White House: No to secession petitions

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Bad news for those who wanted their states to secede after President Barack Obama was reelected: you’re stuck here.

White House director for public engagement Jon Carson responded Friday to the thousands of people who used Obama’s “We the People” online petitioning platform to call for secession, saying the Constitution gives people the right to change government through voting — but not seceding.

“Our founding fathers established the Constitution of the United States ‘in order to form a more perfect union’ through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government,” Carson wrote in an online release.

He continued:“They enshrined in that document the right to change our national government through the power of the ballot — a right that generations of Americans have fought to secure for all. But they did not provide a right to walk away from it.”

Since Obama won reelection in November, a flurry of petitions to secede from different states was created. One of the most visible petitions stemmed from Texas, where GOP Gov. Rick Perry — a former presidential contender — even had his spokesperson issue a statement saying that he did not it.

Hundreds of thousands of people signed different secession petitions — far surpassing the 25,000 signature threshold that warrants an official White House response.

And while some might argue that the petitioning program has just added to political chatter already blasting through a 24 hour news cycle, Carson wrote in his response that the “We the People” campaign is a way for the Obama administration to engage with even his most harshest critics.

“Participation in, and engagement with, government is the cornerstone of our democracy. And because every American who wants to participate deserves a government that is accessible and responsive, the Obama Administration has created a host of new tools and channels to connect concerned citizens with White House,” Carson wrote.

“In fact, one of the most exciting aspects of the We the People platform is a chance to engage directly with our most outspoken critics.”

No word on a response for the petition to give Vice President Joe Biden a reality show.
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Right wing extremists have nothing constructive to offer America.

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Now maybe these stupid Tea Party Repuklicans will shut up!
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Consistent wrote:
Right wing extremists have nothing constructive to offer America.
As opposed to the Libturds who ruined the American economy and put us in debt for the next 1,000 years.

Hitler took the guns away.
Obama is trying to do exactly what his hero, Adolph Hitler did.
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Hitler had a mustache, seems Obama doesn't... Got any other dumb comparisons, son ? Ps- THe Democrats had Clinton speak, the Rethuglican'ts listened to a chair ??? REALLY ???
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Amused Slew wrote:
Hitler had a mustache, seems Obama doesn't... Got any other dumb comparisons, son ? Ps- THe Democrats had Clinton speak, the Rethuglican'ts listened to a chair ??? REALLY ???
Moochelle is the Obama with the mustache.
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Naw, that's your "fishy smelling" "spousal unit"... LMAOROTFU~!
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Amused Slew wrote:
Naw, that's your "fishy smelling" "spousal unit"... LMAOROTFU~!
Again, you are confused. Moochelle is the fishy smelling spousal unit. Can you just imagine how bad that fat pig smells? Soo-ee!
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Naw, it's your projection of your miserable like, te-roll... Tuna or HaliBUTT ?
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Naw, it's your projection of your miserable like, te-roll... Tuna or HaliBUTT ?
Again, you are confused. Have you seen that rear end on Moochelle lately? A Great Northern Train caboose is not that big.
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Looks like your unit, eunuch...
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Amused Slew wrote:
Looks like your unit, eunuch...
Slewsie is really pathetic tonight. She offers "noting".
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The Truth wrote:
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Slewsie is really pathetic tonight. She offers "noting".
Te-roll is really pathetic tonight. She offers "bown & schmarter" ???
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Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Te-roll is really pathetic tonight. She offers "bown & schmarter" ???
Slewsie, the Spell Check Queen of Topix, offers "noting" and "Your kids are scares sh*tless". LMAOROLFU!!

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The Truth wrote:
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Moochelle is the Obama with the mustache.
You must be thinking of Jan Brewer.Thats the ugliest woman ever.I wonder what something with that many wrinkles looks like naked? Im sure I would vomit if I ever really saw that.YUCK
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<quoted text>You must be thinking of Jan Brewer.Thats the ugliest woman ever.I wonder what something with that many wrinkles looks like naked? Im sure I would vomit if I ever really saw that.YUCK
Want to match ugly bytches? Janet Nepolitano.
But Moochelle's mustache really is a bad one.

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The Truth wrote:
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Want to match ugly bytches? Janet Nepolitano.
But Moochelle's mustache really is a bad one.
The polygamist wife.Ann Romney looke like a dog chewed her face then threw up.
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Pretty sad, "men" on the web judging looks with their really ugly souls...
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It failed, fool... Ps- Try Obama's possessive.

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