Guys this is really important.
CBS just posted an article saying that 20 states have petitioned to secede from the American union now that Obama is president again.This means, that if they reach 25,000 signatures in 30 days, the petition can be reviewed by the government administration.
The states that have petitioned to secede are as the following: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Texas already has over 22,000 signatures and if they have enough support they could very well be removed from the United States.
This is very important guys, please signal boost this, tell your parents. This effects the entire country and everyone needs to know.
God fuckin dammit.
What I want to know is how they plan to support themselves if they break from the union.
Like, what happens if you’re a state that has, say, a Lockheed Martin facility. Do you seriously think they’re going to stay in an area that’s no longer part of the United States? No. They’re going to leave and take their jobs with them. Same goes for probably quite a few corporations who don’t want to deal with trying to set up business in a new country—nevermind dealing with the political unrest from people who did not want to withdraw from the union.
Seriously, take your racist glasses off and fucking look at what you’re about to do. You could potentially be fucking over a lot of people just when you thought you were doing right by your country.
All that it means if a petition gets 25,000 signatures is that the administration has promised to look at the issue and give a response. They’re not at all obliged to take any action, and I think it’s safe to say that the federal government’s response here is not going to be “great! go forth and become your own country.”
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