I agreeThatís a tough question, while I can see just some of the many problems that would arise from such a thing, I keep looking at how divided this country has become, there seems to be less and less middle left and middle right.
We seem to have already become of nation of liberal values VS conservative values. Almost everyone I come in contact with has a we against them mentality. As our nation becomes more and more divided, so does our government, and I understand that, after all they represent those that elected them. As our government becomes more and more polarized gridlock between the parties becomes worse and worse.
I see at this time secession, peacefully done, as about the only viable option. We arenít at war yet, so I donít see why they couldnít sit down at a table and work out details allowing such a thing to take place. People and business could be given 5 years (pick your period of time) to move to states that fit their thinking in values. With no penalty after that it would be like moving to any other country.
From the way this country is going, the divide getting wider, tempers becoming shorter and little hope of anyone or anything closing that gap between the parties I guess I would support secession, before I would support another civil war in this country.
Contrary to one poster in here, it has nothing to do with race, it has everything to do with the beliefs of people on both sides. What our Constitution means and implies, what our government should be and do, and at times even the very basic concept of what is right and wrong. That list could just go on and on. We have become a nation that is divided by our beliefs. In my opinion it would be better to peacefully divide ourselves then it would be to get into another civil war over our beliefs.