I was wondering what you thought about the constant talk about Alaska one day becoming a separate nation. The Alaska Independence Party has held a close relationship with Senator Lisa Murkowski and her father, a former Alaska politician. Oddly, a Murkowski opponent, Todd Palin allegedly had ties to this group which has some members who like the idea of Alaska seceding from the United States. Sarah Palin denies it and though I don't usually agree with her, I believe her and her intentions of promising Alaska to stay with the United States. How else could she run in 2012, if Alaska became independent, other than the state becoming a US territory again? Anyway, should Alaska secede if they want? Is it legal? There are legal precedents on each side, where the American concept of taxation without representation is an obvious green flag for seceding, as the AIP claims may be the case. Thoughts?