15 states start petitions to secede from the U.S.
Don’t think this will go anywhere but as of yesterday 15 States, including Texas, have filed petitions with the White House to secede from the Union. They include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.
Several high level republican leaders in Texas have been talking secession in the past year with Morrison (an imbecile, IMO) coming out and calling for it since the election. I believe that Texas is the only State that can secede by a simple majority yea vote of its State Legislature — when Texas was included into the U.S. that was included in the agreement as a right retained to the state (it also has the right to divide itself into as many as 5 distinct and independent States). The secessionist movement in Texas has always been pretty small with, ironically, the strongest movement being liberals in Austin who want to form their own state instead of being just a liberal bastion in a sea of conservatives. Seems like the whole hog movement might be getting a bit of a push with the election however.