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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:31 PM

Secession petitions filed in 20 states



In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.

States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.

The petitions are short and to the point. For example, a petition from the Volunteer State reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Of all the petitions, Texas has the most signatures so far, with more than 23,000.

Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing.

An article from WKRC quotes a University of Louisville political science professor who explained that these petitions aren't uncommon. Similar petitions were filed following the 2004 and 2008 elections. Still, should the petitions garner 25,000 signatures in a month, they will require an official response from the Obama administration.

From the We the People site:


The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

Not everybody who wants to secede is polite enough to write a petition. Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County (Texas) Republican Party, wrote a post-election newsletter in which he urges the Lone Star State to leave the Union.


"We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity... Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years."
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html


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Joey Liberal Nov 2012 OP
Lint Head Nov 2012 #1
Bucky Nov 2012 #21
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #2
Angleae Nov 2012 #25
still_one Nov 2012 #3
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #4
smaug Nov 2012 #17
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #20
cherish44 Nov 2012 #5
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #12
SimplyMarie Nov 2012 #27
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #6
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #8
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #7
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #9
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #10
Hugabear Nov 2012 #11
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #13
Sinistrous Nov 2012 #14
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #16
AntiFascist Nov 2012 #15
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #18
Joey Liberal Nov 2012 #19
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #22
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #23
cali Nov 2012 #24
Angleae Nov 2012 #26

Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:33 PM

1. Were their names collected so they can be sent off to the FEMA camps along with Alex Jones?

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:04 PM

21. !!

Irrelevent people who don't know they're irrelevent are funny.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:33 PM

2. They could easily get 23,000 signatures in Oklahoma

This is a scary state. Very backwards.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:41 PM

25. Currently at 6400.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:36 PM

3. This is representative of the Republican Party today, pure anti-American bigots

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:37 PM

4. I agree

And I'm sure that Faux News will begin cheerleading this effort..................

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:51 PM

17. OK

Time for all signatories to lose:

any social security;
any medicare;
anything guaranteed as a right or protection by the government;
pay toll to use any city, county, state or federal facility, including roads;
pay full price for the electricity that the co-op put into their homes.

I can add to the list when I'm not so angry at the de facto treason (it's not the constitutional definition, but try waving a swastika in most of Europe and see what you get).

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Response to smaug (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:01 PM

20. Don't forget disaster relief

FEMA

Oh, I forgot. Republicans hate FEMA.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:38 PM

5. I personally signed a few of them myself

Don't let the door hit ya in the ass and all that....

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Response to cherish44 (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:45 PM

12. What would Texas be called?

Bush Brothers Banana Republic?

Republicanasitan?

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Response to Joey Liberal (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

27. Haha

Great names..!

It's hard to believe that people are actually crazy enough to want to secede from the US. I call that being sore losers. I say if a state seriously wants to secede..then let them. It will never happen though. No state will give up all the benefits.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:39 PM

6. I wouldn't mind if some of them were out

 

I'm tired of hearing the whining. They could have the fascist governments they've always wanted, the United States could retaliate when they attack, occupy them and annex them as the territories they always should have been.

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Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:41 PM

8. I have no problem with letting Texas go

Just move all of the military bases that are currently located in Texas to blue states.

Heck, they can have Oklahoma too!

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:40 PM

7. They're going to need a bigger insane asylum.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:41 PM

9. Didn't This Happen

Last time Obama was elected?

Right-Wingnuts are so predictable

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Response to PoliticalBiker (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

10. And pathetic n/t

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:43 PM

11. "they will require an official response from the Obama administration" - here ya go

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:45 PM

13. Nice!

LOL

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:48 PM

14. I am sure that a clerk in the White House has the standard response to this foolishness

already in their computer, ready to be addressed and mailed.

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Response to Sinistrous (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:50 PM

16. Not before the GOP gets good mileage out of it

I'm sure that Rush Slimebaugh will make this his #1 topic on his hate-radio show.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:50 PM

15. Maybe New York can subsidize the New South...


that would take the pressure off of California.

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:51 PM

18. This would benefit California

The National Training Center and Ft. Ord could become the home of many of the Army units in Texas.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:58 PM

19. I guess republicans really do hate America

Their petition to secede proves it.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:50 PM

22. Um, Bye.

 

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:54 PM

23. "sign a free trade agreement among the states" -- LOL. So they want it both ways.

They want to keep benefitting from the resources of other states but not have to pay taxes or follow federal laws.

No, that's okay. You want to secede Mr Morrison? You're on your own, just like you want. Maybe we'll consider a "free trade agreement" after a decade or two. Maybe.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:58 PM

24. aargh. typical pathetic MSM dog shit.

"The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way..". Well gee, you fucking scum suckin morons, no state has asked for permission to go its own way.

And wow, a few thousand fuckwads out of 360 million.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:43 PM

26. Oklahoma, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Delaware have joined in

and Texas has over 45000 signatures

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

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