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Texas Secession Petition Gets 90,025+ Signers, 33+ Other States Start Secede Petitions

Secede Petitions

Now that Election Day 2012 is done and Obama has won a second term, those that voted for Mitt Romney have had time to mourn their candidate’s failed attempt to become president and get back to business as usual. Whatever business as usual may mean, it is become obvious that many do not want that and have had enough of how the government is handling things. This has become clear on the White House website as many states across the country have filed petitions to secede from the union in order to form new state governments.

Most of the states that wanted to formally withdraw from the union were supporters for Mitt Romney’s election bid; however, a few swing states as well as some deep blue Northeast states have representation. Alabama, one of the states seeking to secede, filed their petition saying, “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.” Texas sent in their petition, which it suggests to the current administration, “Texans neither want or need you,” says: “We petition the Obama Administration to 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.”

While Alabama and Texas may have used different wording in their secede petitions, the following text is consistent in most of the states filed so far: As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…”

According to the “We the People” program that appears on the White House website, 25,000 signatures must be present in order for a petition to be reviewed. Obama’s administration explains that, “If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response.” With that said, Texas Secession Petition has over 90,025 and Louisiana has over 27,000 signatures. In looking at the petitions filed so far, it is unclear if this is a nod to dissatisfaction that some conservatives think the totals will soon match proportions of the Civil War, or not. One thing that is clear is the utter contempt that many obviously feel towards the Obama administration with this petition drive, which looks like it is on its’ way to reach all fifty states.

All the states that have petitioned and the number of signatures they have obtained, at this time, are:

1. West Virginia 282
2. Nebraska 933
3. Pennsylvania 1,449; Pennsylvania 6,881
4. Alaska 1,963 Kansas 1,928
5. South Dakota 755
6. Oklahoma 2,721; Oklahoma 10,135
7. Utah 3,358
8. Wyoming 3.345
9. California 4,666
10. Ohio 4,471, Ohio 770
11. New York 3,497; New York 10,672
12. Delaware 4,034
13. Nevada 5,372
14. Arizona 10,449
15. Arkansas 13,329
16. South Carolina 14,001
17. Georgia 18,008
18. Missouri 11,347 Missouri 9,604
19. Tennessee 17,522
20. Michigan 12,119
21. South Carolina 10,433
22. Colorado 13,248
23. Oregon 9,741
24. New Jersey 9,157
25. North Dakota 8,309
26. Montana 9,253
27. Indiana 12,051
28. Mississippi 11,597
29. Georgia 9,019
30. Kentucky 11,589
31. Florida 19,183
32. North Carolina 16,845
33. Texas 90,025
34. Louisiana 27,067

U.S. Secession Petitions Now Collecting Signatures in 34 States

The sting of President Obama’s re-election has driven some of most disillusioned to the White House’s We the People petition forum with a steep demand: That their state be allowed to secede from the union. And the mini movement is now going national.

Disgruntled voters in 34 states have filed the petitions, mainly in states Obama lost but also in several he won, including Florida and Nevada.

But it’s the petition from Texas that has garnered the most attention: With 60,000 names attached, it’s well past the 25,000-signature threshold that usually warrants an official response from the Obama administration. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has weighed in, saying he doesn’t support the petition, even though he erroneously suggested in 2009 that Texas can leave the union if it chooses.

Not to be outdone, Obama supporters filed a counter petition with We the People, calling for secession supporters to be exiled from the United States.

Update: Over 40 States Want to Secede – Thousands sign Petition to Secede from Union

6 Responses

  1. Mal I says:

    To go against the King of any country is treason. This is treason to sign a petition to secede. The king has the power to exile or punish anyone who signs this petition. So it’s not a good idea to sign this petition. You must understand that this country is no longer like it was during the Bush administration and you must live with these facts. It might be communist now, but there is nothing wrong with a communist nation! It provides for it’s citizens.

  2. Aaron T says:

    @ John Markes – You really need to take a step back and think about why people are signing the petition for their state to secede. Yes, some probably do want their state to secede (crazy!) but most are just trying to send a message to the government and the president. I did sign the petition, and no I do not want the USA to split apart, but for me its a message saying that we aren’t happy with the government and the more they make us unhappy the more we will fight back. So for you to call me and anyone else not patriots, cowards, traitors ,and idiots for just trying to send a message…you are idiot for not taking a second to think about why some people may be signing it and you are the coward to sit at you computer and say those things about people that are fighting for this great country. We are the people of this country and we are trying to fight to bring this country back to its greatness and away from the big corrupt government.

    Why don’t you get off your a** and be a Patriot of this country and help us take it back!!!! If you don’t want to help us fight for our freedom you can leave this great country.

    And before you even think that I’m saying you should sign the petition, you are dead wrong. Don’t sign it…I could care less if you did or did not sign it. But there are many other ways you can help us fight for our country. Get up, away from you computer, and stand for something!!!! I am a PATRIOT!!!!

  3. Any informed citizen would understand these successions are not about one man winning the presidency, but of many other issues. The main issue is we are tired of the governments continuing failure and ruining our country beyond repair. To say we should be exiled or call us traitors is blatant ignorance as we are very patriotic to our COUNTRY and to the American PEOPLE. What we are not supportive of is corporate greed, banking corruption, and the sham the has become Government which the only thing they can seem to govern is CNN and major television networks with ridiculous and heavily biased or just simply make belief opinions, statements, or claims meant to prove their efficiency. Thankfully they haven’t obtained total censorship and there are still many intelligent Americans who aren’t falling for the same old tricks. We are not sheep, we think for ourselves, and refuse to give up this country without a fight. They will try to paint us as conspiracy theorists or lunatics or whatever derogatory words they can come up with, but we are intelligent human beings who remember the foundation this great nation was founded upon. One nation under God, with liberty and justice for ALL, not fortune 500 company’s, or super PAC’s, or 1% income brackets,but for ALL. Federal Government has failed to represent or be the voice for America as a whole, it has forgotten us and ignored us, but a people should never be afraid of its government and we Will make the government afraid of its people if they continue to take away our freedom and our rights and destroy our hope of prosperity.

  4. SK Tarres says:

    Seceding is the only way to correct this problem. The difference between the intelligent and the entitled is just too great to continue on in this manner.

    I support every state that wants to secede and they have the right to do that Mr. Markes. If you don’t like it, perhaps you should move to a state that wants to be a part of Obamanation. 40 states do not want to be a part of it – so far.

    I guess we’re looking at another civil war, though I doubt anyone will fight on the side of Obama. I know for sure our military won’t.

    • Cuthbert says:

      “40 states do not want to be a part of it – so far.”

      No, there are people in every state that don’t want to be part of it, and they don’t speak for the state as a whole. Don’t think that just because a few people have their shorts in a bunch, they are the status quo. Just like you could find people in every state who want to secede, you can find people in every state who want to legalize incest and paedophilia . Doesn’t mean that every state wants them to be legal.

  5. John Markes says:

    Anyone wanting to secede because 1 man became president they don’t like are not Patriots of the United States of America. They are cowards and traitors. Those idiots are free to leave our country, but they don’t get to take any of our country with them.

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