By Devin Sanchez
BIG SPRING - It's something that's always been a hot topic, should Texas break off and become its own country.
They call themselves the foot soldiers of the movement toward Texas Independence.
"This is the largest and oldest organization dedicated to achieving Texas independence," Daniel Miller, President of the Texas Nationalist Movement, said.
The organization met in Big Spring on Wednesday.
"Howard County is the first county to organize in West Texas," Kim York, who is the coordinator of the region which spans from Howard County to El Paso County, said.
It wasn't a very large crowd but the message was still strong.
Miller said there's a whole laundry list of reasons why Texas should secede.
"It's out time; politically, culturally, economically, Texas has grown apart from the union," he said.
But while they may sound like revolutionaries, they insisted they aren't.
"We're engaged in the peaceful legislative process," Miller said.
Because of the state's constitution, Texas can legally remove itself from the Union, but is this something that is realistic?
"HCR 77 is actually going to a committee," York said.
HCR 77 is a resolution in the legislature that lists how the federal government is infringing on the state's rights. But if that doesn't gain enough support, the organization has another plan.
"We're hoping to bring it to the vote of the people eventually," York said.