The other day, I saw a news article about a petition filed by the state of Texas to secede from the United States of America, the thought being that the country’s gone to shit and they no longer wanted to be part of the union… I guess their version of, “We can do bad by ourselves…”
Interestingly, a lot of these petitions reach Washington… but few of them actually get the attention of the White House to the point where they have to acknowledge such a petition and respond to it, which basically amounts to “Request Denied – have a nice day” because Andrew Jackson did something to make sure that no state can secede from the Union.
Later, I read that 23 states filed petitions to secede and, of course, it is of import to note that these petitions showed up after President Obama’s reelection. It makes one wonder if this is just sour grapes – a reaction to Mitt Romney’s crushing loss – or a genuine concern that this country is falling apart and it’s about leaving the sinking ship. A peek at the Related Articles section tells me that 34 states have petitioned to secede, including Florida, Georgia, and Virginia.
It also makes me wonder if these petitions would have been filed had Mitt won the election; I also wondered, for a few seconds, what would happen if the government said, “Okay, get the fuck out…” Would they become a country of their own? Would the secessionist states band together to form their own union and government? Hell, what would have to happen for a state to secede in the first place?
There’s been other shit happening since Election Day, like the woman who ran her husband over because he didn’t vote and the woman who lost her job because she put the president on blast on her Facebook page and said she hoped he’d get assassinated.
Ya just know the Secret Service is gonna want to have a very long talk with her about that one; they don’t have a sense of humor – period.
I sent my son-in-law a Facebook message and asked him if he signed the petition – he lives in Texas and I just love fucking with him… because I can. He answered by saying that seceding would be a really dumb thing to do – I took that to mean that he (and my daughter) didn’t sign it.
We usually see some backlash after presidential elections; the people who supported the losing candidate are pretty pissy, which is understandable because who likes losing? This is the first time I’ve ever seen or heard backlash like this, though.
Articles I’ve read post-election show a lot of concern for and from the Republican Party; some articles suggested that they (the RP) may need to change their culture as a political entity, something the pundants feel was their downfall in the battle for the big chair. Because Obama is now going to be serving his last term, there are whispers of folks wanting to toss their hats into the ring for 2016, like Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; I haven’t seen anything from any Republicans who may be eyeing the highest office in the land… and maybe that’s because they don’t know – or have ready – anyone who would be able to wrest the office from the Democrats. But, again, as the pundants said, maybe they need to change their culture or viewpoint first…
- Petitions to secede filed for Florida, Georgia; 19 other states also have petitions (jacksonville.com)
- Ore. among 34 states ‘petitioning to secede’ (kgw.com)
- We the People, In Order to Secede from the Union… (patheos.com)
- Americans in over 30 states petition to secede from US (nwcn.com)
- Secessionists Need To Stop Veiled Racism Talk And Secede From Earth (newstalkcleveland.com)