Archive For The “Texas Nationalism” Category

USS Texas In Critical Condition

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USS Texas In Critical Condition

The famed battleship USS Texas was listing badly last week and was closed most of last week due a a series of leaks which overwhelmed the on-board pumps and caused the ship to list up to 15%. Texas Parks and Wildlife department announced that the ship was to re-open on the 16th, having been closed…

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No More Illegal Knives! TNM Legislative Update

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No More Illegal Knives!  TNM Legislative Update

Good news! Governor Abbott, on 6/15/17, signed into law a bill that the Texas legislature passed back in May, removing the designation of certain knives as “illegal.” This new law, effective September first, will make it legal to carry previously banned knives.  Prior to this change,  knives over 5.5”, throwing knives, dirks, daggers, poniards, Bowie knives,…

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Texas Gold Returning to Texas

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Texas Gold Returning to Texas

“What are ‘dollars’ made of?” “Paper, your kingship.” “Paper!” replied the king incredulously, “You mean [Americans] prefer paper to gold and silver?” So goes the exchange between Minister of Justice Gorkey and King Igor II in the wonderful book The Kingdom of Moltz. Americans preferred paper over gold in 1980, when Irwin Schiff wrote his…

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Re-Texanizing Texas History

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Re-Texanizing Texas History

There has long been a trend, especially post Civil War, to re-imagine the War for Texas Independence as a proxy conflict between Washington D.C. and dictatorial rule south of the border. The narrative goes along the lines that Texans were just Americans who expanded into western territories, and politics prevented the United States from acquiring…

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Does Texas Love Trump?

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Does Texas Love Trump?

Roughly a year ago if you told conservatives that the next president would appoint ​a staunch conservative to the SCOTUS, Dept of Education and EPA, pass the Keystone Pipeline, cancel the Trans Pacific Partnership and withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord within the first six months in office their first reaction would probably be “It’s…

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Texas Sovereignty Act: Representative Cecil Bell Goes on the Record

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Texas Sovereignty Act: Representative Cecil Bell Goes on the Record

At the end of the 2017 Texas legislative session, there was a lot of unfinished business. So much, in fact, that Governor Abbott saw fit to call a special session to rectify some of these oversights. But among those that almost made the cut, few bills held as much promise for dealing with the problem…

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Referendum on Puerto Rico Statehood

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Referendum on Puerto Rico Statehood

Last Sunday (6/11/17) Puerto Ricans went to the polls to vote in a nonbinding referendum on the future status of the commonwealth. Since, as reported, 97% chose U.S. statehood, obviously the majority want to join the union. Or, do they? Maybe this is another island looking for a bailout. The Election In the lead-up to…

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Catalan Independence Referendum Scheduled for October

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Catalan Independence Referendum Scheduled for October

In October of this year, Catalonia is headed back to the polls to vote on independence from Spain! If you read our last article on the Catalonian independence movement, we covered how their provincial government had drafted a bill to give Catalan jurisdiction over a transition from Spanish rule. Now, the government in Catalonia is…

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Miller on Monday: UK Election Bears Warnings For Texas

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Miller on Monday: UK Election Bears Warnings For Texas

I can honestly say that I have never seen as much interest in the UK from this side of the Atlantic as there is today. While supporters of Texas independence have had their eyes firmly fixed on the Brexit issue, the attention of many has been drawn to our British cousins and their place in…

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James Dickey Elected RPT Chairman. We Talk to Some That Were There

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James Dickey Elected RPT Chairman. We Talk to Some That Were There

For those that are involved with the Texas Nationalist Movement, few names elicit a more negative response than Tom Mechler. Mechler was chiefly responsible for detaching a party plank calling for a referendum on Texas independence during last year’s Texas GOP convention. So, it was with much excitement that we learned of his imminent resignation…

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A Welcome Response to Paris Climate Deal Withdrawal

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A Welcome Response to Paris Climate Deal Withdrawal

Donald Trump announced last week that the US would be withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate change treaty. This is consistent with his campaign promise to do so, and his vision of “America first.” And although this positive action (on behalf of a normally awful federal government) was only a drop in the bucket, it…

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Governor Abbott Calls for Special Session

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Governor Abbott Calls for Special Session

Yesterday in a press conference, Governor Abbott announced that there would be a special session of the legislature. The main reason Abbott called for the special session was to pass a sunset bill for the Texas Medical Board, but the Governor used the opportunity to include an additional 19 bills that he wants voted on….

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Antifa Protest Hoax Continues to Rock Texas

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Antifa Protest Hoax Continues to Rock Texas

When the statement from the Texas Nationalist Movement was released yesterday regarding the allegations of the “Texas Antifa” protest of the Sam Houston Monument being a hoax, it caused a political earthquake. The resulting aftershocks have shaken loose new information including a direct communication from the creator of a Facebook page named “Texas Antifa.” Around…

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New York and New Amsterdam?

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New York and New Amsterdam?

The word “secession” often conjures up the War Between the States or a small disgruntled province declaring its independence from an abusive parent country. However, sometimes even smaller societies desire greater autonomy and declare their independence. Such is the case in New York State. Vermont seceded from New York, as well as from Quebec and…

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Secession Down Under: The Aussies like it too!

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Secession Down Under: The Aussies like it too!

By now, everyone’s heard of Brexit.  Partisan readers also no doubt saw the article on the Catalan independence movement last week. Well, did you know that there are secessionist movements within Australia as well? Western Australia’s roots in go all the way back to a popular referendum in 1933 to form its own country.  The…

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Democrats Consider Impeachment While Republicans Dither

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Democrats Consider Impeachment While Republicans Dither

With the cloud of scandal—real and imagined—hanging  over the head of their standard bearer, and having compromised away their pledge to abolish Obamacare, along with many other unprincipled compromises, Republicans have completely forgotten their roots, dissolving into lightweight progressives. Smelling blood, and wishing to appease their far-left base, the Democrats are seriously looking into presidential…

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