Coming Soon: The American Spring
Thursday, November 15, 2012
At this writing some 20 or more petitions have been filed by groups of citizens, within their respective states, asking President Obama to allow their state to peacefully secede, or separate, from the United States.
The title for the petition for the Tar Heel group in North Carolina is: “Peacefully grant the State of North Carolina to withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW government.” You may read the text of the petition and learn how to place your signature on it, if you choose, here.
Again, as of this writing—these are the states with petitioning groups: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
While I share their desire to form “a more perfect union” (or not!) outside the current one, in all honesty, they haven’t a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding with seceding! (With the possible exception of the state of Texas)
Remember, the Constitution prior to the recent unpleasantness in 1861 did not forbid secession. It still doesn’t. The US Supreme Court has done nothing to clarify the issue of secession short of clouding the issue even more. (More about that later.)
The petitions won’t even get you to first base. If you are serious, you might want to do as my Confederate ancestors did. (They were determined to secede legally—and they did—for all the good it did them!)