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Some intrepid people in Louisiana have submitted a petition to the White House to let their state secede from the Union. Again. It’s stupid, of course, because if they meet their quota, the White House will just say “no” and the president will no doubt take the opportunity to make a funny joke at the expense of people who dislike him. And the press corps will laugh along and hoot at how stupid red state people are. It’s already comical because 90% of the signatures I see on there already are from outside Louisiana and many are in blue states.
Maybe this would be the good compromise Seattle Outcast was after: Let Louisiana out and let Puerto Rico in so we don’t have to change the flag.
Up to you if you want to sign or not. If you do choose to, I’d like to know why you did it.
UPDATE: This post has been getting some search engine attention so I’m going to seriously address the questions I’m seeing.
These petitions mean absolutely nothing. Even if the White House approves such a thing, your state would still need to hold a referendum or pass an ordinance of secession in its state legislature to finalize it.
None of this is serious. The position of the federal government is that the United States is indivisible. I’ll refer you to the Supreme Court case Texas v. White. Any attempt to secede from the US by any state or group of states would certainly lead to the federal government intervening and arresting every state official responsible.
We had the Civil War because the Confederate states voted to secede and President Lincoln chose to stop them from doing so with military force. There isn’t any reason to think Obama would do any differently, really. Peaceful secession is simply out of the question at this time, with or without a petition.
Save your state some embarrassment and ignore these petitions. Let’s get a Constitutional Convention going instead.