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Petitions To Secede Filed On White House Website

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The United States could soon become a lot smaller. Citizens from nearly 20 states have filed petitions on the White House website asking to secede from America and form a new government.

Most of the petitions come from Republican states, but petitions have also been filed in several Democratic and swing states. According to the Washington Post, citizens from 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 are asking to secede from the United States.

One petition reads:

“We petition the Obama Administration to peacefully grant the State of Alabama to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government.”

Most of the petitions then go on to describe their right to secede.

One petition reads:

“As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation … 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…”

It’s important to note that none of these petitions were filed by state governments. Each petition was filed by a citizen who was presumably upset that Obama had won re-election.

But that doesn’t mean that these petitions don’t have support. The Texas secession petition has close to 20,000 signatures. The Texas petition, which was filed by a citizen from Arlington, reads:

“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.”

If any state is going to actually secede from the country it will most likely be Texas. Last week Texas GOP official Peter Morrison argued for an “amicable divorce” from the United States.

Morrison said:

“Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? They re-elected Obama. He is their president… Let each go her own way.”

It’s unlikely that any of these states actually secede from America, but, if the petitions get enough signatures (25,000 signatures), the White House will have to issue a response.

Do you think Texas (or any of the other states that have filed petitions) should secede? How do you think the White House will respond to these petitions?

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41 Responses to “Petitions To Secede Filed On White House Website”

  1. Patrick Frye

    If States do begin seceding I'd imagine they'd operate afterwards similar to the European Union. As in, they'd still be connected in some manner.

  2. Patricia Gardner

    It the citizens of Texas really want to secede, I'm sure there will be some kind of referendum on the matter. If they go that way, other states may follow. The country, as a geographical entity will be no longer. This country can get fractioned into smaller countries, like Europe. Is this the future of this great nation?

  3. Sandra Kay Helton-Paxton

    do believe that the states that want to secede should be allowed to do so. The people of the USA are separated by conservatism and liberalism. No longer are we governed “Under God”. People who do what is right in there on sight are not the kind of behaviors I want to impress upon my children or grandchildren. Our action good or bad have equal reactions.

  4. Bryan Neyman

    We listened to the democrats whine about Bush, we are just capable of backing our cry up. Are you?

  5. Anthony Krutis

    Maybe the Health care law had something to with it.Didn't Obama say he would have a transparent Government and let the voters look at a bill online before a vote.Nancy also said "We have to read after it's past to love it".Nice move.Maybe had they taken some other ideas other than the Democrat party not Obama's responce "I won in 2008 so deal with it".

  6. Robertson Emmie

    You want to try that again because quite frankly you didn't make yourself any to clear Sandra Kay Helton-Paxton, as most hyphenated women don't. Must be because they can't tell if they are a married woman or a woman's libber.

  7. Robertson Emmie

    These Texas politicians that you are so ignorantly trying to blacken not only care about their constituents, but they ACT for them instead of their own political careers within their 'Party'. We should, and legally CAN leave the Union, as we are the only state that truly can, as we didn't sell out and give up our right to do so in return for empty promises by an out of control Federal Government. And no, it isn't a bunch of racists signing the petition. It is a bunch of AMERICANS who are fed up with a porous and very DANGEROUS border that the federal government REFUSES to address, a state with a balanced budget that doesn't need anymore crap from big government and is worried about the direction this country is taking with all of the liberal policies, appeasement that gets us nothing but the scorn of our enemies who think we are weak for appeasing them, and unsupportable spending that the federal government is doing not to mention all of the crony politics and mismanagement as well as outright misuse and blatant theft that goes on in this government. I have lived in several states over my life time and I am proud to see that several of them are asking to succeed at this moment, including my current one of Texas. It isn't about race no matter how so many leftist try and spin it so! It is about accountability, responsibility (for RESPECTFULLY and properly handling the taxpayer money so that it benefits taxpayers and our own citizens and not everyone else) and true freedom, which most of the younger generations have never seen and truly have no clue as to the meaning of! It is about our national security, mass media's lying and spinning to the American people to keep them from seeing the truth. Texas is a hard land for the most part and it makes tough people who learn real values very quickly. It is NOT full of a bunch of simpering wimps that wouldn't know what the barrel end of a gun is if they were starring down it, nor is it full of loud mouthed socialist elitists who would never dream of putting their own lives on the line (like they do with their mouths every second of the day) but won't hesitate in expecting everyone else to die for them in order to ensure the freedoms of themselves, their families and communities, but expect REAL people, real Americans to do so for them. Life is tough and if you can't man up and be responsible for what you do, and your failures, then you don't deserve the freedom to tell others what they can do. A whole lot of people here are doing a lot of talking and that is all it is. Just ignorant talk and supposition. With so many states asking to succeed, Texas is NOT alone in feeling abandoned by our federal government, encumbered by fellow states that suck everyone else dry and the welfare politics of socialism that are choking this country to death! Not to mention a deficit that is enslaving our nation for generations to come. There are a lot of little punks running their mouths on here that have no idea what the real world is like. They are still sucking on mamma's tit, brainwashed by a bankrupt and totally mismanaged Public Education system and so mollycoddled that they think it is their right to tell everyone else how to live when they have no idea what that (living) really means. I have been alive a lot of years and seen this country going to hell in a hand basket and it is more then I can stand. 50 years ago even, we still had some semblance of freedom in this country but not today! It is NOT my responsibility to give you a free phone when I cannot even afford cell phone service myself, or pay for your sex change because you don't like your sex or aren't comfortable with it. Nor should I have to bow down to you telling me I can't eat a piece of fried chicken because it has saturated fat, or smoke a cigarette if I want to because you THINK you'll foot the bill for my health care, or that of someone who is overweight even though you are probably oblivious to the fact that most people aren't simply over weight but have serious underlying health problems that contribute to that extra weight and I don't mean in their mouths like so many of you ignorant self-serving idiots who couldn't think their way out of a paper bag let alone survive on an undeveloped piece of property and have the guts to make it a home if not a profitable way of life. I, and those who are signing these petitions are sick to death of struggling to live decent, hardworking and even profitable lives of FREEDOM, while everyone around us is looking for the easy way out or the next hand out or feel good issue to take up because they have too much time on their hands instead of getting on with the hard work of living. You live in your mortgaged to the hilt modern homes or city dwellings with nothing to do but try and manage everyone else s lives because your own are so miserable and boring due to the fact that you don't have to actually work at living in the real world. Try going to another country if you want a taste of reality. Your so spoiled with your appropriated rights that you take from those willing to sacrifice theirs so that you can, that you have no clue how to live without a society to back you and molly coddle you in your every wish and desire. Well I have news for you, freedom ISN'T free and there are no free rides in this world so get over yourselves. And if more of us old timers who know the difference would speak up, maybe we COULD make these little wimps into real Americans someday.

