Beriah Magoffin http://wfpl.org en What Would Happen If Kentucky Really Did Secede? http://wfpl.org/post/what-would-happen-if-kentucky-really-did-secede <p></p><p>More than 12,000 people had by Tuesday afternoon "signed" the user-generated petition on the White House website asking for the federal government to grant Kentucky <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/petitions-ask-kentucky-other-states-secede">the right to secede from the Union</a>.&nbsp;Many observers view the petition more as the manifestation of anger from some Americans over <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/election-2012-what-happened-kentucky-indiana-election-night">President Obama's re-election</a>. But the petition does raise the question: If Kentucky could secede -- and it can't -- would leaving the Union make any sense? Dewey Clayton, a political science professor at the University of Louisville, agreed to address some questions about this sudden, informal Internet secession movement.</p><div><strong>What benefits, if any, would Kentucky get from secession?</strong></div><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:59:28 +0000 Joseph Lord 2483 at http://wfpl.org What Would Happen If Kentucky Really Did Secede?