The Texas Nationalist Movement remains steadfast in its commitment to the TEXIT cause, despite the recent outcome of the defamation case against Rep. Jeff Leach.
While the verdict may not have been in our favor, the courage and determination of Ms. McComb and Paul Davis in championing this case have shone a spotlight on the importance of free expression and the right of Texans to voice their opinions without the shadow of unfounded allegations.
Daniel Miller, the president of the TNM, emphasized the significance of the case’s revelations. “Rep. Leach was cornered into admitting that advocating for TEXIT is neither actual treason nor sedition. This admission was pivotal for the court’s decision to dismiss the case,” Miller remarked.
The outcome of this case does not deter the TNM’s mission or dampen our enthusiasm. We remain resolute in our pursuit of an independent Texas, drawing strength from the challenges we face.
Paul Davis, McComb’s attorney, reflected on the challenges of the case, highlighting the Texas Supreme Court’s Dickson opinion, which set a challenging precedent. Despite the hurdles, Davis remains proud of the arguments presented. He emphasized, “The Texas Supreme Court’s Dickson opinion made it very difficult to win this type of case by imposing an unrealistic standard of what the ‘reasonable person’ in today’s society would actually know when it comes to the topic of secession. I’m still proud of my work on this and think we made the best possible arguments. At the end of the day, it’s still a win for us that Leach had to admit supporting TEXIT is not, in fact, treason or sedition, and we will remind him of that next time he runs his mouth.”
“If this ruling stands, then it sets the tone of the debate over TEXIT for the foreseeable future. It will get even nastier than it already is. Leach and his compatriots would do well to remember that this is now a two-way street,” stated TNM President Daniel Miller. “Lest anyone think this is open season for defamation against TEXIT supporters, Leach scored a narrow and potentially temporary victory that will not apply to anyone else who seeks to follow in his tiny footsteps.”
The TNM, in collaboration with Davis and McComb, is currently considering the possibility of an appeal.
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