Emerson Newell, 7, of Bethany, Okla. holds a sign that reads: " Let's face it, I'm 7 years old and I could run the country better than this !!!!" at a tax day tea party rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday, April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Oklahoma and Texas have my permission to secede. In fact, I'd like to encourage them to do so.