Disgust with Washington has fired up the secession movement, with about four-in-10, and half of millennials, supporting a state's right to leave the union, a traitorous move akin to the Civil War.
A New John Zogby Strategies survey found that 39 percent agree that states have the "ultimate say over their destiny and that secession is a right."
What's more, 47 percent of younger Americans, 18-29, also give secession a thumbs up.
And Democrats are slightly more likely than independents or Republicans to back secession, when a state breaks away from the United States and federal government.
"In the final analysis, this is a global issue that has gained traction in the last few years. From Scotland and Catalan, to Venice, France, the UK, and now loud calls can even be heard in California and Texas. The ghosts of Lincoln, ("I must save the Union") and Jefferson ("A rebellion is necessary every generation") appear to be roaming the American landscape as a sizeable portion of the public are sympathetic to the cause of Independence from D.C.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org