When faced with a non-responsive tyrannical government, dedicated to high taxes and differential treatment, the Catalans did what Hancock, Franklin, etc. did: they organized and setup a provisional government.
This provincial government is now a few months away from holding a referendum on secession.
This referendum is likeley to pass.
That is why the federal Spanish government is seeking to have its judiciary organ declare the move illegal.
Ladies and gentleman the answer to the US federal government is not electing 537 Ron Paul clones. That is impossible.
What is possible is an American Provisional Government.