Talk of secession by South Carolina continues weeks after the election. Did the state not learn anything from the first secession in 1860? I think if the people who took up arms against the Union the first time had been executed for treason things would be different today.
There would be some benefits to seceding: People traveling through the state would not have to set their clocks back 250 years when they cross the state line. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, a former state senator, and the other good ol’ boys at the State House could devote their full attention to fighting the Civil War — (please don’t tell them it’s over and they lost — that would exacerbate the current dim-sightedness at the State House). U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint, the two biggest clowns in Washington, could bring their circus act back to the state (they would not be missed in D.C.); and the insignificance of the state within the big scheme of things in this great country would continue to flourish.
The major consequence to the rest of the country is they would have to find somewhere else to dump nuclear waste.