THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1. BILL OF RIGHTS
Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.
I tell everyone I know, (even though I LIVE in Kentucky):
I am a TEXAN first, AMERICAN second.
Bavarians, from Germany, really relate to that.
Having grown up in Texas, I can tell you this.. we were ALL taught in school that, when Texas joined the US, we retained the right to secede.. or, to split into a total of Five states. We were even shown the lines proposed for the new states.
Either option would be OK with me. But, if they decide to secede... I will move HOME immediately.
abolish or limit...sounds good to me.
Wow, reading that gave me goosebumps.