An Arlington, Dallas resident was so inspired by the Texas secession petition that he decided to change his name to “SECEDE,” in all caps.The republican is running for governor in Texas in 2014, Inquisitr writes. He has filed with Tarrant County for his name to be changed from Larry Scott Kilgore to Larry SECEDE Kilgore.
In the state where Mitt Romney won by 1.3 million votes, more than 100,000 signatures were registered on a petition to secede, started earlier this month.
Kilgore has already run for governor in 2006, when he received 50,000 votes, and 2008, with 225,000 votes, according to his Facebook profile.
“Texas Secession! All other issues can be dealt with afterwards,” it reads.
According to his description on the social networking platform, he will be running as a “secessionist.”
Texas's petition to secede was started following president Obama's reelection, on November 6. A news report by the same publication quotes a spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry, who is not on board with the petition.
“Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government,” the statement reads.
Residents of Austin threatened they would secede from Texas, if the mostly Republican state was separated from the United States.
They are joined by liberals from Houston, who argue that Texans in favor of the movement “are mentally deficient and [we] do not want them representing us. We would like more education in our state to eradicate their disease.”