In what can only be described as a poke-in-the-eye to President Obama, residents of as many as thirty states have begun to petition the President to let their states peaceably secede from the union. This movement seems to be gaining momentum, and it’s largely in response to the election results of last week. Anger over widespread vote fraud is one of the chief complaints I’ve seen cited as the reason for the desire to split, but I think this simply demonstrates how divided this country has become. Most of the petitions seem to originate from what have been traditionally “red states,” but no state has more petitioners at present than the Lone Star State, Texas, with nearly sixty-thousand signatures already. No response has been forthcoming from the White House on this matter, but at some point, they will be forced to respond in some way. I don’t know that this is anything more than symbolic at this point, but the plain fact that so many Americans are openly talking about secession is certainly amazing. On Foxnews, Monday, the following graphic was run, captured by a Facebook user:
Since this graphic aired on FoxNews, more petitions have been added. The petitions can be viewed on the White House website, here. Maybe we can petition him to resign. What are the chances that he’ll respond favorably? Will he respond like an actual liberal and come down on the side of self-determination? Will he simply ignore it? Will his staff laugh it off? Will his response demonstrate his radical Marxist view by being somewhat more dictatorial?
My bet is that the White House tries to ignore it, and if cornered on it, Carney will laugh it off as just the rantings of nuts.