4

Texas Nationalists to Stage Border Protests Saturday, Just Not on the Border

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

The Texas Nationalist Movement is calling for a National Day of Action Saturday, July 19 and demanding the government take action on the looming border crisis. The group will be demonstrating throughout Texas as part of their protests against what they call an "invasion," something they believe is being encouraged by the Obama administration.

According to a press release, the group is "a grassroots organization seeking Texas independence from the United States." Yes, because secession will solve ALL our border problems. The protests, while aimed squarely at our southern border, won't actually take place on the border. The closest announced protest location is in Hondo, which is just west of San Antonio and about 140 miles from Laredo.

In case you were crossing your fingers, there is a protest planned for Houston in front of the Mexican Consulate at 4507 San Jacinto.

Among the "requests" the group has for securing our borders is having Governor Perry militarize the Texas National Guard and Texas State Guard so that all of them may be deployed along the border with Mexico. They also want limits on enlistments in those organizations eliminated, while demanding that taxpayers not be required to pay for the education of illegals.

The group was thrilled with the suggestion Perry made that President Obama manufactured the crisis "in an attempt to destroy Texas' vibrant economy by overwhelming it with social spending," the release says. They also believe Texas can't survive as part of the United States. The group's president Daniel Miller is quoted in the release saying, "We are calling on Governor Perry and the Texas Legislature to pass legislation calling for a referendum on Texas independence. The only way that Texas will ever have a secure border with Mexico is to declare our independence."

Because clearly the cost of educating children is substantially more than placing a military force along the entire Texas-Mexico border, which is currently guarded by 12,000 border patrol agents. But, I digress.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.