(It’s about sovereignty)
Baby Brother, bless his heart, is about as Texan as anyone born in Missouri can be. If I had fifty cents for every time I've heard him exclaim, "TEXAS IS THE ONLY STATE IN THE UNION THAT USED TO BE AN INDEPENDENT NATION!!"
BB isn't alone. Many, if not most, Texans believe in and relish the thought of Texas sovereignty. Truth is, though, Texas isn't the "only" former independent republic. Texas wasn't even the “first”.
Bernie Sanders' Vermont was.
A history lesson from 10 years ago yet rings true today:
"Over the past 50 years, the U.S. government has grown too big, too corrupt and too aggressive toward the world, toward its own citizens and toward local democratic institutions. It has abandoned the democratic vision of its founders and eroded Americans' fundamental freedoms."