Seems every state wants independence these days. I found this interesting book, The Rogue Republic, on the Internet the other day. West Florida shared a similar short-lived independence like Texas before joining the Union. Always got a kick out of the fact that when acquiring the Louisiana Purchase, the Jefferson administration thought West Florida was part of the deal, only to find out it was still in Spanish hands. Nothing a little "rebellion" couldn't cure. This was their "marching song,"
- West Floriday, that lovely nation,
- Free from king and tyranny,
- Thru’ the world shall be respected,
- For her true love of Liberty.