… is not going to be the response to these lovely online petitions. Legally, the White House has to respond if there are 25,000 signatures, and Texas is already over the limit. Texas may be viable economically if it were to secede, but I honestly think Obama’s response will be along the lines of “lol Texas.”
There is no legal right to secede in the Constitution. None. Want to argue it’s implied? It isn’t: the Civil War handled that. Louisiana’s pretty close too, although Texas may be economically viable as independent (whereas Louisiana is not).
Look, I’m not delighted Obama won, but revisiting the worst crisis in American history is probably not the best way to register your opposition.