Will Alabama Secede?


By Ellis Eskew

It may sound crazy to some, but it definitely has people talking. Can Alabama secede from the nation?

The Obama Administration created a website called "We the People." It allows any American to create a petition and voice their opinion.

Those protesting the outcome of the election are using the site to try to withdraw from the union.

"I think it's kind of ridiculous. I think it is ok to protest. But that's why we vote. And if your vote doesn't carry the majority, then you vote again next time. It's part of the system...why we are the way we are," said Russ McKinney.

"I just don't think it's a good idea. It's a good idea-- but not realistic," said Barry Cobb.

Political science professor at Huntingdon College Dr. Jeremy Lewis says seceding would only be worse for Alabama's economy.

"We could have a hard time like Greece. We depend on heavy federal benefits to our economy. We get a lot more from the federal government than we give in taxes," said Lewis.

Alabama already has more than 27 thousand signatures on the petition.

So, The White house will have to respond.

The only problem is, as Dr. Lewis tells us, actually seceding from the union is not even possible.

 "Even though they are quoting from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution came in 1787. So its years later and the constitution does not include any feature for a state to secede the union," said Lewis. 

The people we talked to say there are better ways to face our country's problems.

I don't think it's a good idea. I think we all just need to come together and figure out the best plan possible to get us out of the situation that we're in," said Jamilia Colquitt.

Governor Bentley says he does not support the petition calling for the state's secession.









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jen said on Thursday, Nov 15 at 8:09 PM

A lot of people here in Alabama do not a agree with the direction this country is headed. I am one of those people. I don't think Alabama should leave the union but I do believe Obama's health care should be done away with in Alabama.

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donnie said on Thursday, Nov 15 at 7:48 AM

you blind and color blind fools. this country fail 50 yrs. ago.i am embarrassed by those of you that have kept one hand over your eyes all these yrs. but you to will pay the price the rest of us will. the bible is clear as to the events that are taken place. jesus said to not throw my perals among the pigs. i am tired of paying for low income people to sit at home all day somke dope. breed child into a dope infested house. singles having sex and having child and there parents put them in a low income homes and draw my taxes dollars. as i struggle to put my children thru college. those who have gone against the will of god will truly pay the price as i speak this in the name of jesus this will all come to life. jesus name has the power answer. and he even said they are cursed . i speak in the name of jesus for the curse to fall on all who stood against jesus.just like he said about the tree not barein fruit.i bind up all earthly magical attacks that will come at me int he name of jesus

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Realist said on Thursday, Nov 15 at 5:40 AM

Divided as a nation we all will fall ! You think you have problems now ! KEEP on being idiots . Im really embarrassed about the way people are acting . I feel very worried about the future of my children and their children. Dont try to secede.. just demand your elected president due something to address your concerns.

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