If you believe in the Constitution as the ultimate law of the land, you cannot deny a state's right to secede. The Founders absolutely understood this principal as a protection against an abusive central government. The secession principal was utilized several times, during the 1st 60 years of our Republic to prevent what has become common place today. Don't fall for the line of pseudo-conservatives when they call secession a fantasy. This is one Texan who believes that the sovereign status of his state trumps the federal govt.