All of this is very interesting for the political world. It will probably have little effect otherwise but it does qualify as a disturbed and unhappy group of voters. I sure hope that their ideas and actions spread...
My only issue with these petitions is the website they are on. Also the fact that the name and location of everyone who signs it is listed on the site. Secrecy and surprise are much better tactics to waging and winning a revolt. At least when the shit hits the fans Ill know which states to head too.
” I sure hope that their ideas and actions spread...”
This would be a gift for Obama. He can play Abraham Lincoln, his favorite President, and can suspend Habeas Corpus just like he did, and abuse it like a bloodthirsty banana dictator, unlike Abe, who didn’t go quite that far. He can also push through sweeping constitutional changes, as was done after Abe’s death, but this will not be merely abolishing slavery and granting full citizenship rights to freedmen. After crushing the secessionists, he can admit Cuba as the 52nd State in the Union, and Venezuela as the 53rd, and nationalize all manufacturing and agriculture.
I do think that people in flyover country get tired of being pushed around by a few coastal states.
Add Calif/Wash/Oregon and NorthEastStates to your equation, and the race is nearly over before it starts.
That’s a real tiny piece of the country to be pushing around the remainder. And it represents the lion’s share of entitlement spending, too.
So not only do they push us around, but we also fund their stupidity.
I hope they take a serious look at a third party. Most voters I’ve talked to refuse to consider voting for a Green, Libertarian or other party, simply because they say it will impact the outcome of votes to one or the other candidate they don’t want to vote for anyway. A third party seems a lot better that “busting up the Union”.