As dictated in the Constitution, the federal government has very little authority. Unless specifically stated, all other authority lies with the states and the people. For most of my life, as I recall, the federal government has overstepped it's authority, and of late has failed to do its job. Since the Fed. has refused to perform one of its assigned duties, the security of these states, Texas is stepping up.
Every so often the people of Texas considers leaving the union. I wonder if it's about to happen again. If I lived there I'd be very tempted to vote for leaving the USA.