Following President Obama’s reelection, residents in all 50 states have filed petitions on the White House website requesting secession from the union, with six states receiving the 25,000 signatures needed for the administration to issue an official response. What do you think?


“I’m not sure how comfortable I am about the idea of a bunch of foreigners living so close to me.”

Anastasia Margolin • Lace Inspector

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“All those states seceding would be totally impractical, if only because of all the new national anthems that would have to be written.”

Gerry Shumbris • Digitizer

“It’s one of those perfect ideas where you just think, ‘Now why didn’t someone think of this sooner?’”

Todd Califano • Muskrat Trapper