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States petition to secede from union
CBS News ^ | Nov 12th, 2012

Posted on 11/12/2012 2:41:49 PM PST by TaraP

They don't want to take their country back. They just want to leave it behind.

As the dust settles in the wake of President Obama's decisive reelection last Tuesday, the White House petition website has been flooded by a series of secession requests, with malcontents from New Jersey to North Dakota submitting petitions to allow their states to withdraw from the union.

Most of the petitions submitted thus far have come from solidly conservative states, including most of the Deep South and reliably separatist Texas. But a handful come from the heart of blue America - relatively progressive enclaves like Oregon and New York.

All told, petitions have been filed on behalf of 20 states: 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 invoke the Declaration of Independence's dramatic assertion that "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."

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 2:41:54 PM PST by TaraP
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To: All

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.

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION= 30,976

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-texas-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/BmdWCP8B


2 posted on 11/12/2012 2:43:39 PM PST by TaraP (On Christ the Solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.)
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To: TaraP

Texas is at 30,000 so far. (needed 25k in a month, received 30k in 3 days)


3 posted on 11/12/2012 2:43:39 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

Where do I sign?


4 posted on 11/12/2012 2:44:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: TaraP

Aren’t these petitions from individual groups and not state legislatures? If it was from state legislatures I can see trouble ahead. I think the fed’s will ignore them.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 2:44:34 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: dfwgator

Well now, you get to go to the White House’s web site and put down your name and address!

How cool is THAT?


6 posted on 11/12/2012 2:45:36 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: TaraP

This is a waste of time. Why help Obama weaken America?


7 posted on 11/12/2012 2:46:09 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: SkyDancer

These are individual names...

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-texas-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/BmdWCP8B


8 posted on 11/12/2012 2:46:09 PM PST by TaraP (On Christ the Solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I would love to sign a petition but am genuinely afraid to. I imagine we would end up on the no-fly list and the IRS would be auditing us. Yes, I am afraid of the Obama administration.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 2:47:23 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sporke

I better hurry up and move there while it’s still part of the US...


10 posted on 11/12/2012 2:47:50 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You and me both, kid.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 2:48:07 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: TaraP

So it’s not the states but organisations that are petitioning.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 2:48:14 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Why have DHS work to assemble personal information of political opponents for Watch Lists when you can email it to Obama wrapped in a bow?


13 posted on 11/12/2012 2:48:34 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: TaraP

I think the reason for the Obama administration buying up billions of rounds of ammunition may be coming a little bit clearer....


14 posted on 11/12/2012 2:48:41 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: ilovesarah2012

HOWEVER!!!! I’m mighty mighty angry....but not dumb. I’m NOT going there and I’m NOT signing a petition.

I have no clue who’s gleaning those names...


15 posted on 11/12/2012 2:49:35 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: TaraP
If my memory serves me correctly, since Texas entered the Union as a Republic in it's own right, I think it does not need permission to secede.

I may be off but that is what is sitting in the back of my mind.

16 posted on 11/12/2012 2:50:06 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Brad's Gramma

Besides, why the Hell should we ask in the first place?


17 posted on 11/12/2012 2:50:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Shadow44

Yep. I won’t even go to that site anymore. Not that they don’t already know who I am, where I live, etc., I’m just not going there.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 2:51:06 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Crucial
This is a waste of time. Why help Obama weaken America?

We've already weaken America when we turned away from God.

19 posted on 11/12/2012 2:51:29 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SkyDancer

Interesting Video by Ron Paul..

Ron Paul About The Secession Of Texas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FD11BcCMdg


20 posted on 11/12/2012 2:52:04 PM PST by TaraP (On Christ the Solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.)
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