Alabama Threatened To Secede and Nobody Cared

A Mobile, AL resident has posted a petition at WhiteHouse.gov that asks for a minimum of 25,000 signatures to an Alabama secession petition.  No... slap yourself: it really is 2012, not 1860.  There's a big difference between the two secession movements: in 2012, a majority of signers are from other states. That's right campers.  The rest of the country is encouraging us to leave the Union.

Here's the text of the petition:

Peacefully grant the State of Alabama to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

Peacefully grant the State of Alabama to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive."

The author - Derrick B. in Mobile - is looking for 25,000 signatures.  In an ideal world, he'd have actual Alabama residents asking to leave.  But in this world.... that isn't the case.

Seems as though everyone from Paul K. in Santa Ana, CA to Jack W. in Leander, TX to Lauren D. in Fort Collins, CO are more than happy to support Alabama's effort to once again opt out of the Constitution.  Just look at this screen shot - a sample of the 2,000+ folks who have signed:

Alabama Secession - nobody cares
So what do we actually do if the rest of the country takes us up on this offer? 

Something tells me that the Alabama folks who have signed this petition haven't given any of this a second thought. But I bet the folks from other states may have....

 

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