Thursday, November 15, 2012

More Secession

Given that citizens of Texas have petitioned to secede from the United States, it is not surprising that people in the city of Austin have filed a petition on the same "We The People: Your Voice in Government" page, but  "petitioning" to secede from Texas.

And then there is El Paso; a petition is entitled  "Allow the city of El Paso to secede from the state of Texas. El Paso is tired of being a second class city within Texas," providing "El Paso has little in common with the rest of Texas. Its demographics are more similar to New Mexico. El Paso is also proud to be part of the United States and wants no part of a state whom publicly contemplates secession from our great nation."  Other petitions seek to keep the United States "united."

Secession has even caught on in a neighborhood of Brooklyn wishing to secede from another neighborhood, echoing previous rumors (and humor) that Long Island might secede from New York.

While secession does have a history - - - the Civil War - - - it is difficult to take the current talk very seriously.


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