Since the topic of secession is bumbling around here in the blogosphere, I thought I would do some following up. First, there is an excellent post by Historia futura praedicit which goes through a lot of different history around secession. Second, I would like to quote one of my long-time readers
“Half the US once quit the union. That didn’t stop the feds from enforcing it.”
Which is of course a very much valid point. Obviously, no secession will ever be allowed. On that note, Karl Denninger over at the Market-Ticker had a few things to say about the recent “secession petitions”, most succinctly that you do not ask permission to secede. It doesn’t really work that way.
I have quite a few more things to say on the topic, and I will try to squeeze in a longer post sometime soon – the viewpoint I find most interesting is of comparing times of political unity and political anarchy. Which one you should wish for isn’t always clear-cut. More on that soon, I hope. For now, go read that post I just linked. Here, I’ll link it again.