texas has been talking about this since i was a kid. The problem with texas is taxes would go sky hi on property owners and their already complaining. Because the prisons are no longer self sustaining and they have to receive federal money
If Texas and California secede from the U.S. , what do you think might happen? They do have the right to do that if they feel the Federal government isn't working in their best interests.
There are so many things that would have to happen for the states to succeed. They've got to get their ducks in a row to make this happen correctly.
When Quebec voted on leaving Canada, I thought of a few problems
What would you use for money? Would the US cut you off the power grid? You would need an army and navy. Could you afford it?
How long before you had passports so people could leave and return? Which brings up airlines.. Would they continue to serve your country?
And pensions/old age security etc. Would the money be transferred over to your state from the feds?
I consider this a worthwhile read:
To me this is like the Rapture---if I'm there at the time, I deal with the cards I'm dealt.
I can't see this ever happening. People who are complaining about wanting to do that have probably not thought about all of the ramifications of doing so. It's just like young kids wanting to leave home and then realizing they had it better with Mom and Dad.
An interesting aside ...
From what I've been hearing on NPR, the politicians in Britain who pushed for an exit from the EU - they really didn't want it to happen. They just wanted a platform to gain more power. Now, nobody knows what to do since the people voted to exit ... Since the politicians REALLY didn't want it, they didn't think it would REALLY happen and didn't make any plans for it.
It would be interesting to see what would happen politically. You would be removing huge populations out of the polls, and therefore from the House of Representatives. One state is a liberal power player and the other a conservative. Hmmm.
If you remember back to 1982, Key West seceded because the border patrol blockaded US 1, the only road going into the Keys. They tried all the legal routes to remove the blockade. When nothing was done, they seceded and became the Conch Republic. The first at they did after seceding was apply for a foreign aid grant from the US. Here is a link that explains in greater detail.
they would be brought back into the union post haste
neither of these states, regardless of what they may believe or want you to believe, have the right to secede from the union
some quora answers on the subject
Chaos, I'm leaving Texas. Headed to Arizona. Lots of great comments.