Probably will take a state like Montana to secede to get the Federal Govt back to its Constitutional roots
Doubt the Feds would invade to assert Federal law. Not enough troops available w Middle East and other obligations. Also the logistics of launching a Federal incursion into MT would make such action nearly prohibitive
Plus, merely stating “Guess we’re a Territory now” and handing a bill over for ten thousand head of horses for the deputies as provided by law would shock some people into thinking “Hmm”. Plus, it’d be funnier and more loyal.
I would think that people all over might get a little disturbed if they were watching CNN and saw the federal government launching RPG’s at the Montana State capitol.
Not only that, but when you throw the Posse Comitatus Act into the fray, it would have the potential to be a very mixed-up ball of wax. For DC, anyway -- sounds like Montana has this situation understood quite well.
It would be great if MT Sec'y Johnson filed an additional amicus curiae, regarding the Compact, to supplement the arguments made in the brief initiated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.