If sound-minded people were seceding for sound-minded reasons, I wouldn't be totally against it.
I think about the state of affairs today and I don't see an easy way out of it. A buddy of mine posted on the facenetz about Engel or some other fellow from NY getting past the primary and how he (buddy) might as well start preparing for that idiot Obama getting reelected (his words not mine). I stopped and considered that I wouldn't really be too worried about it because I'm not sure I see another productive presidency/administration coming in my lifetime. With the way the Senate and Congress seem to be run, the President seems to becoming more and more of a puppet or sideshow than anything or anyone of any merit.
The bigger problem is that too many voters are either too stupid or too disenfranchised with the whole situation to be concerned enough to look for change. I would in fact consider myself to be of this population. I'll let you all decide which category I fit into. How many voting-aged people would rather watch TMZ, Real Housewives, Kardashians (I still don't understand what makes them famous) et al than to watch even their local news, let alone a national news program? Yet when MTV and all of the tweeps they follow tell them to go out and vote, they will hurry to do just that so they can tell you about their rights and how its wrong not to vote because Kim, Khloe, and the other one?? say you should. Me personally, well I can't watch the news because it seems wildly overpopulated with information about rank stupidity. I typically wind up yelling at the TV and feeling like a crazy person. I wind up asking myself how many steps am I from sitting in the corner of the C train reading aloud to myself from a crinkled sheet of paper in week or two of my own filth.
Given all of the above, I have thought at times that perhaps the only reasonable thing is to reclaim the project that like-minded men way back when started. Mind you I'm not talking about running around assassinating politicians or anything like that. Lord knows we could use bullets for far more valuable reasons. I also wont be trying to occupy anything or attacking riot police in my organic hemp poncho. I just think something significant and profound needs to occur to right the ship. Also I could not begin to suggest any of the means to go about that.