There have been dramatic power shifts in the US economy over the last 30 years, which in many respects have upended the primacy of the East Coast Establishment. Rick Perry, who within the last two years has openly talked about scenarios for secession would be a favorite if he joined the Republican primary. According to Jerry Brown, the national government is in regime crisis and the country hasn't been this divided since the Civil War. Things to consider as we pass another Memorial Day.
1'Jerry Brown: California, Country Facing ‘Regime Crisis’ Similar To The Civil War' - CBS, Los Angeles
2'Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Could Secede, Leave Union' - Huff Po