Sour Grapes and the Folly of Secession - Page 2
Petitions require only 25,000 signatures to receive an "official" response which upon meeting that threshold is likely to go something like this, "Thanks for your petition, we value your opinion but No"
Even Arizona's fiery state's rights advocate, Gov. Jan Brewer, has publicly stated she did not support the idea of secession. Of course she doesn't. Her distaste for the federal government may be obvious but no state can afford to lose its share of the Federal dole.
Unfortunately for the secessionists, they're not likely to find much support from other state governors either. Setting aside the legal ramifications, state governments are far too dependent on federal funding to seriously entertain the idea of secession.
When the South lost the Civil War (a secessionist movement) it was due to a failing economy and flawed economic construct. Perhaps it is the best example of the dangers of an extreme ideology overruling reason. Apparently history has few lessons for a secessionist.
So much for the bloodless revolution.