Every goddamned year or so Texas "threatens" to secede, and then there's floods, or a town explodes because illegal levels of explosive fertilizer become, you know, exothermically volatile. Then their fucking hands are out for FEMA dollars.
But I sincerely hope that if enough of these mouth-breathers want out, that they get their wish, and that they take their whiny neighbor states with them. Maybe they can resume owning and selling other people, and taking their labor by force and murder. Whatever's clever.
I think the crying baby would make a perfect flag for them.