Hey, I'm not going to say that a state and it's citizens don't have the right to petition the government to secede but the federal government is a freaking juggernaut. Secession attempts are probably going to lead to shootin' and well, so be it. But the tool that the states can use, right now, and are using is 'Nullification' Government say 'You must participate in Onumbnutz care' Well, not technically, states are saying : "Suck this Trebeck!" and Alabama, Montana and Wyoming said just that ! Heck even a jury can nullify a law. Let's say it's illegal for someone to have marijuana for medical reasons (federal law), a cancer patient is found in possession of 1 oz of the best BC bud available and is facing 5 years in fed prison (death sentence in their case). Jury says, Yep your guilty but you don't deserve punishment. Bingo, the jury has spoken. they were found guilty but no time will be served. Bam. Jury Nullification. IMHO this would a be a great tool to spank the man. I sure hope we can use it on the tax code !