TheTexas petition asks to "peacably" secede. Southerners are over-represented in our military and will not fire on peacable Southerners. Your arrogance toward the South and West (snide comment about educational institutions) and referring to honorable people who do not share your values as "yahoos" does not endear you to us. As Thomas Paine wrote so many years ago, "Tis Time to part." We simply ask to leave in peace.