This petition is in an effort to secure our children's, family's and our legacy. If secession occurs, this would forfeit our rights as US citizens and deny any kind of opportunity we have to better ourselves. Our children would be denied college funds, medical assistance, anything the government can help us with as a people. When this secession request was submitted, the people of Louisiana or Texas were not involved or asked how we felt about the seceding. It is only fair and constitutional that all citizens of both states should have say if we want to be separated from our great nation.