Personally I doubt your numbers. I suspect you couldn't get 20% of Texans to actually vote for secession, as opposed to venting about it out of frustration.
However, let's take your numbers as accurate.
How do you run a government of the people, by the people and for the people when 40% of those people are adamantly opposed to your government?
They presumably would refuse to respect its legitimacy. To what lengths would your secessionist government go to enforce its authority? At what point does this turn into suppression of dissent?
IOW, how can you maintain a free system of government when a very large minority are violently opposed to it? I contend it can't be done. You can run a dictatorship or a monarchy/tyranny on such a basis, but not a civil society or republic.
Dunno, ask Obama...
Seventy percent of the people opposed ACA, yet they see to have been able to put it in place. I don't buy your premise.
You're assuming that the 40% that would vote against it wouldn't accept it. That is, just because they don't really like the idea doesn't mean they would be opposed to it.
There are people who really wouldn't care, provided a) the government leaves them alone for the most part, and b) they have access to justice (or at least no blocking of it).
You can run a dictatorship or a monarchy/tyranny on such a basis, but not a civil society or republic.
We still have The Republic of Texas Constitution of 1845. Don’t say it’ outdated. It’s not as “old” as the Constitution of the United States.