President Barack Obama may have won the popular vote and the Electoral College vote, but he has not won the vote of everyone. A growing number of people are beginning to realize that Obama’s agenda will not help the country recover from its economic and job woes, but will mostly likely continue to drag us all down to the depths of despair and ruination.
The day after the election, the White House website received a request from a group in the state of Louisiana to secede from the union. According to government rules, the motion needs 25,000 signatures by Dec. 7 to be considered a serious request. At the moment, they have half the needed signatures and are receiving more every day.
The proposed secession was authored by a Michael E. of New Orleans who quoted sections of the Declaration of Independence in his request. In part it asks Obama to:
“[p]eacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.”
Not long after receiving the Louisiana request the White House website received a request from Texas with 15,400 supporters already. This request was authored by Micah H. for Arlington who wrote:
“The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending.”
“[Texas] maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world,” making it “practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union.”
These requests for secession seemed to have opened up the flood gates as a total of 20 states have now posted requests for secession. The additional 18 states that have filed requests for secession include: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee.
While such petitions for secession authored by individuals and not by state governments is nothing new, the number of petitions received since the election is a far greater amount the normal. None of them are expected to be taken seriously, but they do show a growing trend amongst some Americans to find a way to disassociate with the United States as long as Barack Obama and the Democrats are at the helm.
But what would happen to the U.S. if Texas did secede? Many believe that Texas is the only state to have the legal ability to secede per the agreement made to accept them as a state, but that is not so, meaning they have to go through the same procedure as any other state.
Texas has approximately one-third of the total oil reserves of the entire country. The state is home to key industries in computer technology, defense contracts, military facilities, aeronautics and agriculture to name a few. If somehow Texas were to secede from the union, it would have a huge impact on the economy and jobs, enough so that it would leave the rest of the nation in far worse shape than it is now.
Could it happen? If I were Gov. Rick Perry or a member of his state cabinet, I would be seriously considering the possibility. They were an independent nation once and may be better off to become one again. That would really leave Obama in a predicament, wouldn’t it?