Before the Scottish voted to remain in the United Kingdom, I had a brief conversation with an Irish Priest. Back in the seventies, he morally supported the IRA. Hard to imagine a priest supporting even with words what appeared to be a violent terrorist group. But he was there & I never have been to the UK. In our conversation I mentioned I could see parallels between their pressing for independence and the increase demand for states rights here in the US.
And in our Declaration of Independence:
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.