AbileneCS saidI live in Texas and I agree. People here already think they live in a separate republic. But... Let me move home next year so I wont have to immigrate back into my own country. THEN we can cut Texas loose. Its embarrassing.
I lived in Texas over 4 years, was a voting citizen for 9 (active US military can carry State citizenship with them to other States). The Texas State flag is the one they had when they were briefly a Republic, following independence from Mexico. Their mindset is still that of a separate country, that merely uses the US as a convenience.
Well, I find that INconvenient. Let them go, as their Governor says they want. We can still have their oil, it goes into the international market already. Whether they stay independent or get absorbed by Mexico (most likely, when it asserts old sovereignty claims), the US won't lose Texas oil. But it will lose the embarrassment of Texas being part of this country.