Every day, thousands of citizens of all 50 states add their names to the petitions posted on the White Houseâ€™s â€śWe, the Peopleâ€ť website calling for secession from the union.
The â€śWe, the Peopleâ€ť program includes a â€ścreate a petitionâ€ť tab on the White House website. The explanation of the site claims that "if a petition gets enough support" â€” more than 25,000 signatures within 30 days â€” the "White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response."
Not everyone thinks these people are simply exercising their right of expression, however. There are many â€” even some conservatives â€” who consider the act of calling for secession an act of treason.
"We here at RedState are American citizens. We have no plans to secede from the union,â€ť wrote RedState founder Erick Erickson. â€śIf you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for ...