Secession movement hits NM

The secession movement has swept into New Mexico, only days after President Barack Obama was elected to a second term. 

An online petition asking for a peaceful separation from the rest of the country has nearly 5,000 signatures.  But several people, including longtime history observers, say the petition is more of a stunt that anything else because the state economy couldn't survive without federal dollars. 
Virgina Scharff, a UNM history professor says  that all federal military bases and labs would be shuttered.  Medicaid and VA assistance, as well as using federal currency, would be a thing of the past too. 
Each state in the country has similar petitions circulating.  Texas has the most signatures at roughly 100,000 names.



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