Here's why the Feds will not allow secession: Socialism is an exclusive system of centralized control-a clear manifestation of Hobbs' Leviathan. Socialism cannot bear competition and uses state power to destroy it--competition being Hobbs' "worm in the commonwealth." Socialists won't permit secession because they need slaves (productive members of the society) to fund their system. We can do liberty without them. But they can't do their slave system without us.