Secession is a movement, all right.


Recently the same point was covered, dispassionately and sans humor, by Peter Weber at The Week (What would happen if Texas actually seceded?).  

Weber’s conclusion (giving disgruntled states more power to reinforce their retrograde social instincts) is at least debatable in reasonable company, whereas the secession petitions are little more than the posturing of deluded losers, reminding us that some movements never go very far beyond bowel. But I’m as yet willing to consider their departure, just so long as they take their share of the national debt with them. Talk about a buzz kill.

The agony and the ecstacy of Texan secession, by Brian Tucker (Insider Louisville)

A couple of weeks ago, everyone was talking about a few meaningless petitions making the rounds in southern states in the wake of President Barack Obama’s re-election …

… They say time heals all wounds, so since they’ve had a while to calm down, I thought I’d check in on the now all-but-forgotten (Texan) hayseeds who started this latest round of backwoods buffoonery.

Predictably, they have not moved on. Emboldened by “media inquiries,” these Texans have become even more determined to press on and drop out of the Union.

Currently, they boast more than 100,000 signatures on the 2012 petition. That’s four-tenths of one percent of Texas’ population to you and me.

By contrast, there are more people in Utah who have paid a hooker to whip them with a sock full of chicken fat than have signed the Texas petition.