Could secession movements actually succeed? Bill Kauffman did a nice job discussing the different movements and their legitimacy in Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America’s Political Map. If this (quixotic?) idea has you intrigued, I highly recommend it.
If you’re a fan of the principle of subsidiarity, I would think the movement would interest you and you’d be a proponent. I know I am. But then again, I think the Articles of Confederation should’ve been tweaked, not thrown away. The old United States would’ve run far closer to subsidiarity lines than the current U.S. of A.
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