The earliest polls concerning the popularity of modern secessionist movements began in the late 2000s at the end of the George W. Bush era. At that time, about 1 in 5 Americans expressed a casual sympathy for secession. Now it’s up to almost 2 in 5. However, no serious secessionist movement has yet to emerge on the ground level. The actually existing secessionist movements are no more viable at present than the third parties, perhaps less so. That is the next thing that needs to change. At some point, there needs to be a referendum on a state ballot or collection of state ballots calling for secession, or legislation introduced in state legislatures or Congress calling for secession. That doesn’t mean that “working within the system” is the solution. Instead, once an outside movement grows to be large enough it would find its way into the system by default. I suspect that the current 2 in 5 ratio will have to grow to about 50% or even 3 in 5 before serious on-the-ground secession movements begin. Also, larger third parties may very well emerge at the same time.
Tom Woods Show
Daniel Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement discusses opportunities for an obstacles to Texan secession, and notes that the apparent obstacles are not as insuperable as many people may have thought.