What you fail to realize is that there are a lot of people out here who have wanted to secede for a long time. The problem has been that there haven't been enough of the others who are fed up with the way things are. The further along we go on the path the federal government is taking us, the more support we find for secession.
You may not have had any liberal states wanting to secede when Bush was president, I don't know. But there are blue states who have had secession movements in place during Obama's administration. One is New Hampshire. There has been secession talk in that state a lot over the years and they are talking about it again. California was talking secession in 2010.
There are also ongoing secessionist movements in Vermont and Hawaii and they haven't changed their purpose with the changes in administration.
Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence that when a government becomes tyrannical then it is the natural right of the people to dissolve the union with that government.
And just remember, if not for secession, we would probably be speaking the Queen's English.
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