Individual States did not coordinate efforts of their respective militias or National guards in December, 1941, to fight in what became called World War II. A year ago the U.S. faced a World conflict with an “enemy” more implacable than in 1941.
If the (now nearly-500,000) deaths from COVID did little to change anyone’s mind about the efficacy of States’ experiments in how we address problems we face, the operation of free market forces in provision of energy in Texas probably won’t matter.
In the 1990s Texas’s GOP leaders deregulated its energy system so that energy companies faced fewer burdens. Plans for horrific cold weather provided insufficient profit. Energy companies cut those cold weather contingencies.
The existence of the political subdivisions called “States” prolonged slavery. The GOP, via States, has gamed the election system to exert unwarranted control over our Federal government over the past 40 years.
GOP members of Congress fear “flyover States” will be disenfranchised while those States have disproportionate representation in Congress. The “Great Compromise” of the 1787 Convention is a vestige of slavery. We should rid ourselves of this archaic thing.
At least some GOP elected officials of Texas have taken control of the crises. Senator Cruz cut short a vacay in Mexico. Personally I think we should be very upset with the government of Mexico. They should have deported him - but to a different country, not the USA.