Originally Posted by El Guapo
Texas was the Republic of Texas before becoming a part of the Union. I'm sure the colonies were not allowed to split off from the British Empire either. I don't think it'll happen, but maybe (just maybe) the talk of it occuring will be a nice little motivational slap to ALL politicians to let them know that things are not right with this country.
Or (more likely) politicians will see that a bunch of whiny idiots talking about secession does not a crisis make, and we'll all have a good hearty laugh at their expense.