10 States We Won't Miss If They Secede
Would you notice if these states weren't part of the U.S. anymore?
Some people are so peeved that President Barack Obama has been reelected they don't even want to be a part of this country anymore. No, we didn't say that they want to leave the country, we said they don't want be part of it any longer.
What began as a trickle of a few citizens in a handful of states immediately following Nov. 6's election results has grown to more than 700,000 citizens combined from all 50 states using the White House's "We the People" website to file a petition for their state to secede from the Union. States need a minimum of 25,000 signatures to to be considered for a response from the White House and so far Texas and Louisiana have met the requirements.
With the Civil War of 150 years ago basically settling the matter of whether states may secede, here are some states we probably wouldn't miss if they were to hit the road.
What state wouldn't you miss if it were to secede? Tell us in the Comments.
[Also Read: Citizens in Dozens of States Seek Secession]
What does it mean when an insult like the word "bamma" is derived from the name of your state? The "Heart of Dixie" wears the name with pride as it's made the news for everything from voting not to remove racist language from its state constitution to coming up with an immigration law more racist than Arizona's SB 1070. You didn't think that was possible did you?
This state is always guaranteed to take up some prime real estate on any "worst state in America list." It's been voted both the worst place for women to live and the poorest state in America. On top of that, the recent demonstration at the University of Mississippi after President Obama was re-elected doesn't do much to help its already racist image.
New Orleans is fun. The rest of Louisiana? That's up for debate. The most violent state in the country is also the prison capitol of the country, keeping more people behind bars than the repressive government of China. So if Louisiana wants to give itself "the boot," it will not be missed.
Most people from neighboring states usually see South Carolina as just a place to drive through to get somewhere else. Unfortunately, a lot of people who drive through here don't make it out. Long considered a major offender in highway littering, the state has an abnormally high fatality rate related to debris in the road.
It's hot as hell here with nowhere to go. It's home to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is fast becoming the unofficial one-man headquarters for the Obama "Birther" movement. The state also is home to the repressive SB 1070 immigration law and Arizona law enforcement authorities keep arresting DMX. Who wants to live where DMX can't be left in peace?
You must really stink if you can't even keep the New Jersey Nets playing where you are. Things are so bad in Camden that they've disbanded their police department. Plus, outside of people who are from "Joisey" who do you know who actually talks about that place? Here's to hoping Superhero Mayor Cory Booker stays in Newark as long as possible, because if he leaves, it might really be a wrap for the Garden State.
We gave Arkansas a "Most Racist State Of The Week" award back in October after some kids on a high school sports team tried to "playfully" lynch a black teammate, an event that was followed by it being reported that Arkansas State Rep. Jon Hubbard wrote a book in which he referred to slavery as a "blessing."
We can be completely fair and unbiased when talking about North and South Dakota. With these two states, we can say just as much good as we can bad. Which is absolutely nothing, because nothing is there. It's 2012 and North Dakota just crowned its first black Miss North Dakota. Then again the black population there is barely 1 percent.