Will Texas Secede?

I previously warned that the financial crisis might cause the U.S. to break apart like the Soviet Union.

The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, said today:

Texans might at some point get so fed up they would want to secede from the union, though he said he sees no reason why Texas should do that.

“There’s a lot of different scenarios,” Perry said. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”

Perry is running for re-election, and so its difficult to know whether this is a genuine threat or an election stunt.

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