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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:27 PM

Residents In More Than A Dozen States Petition White House To Secede From United States

Source: Huff Post (via AOL News)

Residents in more than a dozen states across the country have filed secession petitions to the Obama administration's "We the People" program, which is featured on the White House website.

A petition filed by Jesse W. (no last name provided) on behalf of Arkansas reads:

Micah H. (no last name provided) of Arlington, Texas filed a petition that says:

The efforts come in the wake of Barack Obama securing a second term in the White House over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. From New York to South Carolina, the states where residents have filed secession petitions spans a wide range.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/secession-petition-white-house_n_2116620.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D233624



The door is that way. ---------------->

Isn't this treason?

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Reply Residents In More Than A Dozen States Petition White House To Secede From United States (Original post)
Suji to Seoul Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
Fuddnik Nov 2012 #14
olddad56 Nov 2012 #2
Hestia Nov 2012 #30
sofa king Nov 2012 #42
SayitAintSo Nov 2012 #3
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #23
rocktivity Nov 2012 #4
sakabatou Nov 2012 #9
Selatius Nov 2012 #18
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #21
rowdyjesus Nov 2012 #5
kentauros Nov 2012 #33
Myrina Nov 2012 #35
SoapBox Nov 2012 #6
earthside Nov 2012 #7
TheBlackAdder Nov 2012 #8
Flatulo Nov 2012 #10
freshwest Nov 2012 #24
Flatulo Nov 2012 #29
Historic NY Nov 2012 #11
BlueSun Nov 2012 #12
freshwest Nov 2012 #25
harun Nov 2012 #32
toby jo Nov 2012 #36
Liberalynn Nov 2012 #37
zonkers Nov 2012 #13
BlueSun Nov 2012 #15
Kablooie Nov 2012 #22
Scairp Nov 2012 #16
BlueSun Nov 2012 #19
Scairp Nov 2012 #43
justice1 Nov 2012 #17
Gabby Hayes Nov 2012 #20
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #26
FreedomRain Nov 2012 #27
AngryOldDem Nov 2012 #28
raccoon Nov 2012 #31
Myrina Nov 2012 #34
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #38
Cha Nov 2012 #39
loyalsister Nov 2012 #40
Homer Wells Nov 2012 #41

Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:30 PM

1. It is a bunch of stupid people with to much time on their hands.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:05 AM

14. And not enough brains in their heads.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:31 PM

2. Arkansas? Are they really part of the United States now?

I say cover their expenses and let em go. It would improve the overall IQ of the country.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:02 AM

30. Hey! Not every Arkansan is in league with these yahoos!

Not one state is the best and brightest, so quit kicking us when we are down!

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:13 PM

42. The Big Dog is peeing on your leg as you type.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:31 PM

3. I'm sure my crazy-ass state is one of them --- South Cackalacky...

"Too small to be a republic, too large to be an insane asylym..."
--- Pettigrew

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Response to SayitAintSo (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:32 AM

23. I was thinking the same thing

I live in SC also.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:31 PM

4. Fortunately, that video Keith Olbermann did is still around




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:51 PM

9. If only he was still on

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:39 AM

18. This video just made my night.

He was right on the nail in this segment. Texas benefits from American welfare. It'd have trouble pulling itself up by the bootstraps if the state left the Union.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:46 AM

21. Damn, I miss Keith...

It is too bad he has such a big head and ego, because when he had it, he had it.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:32 PM

5. An easy solution

Send each blowhard a declaration renouncing their citizenship to be signed and notarized and see how fast this dies down.

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Response to rowdyjesus (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:05 AM

33. Now THAT is an excellent idea!

Let them individually secede from the union. They don't own the states in which they reside

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Response to rowdyjesus (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:33 AM

35. Oooh, +100

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:33 PM

6. ...stupid fucks.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:35 PM

7. The Civil War

Considering this country's tragic history with slavery ... for anyone to be proposing secession because of the re-election of the republic's first black President is repugnant.

This isn't 'amusing' ... this isn't just 'silliness' ... this is sickening and outrageous.

The Obama-haters are really demonstrating just how extreme, radical, bigoted and un-American they truly are.

775,000 people of this land were killed and wounded in of our last bout with secession 150 years ago.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:40 PM

8. Any secessionists who are taxpayer-funded employees should be fired.

If any of these secessionists are government employees (federal, state, local, military, defense contractor) thy should be fired from their jobs and that position be filled by the next in-line, replacing the slot with someone who is a true American.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:51 PM

10. That is a very good idea!

They should also be notified that any future Social Security benefits will be suspended.

