Secession petitions filed in 20 states
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Since: Nov 11
#1 Nov 12, 2012
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.
Cant wait to hear Obama's official response....
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#2 Nov 12, 2012
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Obama stabbed someone over this.
#3 Nov 12, 2012
"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."
That's some funny shit right there!
He shoud have threw in there and Mitt Romney being POTUS.
#4 Nov 12, 2012
I'd move to Texas if they were granted independance. Loved it while I was staioned there, and the corporal punishment that would be signed into law there would do amazing things to the crie rate.
#5 Nov 12, 2012
Actually, if you go back and find the original artical (and not the poorly rewritten of the same article from hack jurnalists)... you would find that the petition for New York to seceed was filed by someone in North Dakoda.
#6 Nov 12, 2012
Time for Obama to dig up another sex scandal to cover up the upset public. The ones that work and care ARE GETTING IT UP THE ASS IN THE USA.
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