Skip to comments.Texas Secession Petition Ignored by White House
Posted on 12/10/2012 7:09:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Texas is waiting for President Obamas reaction to a petition demanding it be allowed to secede from the United States. They may have to keep waiting.
Sunday marked the last day for Texas petition to secede from the union to gather 25,000 digital signatures, the number needed to warrant a response from the White House. The virtual petition achieved that goal four weeks ago. Now its up to 119,209, but still no word from the Oval Office.
A White House official told ABC News in November that it would respond to the petition, following a procedure that demands they address any entry to the We the People site that rallies the requisite amount of support. On Friday, the White House said they had no prediction for when they might put out at statement.
Even if the White House steps up to the plate this week, its possible they will dodge the question, opting to excuse themselves by claiming it does not fall within their jurisdiction.
In the days after President Obama was reelected, several states filed petitions seeking independence alongside Texas. And these petitions gained clicks fast.
By mid-November, every state had at least one petition with more than 150 digital vows of support registered with the White House. Some visitors to WhiteHouse.gov started counter-petitions, asking that the president stop states from seceding.
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You got to shoot at a federal fort to get the Union to pay attention to your articles of secession.
There is no such thing as a secession petition to the white house.
You have petitions in the states, delivering signatures to the State Secretary of State (at least in Texas)
But I believe the WhiteHouse.gov website (under 0bama) established the petition tool as a vehicle for anyone to use regarding any matter.
RE: You got to shoot at a federal fort to get the Union to pay attention to your articles of secession.
You know what happened when they did that...
Why do we need a friggin petition in the first place?
Just do it and tell Zer0 to go to hell!
Post of the day.
I have always been taught that Texas, because it was a free republic when it willingly joined the union, could leave whenever it decided to do so.
It was called "Bull Run"
We don’t have to answer to you.
We’re your government.
Now go pay your taxes - your government is broke.
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We were taught the same thing when I was going through school in Beaumont.
Exactly! Why the F do you need this faggy petition for? You secede, Odumbo sends troops, troops enter Texas for BBQ and beer, and defends Texas against Odumbo.
Texas State Constitutional Convention File.
Lincoln disagreed with that theory the last time they tried to leave.
You wouldn't be the first to make that mistake.
Reality check here folks. Do you seriously think the Federal government would ever allow this to happen. Sorry, but it’s time to wake up from this little dream.
I’ve read elsewhere that there are over 750,000 signatures to the petition in all 50 States but that was about three weeks ago.