Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
No offense, but it isn't the same. People that don't live in Texas usually don't get it..but ask someone that has moved to Texas from another state. They will tell you they never understood what the big deal was until after you have lived here for a while. Winning your independence by fighting for it and then existing as your own country (and also many other thing) creates an inherit DNA that you just can't recreate elsewhere.
Vermont and California were sovereign nations too. I've lived here for over a decade now and still "don't get it."