The Obama Administration has provided a grass roots internet petition service at “We the People” (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions). If 25,000 petitions are received within 30 days a response is promised. There are petitions from groups in 47 states seeking permission for the state to secede from the union — not all having reached the response level — except for New Hampshire, Iowa and Alabama.
Now understand that the estimated 324,000 HOAs with 63 million people (20% of the population) have already seceded as these private contractual de facto governments are not subject to the US Constitution as all other government entities, including state municipalities. Problem is, they represent only a portion of the population of each state giving rise to what amounts to independent principalities within the states’ borders. Each state is not a unified state under the state’s constitution or the US Constitution. If a state does secede, it will still have parts of its population that have already seceded from the state.
And we talk about illegal immigrants taking advantage of our rights, laws and entitlements. It ain’t fair to let these HOA illegal aliens not subject to the Constitution have access to what bona fide citizens are entitled to! Not only that, many states give HOA outrageous property tax breaks for all those private amenities while the state is in desperate need of funds. (Like anything else in this world, so long as the homeowners continue to pay their property taxes, “double taxation”, the state will look the other way).
No, let’s take care of secession within the states before we deal with secession by the state itself.