Quote of the Moment: Secede

There are a number of petitions in the US Government’s Open Petitions page that run like this:

Peacefully grant the State of Iowa to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, …

Dear petitioners,

If you’re asking permission from the federal government for the right to secede … you’ve completely missed the point. It’s like asking the government’s permission to have a revolution.

It’s charming, like hearing a twelve-year-old asking their parents for money so they can run away from home. But all the old confederates are now spinning in their grave like a lathe.