I have the best wishes for your peaceful pronouncement. This is also how I wish future history to go.
Realize, however, that the American Goverment is well aware of how colonies can rebel. And will try to prevent it.
Add to this, if you will, my own pet theory.
Offworld expansion is intentionally being shut down for these very reasons. The tyrant does not want the victim (or his kids) to escape.
There will be no off world colonies supported by the US, until they are willing to do one of two things :
1. Use powerful control paradigms to attempt to prevent colonial revolt. (Implants, threaten family members, etc.)
2. Surrender the Fascist/Socialist state they are creating to a Capitalist/Liberty based colonization program in DIRECT RESPONSE to threats of another nation (China or Russia) colonizing areas of space.
Hopefully, it will be #2 (I doubt it). More likely they'll try #1, and fail
I look forward to the day that inhabitants of the moon can look down on Earth and tell them to FO.
First ship out, I'm on.
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.