Since last week's re-election of president Obama, I see there are several hundred citizens in a handful of states filing petitions claiming they want to secede from the Union of the United States of America. Unfortunately for them, they hardly speak for the states they live in, so they are speaking entirely for themselves. I say why ask for permission? If you're among those that feel this nation is no longer a union you want to participate in, just leave. Go. No one will try to stop you.
No hard feelings, no threats, no intimidation. You are free to leave. The Beauty part is that you're always free to return. One warning to the wise: I understand there are some who take a very dim view of those who want to become U.S. citizens, so think twice about your decision to secede. You wouldn't want to be an "Illegal".