True, this is highly unlikely barring a cataclysmic event.
But like all such things, it also depends on having a seed planted out there, to make the unspoken speakable, if only to be dismissed. Many things that are absurd notions at one time have become inevitabilities. So, now, we have the notion planted. Should the time come it will be there.
As for the practicality of the option -
- If Texas goes, so will 20+ other states. These will be a viable economy by any measure.
- Unlike in 1861 the preponderance of industry will be in the seceding states.
- Unlike in 1861 there will be no likelihood of the Federal government being in a position to raise Union armies; the military class, which is huge now compared to then, would be ideologically unsympathetic to the Federal government. Its hard to believe that they would obey orders in such a crisis.
- More, even what militarily relevant industry exists in the new “Union” would be owned and operated by people unsympathetic to the “Union”.
- Federal tax revenues are not so lopsided as the author states; and in addition much of the disproportion in tax revenues is due to the nominal place that national businesses report their incomes. For instance companies make their profits in South Carolina but report it for tax purposes in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, etc. A new Confederacy would capture such taxes.
These are not your GGGF Yankees. There is no fight in them.
“Many things that are absurd notions at one time have become inevitabilities.”
Just like the thought of Obama winning a second term. ;>)
In my mind the taxpayers are now the slaves.