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Texas Secession: Governor Rick Perry Responds

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Texas secession petition signatures have grown so long that the matter has attracted the attention of Governor Rick Perry. The governor issues a statement on the matter via his press secretary, Catherine Frazier, according to the Dallas Morning News.

As of November 12, a total of 25,285 Texans signed the petition requesting peaceful secession from the United States. Signatures on petitions from other states have not done as well. Oklahoma’s secession petition had reportedly garnered just 755 names by Monday afternoon.

The statement uttered by Frazier reads:

“Governor Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.”

The Texas secession petition was posted to the White House website on Friday, according to the Huffington Post. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, it is the Obama administration’s policy that if a petition gathers at least 25,000 signatures in 30 days, the matter will be sent to the “appropriate policy experts” for review and an official response.

The Lone Star state’s request to leave the union reads:

“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 its 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.”

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10 Responses to “Texas Secession: Governor Rick Perry Responds”

  1. Austin Wade Soulone

    so they want to go back to the founding fathers, HUMMMM, so they want slavery, they women as property, they don't want females to vote or hold a job or to be able to own property and they are old fat white guys who don't like to pay their taxes, sound Just like texas.

  2. Austin Wade Soulone

    I have to say I am ashamed of the state of my birth, but they voted for bush, perry and Twitt so really no surprises there, but like they say texas is full of steers and queers and I don't have any horns, so that must mean the rest of them are hamburgers on the hoof.

  3. Gary Cooper

    To the people of the State of Texas,my fellow Texans,Greeting.due to the overbearing,overspending of the united states of America's federal government,our State,will never have to ever worry about ever seceding from the other 49states ever again.our current federal government is only $17 trillion indebt.and,the very final result,will be,50 states will split up,into 50different pieces.we need to make sure that our great new republic,when this happens,were not in the same financial shape that our current federal government is in,planning ahead for our future is essential .and when the time has come to fight these desparate devils,then & only then we will take arms against.for safeguarding our prosperity.