The Associated Press has an update on the movement for Vermont to secede from the United States, a development that was first reported by the New York Sun back in 2006. The secessionists the AP interviews seem to be critical of Washington from the left, complaining of "Obama's failure to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." Still, as Washington amasses power, don't be surprised to see the states beginning to push back. It is a band of 13 state attorneys general who are preparing to challenge the Constitutionality of the health care overhaul. And an independent candidate for governor of Colorado, Rich Hand, who I stumbled across because he wrote a nice blog post about my Samuel Adams biography, is running in part on a pledge "to ask the citizens of Colorado to amend the Colorado constitution to limit the amount of federal taxation on our citizens and corporations to 15% maximum." If such a pledge were approved it would set the stage for a constitutional battle. Mr. Hand's "Tenth Amendment Center Pledge" is also worth a read for those interested in Constitutional government.