Before there can be any kind of independence “movement,” individuals must decide that they want individual independence and will do what’s necessary to get it. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
Independence Day is not far away and so perhaps it is a fortuitous time to consider declaring ours.
The event originally celebrated being the political independence of the United States – plural, as it was in those much-forgotten days – from Great Britain. But we now live in the United States – singular – in which a consolidated federal authority has, over time, all-but-eliminated the former independence of those states, who were united, once upon a time, in the rhetorical rather than political sense. As in, united to gain their individual independence from Great Britain.
Jefferson and Adams, for example, routinely referred conversationally to their respective countries – i.e., to the states in which they lived. They would not have comprehended a consolidated United States, singular.
That took another four score and seven years to “correct” . . . by force of arms.
People will debate the inevitability of the foregoing; the flaws – perhaps traps, deliberately set – within the Constitution that replaced the Articles of Confederation, the latter clearly referencing something other than a consolidated singularity. That is for historians to weigh and consider. Perhaps the whole object of the struggle for independence was not for independence – of the individual, from government – but rather just another political tussle between factions for control of the government.