This editorial appeared in today's Wall Street Journal (3/3/08)
How Committed Are We to Self-Determination?
Regarding your editorial "The Birth of Kosovo (Feb. 19): In 2025 or 2030 or 2035 or whenever, Latinos will constitute the majority of the population in California, Texas, New Mexico and whatever other state.
At that time, reflecting the democratic will of the majority, leaders of the Latino community will appeal to the United Nations an demand that the world body recognize California, Texas, New Mexico and whatever other state as independent countries. A vote in the U.N. will legitimize this demand over the vehement protests of the U.S. and on July 3, 2025, or whenever, California, Texas, etc will unilaterally declare their sovereignty.
Russia and other countries will immediately extend diplomatic recognition to the new states whereupon in Washington excited mobs will burn down the Russian embassy in protest.
You say it's an implausible and ridiculous scenario? Think Kosovo.