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Response to Flatulo (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:48 AM

24. Both would feel good, but it won't happen. It's a contract, not a reward for being a good citizen.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:33 AM

29. True, ex-pats do receive their SS payments when they relocate to another country. nt

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:52 PM

11. I wish them success....

they will need passports which should cost thousands.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:53 PM

12. Dear Red States:

We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've decided we're leaving.

We in Pennsylvania intend to form our own country and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).

To sum up briefly:
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

We're taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in Mexico.

Sincerely,

Citizen of the Enlightened States Of America

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Response to BlueSun (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:51 AM

25. LOL!

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Response to BlueSun (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:35 AM

32. Well, when you put it like that......

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Response to BlueSun (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:13 PM

36. Funny, I posted something like this right after I joined

 

my slant is different from succession, though. I look at it and think that BOTH sides would be happier, and more well-adjusted
if we developed a separation of type. They could have their hype and war and religion, etc., and we'd have the peace and progress.

I see it as a healthy split. We're all here, not going anywhere. Not calling for weapons, just a peaceful meeting of the minds. Russia split up. The majority of China's defense spending is on domestic troubles, they'll probably have several break ups of a sort.

If it could be peaceful, I'd work on it. I have NO interest in warfare.

And I already have an FBI file - for working too hard and too long on space-based weaponry and the warps it can pull on human consciousness. I learned my ranking is a 0 on the scale of 1-10 for military security clearance. I talked. Bad girl. It gets to the point where you just really don't give a damn about those things. Life is short. Play hard.

I tell you what. I'm pretty goddamn proud of that 0.

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Response to BlueSun (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:38 PM

37. Too bad all the rednecks can't find an uninhabited island some place

and start their own country. See how well it does. They act like cave dwelling knuckle draggers already.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:55 PM

13. Sounds like a good way to get yourself an FBI file, if you ask me..

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:29 AM

15. The Supreme Court on Secession

In Texas v. White, decided in 1868, the Supreme Court ruled that no state can unilaterally secede from the Union. However, it also included the proviso that, if the other States agree to the secession, it can be done legally. I think that we in the Blue States of America would be happy to see these 12 states try to go it alone. They have been an anchor tied around the necks of the other parts of the country, and, given that, in my Blue State, we pay more in taxes to the government than we get back in services, while the Red States almost to a one receive more in services from the federal government than they pay in taxes. I personally am damn sick and tired of listening to these ignorant buffoons whining about big government and government spending when virtually all of them only survive on money we in the Blue States provide. Let them take care of themselves.

And, I propose that a strict border be maintained, with a limited number of temporary work visas made available to those who want to get away from their Red third world country for a while. After all, we are always going to need gardeners, busboys, and housekeepers

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Response to BlueSun (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:02 AM

22. They would quickly become a third world nation and live on the generosity of the US.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:55 AM

16. I believe it's sedition, actually n/t

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Response to Scairp (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:58 AM

19. It's only sedition if it is done unilaterally

Say, Texas announces it is seceeding. That is sedition and federal troops will be used. However, if Texas applies for secession and the "several States" agree to let it go, then it is not illegal. See previous post with Supreme Court case.

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Response to BlueSun (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:48 PM

43. I have read the definition of sedition

I still believe it's sedition, and they will say hey, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, etc. were all accused of sedition when they declared Independence from Great Britain and wore it as a badge of honor, we are in great company. Do you suppose Mexico would take them back now?

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:58 AM

17. Not true...people that aren't even residents of some of these states are doing this.

If you look at some of the conservative boards, you will see they have templates, and posters are using them based on if the state voted red.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:16 AM

20. Yeah, right, and give up the NFL?

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Response to Gabby Hayes (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:53 AM

26. And college football?

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:52 AM

27. A trip to imaginationland

Lets say it really happened and Congress allowed it...

The new Confederacy is now full of hatemongering nonprogressing warlords. You know damn well they will attack within 50 years to get more of the good stuff we have and they do not.

It is a matter of national security to deny any such request.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:58 AM

28. Buh-bye. n/t



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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:03 AM

31. Truly, truth is stranger than fiction. nt

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:32 AM

34. I can see a block of southern states, but Indiana?

We're sort of surrounded by blue states ... it would be a very isolated little country, indeed.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:13 PM

38. Kick! n/t

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:20 PM

39. Poor things.. If they don't love it..leave it

They're not taking their whole states with them though.. hate to break it to them.





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Response to Cha (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:35 AM

40. I used to here "love it or leave it"

It was my dad's mantra whenever I criticized Bush. At this point, I am fairly certain his name is on one of those petitions. To be generous, I guess I could say "at least he's consistent."

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:48 AM

41. It's an OBVIOUS suggestion

for the people who are petitioning for such , to personally secede from the US by Getting the Hell Out of said United States.
That being said, I and many others such as myself, would be happy to help them pack!!!

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