Will Louisiana lead the red states out of the Union?

I’d never realized how realistic is the idea of Louisiana leading the secession movement until today. I learned that the US does not rely on Louisiana for access to the Mississippi River watershed. Since 1984, a large canal has provided navigable access (to barges) through Alabama!

So the other 49 states can be calm about Louisiana seceding, instead of hostile. In fact, red states should want to follow it out of the Union! Louisianan voters are 50% in favor of secession according to a top-rated pollster.

Texas is the only state on international waters that scores higher than Louisiana on voter support for independence (66%). Are you interested in donating and volunteering to a non-racial organization that would advocate specifically for Louisiana secession? Contact info for us (DM or email) is here.

Does it make sense to try a parallel secession effort in Louisiana, the second-best shot for breaking up the Union, in case Texas politicians stymie progress, even though the Texas Nationalist Movement desperately needs more money and volunteers?

I figured that the US would see a Louisiana secession movement as a threat to its national security interests in controlling the outlet of its shipping. But now I realize that Louisiana independence doesn’t do that unless a lot the other red states join, in which case only the blue states are left to worry about that, but they don’t normally get much Mississippi River traffic anyway

The 1988 drought closed the Mississippi River and shifted traffic to this Tennessee-Tombigbee canal (Tenn-Tom). It saves time and money by reducing the trip to the Gulf Coast by more than 800 miles. Its ten locks are the same 600′ x 110′ x 9′ standard as the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River waterways

Excepting1988, traffic is much lower on the canal than on the MS River, and it is never full. Tenn-Tom averages 7 million tons per year traveling the full route, but when it was built, 29 million were expected. 304 million tons of cargo go up or down the Mississippi River, which can accommodate larger loads in the lower Mississippi River. The Tenn-Tom allows up to 8 barges per tug boat.

I don’t know the capacity of the waterway, but I’m sure it can be expanded if necessary. It only cost $2B to build the whole thing. Slack water conditions of the Tenn-Tom mean that barges can use a smaller horsepower towboat which reduces fuel costs and shipping costs

I presume the main reason that the canal gets less traffic than the Mississippi River is that the main port for exchanging cargo from US barges to international ships is in Louisiana, not in Mobile.

I’d love to see a country of rednecks, for rednecks!

Do you believe that Louisiana has had enough of being ruled by Californians, New Yorkers, and immigrants?

Here’s to Magnolia independence!

P. S., Here’s an economic analysis of the feasibility of Louisiana independence.

This is an 1861 Louisiana Republic flag.

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The current flag of Louisiana

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