I'm looking for a good argument, based in moral/ethical or principled values, that says why the people of a state (especially one that used to be its own country), can't decide that they want their land to be an independent land. I'd be genuinely interested to hear one, because I'm having trouble thinking one up myself.
If the US could seceed from the UK, why can't Texas seceed from the US?
If the fundamental concept of private property is that you take what's there and mix your labor with it, and take ownership of the product thereby.... how can anyone who doesn't live in Texas claim the right to overrule the will of those who DO live in Texas?
I'd like to hear if someone can find a moral/ethical argument to justify this.