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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:50 AM

Seven states qualify for secession response from White House [View all]

The petitions for secession from the U.S. filed by Texas, Louisiana, and five other states have collected more than 25,000 signatures each, which the White House website says is enough for review and response.

WASHINGTON - Citizens from more than 40 states have filed petitions with the White House seeking to secede from the union, and by Wednesday, seven states had gathered enough signatures to qualify for a response to the largely symbolic protest.

The petitions, which have been signed by a small percentage of state residents, have virtually no chance of succeeding. The United States' bloodiest conflict, the 1861-1865 Civil War, erupted after 11 states withdrew from the union.

The White House has set up a "We the People" page on its website that allows Americans to file petitions on issues of concern. If a petition collects 25,000 signatures, the website says, the administration will review and respond to it.

http://news.msn.com/politics/seven-states-qualify-for-secession-response-from-white-house-3

I wonder how many of these petitions my moronic brother has signed.

Also, I love this one from the article: A counter-petition has been filed calling for the state capital Austin to secede from Texas and remain part of the United States.


Probably the same 25,000 on all seven petitions.

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