Has Your State Seceded Yet?
The White House has received secession petitions from 40 states now, with Texas getting over 80,000 supporters (no surprise). When a petition gets 25,000 signatures, it triggers a review by the White House. I’m going to guess that next week the White House will announce that their “We the People” program will require 3 million signatures to trigger a review in order to avoid this nonsense.
I find this somewhat bizarre because before the election I was tweeting that if Obama won then South Carolina would secede again. Who’d have thought anyone would take it seriously?
In one sense, this petition drive is pathetic and can be used as evidence of the decline of the rebel American spirit. I mean, did any of the southern states submit a petition to leave the Union? No. They blew Fort Sumter to pieces. They’d probably shake their heads if someone told them that their descendants would be such pansies that they were reduced to filling out bureaucratic paperwork to get another rebellion going. I know people like to say that the South will rise again, but this isn’t what I had in mind.
On a more serious note, this is stupid. Especially after all the social conservative-bashing that I have to endure. If this is what you meant by trying out a libertarian approach then I rest the case I made in Rob’s thread.
Back on a lighter note, maybe we can take advantage of this and do some hypothetical scenarios? If a rebellion were to get going then who do you think should be the president? Commander-in-Chief of the rebel army? How about Gary Johnson and David Petraeus? He should know something about insurgencies. His second-in-command could be Jesse Ventura.