What began as a pair of parallel stunts appears to have gathered steam. Other than Louisiana and Texas, states with secession-related petitions pending on the White House website now 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.
As of Sunday November, 11 you can add New Hampshire to that list.
So what do you think? Will more states join in the latest fad? Will they get the 25,000 signatures each needed to elicit a response from the White House? How will the Obama Administration view this and will they adjust their agenda even a teeny-weenie bit, or is this just going to become a big new ‘enemies list’ for the Federal government to follow up on?
Update: This wont surprise you; Texas already has over 25,000 signatures on their petition.
Update 2: Clarified an ambiguity. It is not State governments that are formally petitioning but private citizens in them who are starting these petitions. I also cleaned up the spelling a bit.