As the election of the century approaches, a small army of cheerful Texans are working to awaken their friends and neighbors to what they see as the very real possibility of a peaceful secession from the bondage of Washington, D.C.
“I’ve never had anybody get violently upset at me for mentioning independence,” Regina Cowan, 43, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “You know there’s some little ladies that, you know, give us the thumbs down or something like that. But for the most part everybody is, excuse my language, but they’re like ‘Hell yeah!’ you know, ‘Where do I sign up?’”
Cowan spends as many as eight hours a day fielding emails and phone calls from a growing number of Texans eager to get involved in the Texas Nationalist Movement. Other times she heads out into the community to connect with voters, hoping to persuade them to join the effort to secede. Previously uninterested in politics, she now also works with the local Republican party.
“Being that I’m a Republican county chair, I do think that [Donald] Trump will probably be in my lifetime the last hope to make America great again,” she told TheDCNF. “But as a Texas nationalist I also know that Trump or Hillary [Clinton], either one is not our only option. We have every right to become independent.”
Another volunteer for the movement puts it this way: “We see Washington going down a road that’s away from the Constitution, away from limited government, away from individual liberties. And we’re like you know what, um, you can do that if you want, but that’s not what Texas signed up for when we joined the union, so we’re going to part ways at this time.”