Yeah, that'll work out really well for them, I'm sure. Part of me would absolutely LOVE to see them try. The part who loves seeing Darwin Awards handed out to people who die for being idiots, that is.
Its like you didnt even read the thread. Bundy (a rancher, not even of the state, with his militia allys) was able to put the feds back. I think a state would just fine. You have to remeber, the US government cant start shooting at Utahs populace with out reprocussions elseware. So they have to ask themselves, is it worth a potential greater uprising and loss of life to take control of the land or to relinquish it. With how easy it is for info to travel on the net it would be hard pressed for the US government to ever justify it.