If extremists that are currently in Congress are put in command of health, economy, energy it may adversely affect the people of Texas and more and more Texans would like to exit the union, Miller stated in a recent interview.
Texans are worried that more of their jobs would be eliminated through the green new deal, that the policies of the federal government in Washington would point to more centralization, more socialism would be proposed, more powers would be appropriated by the federal government and as a result, the rights of the people of Texas would be “eroded and trampled on,” Miller said.
Miller predicts that if these tendencies remain a referendum on Texas secession could be obtained at least by 10 to 15 percentage points depending on how radical the government in Washington gets.
The movement headed by Miller promotes the concept of small government which is in contrast with the current situation when the federal government gets from Texas $103 to $160 billion annually in taxpayers’ money providing little in return, he said.
“It’s like going to a doctor. The doctor draws all of the blood out of your body spilling about 40 percent of it on the floor, re-injecting the rest of it, and then saying: hey, you realize you wouldn’t be alive without me,” Miller said.
Exiting the union, which Miller describes as Texit, means that Texans will decide their own laws rather than being governed by “2.5 million unelected bureaucrats in Washington,” the organization‘s website states.
“We have real issues here in Texas related to the border and immigration” and many others that a nation-state has to deal with, Miller said.
Miller thinks that the Constitution of the United States does not prevent any state from leaving the union. The Constitution lists all the things that states are banned from doing and the list does not involve a prohibition against the state withdrawal, he said.
According to the Constitution, the perpetuity of the union depends on the right of local self-government unimpaired to all the states, Miller stated continuing to say that he thinks that Texans would not agree that their right to local self-government hasn’t been broken.
The Texas economy ranks as the 10th largest economy in the world exceeding Canada and South Korea and just below Brazil and Italy. It is the 2nd biggest economy in the United States behind California, according to a report of the University of Texas produced in September.