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Is Secession a Good Idea?

Fuzzy2 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 9:23 AM
It seems to me the beauty of nullification is that once one lone state does it, the next will be easier. The shift of power away from DC would begin instantly.
Hawker 1 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 10:00 AM
Hawker 1 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 10:00 AM
And the very state that has as its motto , The lone Start State, should start the revolution . Come On Texas do it. YOU CAN DO IT.
FrankMP Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 9:57 AM
This would also provide for self centered voters and the leaders in those states to live or die with ludicrous decisions. Of course the more liberating and enlightened states would fall into anarchy almost overnight.

I’m not talking about secession in the United States, where the issue is linked to the ugliness of slavery (though at least Walter Williams can write about the issue without the risk of being accused of closet racism).

But what about Europe? I have a hard time understanding why nations on the other side of the Atlantic should not be allowed to split up if there are fundamental differences between regions. Who can be against the concept of self-determination?

Heck, tiny Liechtenstein explicitly gives villages the right to secede if two-thirds...