There is only one hope for the U.S., which is that maybe Texas will secede, and take with it the salvageable central states. The rest of the country has become foreign to us in every way. We have nothing in common. They make fun of our guns and religion while we support their non-working butts. We spend within our budgets while they expect us to pay for their indiscriminate deficit spending. It's time for us to abandon them.