Republican Party’s official platform. The proposal drew applause, but Republican Party Chairman Tom Mechler cut off the debate and it was eventually defeated.
Great Britain leaving the EU is a NATION leaving a group of nations that it never should have attached itself to and I am fairly certain Great Britain will survive, they’ve done quite well for several centuries now, but should Texas pull a *Texit* would the new Republic have the whereto to take care of us old folks, the disabled and those truly deserving of help?
If I was a younger man and able to work I would be a leading proponent for a TEXIT, and truthfully, I am anyway, but concerns do exist and for me it starts with a way to put food on the table and a roof over our heads while leaving God only knows how much money on the table in the U.S. Social Security fund.
And yeah, I know, Social Security is BROKE, but somehow, through *hook and/or crook*, they are managing to pay us old folks and the sick, disabled and so forth, a bit of our own money back and for us, that money is absolutely essential if we are to continue living.
And what about military retirees? Would the U.S. still pay them if Texas left the Union and those retirees became TEXAS citizens?
Other than a lot of whooping and hollering I have to wonder does, the Texas Nationalist Movement have any REAL plans, a real platform and backing to make the idea of a Free Texas a reality and to keep folks like me, and millions more, alive and well?
I’d sure like to hear those plans if they do but somehow, I believe the Texas Nationalist Movement is pissing in the wind and wasting time.