Houston Chronicle & Texas Observer Video from Secessionist Rally in Austin, TX

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The opening words are “We're tired of it! We hate the United States! Get out of our lives, get off our backs! MOVE ON!”

From the description of the rally and video (shot by R.G. Ratcliffe) —

The crowd also heard from Tracy Miller of Houston. Miller recently gained national attention after a confrontation with U.S. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee, D-Houston, over the federal health care proposals. While Miller was critical of Jackson Lee and the Democrats, she also had no kind words for Republican gubernatorial rivals U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry.

From the Texas Observer's description of the rally and video — we learn that the wingnuts Perry has riled up are now going to demand that he call a speciall session on secession:

Though Perry and the “pro-sovereignty” legislators didn’t show for the rally, Miller said, “I want them to hear this loud and clear: It is time for them to take up that banner and it’s time for them to take the lead and if they do not, if they do not pick up that banner and carry it high, then we will.” Upon which Miller dashed out into the crowd, took hold of a “Come and Take It” flag, and continued his exhortations. Along with other speakers, he called for a special session of the Legislature—next week—to take up the sovereignty-or-secession debate in earnest.


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Phillip Martin

Currently the Research and Policy Director for Progress Texas and the Texas Research Institute, Phillip Martin writes occasional long-form pieces for BOR that promote focused analysis and insight into Texas politics. Born and raised in Austin, Phillip started working in politics in 2003 and started writing on BOR in the summer of 2005. Phillip has worked for the Texas Democratic Trust, the Texas Legislative Study Group, and now the Progress Texas family. He is a lifelong Houston Astros fan, a loyal Longhorn, and loves swimming at Barton Springs Pool.


  1. Tracy Miller is not even a constituent of SJL
    On a segment of Greta she admits it, and apparently tried to get into a Gene Green townhall and couldn't because she was not a constituent.  

    So why doesn't she go to her own representative's townhall (I wonder who it is) to state her displeasure?  It would not surprise me one bit if Ms. Miller is a plant (not saying she isn't a cancer survivor, and good for her) pretending to not be politically motivated–like the woman in Pennsylvania who was outed as a devotee of Glenn Beck after her townhall performance.

    • Eww, Don Wildemon is a friend, too
      Tracy Metcalf Miller is a fan of:

      Non-Profits Celebrities / Public Figures Politicians Stores


         * Republican National Committee

         * The Heritage Foundation

         * STOP “Cap-and-Trade” !!

         * American Conservatives

         * Akhmed the dead terrorist

         * Glenn Beck

         * Mark Levin

         * Michelle Malkin

         * Patsy Clairmont

         * Sarah Palin

         * John Cornyn

         * John Cornyn

         * Ben Gifford

         * Debra Medina

         * Carrie Prejean

         * Right Wing Extremist

         * ExposeObama.com

         * HeshSpeaksOut.com

         * Simply Perfect Chef

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