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Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 PM
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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."
Apparently some want to
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:30 PM
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Just like all the people who "left" the US and went to Canada after Bush won.



Google says 25,674,681 people live in texas. 23000 want to leave? Big whoop; they probably voted for Nadar too.
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It's stupid, any retard can go out and get 150 signatures (which is the minimum need to petition for secession.).

29 thousand you say? Whats that? Like .11% of the texas population? please don't make me laugh with this nonsense.
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Also, just so you guys know.. the current texas petition for secession has been up since 2009 and only garnered 29k signatures..

So laugh even harder at this ******* nonsense
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I was told the Texas petition has 63000 signatures this morning.
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.2%

because that's such a huge threat.. hahahaha
Plus, the average texan isn't known for their high political intellect. Easily manipulated by what seems to fit their "image".

At least, that's been my experience.
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paging hustler lolz
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It got a spot on the news tonight. Count was up to 75k according to them. There's also another petition to "Deport all those who signed petitions to secede from the Union". It has garnered 8k signatures.

All this **** is hilarious.
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lmao I will definitely sign that one!
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Nobody is actually seceding from the Union. Nobody actually thinks they're going to be allowed to secede. It's a symbolic eff you to Obama. I hope it makes him mad.

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Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
It got a spot on the news tonight. Count was up to 75k according to them. There's also another petition to "Deport all those who signed petitions to secede from the Union". It has garnered 8k signatures.

All this **** is hilarious.
Oh you beat me to it. This could deliver some lulz in the coming days...
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Is it stupid to say that this junk is a good example of why we are a republic?

Cause I'll go ahead and say that if people think it is smart.
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The gravest problem facing the electoral system is undoubtedly the electorate.
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I like this one also

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...tates/TDD212hQ

"Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans. It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede. It is important for Austin to remain in the union as to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.

We would also like to annex Dublin Texas, Lockhart Texas, & Shiner Texas."
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Also, another good one

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...union/St0y9qBM

"Force all states to pay their portion of the national debt before they can secede from the union
Residents of all states who wish to secede from the union should be required to take their own advice about 'personal responsibility', and pay their share of the national debt before being released to fend for themselves.

This debt must be paid in full, or they cannot leave.

This means no federal assistance, period.

Abridged list includes no more upkeep for highways, nor for interstates or bridges, no federally funded law enforcement or fire department, no public libraries, no phone lines, no cable television, no cell phone towers, no power grids, no water lines, no mail services, no paramedics, no hospitals which accept Medicare/Medicaid funding, no ATF, FBI, DOJ, SWAT, or Department of Homeland Security, no Border Guard, National Guard, Coast Guard, Corps of Engineers, or WITSEC."
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I like how conservaderps on TV and radio are clinging to this story, it's all they have left after Jehova betrayed their destiny.
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Re: Texas.

I'm sure we've all seen those cute images of "The World According to America" and such.

Ran across one depicting "America as seen from Europe" which made me chuckle.



So it's kind of pointless for Texas to secede.
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Got a spot on the news today, so I had to look.
Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.
Been open since Nov 9th and has 104K signatures
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...nment/BmdWCP8B
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I can think of a lot of reasons that our state will never successfully secede...oil being one of them.
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