  8. Dred Knot

    I have family there, that know what kind of nutcases live in texas. good bye. now if we can just get rid of california, the southern 1/2 of florida, and new york….

  9. Zachary Jessee

    Ignorance. Because you are upset about the election you wish do disband from America? Really Patriotic. You do not agree with the way things turned out when we used our Democratic system to determine our next president. That is what America was founded on and you just want to throw that away. I hope you do not call yourself a true American.

  10. George Morris

    Russia allowed satellite territories to succeed but I don't think our own goverment will be so benign or democratic if a state tries even peacefully to succeed. You will see harsh reprisals by US law enforcement that will make the communist look like boy scouts. Justice and fair trials would be pushed aside in order to secure the goverment. Ring leaders will be quietly arrested and hidden away if the succession movement really threatens corporate America. As a vetran I would hope our own military would rebel if asked to fire on its own people but civil law enforcement answers directly to corporate America. That scares me! Just before the election all US goverment agencies where encouraged to order enormous amounts of Illegal crippling flesch schredding hollow point ammo used for crowd control. This ammo is banned by every humane country yet it is being stocked piled by our goverment to use on its own people. The Social Security Office alone with less then 200 authorized gun toters ordered enuff killer ammo to arm a small country. WHY? Is our goverment so terrified of its own citizens?

  11. Anonymous

    How else could and element such as those which run this Nation initiate Martial Law. Looks like the chess game is about to begin. What you said regarding the crowd control munitions is also an eye-opener, just before election day, there was an all call with anyone remotely connected with security experience to apply to be an on call member of a huge crowd control element in my hometown. Things are definitely looking worse by the second.Good post George.

  12. Edward Ackell

    Evaluate..Is the income tax return more or less than the federal government subsudies to that state..if less let them go…they are a burden to the rest of the country taxpayers..Any one leaving that new country needs a passport and if has a pervious illness cannot enter the U.S…do not need an epidmic…

  13. Heather Grindstaff Walters

    Wake Up America!

    In lieu of the rather eye popping news i read this morning, I've set aside my music and my writing endeavor for the month of November, feeling that perhaps, for just this once I should comment on the political.

    While normally I share small anecdotes and a kind of easy affiliation with people on my social media hubs, in the last week, I have seen more arguments break out and insults flying then people know how to handle, and most of it all on misinformation.

    The first thing we should get straight, is that both sides, conservative and liberal are misinformed to some degree. This however, does not mean that a particularly differential lack of views will not at some point rear its ugly head. However, at the heart of it all, republican, democrat, liberitarian, tea partiest, etc. there is an innate need to have our freedoms and rights, without the interference of the government and its dictates on the choices we make on our everyday lives, which brings me back to today's news: the secession of States from the Union.

    You know, it is funny to watch how in four different election in the last twenty or so years, that the electoral college ( which is an antiquated act considering the current status of the world, the rapid influx of information to the public, and the ability of people to understand and form opinions on their choice of president) and its votes, does not reflect the popular vote and will of the people it was meant to serve. That said, the rapidly climbing number of signatures from the public of people petitioning for this right should have people stepping back for a moment to think.

    To the democrats who rallied their victory cry last tuesday at the election, citing the conservatives were the problem in this country, for just one moment, can you think why, after over a hundred years our nation is facing a time of discord and unrest with it's own populace wanting to disassociate from the country whose ideals of truth, freedom, and happiness are written in their constitution?

