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The secessionist tempest in Texas


Once again, there's a tempest brewing in the national tea pot. We're talking secession! Well, some of us are. Actually, very few are – and some of them aren't too tightly wrapped.

There's now a secession drive in a mess of red states, but it started right here in my crazy state of Texas, when someone identifying himself only as "Micah H" posted a petition on the White House website shortly after President Obama's re-election. Expressing exasperation with Obama's policies, Micah demanded that we Texans be allowed to decamp from the Union and become our own, separate nation.

BAM – Micah's petition exploded in the blogosphere, drawin...