You are showing your prejudice and ignorance again. Go back to 1861 and make your arguement with the people that struggled to survive in a land you never knew or tried to understand. Perhaps if you actually studied Texas history with an open mind you might see it was truly a frontier. Do you know of any of the men that signed the Ordinance of Secession? How in the world can you openly challenge the integrity of men who lived and died in those times? Try picking up a book sometime.