from Activist Post:
Director of Public Engagement for the White House, Jon Carson, finally responded to secession petitions on the White House website.
Instead of addressing each of the state petitions, of which there where several that met the 25,000 signature response level, he responded to an anti-secession petition titled “Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America.”
Petitions for states to secede were denied citing that “more than 600,000 Americans died in a long and bloody civil war that vindicated the principle that the Constitution establishes a permanent union between the States.”
The claim is that secession appears to not be allowed under the Constitution, and that the result of any such secession attempt would result in many dead Americans.