"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes..."
Rick Perry's talk of secession is wholly unpatriotic and borders on treasonous. That's schoolyard talk, that most outgrow somewhere in adolescence.
I'm not going to be one to bash Texas, I was raised there and know it's proud, multinational heritage, and it's key role in helping to make the USA as great as it is. To threaten to undo all that, is childish and not very becoming of someone in his leadership position. Although, he has certainly marginalized his role.