Weld County is one of six in Colorado that will vote on a secession initiative in November.
In the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, and Far West, secession sympathizers top out at 22 percent of the population.
But very few of us have imagined that they could fuel a generalized positive view of secession.
But letting a secession claim stand means dismemberment and they would appear to have little alternative but to confront it.
John Avlon dissects the results on Obama, gays—and secession.
Loud talkings of secession from the Union, spread rapidly throughout the South.
From the top of the capitol building, he reflected on the fall of secession.
The interval of secession was perhaps the happiest in his life.
No one then dreamed of four years' war, but every one dreamed of secession.
He thought that South Carolina ought to secede, but not alone; and that a union in favor of secession would take place.
1530s, from Latin secessionem (nominative secessio) "a withdrawal, separation; political withdrawal, insurrection, schism," noun of action from past participle stem of secedere "secede," from se- "apart" (see secret) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Originally in a Roman historical context, "temporary migration of plebeians from the city to compel patricians to address their grievances;" modern use in reference to religious or political unions dates from 1650s.
The withdrawal from the United States of eleven southern states in 1860 and 1861. The seceding states formed a government, the Confederacy, in early 1861. Hostilities against the remaining United States, the Union, began in April 1861 (see Fort Sumter), and the Civil War followed.