20 States have petitions by citizens for seccession from US
Interesting. One of the first things that jumps out at me is this....such states, being their own countries, essentially, will have to redux their constitutions, since they will no longer be under the protection of the Constitution of the United States.
The upside of this: Such states get to determine their own laws.
The downside: Certain states might enact laws that all of a sudden fly in the face of anti-discrimination (although I'd love to see Affirmative Action go right out the frakking window). The list goes on. Certain states might also revert back to some rather extremist old school views, which may well endanger certain folks.
Two states could go to war. (Not saying a definitive pair, just suggesting the idea that any two independent states could.)
I pray I'm wrong in some aspects....the last thing I want to see is a new Civil War.