Texas has (a little bit of) an inferiority complex
Here is why:
Texas really was never a part of the ‘Old Plantation’ South. We were, for the most part, dirt farmers, miscreants, outlaws, and such. Most of us did not own slaves. We just worked. We were poor. When secession issues came to town, we were too busy fightin’ Comanche’s to give a shit.
“Take yer sea-session somewhar else. We doan cotton to tha’.
But after the election of Lincoln we came around and our Johnny Rebs made us proud. Fought like Comanches, we did.
The very first acronym was GTT: Gone To Texas. (You can look it up) Translated into “This asshole has left his family, his debt, and his crimes. He has GTT. Good riddance.”
Sam Houston was governor of Tennessee. He went GTT. And thank God he did. Sam (The Raven) was adamant in his opposition to secession. He had a Cherokee wife…
I love Texas.
We are far from Perfect. (Well not that far)
And we know it.
That matters: the knowing it.