The Brexit campaign is picking up steam.

Brexit is a referendum being voted on in the United Kingdom that will decide if their country will remain in the European Union, or if they will choose national sovereignty over globalist rule.

But the vote could have unexpected consequences here in the United States.

Some in Texas are watching the campaign with a keen eye.

The Texas Nationalist Movement is a group advocating for the Lone Star State to secede from the Union.

The group has gained popularity during Obama’s time in office and now boasts of having 260,000 supporters.

Their leader, Daniel Miller, is advocating for Texas to leave the United States for many of the same reasons nationalists in Britain want to exit the European Union.

The Guardian reports on Miller comparing the similarity between Brexit and the secession movement in Texas:

The arguments are fundamentally identical, he insists. “You could take ‘Britain’ out and replace it with ‘Texas’. You could take ‘EU’ out and replace it with ‘US’. You could take ‘Brussels’ out and replace it with ‘Washington DC’. You could give you guys a nice Texas drawl and no one would know any different. So much of it is exactly the same.”

The Brexit campaign is being fueled by a populist rejection of the EU’s commitment to open borders, mass migration, global trade deals, and oppressive bureaucracy.

In fact, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party and a top supporter of Brexit, unveiled the campaign’s closing argument.

It was a poster depicting a flood of refugees with the text “breaking point” inscribed on it.

Tea Party leaders and conservative grassroots activists have many of the same complaints about the Obama administration and how their policies are affecting Texas.

Some in the state feel Obama has trampled on their sovereignty and they believe an independent nation of Texas is their only recourse.

The Guardian reports:

Jeff Sadighi, a TNM backer, wants “Texas solutions” on hot-button issues such as gun rights, marriage equality and, perhaps above all, immigration and border control. “The bottom line is, the federal government due to their legal structures can only offer one size fits all solutions,” the 54-year-old says. “People in Massachusetts aren’t going to approach challenges the same way we are.”

What would the country of Texas be like? “I don’t think we’ll have checkpoints at the border with Louisiana,” Miller deadpans. “Trump may have to move his wall a little further north.”

Could Texas secede from the union?

Many argue yes.

Even former Governor Rick Perry alluded to the state’s ability to secede.

The Hill reports on his 2011 statement:

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) made headlines last year for past comments suggesting he would consider withdrawing from the United States.

“When we came into the nation in 1845, we were a republic, we were a stand-alone nation,” Perry said in 2009. “And one of the deals was, we can leave anytime we want. So we’re kind of thinking about that again.”

Opponents of Texas’ secession say the matter was already settled with the Civil War.

But shortly after Obama was re-elected in 2012, 125,000 people signed a White House petition in support of Texas seceding from the United States.

That triggered a White House response declaring Texas has no right to secede.

However, is the matter truly settled?

The upcoming Brexit vote may give us a clue.