UPDATE: Wednesday, 10:40 AM, EST
According to 'The Daily Caller', there are now Petitions for Secession from ALL 50 States.
I'm no genius, but it seems to me that regardless of who started these, or how many people, or what percentage per capita those signatories represent, this is one hell of a mess for the Obama Administration. Again, going not just back to the Civil War, but now back to the very beginning of our country, not since then, have the states had a movement to dissolve the old, and want to bring in the 'new'.
The 'new' in this case, oddly, is the 'old', or actually the 'original'. We may be the only country in the history of the world where the Rebels WANT the old system, not something new!
UPDATE: Tuesday, 8:25 AM, EST
Texas has gotten the 25K signatures necessary for the petition to be considered.
I have zero legal knowledge of how this could or would work. But if there is ONE state hard headed and strong enough to start this ball rolling, it's Texas! When they say "Don't Mess with Texas", they are NOT kidding.
We all talk about armed resistance, molon labe, let 'em come, end of the world as we know it...or just the end of our country as we know it, right? Or we worry about being rounded up by our CURRENT government, and shot at by our own troops or blown to hell by black helicopters.
Well, the smart people in Louisiana and Texas ARE doing something I don't think I ever considered.
They both have petitions making the rounds to secede from the U.S. It's the best deal out there in my opinion. TX has oil and natgas, LA has refineries and chemical plants. TX has tons of space for windmills or solar farms.
They've got all the stuff a country needs, deep water ports, fuels, refineries, vegetable foods and meats and the ability to replenish same. They grow a lot of cotton in TX and LA has rice.
So the question becomes, WILL our elected worms let them leave, taking natural resources, farming and ranching and refining capabilities with them? OR, will there first be a legal battle and then a lead flying people getting pissed off and killed battle? Or is that the logical progression in the country to day anyway?
Beyond all that, those are still two of the states that would fair well outside as countries or inside in a civil war. Texas is ONCE again looking like a great place to start over. And as reluctant as my better half has been to move anywhere, she's begun to ask my WHERE in Texas, not why or how!