Miller: My Rules For Political Candidates

With our inboxes full of people begging for our votes, I thought I’d share how I’ll be dealing with political candidates at every level in this election cycle. Here is my open letter to them all.

Dear Candidate,

It’s election season. Since I’m getting bombarded with requests to publicly support your candidacy, I thought it would be best to lay down some ground rules to save us both time.

In the off chance that you are unaware, I am an unapologetic Texas Nationalist. It means that I believe that Texas is a nation, that it would be better off as an independent self-governing nation, and that we should reassert our status as an independent nation. It means that I want Texas to be a strong, prosperous, and functional Constitutional Republic. I also means that I am a strong believer in the inalienable nature of our fundamental rights and champion those rights daily, especially the right of self-government. Once you understand this about me, these ground rules will make perfect sense.

First, if you are a candidate for a federal office, keep walking. That includes President, Senator, and Congressman. The federal government is beyond repair and any assertion to the contrary by a candidate is either a lie or betrays so deep a disconnection with reality that I cannot countenance supporting someone who is so delusional.

Next, if you are a candidate for any office in Texas and you do not know, understand, and support your obligations with respect to the federal system and the rights of the people articulated in Article 1 Sections 1 and 2 of the Texas Constitution, keep walking. I will definitely expect you to know it by heart and you’re going to need to make me believe that you’ll abide by it, no matter what.

Additionally, if you are a candidate for the Texas Legislature then you’ve got some extra hoops to jump through. If you will not publicly pledge to file the Texas Independence Referendum Act, then keep walking. If you have not agreed to run as a supported candidate of the Texas Nationalist Movement, then keep walking. If you are not willing to publicly pledge your support for the mission and principles of the Texas Nationalist Movement, then keep walking.

Finally, if you are a Texas candidate but your website and social media is a constant stream of pro-federal apologetics and devoid of the kind of Texas pride that I expect in someone who represents me, then definitely keep walking. Don’t tell me how Texan you are. Show me or don’t even bother showing up.

Although looking at some of the existing members of the Texas political class might give the impression that these are unusually high standards, I assure you that they are not. I can also assure you that if you do not meet these standards, you will not receive my vote, a donation, a minute of my time, a Facebook LIKE, a retweet, or anything else that would infer support. In the interest of saving us both time, don’t ask.

While I’m at it, let me remind you that the party banner under which you run carries virtually no weight. I have had a front row seat to the utter disregard that candidates in all political parties have for the platform of their party. Just because you have a particular letter next to your name doesn’t mean that you are bound to the platform of that party. Frankly, until these parties begin to seriously institute some accountability to those who stray off the platform your party affiliation will not do much to impress me.

That being said, if you meet or go beyond these standards then I’d be happy to lend my support. You can call my phone, send me an email, or knock on my door. Better yet, let’s have a cup of coffee and talk about how we can work together. I’m also certain that the other 382,252 declared supporters of the TNM would be interested in hearing what you have to say as well.

Are You Ready To Take Texas Back?

Since 2005, the Texas Nationalist Movement has been on the front lines of Texas independence, fighting for your right of self-government. In that time, we have taken support for an independent Texas to historic levels and are now closer than ever to securing a vote on independence. We have successfully advocated for pro-Texas legislation that has moved us even closer to independence. As one of the largest self-determination movements in the world, we know that our members are making a difference, not just here in Texas, but also around the world. Join with us and let’s build on our success together.

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John Schneider
John Schneider

Unless Texas can be taken back then we must carefully look at those in office. You may not like Dan Patrick or Greg Abbott but they have been a good job for Texas. I said a good job, not a GREAT Job. But we sure as Hell don’t need a Windy Davis in the Capitol. Ted Cruz has also been doing an excellent job. I don’t understand how Beto got close. Two tongued John Cornyn is the snake you got to watch out for.

Ronald Cravens
Ronald Cravens

Mr Miller, you need to understand that everything we do is now political. Your statement that “the Federal Government is now beyond repair” is therefore a political statement. Since the Government under President Trump has returned to it’s usual role as the leader of the free world and the admiration of all human beings on the planet it’s fair to assume that your political statement is a slam at President Trump and Republicans. I will not continue to contribute to a Democrat propaganda association. I support Texit and have since it’s origination many years ago. I have to assume that… Read more »

Bruce Nichols
Bruce Nichols

I agree with John Schneider’s comment. I do not think it would be wise to withhold 382,000 plus votes because the best of TWO candidates is not ‘perfect’. In my opinion, following that path will help to turn Texas BLUE even quicker.

Ronald Cravens
Ronald Cravens

TNM members must be very wary of Mr Millers’ motives. He would attempt to withdraw 383,00 votes in order to help turn Texas Blue? Be very wary.

Joe Richardson
Joe Richardson

To continue to elect “representatives” who fail to represent the will of the people is insanity. Check the most recent Republican party platform and tell me how our “representatives” have promoted it. It is time to quit supporting liars for public office regardless of the outcome.

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