Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

So, a Louisiana resident (maybe) created this petition on the whitehouse.gov site to request that LA separate peacefully from the US.

Warning: you have to create an account to sign this petition.

6941 signatures so far.

Only 18,000 more needed before Obama blows it off.

Do we have anything else to do these days?

1 posted on 11/10/2012 8:56:51 PM PST by AlmaKing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: AlmaKing

This petition got 50 signatures in the time I needed to post this.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 8:58:10 PM PST by AlmaKing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

Up 4,000 in the last 24 hours or so.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 9:12:28 PM PST by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

As much as I hate that place I’d move there if it left the union. Of course we know that won’t happen. It won’t even happen in Texas.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 9:18:50 PM PST by Terry Mross (Once again I wasted my vote. But I have learned my lesson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

Hate to tell you Louisiana, but you are stuck in this Hell with the rest of us.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 9:26:58 PM PST by Patrick1 (“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

IIRC there is only one state that can leave the union. Montana, Nebraska, or possibly Wyoming. They joined with the agreement that they could leave without penalty if their legislature so voted.

Being landlocked would cause serious problems as would being able to defend their borders or conduct business with the remaining states.

Leaving the union sounds attractive but it doesn’t make sense with the exception of large states with ports.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 9:30:18 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

Instead of seceding the state to end their U.S. citizenship, perhaps the people signing the petition should have their U.S. citizenship revoked for assisting the Communists to divide and conquer the United States with treasonous advocation of secession.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 9:32:03 PM PST by WhiskeyX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

Not to rain on Louisiana’s parade,BUT . . . their own history disproves the ability of any state to secede from the Union.

To quote that great Eagles song:

You can check out any time you like, but you can NEVER leave . . .


15 posted on 11/10/2012 9:45:24 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

I would put up with the heat to live in a free country again. Can this be done?


18 posted on 11/10/2012 9:55:16 PM PST by Jacknudy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

As much as I admire the this effort... it is premature.
Obamacare has yet to be fully enacted so nobody has yet to be actually harmed. Nobody’s social security checks have
gone dry. The Government has not YET gone broke.

However, if we go over the cliff and taxes go up, and the
economy slides back into a deeper recession, we could start
to see a slow motion unraveling of societal order or some
outright SHTF riots. IF the Government had a real crisis of
liquidity and had to start picking who to pay and not pay..
ALL bets are off. As Travis McGee has said, this will all
start when the EBT cards don’t worky worky any more.

If that occurs. This petition might be replaced by a million
man march on Washington. And the marchers will be carrying
items much more useful than little signs and sack lunches.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 10:01:24 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

I like the secession idea. If they peacefully choose to secede, refuse to let IRS and FBI into their territory without permission what is the Federal government going to do? This is not 1860, and even there it was hellish fighting which today’ society would not stomach. Plus much of the Army is made up of White southerners who might refuse to take up arms against their hometowns.


23 posted on 11/10/2012 10:08:45 PM PST by freedomrings69
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

“So, a Louisiana resident (maybe) created this petition on the whitehouse.gov site to request that LA separate peacefully from the US.”

It sure would be easy if Texas went with them...before it’s too late for them. I’d go. But the secession would have to be complete..scare the ‘rats out.


26 posted on 11/10/2012 10:11:51 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

Whats wrong with allowing “clusters” of states to determine
their own participation in Obamacare?

The CA,OR,WA,NV cluster would have it. The northeast cluster of blue states would have it. The Midwest WI,MN,IA,IL,OH,MI
blue state cluster would have it.

But, all the rest would not. If you don’t like whats offered
in your cluster, then you have to go to another.

Let those lib utopias pay for it if they want it.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 10:19:12 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

From the source:”we petition the obama administration to:Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

1. As far as I know, the Obama administration has no authority to “grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America government”, peacefully or otherwise.

2. I don’t see why Louisiana would need to create its own NEW government, unless they want to establish a monarchy or go communist or something.


31 posted on 11/10/2012 10:25:18 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

If LA, TX, or any other conservative state secedes, I will move there and create jobs there. Otherwise, I will sit at home, retired, as my only economic activity.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 3:39:19 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: AlmaKing

If Texas and Louisiana want to secede, maybe more of the southern states will, as well. I don’t think the government will want to let Texas go because of the oil industry. If the southern states want to secede, the media will paint them as racists.


46 posted on 11/11/2012 8:53:53 AM PST by colorqueen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson