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    Secession petitions filed in 20 states

    By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo! News | The Lookout6 hrs ago

    In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.

    States with citizens filing include 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. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.
    The petitions are short and to the point. For example, a petition from the Volunteer State reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Of all the petitions, Texas has the most signatures so far, with more than 23,000.
    Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing.
    An article from WKRC quotes a University of Louisville political science professor who explained that these petitions aren't uncommon. Similar petitions were filed following the 2004 and 2008 elections. Still, should the petitions garner 25,000 signatures in a month, they will require an official response from the Obama administration.

    From the We the People site:
    The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

    Not everybody who wants to secede is polite enough to write a petition. Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County (Texas) Republican Party, wrote a post-election newsletter in which he urges the Lone Star State to leave the Union.

    "We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity... Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years."


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    I really hope Texas makes it to 25k just to see the response. Is someone going to follow this?
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    Good to see the old saying at play here:

    "United we stand, divided we fall"

    Good show by these nuts, if only they understood the huge irony behind their actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drtom2005 View Post
    I really hope Texas makes it to 25k just to see the response. Is someone going to follow this?
    Texas hit 25K and then some lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDMC View Post
    What a sorry bunch of sore losers.

    Where was the outrage by blue states when Bush was re-elected in 2004???

    BTW, both times that Bush won, he did so by a VERY small margin compared to the overwhelming margins that Obama has won his 2 elections!
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    it is funny, almost like a kid being mad and taking the ball home because they weren't picked first

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlex View Post
    What a sorry bunch of sore losers.

    Where was the outrage by blue states when Bush was re-elected in 2004???

    BTW, both times that Bush won, he did so by a VERY small margin compared to the overwhelming margins that Obama has won his 2 elections!
    Depends on how you look at it. Popular vote-wise, the 2004 election was fairly similar to this year. I think Bush won by just over 3 million votes, while the popular vote this year favors Obama by about 3.3 million. Electoral vote-wise, yeah, it's not close.
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    If you want to secede, then grow a pair and do it. Petitioning to secede? What next, asking someone "Hey, is it okay if I sue you? No? Okay, well thanks anyway."

    It's a bunch of sabre-rattling that will go nowhere. If Texas secedes, I'll move beforehand. Probably to Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *censored* View Post
    If you want to secede, then grow a pair and do it. Petitioning to secede? What next, asking someone "Hey, is it okay if I sue you? No? Okay, well thanks anyway."

    It's a bunch of sabre-rattling that will go nowhere. If Texas secedes, I'll move beforehand. Probably to Ohio.
    It's not entirely different from Canada officially separating from the British Union. War isn't always necessary. These people know it's going nowhere, they're just making a statement. No need to get jumpy about it.
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