In the wake of the re-election of President Obama, there is suddenly a lot of media attention being paid to petitions for secession coming from various states. In particular, a petition from the great state of Texas has apparently garnered over 60,000 signatures. According to Wiki, Texas has a population of 25.7 million, so there’s going to have to be a lot more signatures before I am convinced that this is serious. Nevertheless, I thought it might be good to re-visit a post I published last year. See here.