Texas will not leave the union. In order to leave the union it would have to have the support of the oil and gas industry which is still largely what Texas runs on.
It will never happen.
And what is this anyway with this petition? Texas asking permission from the Feds to leave the union ? Asking Obama
This peititon should be directed at the State Legislature not the Federal Government. If the State Legislature supports it then they merely instruct companies to stop collecting federal taxes, withdraw from federal elections, set up a more cohesive state governement and be willing to bite the bullet of withdrawl of federal assistence in welfare, foodstamps, medicaid, medicare, and all Federal grants. ... but if they can keep their own money, continue to tax the people via the state they may be much more wealthy and have more money for social projects, if they should decide they want to continue with some form of that.
Be aware, that Texas receives huge sums in benefit programs. It would likely shut down most hospitals if funds were withdrawn and indigent medical patients would be out on the street and nuring homes would dump all their patients almost over night.
and again 25,000 signatures is a mere nothing