Social Mood Conference  |  Socionomics Foundation

November 14, 2012

Since the presidential election, reported the Daily Caller today, people in all 50 states have filed secession petitions at the White House’s “We the People” website. Texas was first to reach the 25,000 signatures necessary to “require a response” from the Obama administration, and today, six other states have also passed that level. Texas’s petition reads, “Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union….” Those are also great reasons why the federal government will say no, as does Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Social mood is still relatively positive, and the “We the People” website has made it easier to express feelings of secessionism, which may be more light than heat right now. Among the less polished of the petitions, Georgia’s says, “just like in 1860, the south secede [sic] from the union.” Oregon’s says, “we as citizens would respectively and peacably [sic] seperate [sic] ourselves from a tyranical [sic] Government.” OK, so maybe the secessionists could learn to use SpellCheck. Just the same, the bumper sticker, “Misspellers of the World, Untie!” does not apply here, as there is little desire to unite. The sentiment plainly expresses social division and disillusionment with government, two forerunners of civil unrest. Click here to read more.


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