BY BUD KENNEDY
IRVING — Texas’ favorite secessionist is running for governor again, which raises a touchy question.
If Larry SECEDE Kilgore gets elected, does that mean President Trump has to build a wall at the Red River?
“I don’t know why anyone wants to build a wall anywhere,” the Irving Republican said Tuesday, launching his third campaign to lead Texas out of the U.S. and into an independent republic under “biblical law.”
“The Rio Grande is beautiful. The Red River is beautiful. I don’t think we need a wall.”
Kilgore, 52, is well-known to Texas voters. In 2012, he changed his legal middle name to SECEDE.
He still believes in executing adulterers and LGBT Texans and anyone else out of step with his decidedly Old Testament view of society.
But that’s not his primary point in this campaign. SECEDE Kilgore version 3.0 calls for a new, independent Republic of Texas that will punish abortion as felony murder, close public schools and do away with Social Security.