TED Conversations

Robert Winner

TEDCRED 100+

This conversation is closed.

Filings from 15 states to secede from the United states

Folks from 15 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States and one person from North Dakota has filed for New York state to secede. Petitions required 25,000 signatures and are then forwarded to the President for consideration.

I would hope that this is mostly symbolic but it does show that there are some hard feelings about the direction the US has taken.

One of the questions involved with the petitions is that if you signed it will you be on a federal watch list as a subversive. Certainly a valid question. Time will tell.

Another question is, this is a pretty strong hint that not everyone is happy ... will the message be heard?

What do you think of this jesture.

Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Nov 12 2012: it can be easily dismissed as circus created by a small minority. and it will be, especially now that obama got the second term. it is hard to argue that dissatisfaction is widespread after such a result.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.