A billboard suggesting that a bloc of five states secede from the union appeared along I-44 in Missouri:
As of yet, it is not clear who is behind the billboard — and it’s worth noting that, whoever is behind the effort, they appear unaware of the fact that Michigan is not contiguous with the other four states the billboard lists. Nevertheless, the view expressed by this billboard is far from unheard of in American politics. A December 2012 poll found that twenty-five percent of registered Republicans want their state to secede from the United States. As of the middle of last November, over 675,000 people signed pro-secession petitions in order to express their anger that President Obama was reelected.