This isn't the first time that the state of Texas has threatened to secede from the union.
The real issue is why a state would want to pursue this course of action. Obviously, Texas and other states feel strongly that their interests are not aligned with those of the government of our nation.
In today's political environment, based on the recent presidential election results, the country is split down the middle. That should not mean that the losing half should pick up their marbles and go home.
The current White House could learn a lesson by revisiting the Clinton era, when disagreements were also extreme and yet former President Clinton was able to swallow his pride and work with the opposition to create one of the strongest economic periods our nation has ever known.
As the old adage goes, there is strength in unity.