I believe Texas was a republic—it was more than a state, but a country if that makes sense, `six flags’ and all that—when it agreed to join the union.
And didn’t Texicans insist on some reservation in their constitution explicitly reserving the right of secession?
I lived in San Antonio for four years as a child, a long time ago, and don’t remember my state history. Sure, they got slapped down once, but that was then and this is now. If Obama continues with his agenda and they broke off ... I’ll leave that thought hanging, along with your own thoughts on federalism. And tyranny.
Texas was a Republic for 10 years, Our independence day was March 2 1836.