Proposals for states to secede "raise a lot of worthwhile questions," says Congressman Ron Paul. "Many think the question of secession was settled by our Civil War. On the contrary; the principles of self-governance and voluntary association are at the core of our founding," the retiring Texas Republican writes on his congressional website.
People in all 50 states have started petitions to leave the union in the wake of the presidential election. Paul said secession from the country is not impossible, even though he said he "wouldn't hold my breath on Texas actually seceding."