A “petition to secede” seen for Texas and nearly two dozen other states on the White House’s site for crowdsourcing feedback (We The People at petitions.whitehouse.gov) has become a strange footnote to an unusually divisive election — and you can add petitions to deport those wishing to secede to the list of petitions to secede trending right now.
Coverage of the petition to secede for Texas and other states on The Inquisitr has revealed in the comments a still intensely divided America, our readers expressing solidarity or decrying a lack of patriotism in seemingly equal measures.
And correspondingly, the petition to secede pages have been gaining a growing number of signatures. As we pointed out earlier, those numbering 25,000 or more signers require an official Obama administration response.
The “petition to secede” movement seems to be growing as the trend becomes viral, and a quick glance at recent petitions reveals the three most recently created:
- Peacefully grant the State of Virginia to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
- Peacefully allow the state of Wisconsin to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government
- Peacefully grant the State of Utah to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
Now you can add to those petitions ones criticizing the petitions to secede, themselves. It’s like a political Inception meme. One is simply titled “Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America,” with no wording to elaborate and more than 2,000 signatures.
Another petition requests to “Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them,” with signatures climbing in the hundreds as minutes pass. It reads:
“Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.”
While the “petition to secede” craze grips America, perhaps one solution will halt the trend — all those wishing to secede from the Union must first correctly spell the word “secede” before their signature is officially counted.