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Residents From Almost Half Of All US States Petition Obama To Secede

by David Badash on November 12, 2012

in News,Politics

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Over the past few days, residents from 22 states have filed separate petitions asking President Obama to allow them to secede from the U.S. Each petition, filed via the White House’s “We The People” petition site, requires a response from the executive branch if it receives 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

Clearly, this is a co-ordinated effort, as the titles of all petitions are the same, with the exception of the name of their state.

From Alabama to Arkansas to Louisiana to Texas, the petitions ask, “Peacefully grant the State of _____ to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

For example:

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

Many just read:

As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

“…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

Most of the petitions are from so-called “red” states, and, as you can imagine, totally ignore the fact that the receive more federal dollars than they pay.

Republicans and conservatives continue to claim they are so good at balancing budgets, which they do on the backs of their poor, but they ignore that their “success” is thanks to blue states that subsidize them.

“As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries,” Gawker notes.

 

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{ 20 comments }

daynavanna November 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

SMH. I'm inclined to say "let them leave."
Such an unfortunate level of ignorance. Tragic really.

pjhoehne November 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Sorry, but not all of us want to leave. Liberals may be a minority in these states, but we do exist (even though our votes don't count with the electoral college). There are also many moderate (ie: sane) conservatives who have no desire to separate from the US.

eroissyfr November 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Why are you sorry? I never understand why people start their opinions that way.

Neel Joshi November 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

If, somehow, a state overwhelmingly voted to secede, then what? Do we let them go? As an Indian, I think of when India and Pakistan split, and the families that were uprooted because of it. It's all really just a sad situation.

elcid89 November 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

States can't vote to secede. That was made abundantly clear in Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869). This amounts to a few cranks posting meaningless petitions on the White House website.

Huntercgo November 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

Make it conditional — like if they all move to Texas or Oklahoma, then they can leave.

darrellwest44 November 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

If you are grown you can leave you not need to President Obama to say nothing just move on so American People can move on.If you leave the country the pollution will leave with them.

lyncosm November 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Anything to make their party look even crazier is a great thing as far as I'm concerned. Hell they need to grow a third foot ,so they can shoot it too.

GaelicWench November 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Hell they need to grow a third foot ,so they can shoot it too.

ROFLMAOLOLOL!!! OMG lyncosm, that was too priceless. Original, too. Haven't heard that before, but I like it. And you are spot on. But do you honestly believe it will make a difference.? Probably not. Thanks for the bit of humor.

cajun_snake November 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

May question is this…of those states that want to leave, is it 100% of that state's population that want it…or as I suspect, just a core of the conservitives.

eroissyfr November 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Just the ones that think like them

DenguyFL November 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

When Texas goes, I say fence them out/in.

TheLWord November 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Please don't forget to add Arizona.

eroissyfr November 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Maybe Trump will be their new leader

danielmodell November 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I'm willing to let them leave as long as they promise, no matter how much they beg, they are never allowed to come back. I, for one, would take great pleasure in seeing people from Texas get deported from New York.

CCCAZ November 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Being a 7th generation AZ native, I would like to throw some of these numb-nuts out of our state. For those who think they are speaking for everyone and want to be taken seriously …. start by giving back the total of last year's federal grants, subsidies, gifts in kind, etc. received by ALL in your state and maybe the feds will give this some thought. Until then, go find some hole to crawl into until hell freezes over. The nerve of all these ludicrous freeloading snots with no real self-identity who think they have a silver platter coming to them. They are the ones who should go back to the countries where their families came from. Basta! (Enough!)

InvokeRights November 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I bet you ANYTHING that if they do leave the USA, they will still want the government to assist them. Oh, let's not also forget them no longer being US citizens. Good luck in traveling back into the country, and mind you that a LOT of the businesses will get screwed over hard because of the taxes and tariffs that would be charged!

So yeah, secede if you want. The US will just take you over again once you go bankrupt and fail.

CCCAZ November 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

what would be quite novel is …. if Texas left the Union ad then they got invaded and conquered by Mexico!

obotoc November 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

States are NOT seceding. Individuals from states are creating online petitions to secede. Online petitions. Whacked out individuals are creating online petitions. That is all. Why amplify their voices by writing misleading articles about it?

InvokeRights December 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

What's even more funny about these petitions (such as the one from here for Washington state (which is a joke and a half in and of itself)), most (I would say probably in the range of 85% give/take) are NOT from that state OR they do not post the city/state they are from!

So you go you nutjobs, you keep it classy as always.

I would say your making the people you represent look idiotic, but well, considering the group of people you represent ARE idiots…

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