People from almost half of the states have filed petitions with the White House asking permission to secede from the union. The Washington Post has the story:
From states across the country, Americans have filed petitions on the White House website seeking to secede from the Union and form new state governments.
While most of the petitions come from states that supported Mitt Romney in last week’s election, a few swing states and even the deep blue Northeast are represented.
Petitions have been filed for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Virginia, capital of the last big secession movement, has not yet filed a petition. How about it, RT readers disappointed with last week’s election outcome? Should the commonwealth and other states look to go their own way?
View all of the White House petitions on a variety of topics. There’s even one about ending the “war on coal.”