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What Would It Look Like If Red States Actually Seceded?

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland, February 12, 2013

Our interconnected world makes an amicable divorce a bit more
complicated than just breaking up the states

Thirty-five percent of Texas Republicans want to secede from
the United States. After November's election, eight red states
filed petitions on the White House's YouGov Web site calling
for a split, and judging from the popularity of Chuck
Thompson's Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for
Southern Secession (which calls for an “amicable divorce”
from the former states of the Confederacy) a fair number of
progressives would be happy to let them go.
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Some Red-State Residents Say They Want to Secede -- But Their
States Wouldn't Be Able to Sustain Themselves

Hullaballoo / By David Atkins,November 13, 2012

If CA were to secede, the state would have a nearly balanced budget. If AL
were to secede, it wouldn't be able to pay for stop signs.

The drearily predictable calls for secession in the wake of the re-election of
the first African-American president have already begun:
In the aftermath of last week's presidential election, residents in at least
nineteen states have put up petitions on the government's "We the People"
petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.

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