I'm hardly falling for a lightweight like Medved, but if we are forced toward a real threat of secession, it must be after a serious effort by states to push back, nullify, liberate themselves from Federal monies and mandates. Secession won't be necessary until they explicitly demonstrate their fascist fangs even to folks like Medved, and with luck, even then, we'll have an couple of free elections in two and then four years. If not. Well, let it rip. Talk of secession might strengthen states that try to exercise independence, but lets not yet take it seriously.