The people of 11 Colorado counties will vote today for their independence from the dead hand of Denver. Such referenda always pass, says Michael Tomasky, but are never put into effect. Then why do such movements so bother the regime centralists? Because more and more Americans, and people all over the world, realize that decentralization is an aspect of freedom, and therefore so is secession. As Mises said more than a century ago, “No people and no part of a people shall be held against its will in a political association that it does not want ” He was even for individual secession, if it were possible. Now it is, of course. “At what point does Old Glory start looking cluttered?” even Mr. Tomasky wonders. I’d be happier with a 500 stars. Not that real freedom is possible under the empire. A new state of Northern Colorado is fine, but we really need to secede from the DOD, the NSA, the FBI, the FRB, and the rest. The battle flag dubbed “Old Glory”? Put it in a museum.9:26 am on November 5, 2013 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.