Secession … or, to be more precise, the filing of secession petitions … continues to attract attention, although I’d say it seems to be subsiding.
Not all of these petitions are going to the White House … and, truth be told, they shouldn’t. If secession’s an act by residents of a state looking for their state to secede, one would petition the governor or the state legislature. Such is the case in a petition presented by one Missouri secessionist blog.
Now, let’s look at the signature page, which as of this posting had a grand total of 44 signatures … kinda. That’s because several of our gallant secessionists (seven) preferred to remain anonymous. Moreover, one Larry Reynolds has decided to sign multiple times (four). Nor do we have any proof of residency from any of the signers (or proof that they are, in fact, real people, as the rapidly-multiplying Mr. Reynolds suggests).
Not exactly a groundswell.