    As I said earlier, no matter a person's political stance, as a whole, we are selfish people here in America. Not that it is a bad thing, but we have known we had the freedom to live our lives, and choose to be who, what, and how we chose to be. The fact so many people are openly petitioning the newest change in the ranks, means they feel threatened by the policies in our country now more then ever. The thought of losing these freedoms in itself is evidence that something is seriously wrong. At no point should a person feel threatened by the government of their own country, especially one built on the premise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    So now, we sit at a crossroads. Conservatives blinded by their own need to see changes that should be happening but are being ignored because liberal democrats have a majority of the government. Liberal Democrats need to quit besmirching conservatives and ask for facts ( preferably in actual bills and forms that come from the executive and legislative branch of government ) as to why they feel the need to leave the union. Then finally to the politicians, of every branch of government. LEARN TO LISTEN.

    That one inability of any of the men from the top political office, to the lowest one at the local government level is going to push this country to the breaking point. I am sure neither side likes to be told they are in the wrong, but in this, someone better wake up fast. Out country is heading into a perilous time, with people losing their solidarity and belief in our country and it's residents. These secession petitions will continue as long as people feel threatened and unheard. The fact no one is responding or addressing these issues is only driving the wedge in further.

    To be honest, if I thought it would not make my life more difficult, I would consider signing the one for my state. However, my family is one that is entrenched in the armed services of this nation and the last thing I want is to bring any more difficulties into our life. I fear that some things are true in reference to the breaking of American rights and liberties. I fear that we are steadily losing our freedom, and being forced to accept government interjection into our everyday lives, and have felt that way, since 2009 when the Health Care reform bill was passed in so crass and unofficial manner. Quickly followed by HR1913 which is known as the Faith Bill. There are several other policies that have passed, all with fine print that when I read, made me fear for my family. My Child. My freedoms. And Lastly, our nation as a whole.

    But, people like myself, when we speak, are called idiotic. No one wants to hear what we have to say, because to them, life has never been better. Yet, they never take the time to ask, why anyone, conservative or liberal, would feel so threatened if our nation is doing so well.

    While I realize this may seem like a soapbox rant, the truth is, it's kind of a wake up call to anyone who bothers to read it. Do not condemn others based on your belief they only get their information from news channels, but actually listen to what they have problems with and why they fear our government and the way it's going.

    Quit making excuses to dis miss people with opposing views to your own. This is not because the President is a black man. It's not because he's a Democrat. It is not because he is whatever bias moniker you decide to use. PEOPLE, the PEOPLE of this country feel threatened. They see the standards they were raised in believing crumbling before them, and you have to ask yourself why they think that and what exactly they see.

    Wake up, America!
    Wake Up, Politicians!
    Wake Up, Political Analysts!
    Wake Up, Friends!

    This is not a problem that will Fix itself.

    LISTEN!

  14. Susan Hamilton

    I'm sooo confused. Weren't the Republicans the ones who didn't want the Southern states to Secede in 1860's? Wasn't that also about the result of a presidential election also?

  15. Andrew Lagemann

    And how's that working out for ya, Bryan?
    1861 – "Black people are going to be free citizens? That does it, we're seceding."
    1948 – "Equal rights for black people? That does it, we're leaving the convention."
    2012 – "A black man can be re-elected president? That does it, we're seceding."

  16. Malia Leonard

    Stop crying, He is black and he is our President! Relax he isn't out to get you and hold you down like all the super rich Republicans! The republicans keep some people soo ignorant with self admitted falsehood channels like fox news Btw, they got sued for not providing truthful information and claimed they can lie under the constitution. Fox won becuse of the constitution and the freedom of speech admendment. That's where you want to get your news, lol!

    http://foxnewsboycott.com/resources/fox-can-lie-lawsuit/

    It is histerical how you guys suck on their every word fox news and Republicans…They do nothing for you but keep you poor! It's incredible how stupid someone can be!
    I didn't cry when bush got into office, twice I supported him through all the wire tapping and invasions of my privacy in the name of war. I stood by Bush when thousands of American were dying in a war for more money and oil that benifited only the uber wealthy! Now Obama is trying to help you, you sorry excuses for Americans! Because he is black you label him, and say he is a Muslim, socilisit marxist(which none of you have any ideas what that means what those words mean, want to seceed, please by all means go!

  17. Jah Son

    Pan africa as so as they secede be ready to stand up for our nationalism i want me so land arm yourself and be prepared…… The revolution will not be televised

  18. Dan Nathan

    Someday I hope you'll wake up from that socialistic mindset of yours and discover the true principals that this country was build upon :)

  19. Ted Martin

    It's time that we stopped having to support the illegals, and leaches who live off welfare… and get rid of a healthcare program that's going to break us, if obummer doens't do it first…

  20. Jimmy Cosby

    I am a white male and tired of having this racial bit shoved down my throught. This has nothing to do with Obama being black. We are fed up with the way the country is being run. If it were a color issue he would have never had the job in the first place. Who's the racist here?