Those that find secession an implausible political maneuver will be surprised that Staten Island and Long Island are both discussing secession from the state of New York. This is of course, a far cry from actually seceding, but our desperate times are calling for desperate measures.
New York State Senator Andrew Lanza is quoted in the article as saying, "People from every party are very frustrated that government doesn't seem to be responsive, accountable, and acting according to the will of the people."
There will be a day when states will determine that it is no longer in their best interest to remain a part of the massively indebted and overly governed United States. They will seek alternatives, and secession will prove the most appealing option.