A frighteningly interesting look at the Texas Republican Party and their platform by Kevin Drum.
One word: Secession.
You think you're a different country, and you don't like living in the country that I live in, so rather than force the rest of us to be like you, why don't you take your little dirtball of a state and form your own damn sovereign nation?
And then we can declare war on you and invade you for your oil. We're good at that.