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I'm not quite sure why we should object? If the crazies want to secede, why should we say anything other than "good riddance!"? Of course, some accord will have to be reached to protect those non-crazies who do not want to secede, just as an accord should have been reached in Kosova to protect those citizens who didn't want to secede.

And of course some measures will have to be taken to prevent people from seceding in order to not have to pay their fair share of taxes. But in the case of land-locked secessionists, that's pretty simple - after all, it's not like they're going to be members of the WTO, so we can trade-war them to bankruptcy if they act as flag-of-convenience countries for rich tax cheats.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Feb 20th, 2008 at 03:16:03 PM EST
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