Skip to comments.Petition seeks Kansas secession from the United States because of Obama's re-election
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:33:10 PM PST by kathsua
Now that the election is over, apparently a lot of people, including some in Kansas, want to secede from the United States.
As of Tuesday evening, nearly 4,600 people had signed a petition urging that the state of Kansas withdraw from the United States and create its own government.
The online secession petitions, which number about 20 so far, were prompted by the re-election of President Barack Obama. The petitions appear on a White House website called "We the People," which the administration uses to hear from people on what policies they would like to see.
If a petition gets 25,000 signatures within a month the White House staff will review the issue. Legally, the U.S. Constitution doesn't allow states to secede.
The Texas petition had reached more than 70,000 signatures but Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he doesn't support the petition.
In Kansas, Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, joked that maybe the petition started after Gov. Sam Brownback refused to join the federal government to put together a health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, said he didn't think much of the petitions. "I think we settled this issue back in the early 1860s. I don't think anyone in their right mind wants to have a secession debate," Davis said.
So that's like, what? 40% of the population? ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! But seriously, haven't people been predicting the depopulation of Kansas? It's population is declining, I presume ... or is it?
All for Kansas seceding! As long as we can physically extract Lawrence and dump it over the border.
That Works too.
BUT! 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.
Wonder how many troops the fed is going to need to fight another civil war on 50 fronts? Maybe Obammy should just resign to preserve the Union. Yeah, that’ll work. Maybe something Lincoln should have considered. Would’ve saved 700,000 lives.
Overturning the 17th amendment would satisfy me for the rest of my days.
Can you imagine what it would be like having the State Legislators pick the senators?
Can you say "Democrat Minority in the Senate?"
I knew you could
Unfortunately overturning the 17th Amendment is probably more unrealistic than any one state seceding by 2014.
Never passed the 17th.....A total fraud.
Sounds like a Representative Republic if you ask me.
Especially considering the fact that we can’t get people fired up about things that really matter instead of these fantasy secession petitions.
I consider it the unconstitutional amendment. 1 of 2 actually. (16th)
The 17th would have required a unanimous vote. “No state, without it’s consent, can be deprived of it’s sufferage in the Senate.” All states were deprived of their sufferage in the Senate by the 17th amendment many without their consent so it is a fraud on it’s face.
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