This is analogous to a state wanting to secede from the union. While they might want to get their own way in all things, they actually live in a community and their actions affect everyone in that community. Likewise the United States lives in a community of nations and what it does affect many other nations. It is silly to think you can secede from the planet; much like a five year old who wants to leave home so they can get his own way all the time. Just dumb.