Thursday’s editorial weighs in on those silly secession petitions. Fairly surreal that this is even coming up:
Seriously? 150 years after the Civil War some people are still threatening to secede because they don’t like who the president is? It’s a good thing that Stephen Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is hitting theaters this Friday. A reminder of what it cost us the last time must be overdue.
If you haven’t already heard about this new effort via email or social media, let us fill you in. A number of online petitions sprang up after the election, asking the president to allow South Carolina to leave the union and form its own sovereign state. By Thursday, one petition had already gathered more than 20,000 signatures. And South Carolina is just a small part. The movement has already attracted similar petitions from all 50 states and more than 675,000 signatures.