I can think of nothing which would accelerate the fall of western civilization faster than these here United States fragmenting into smaller countries. This is an inherently bad idea.
The United States is a large country, both in terms of area and in population (third in the world in both categories). When one thinks of the movers and shakers on this planet in terms of real, global-spanning power (both actual and potential for the global piece, both military and economic in terms of power), one thinks of the United States, Russia, China, and India. Canada, while large in area, is small in population, lessening her impact on the world stage as a solo player.
This doesn't mean that some smallish countries don't wield a certain amount of power locally. Germany, France, and the United Kingdom remain local powers (100 years ago these three countries were global powers) as do Japan, Korea, and Pakistan, though they have little real impact in the affairs of the superpowers except as allies. Though the United States is sometimes considered the last remaining super power after the end of the Cold War, China is fast catching up and Russia is once again flexing her muscles.
Here's your word for the day -
balkanize - to break up (as a region or group) into smaller and often hostile units
The Balkan Peninsula of southeastern Europe is named for the Balkan Mountains, which stretch through Bulgaria from its western border with Serbia to the Black Sea. (Balkan derives from a Turkish word that means "mountain.") The region known as the Balkans is commonly thought to include Albania, Greece, Romania, the European portion of Turkey, and often surrounding areas. The decline of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century led to a series of revolts that accelerated the fracturing of the region into a number of smaller states whose unstable coexistence led to violence that came to a head in World War I. Since 1919, balkanize and its related noun, balkanization have come to refer to the kind of divisive action that can weaken countries or groups, as well as other things. (Source)
When folks talk about secession, that's what they really will get, the balkanization of the United States. One large, global power dissolving into a bunch of little countries. Why don't we just surrender to the Russians and Chinese right now? Believe me, secession will lead to bloodshed, it will lead to the death of the Constitution, and the only people who will benefit will be the tinpot politicians and their corrupt, rich cronies.
There's a smarter way, a better way.
The South isn't mad at the North, the West doesn't hate the East. No, we are all pretty fed up with the Federal Government. We, the people, have let them overstep their bounds, it's time to corral them and put them out to pasture. The concept is called "dissolution."
That other concept, rarely discussed, is dissolution of the Union. In this context, dissolution means that the modern federal government, through layers of radical statutes, executive orders and harmful constitutional amendments, has departed from the people’s intended constitutional order to such an extreme degree that it has become a different government, alien to the original system laid down by the nation’s founders. Therefore, the constitutional government we’re supposed to be living under has been dissolved.
“You wouldn’t secede from a dissolved government anymore than you would divorce a deceased spouse,” said Ron Avery, a Texas patriot well versed in the writings of America’s founders...
As Avery sees it, the issue boils down to this: Since the states and their people, which created the original federal government, are being ruled by a rogue regime that reset the dials so much that it overthrew the original constitutional order, then seceding from that unlawful, alien regime is a form of tacit acknowledgement of that impostor government’s legitimacy.
“You don’t secede from a dead union—[instead] you declare it dissolved,” Avery said.
... under dissolution, the people and the states in which they live withdraw their consent to be ruled, and they do so without “going” anywhere. If even one state would be so bold as to declare the facts of the constitutional government’s dissolution, this observation could spread to where the legitimacy of the federal regime is seriously undermined and, with sustained effort, declared void. (Source)Now I'm no pan-anarchist, but that article cited above makes a certain amount of sense. Some states already have sheriffs who have indicated that they will not enforce a law they consider to be unconstitutional. We don't need lawyers to explain the Constitution to us, after all it is written in English. The Supremes have interpreted that document badly in the past to suit the powers that be. They still do.
We, the American people, need to get off our butts and take back our country. My first step, vote against every single incumbent. Both major parties have failed miserably, it's time to start afresh.
Remember this in November - vote the bastards out, out, out!
What say you?