Skip to comments.30 States Petition Federal Government to Secede After Election
Posted on 11/13/2012 3:06:34 PM PST by Mozilla
Liberals often like to compare President Barack Obama to former President Abraham Lincoln. The comparison is usually dismissed as laughably hagiographical, but judging by one unexpected bit of fallout from Tuesdays election, it could well end up being accurate in just one respect: Like Lincoln, Obama is facing requests by the citizens of numerous states to secede from the union.
However, unlike with Lincoln, these requests are peaceful, and highly unlikely to do anything at all except generate news headlines. A massive number of petitions are currently circulating on Change.org, a website designed to call for action by the federal government or by private institutions on particular causes, calling for particular states to be granted permission to secede.
Nor are they confined to the usual suspects (IE the Southern States). In actuality, the mix of states asking to secede is deeply bipartisan, ranging from the deeply red (Alabama and South Carolina) to the deeply blue (New York) to the swing (Pennsylvania). Nor are the states asking to secede in any way geographically clustered. Northern states (New York), Midwestern states (Michigan), Southern states (Alabama) and Western states (Nevada) have all filed petitions of their own. Most swing states this election cycle, with the exception of Ohio, have a petition of their own, and all of them have at least 1,000 signatures, with even some of the bluest states in the union easily keeping pace with their red counterparts.
Is this simply the product of a few thousand discontents in each individual state? Perhaps. But Texas petition has over 40,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 necessary to reach the attention of the President. If this turns out to be more than the discontented murmurings of a single state, this story may get ugly.
Additionally, here is a list of all the states with petitions to secede on WhiteHouse.gov:
Delaware California Ohio Nevada Pennsylvania Arizona Oklahoma Arkansas South Carolina Georgia Missouri Tennessee Michigan New York Colorado Oregon New Jersey North Dakota Montana Indiana Mississippi Kentucky Florida North Carolina Alabama Texas Louisiana
Now I read there is a petition to take the signers of the secession request, strip them of their citizenship and deport them. Anyone surprised?
I personally think the fur is about to fly . . .
It will interesting and depressing to watch . . .
These are not official actions of any state. The WH has a place where any citizen- any at all- can put up a petition, and anyone who finds it there can sign it if he wishes to.
On another thread I said that I could start one too, demanding that the WH become vegan, and if enough sign the thing, Obama would read it. Any of you can do the same thing, its like a graffiti wall, with the same weight as a graffiti wall.
If this came from a state legislature, it would be news, as it is its a curiosity that some are presenting as the real deal.
Not surprised, but I am more than certain a left leaning site is probably behind it.
It’s not on the WH petition site, you can look here:
Can we all secede along with our Military, and then regroup around D.C.?
USv2 — fewer bugs, better features.
So If I wanted I could start a petition for my own state or any other state. But this feels like it will be all for show and not real. Like Obama would grant the right. Still it makes a point.
Sorry, heah tiz:
You can start one to ask that anyone signing THAT petition to be forced to listen to John Tesh CDs every morning.
I think the sudden publicity over this is the White House pimping their blog.
Here is the petition to deport the signers of petitions to seced:
I think it’s silly, even if the number of petitioners would fill a football stadium. You should go to We The People and see what important petitions are currently up, there are 108 of them.
One had something to do with getting Limbaugh off Armed Forces Radio and the answer was “no”, not from the president but someone he appointed to answer.
True it could be motivated by the left to give the right a black eye.
There could be petitions from both sides of an issue or opinion and it could go on forever..
Has the election of a president ever generated any petitions, let alone this many, in the past?
Sure. No problem.
Can Arizona join Texas? I hope so.
I would say it is rare other than now and in 1861 when the states actually left the union. This re-election of Obama has generated a lot of buzz to leave the union,
Let those states that wish to leave secede from the United States