Secessions = Real Estate Opportunities?

I usually don’t talk about politics on this blog but this caught my attention right from the start. It started in Louisiana, it is somewhat silly and funny, and at the same time, I also believe that it could lead an interesting, new debate.

Enough with the election, let’s talk about secession for a while, shall we? 😉

More than 30 states now have petitions on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let them withdraw from the Union and form their own “NEW” government. It does not say what kind of “new” government but surely, it can’t mean the same thing in Louisiana that it does in California or Oregon.

And all I keep thinking is that it could mean loads of opportunities for us Realtors when people start moving around. Who knows?

Truth is, I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor anywhere you are or wish to go. So what color is the republic that you would like to move to? Blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple? Blue is good? You want baby blue or dark blue? Want to move to Lafayette, Louisiana? Awesome! I’m your gal! I’m not going anywhere no matter what color we become unless all Cajuns move, too.

This unfolding secession story started November 7th, the day after the election, when Michael E from Slidell, Louisiana, started a petition on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let Louisiana withdraw from the Union and form its own “NEW” government. Micah H in Arlington, Texas, quickly followed suit. I think Michael is about to get his 15 minutes of fame, maybe even Micah.

As of this morning, Louisiana has close to 28,000 signatures and Texas has more than 67,000. It’s not their first rodeo!

One question I do have is why people in other states are signing the Louisiana petition? Do they wish to kick us out or do they support the principle? Good riddance, or You go girl?

The other states that have similar petitions on the website, some even have two, are: Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma (2), Arkansas, South Carolina (2), Georgia (2), Missouri (2), Tennessee, Michigan, New York (2), Colorado, Oregon, Montana, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvenia, Nevada, Delaware, California, Ohio, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and Alaska. Nebraska, West Virginia, and South Dakota just joined the party this morning. By the time you read this, they’ll be more, I’m sure, and my numbers will be off. Oh well. Are we going to get to 50?

By the way, Texas and Louisiana have both crossed the 25K threshold needed to trigger a response from the White House, while Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and a few others are not far behind.

I wonder what the response will say. Like I said, fun stuff!

You think this is crazy and are against the idea of dismantling the Union? No problem, there are a couple of petition for you, too. One of them calls for the deportation of “everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their states from the United States of America,”  and the other reads: “Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.” Where? It does not say. Maybe they ought to let one of the states go and then deport them all to that state. Just saying…

You think we should all just chill? This should help: scroll down to the petition asking the government to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substance Act and let the states decide how they want to regulate it. This one, too, has crossed the 25K threshold required to get a response from the White House.

And this petition business is not the only thing brewing. “Renounce Citizenship” is apparently one of the “fastest growing search terms in Google” says Simon Black, and according to Adam Bilzerian, American Expatriation is growing and becoming a fad. Who knew?

Oh, and did I mention that I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor just about anywhere in the world, too? I’m being serious now. Try me!

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Secessions = Real Estate Opportunities?

I usually don’t talk about politics on this blog but this caught my attention right from the start. It started in Louisiana, it is somewhat silly and funny, and at the same time, I also believe that it could lead an interesting, new debate.

Enough with the election, let’s talk about secession for a while, shall we? 😉

More than 30 states now have petitions on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let them withdraw from the Union and form their own “NEW” government. It does not say what kind of “new” government but surely, it can’t mean the same thing in Louisiana that it does in California or Oregon.

And all I keep thinking is that it could mean loads of opportunities for us Realtors when people start moving around. Who knows?

Truth is, I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor anywhere you are or wish to go. So what color is the republic that you would like to move to? Blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple? Blue is good? You want baby blue or dark blue? Want to move to Lafayette, Louisiana? Awesome! I’m your gal! I’m not going anywhere no matter what color we become unless all Cajuns move, too.

This unfolding secession story started November 7th, the day after the election, when Michael E from Slidell, Louisiana, started a petition on the White House petition web site asking the Obama administration to peacefully let Louisiana withdraw from the Union and form its own “NEW” government. Micah H in Arlington, Texas, quickly followed suit. I think Michael is about to get his 15 minutes of fame, maybe even Micah.

As of this morning, Louisiana has close to 28,000 signatures and Texas has more than 67,000. It’s not their first rodeo!

One question I do have is why people in other states are signing the Louisiana petition? Do they wish to kick us out or do they support the principle? Good riddance, or You go girl?

The other states that have similar petitions on the website, some even have two, are: Kentucky, Arizona, Oklahoma (2), Arkansas, South Carolina (2), Georgia (2), Missouri (2), Tennessee, Michigan, New York (2), Colorado, Oregon, Montana, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvenia, Nevada, Delaware, California, Ohio, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and Alaska. Nebraska, West Virginia, and South Dakota just joined the party this morning. By the time you read this, they’ll be more, I’m sure, and my numbers will be off. Oh well. Are we going to get to 50?

By the way, Texas and Louisiana have both crossed the 25K threshold needed to trigger a response from the White House, while Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and a few others are not far behind.

I wonder what the response will say. Like I said, fun stuff!

You think this is crazy and are against the idea of dismantling the Union? No problem, there are a couple of petition for you, too. One of them calls for the deportation of “everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their states from the United States of America,”  and the other reads: “Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.” Where? It does not say. Maybe they ought to let one of the states go and then deport them all to that state. Just saying…

You think we should all just chill? This should help: scroll down to the petition asking the government to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substance Act and let the states decide how they want to regulate it. This one, too, has crossed the 25K threshold required to get a response from the White House.

And this petition business is not the only thing brewing. “Renounce Citizenship” is apparently one of the “fastest growing search terms in Google” says Simon Black, and according to Adam Bilzerian, American Expatriation is growing and becoming a fad. Who knew?

Oh, and did I mention that I can hook you up with a fantastic Realtor just about anywhere in the world, too? I’m being serious now. Try me!

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