The Middlebury Institute wasfounded in 2005 for the study of separatism, secession, and self-determination is a political think tank and activist organization. The current director is author Kirkpatrick Sale. The goal of the institute is to foster a national movement to place secession on the national political agenda and encourage secessionist and separatist movements here and abroad.
“Whenever any form of government is destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
Declaration of Independence, 1776