The problem with most of the professors of “higher education ” , is that the vast majority have never worked a day in their life , and live in an ideological bubble . For that reason , is why American Industry was forced to create their own trade schools . The quality of the University grads as perspective employees, were making them almost unemployable . I agree with GeorgiaSaint , not real fond of Texas or the Southwest for that matter , but if they did secede , I would consider it , it would depend on the Constitution they adopted . In my book , anybody that does not believe in the Constitution is a Communist , and the only fitting thing for a communist is much worse than a simple mugging .