" states in the old Confederacy or the guns and bible West - none of which being characterized as places known for their first-class educational institutions."
Since you regard your fellow citizens with such utter disdain, one would think that you would be pleased to see them leave. Instead you are frothing at the mouth and threatening annihilation by the military. This strikes me as a very confused stance. I hate you but if you try to leave I will kill you? This is the sort of behavior that is often displayed in a very abusive marriage. It will be best for both groups if we are allowed to peaceably go our own ways.