[QUOTE=Warfish;4503129]But if that population engaged in the use of enough force, that would be the only route to leaving the Union. The same exact way we left the British Empire. [I]Without use of force, we're all eating mince pie today.[/I][/QUOTE]
They didn't use force to do it although there was some violence in decades past.
But I'm beginning to see your points. I'm beginning to think that any new secession would require violence simply because it is our tradition.