This evening it was announced that Russian political analyst Igor Panarian has predicted that the current U.S. economic crisis will result in the breakup of the United States as a single sovereign nation. Personally, I think he's wrong; but let's think about what could happen, and what we'd like to see. Would Texas "go it alone", or carefully form alliances with neighboring States? Think about econonic, political, cultural, and military advantages and drawbacks. Think long and hard before you respond; there's no time limit. Consider this to be your only opportunity in this lifetime to "form a more perfect Union".