It will take more than a petition for a state to secede from the union. At some point, the state will have to convince people and business that they no longer have to pay federal taxes. And the state will have to defend them against the IRS. They would also have to immediately start their own immigration check points and keep the feds out of the state. The legal battle wouls go on and on.
If people and business (on a majority scale) stopped sending taxes to the fed, the fed would stop sending money to the state. This would essentially seal the deal for secession.
The process has a long way to go before we get there. If it gains momentum and starts to get serious, you can call me an immigrant.
There are still a lot of things to do without secession, such as nullification and 10th amendment fights.
The problem is Obama will get to appoint some more Supremes...and Romney’s appointments wouldn’t have been much better on this score.
I joined the Texas Nationalist Movement. We have to organize and get a referendum before the voters for secession. Texas could be successful on its own.
The thing that will move the key to START will be the EPA’s punishment of Texas. Perry’s pushing back on nobamacare exchanges is a good indication that Perry is going to be flying the COME AND TAKE IT flag.
At some point we’ll be at what we call a “Mexican Standoff” and I suspect nobama will be the first to blink. If not, what the hell, I’m with Perry, thick or thin.