Anytime they want
Bad times only
I don't know
In reality keeping a state within a union against its will would probably lead to the loss of other constitutional rights. I imagine the 2nd would be the first on the chopping block if a proper rebellion kicked off.
Is this the future of our "great nation" , secession ?
IMO, if it is, then so be it.....
Will we revert to be like the European nations of the middle ages ?
More than history should be taught in our schools.
Man should be taught how to get along with his fellow man.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
I don't think we have to worry about this very much. Only a few far right wing nuts talk about succession. The vast, vast, vast, vast, vast vast, vast vast vast, majority of Texas would think its stupid.
Leaders of succession would have to worry about being shot more than anyone else. Lotta guns down here in Tx. LOL!
Isnt this akin to saying "short people should have the right to be tall"? There is no way this happens. A far more likely scenario would be California splitting up and becoming two states than any singe state attempting secession.
However for the sake of argument...(no...they wouldnt ever be allowed to secede) a better solution to your scenario would be for the fed to announce an era of responsible government, pay down the debt, massively reduce states federal tax burden, and return social services and spending to the states. Just like Texas wont ever secede, that will never happen either. So...unfortunately, until it all goes sour, Texas will have to suffer the fools just like all the rest of us.