Leave the US? New Hampshire again rejects.

AC in Concord, New Hampshire Legislators in New Hampshire will not investigate the larger question of seceding from the United States or ask the people to include a secession clause in the state constitution that would be activated by the national debt.

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to reject, without discussion, a constitutional amendment that would have made the United States act as a sovereign nation in the event that the national debt reached $40 trillion. A commission to investigate the "economic, legal and sociological aspects of New Hampshire exerting its sovereign state rights" was also repealed.

Similar measures urging the state to secede were also rejected two years prior with an equally resounding majority. Manifesto signatories included several of the amendment's backers who had previously proclaimed New Hampshire's administration to be "illegitimate," characterized Governor Chris Sununu as a dictator, and maintained that fraud had rendered the 2020 elections null and void.

In order to bring a constitutional amendment matter to a vote of the people in New Hampshire, three-fifths of the state's lawmakers must back the measure. Then, a two-thirds majority is needed to ratify the amendment.

Other states' secession attempts, including South Carolina's and Mississippi's, have also been unsuccessful. In an attempt to ally himself with Texas secessionists, Rep. Jason Gerhard—sponsor of the most recent amendment in New Hampshire—sent a letter to the leader of the Texas Nationalist Movement on Wednesday

A small number of extremists have long advocated the remote possibility of Texas seceding from the United States, but their proposals have received little support from the general public.

"Together, both states can uphold the principle of freedom and autonomy," said Gerhard, a Republican from Northfield who served 12 years in jail for helping a New Hampshire couple evade capture on tax fraud charges

However, they were eventually released. The Browns, Ed and Elaine, were apprehended in 2007 after they stayed at their Plainfield home for months in an armed standoff.