- Identify which state you will work for to be the first state to secede
Have a look at polling data in each state.
No state will secede until there is popular support in that state.
If you live in a state where opposition to secession was weak during Obama’s presidency, it makes sense to work for the secession of your state. Those states are Alaska, Texas, California, and Hawaii. And maybe Louisiana, Delaware, and New Mexico. Nevada and Wyoming are land-locked and therefore too vulnerable to embargoes to become the first state to secede.
Idaho would no longer be land-locked if the “greater Idaho” project comes to fruition. It’s a great organization to support.
If not, realize that your state can escape DC’s grip if another state provides a precedent. Texas is quite likely to be the first state to secede, if any state secedes, so work to help Texas from a distance. Texas secession will cause neighboring red states to secede, and I’m counting on all the red states deciding that it’s better to go with Texas than stay with the blue states. This author is not Texan and has never lived there.
Texas was the only state in Reuters’ 2016 poll where support for secession was higher than the support for remaining in the USA. 22% were undecided though. The secession movement has few activists, so we need to focus on pushing the one state that could really be the first. Texas is a donor state to the federal government, giving more to D.C. than it receives. Few would argue it is too small to be a country.
If you are a liberal, notice that helping the red states secede means that the remaining USA will have fewer Trump voters.
2. Join others who are working for that state’s independence
Texas: Texas Nationalist Movement at www.tnm.me
California: Yes California at https://www.facebook.com/YesCalifornia/
Hawaii: find an organization that would not restrict Hawaii citizenship to the indigenous only. The indigenous are far too few in Hawaii for this to be a realistic goal.
3. Set up a monthly donation to that state’s organization. Freedom isn’t free, and neither is advertising. Invite others to give. You can also contact us to sponsor this website by emailing admin ~at~ redstatesecession.org
- Learn answers to the concerns and questions people have about secession. Read Texit by Daniel Miller (Amazon.com) and other articles on this site.
- Use social media to make secession more popular in that state. You can create memes, videos, and essays. Use Quora.com, wikipedia.org, and other answer sites that show up well on Google searches. Try Gab, MeWe, Parler, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Facebook. Try googling simple things and look at what results you can add comments to.
Wikipedia is especially important. You can edit wikipedia. For example, add to the poll data and correct this wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_secession_movements
I joined hundreds of Trump Facebook groups and got an average of 800 views per group with just a single post. Also share with your friends. Of course, you will focus on Facebook groups that focus on that state, or cities or counties within that state.
I got 70,000 views of a single post on quora.com as a new member.
- When you find people that are in favor of secession, get them connected with a Facebook page or an organization that will keep them engaged and give them opportunities to take action. If they are willing to be listed as a supporter of TEXIT, become a TEXIT volunteer or member and then enter their contact information here: https://tnm.me/volunteer
- Create local Facebook groups using names of cities or counties in that state. For example, What’s up Lubbock?, or Waco News. Controlling these facebook groups makes your voice important with local state legislators because you can use these groups to praise or shame them. You can also use these groups to promote secession directly to the members.
- Get a shirt, cap, and bumper sticker that
advertises your stance.
- You can attend public political events and distribute flyers or hold a sign. It’s easy to hand out a hundred or more flyers at an event pretty quickly.
- Review secessionist books, such as TEXIT, on Goodreads.com, amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble
- Ask your legislator to make news by introducing a bill to consent to the secession of California
- This is a living document. I’ll add to it as I think of things. Suggest more ideas in the comments below.
- We have other articles with ideas on how to help here.
- If you have an ancestry.com account, upload a photo of a confederate flag into the gallery of each confederate soldier, with an essay on why they fought for their state. Especially Texan veterans.
Here’s a sample essay:
Why did men serve on the Confederate side of the war? Is this something to be ashamed of?
Until US citizenship was formalized in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution in 1868, Americans regarded their citizenship in their state as primary. Their state was their “nation.” It was unclear whether anyone was a “citizen” of the United States, or whether the states themselves were the members of the United States (the United States being a group of states, not a nation of US citizens). The Pledge of Allegiance had not been written yet. It was written by a socialist a generation later.
Men served on the Confederate side of the war because their nation was on that side of the war. Texas was his nation. There was only one army of Texas. At that time the only armies were state armies, not federal.
By accepting the protection of Texas, he owed his service to Texas. It would have been wrong for him to enjoy the peace in Texas for years and then desert it when he was called upon to defend it from the invasion of the Northern states.
Texas had not rebelled against the United States. It had chosen to peacefully withdraw from the Union. It was the northern states that attacked months later.
The Texas Constitution says “Texas is a free and independent State… and the perpetuity of the Union depends upond the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.” [Article 1, Section 1).
Jefferson Davis wrote, “I love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.”
Today there is a serious movement in Texas to exercise its right to independence. The purpose is to shield Texans from the wrong choices being made by Washington DC and its 2.5 million bureaucrats. According to the last poll, from November 2016-January 2017, only 39 percent of Texans are opposed to Texas secession, 34% are in favor, and 27% are undecided (Reuters).
Nowadays secession often happens peacefully, as when Czechoslovakia split into Czechia and Slovakia.
If Texas secedes, other red states would be likely to join it in a new federation of red states that would follow the Constitution.
Texas Nationalist Movement at www.TNM.me
Red-State Secession https://redstatesecession.org