What if President Obama decided to address all the White House Petitions out there, including those asking that certain states (Texas) be allowed to leave the union?
Sounds like a great writing prompt for speculative fiction writers.
I know, it's definitely fantasy, modern fantasy, to think that any of these petitions could ever turn to real action. Here is where fantasy writers step in. Craft a story where the impossible happens.
Yahoo has an interesting piece on the "11 ridiculous White House Petitions."
Set your timer for 15 minutes, and write about it. You never know, you could have a story.