Are Nineteen States Seeking Permission to Secede from the Union?

” 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,” White House’s “We the People” website  published “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government” on theirs web-site on November 8 2012. Similar petitions from 18 other states began arriving Nov. 9.

The media noticed that thousands of people in the South have filed petitions on the White House Web site seeking to secede from the union and form new state governments.

The “We the People” program has launched in 2011. “We the People” said, that the W”hite House will respond to any petition that receives 25,000 or more signatures within 30 days. Anyone over the age of 13 can create a petition”.

Louisiana and Texas were the first two states represented petitions, followed by Alabama. Petitioners only have to put a first name and last initial on the site.

Texas  Gov. Rick Perry, who  has expressed frustration with the federal government  before, has said he did not want the Lone Star State to break away.

Also petitions have been filed for Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and  Tennessee,Pennsylvania according to press.

“We petition the Obama Administration to peacefully grant the State of Alabama to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government,” reads the Alabama petition. The following text is the same in most of the 19 filed.

Most of the petitions have a few thousand signatures.

While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.

” As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries,” said.

By the way, White House’s “We the People” website reported, that ” Texas and Louisiana – where Romney won – had about 82,000 and 30,000 signatures. B y Tuesday, more than 13,000 people had signed two petitions seeking nation status for Pennsylvania.

Petitions that attract 25,000 signatures in 30 days will receive a “response” from the White House”.

But on other side, some petitions developed on the White House site that call for the Obama administration to deport or exile everyone who has signed a secession petition.

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One Comment

  1. Ron Holland says:

    Secession petitions are good PR but bad politics. There is a way for states to legally and politically secede from the American union but it must be a state-by-state process established by constitutional secession conventions in each state.


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