I don't blame people for being upset. I was really looking forward to a Romney presidency.
As for needing the natural resources from Texas, ask the middle east what happens over oil.
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Quick history lesson:
The South lost the Civil War simply because they didn't have the resources to fight anything beyond a guerilla-style war in their own Territories. As the years of the war went on, the South was getting ravaged, and wanted to open up trade to Europe to bolster their own resources. The assault on the Union (i.e. Gettysburg) was an attempt to show Europe that they were to be taken seriously as a Nation-state, and were powerful enough to fight the conflict on their own terms. They wanted Europe to think they could win, so that opening trade with the Confederacy would be worth alienating the United States.
History shows that they couldn't, they didn't, and they failed.
150 years later, the same is still true. Any new Civil War would fail for the exact same reason.
If any state decided to succeed it would be silenced and more then likely the citizens who wanted to succeed would be killed because of shelling or trialed for treason against the united states. And to be quite frank it would be stupid for texas to succeed. they need the federal government a lot more then they think.