“Calling the[m] sunshine patriots is like calling the Founders secessionist traitors to England who should have worked within the system.
Agreed. The system has been corrupted by uncontrolled immigration and voters voting themselves money. The petition is an acknowledgement that Texas has nothing culturally or politically in common with NY & California.
Michael Barone wrote an excellent article for NRO last week (which I posted here) about “Two Americas” and how there’s little or no common cultural or political ground between them. Sad, but your average resident of TX, OK, WY or IN has liitle in common with the average resident of CA, MA, NY, or NJ. This illustrates just how fragile national cohesiveness really is.