As all of you are aware, President Obama was reelected in the 2012 elections. (And if you weren’t aware, I’m happy I could be the one to inform you.) Whether or not you voted for him or not I’m sorry through the news, Facebook and Twitter and just casual conversation you have picked up on the fact that our country is discontented. In fact, if you look at one of the maps that show dots of who voted for whom, it is a sea of red and blue showing how divided our country became in this election.
Though I have mixed feelings about the election—and would have no matter who was elected—for me, the election is over. I don’t really focus on it and try to think positive despite the dire predictions and nay-saying of others. Today I learned that petitions that began in Louisiana have been circling and other states have joined in the movement to be secede from the United States. Residents in over thirty states are signing such petitions, and once it reaches 25,000 signatures a response will be required from the white house. States such as Louisiana and Texas have already met this goal.
I don’t know, during the last election I was pregnant so I didn’t focus on it as intently as I did this time. I don’t remember things being this hectic after the election, or the situation being so volatile. Maybe it was and I was too wrapped up in my own life. Either way, I am both curious and concerned about this turn of events. It could lead to nothing, perhaps. Or it could lead to a very scary new reality. My home is in Alabama, one of the states signing the petition. If it were to leave the United States, what could I do but move if I wanted to stay?
What do you think would stop this? Is it just about President Obama, or is there more behind it?