"You're supposed to be quiet in the gallery but everybody was cheering," said Angela Laughlin, a member of a patriot group near Huntsville.
Laughlin doesn't believe Alabama will ever attempt to leave the United States, but she believes the foundation is there in case such a move was ever warranted and leaders in Washington should take note.
"You don't kick a tenant out without serving them notice first," said Laughlin. "So we are serving them notice."
It's about time.