Despite the ridicule Texas Governor Rick Perry received when he suggested during a 'tea party' protest that Texas could secede from the Union if it wanted to, that hasn't stopped him from continuing to promote the notion.
Perry is involved with a group called the Texas Nationalist Movement, and they held a secessionist rally on the steps of the state capitol.
One of the speakers cited Sam Houston as a secessionist role model, prompting Matthews to point out that nothing could be further from the truth. Matthews took Perry and his group to task, remarking at the beginning of the segment, "The ignorance of these people is unbelievable."
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