Apparently, it is not entirely off of the table. An AP reporter said Perry suggested 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.
From StatesMan dot com:
“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.”
The war of Northern aggression and the passage of the 17th amendment did seemingly unrepairable damage to states rights. I understand the frustration of Texans but pray that the union stays in tact.
Is sentiment in other states, such as Alaska, similar?
God help us!