20 states file petitions to secede from USA;
Texas reaches threshold signatures
Over the last few days, 20 states have filed petitions to secede with the White House to ask that their state withdraws from the union of the United States and create their own new government; most of the requests come from highly conservative states, but a few progressive states like New York and Oregon are included in the lot.
Petitions to secede have been filed from: 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.
Many of the petitions include this Declaration of Independence statement:
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.
The petitions were filed through the We the People White House website and it promises:
If a petition meets the signature threshold (25,000 signatures in 30 days), it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response.
Each state has "peacefully" asked to be removed from the United States of America so that they can create their own government. As of Monday evening, Texas has reached the threshold with over 32,000 votes. Louisiana has approximately 18,000 signatures and needs 7,000 more by December 7.
For many of the states on the list this isnt the first time they have filed petitions to secede and some date back well over 150 years ago.
Many believe that last weeks elections are to blame for rise in signatures on the petitions.
UPDATE: As of 11 p.m. EST Monday: Texas had over 50,000 signatures on their petition to secede and Louisiana had almost 24,000 signatures. Wyoming and California also submitted petitions to secede.
This post was modified from its original form on 13 Nov, 12:28
WOW! Texas is on fire eh? This is certainly going to force some discussion IF Obama has to address this.
Texas 77,090 signatures
Louisiana - 29,309 signatures
Florida - 22,873 signatures
Georgia - 21,783 signatures
Alabama - 21,183 signatures
I was wondering when I got to thinking about it all and reading a little more, why more hadn't jumped on the bandwagon. Looks like they are.
Gotta go get kiddies from school. Later.
This is crazy. It's not going to happen.
47 out nof 50 are petitioning...