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White House ‘Secede’ Petitions Now Filed In All 50 States, Reach Over 660,000 Signatures

Petitions to secede filed in all 50 states

Less than a week after a New Orleans man petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have now collected enough signatures to trigger a review from the Obama administration, the Daily Caller reports.

By 6:00 am Wednesday, petitions covering all 50 states had received more than 675,000 signatures. Vermont was the last state to file a petition.

Petitions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas had received at least 25,000 signatures. At that amount, the Obama administration said the petitions would be rewarded with a staff review.

The Texas petition attracted over 94,700 signatures shortly before 9:00 am. A spokesperson for Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday afternoon that he does not support the idea of his state seceding from the US.

“Gov. 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,” the statement read.

Progressives from the liberal state capital, Austin, responded with their own petition to secede from Texas if the state should leave the Union. Another petition from Houston read that secession-minded Texans are “are mentally deficient and [we] do not want them representing us. We would like more education in our state to eradicate their disease.”

El Paso also filed a petition to secede from Texas, saying, “El Paso is tired of being a second class city within Texas.”

The other 43 states have not yet reached the 25,000 signature threshold. There is a 30-day window for petitions to reach that goal.

Fourteen states have two competing petitions to secede. The extra petitions from Missouri and South Carolina could add up to enough signatures for a response if they were combined with the earlier petitions.

A Darlington, South Carolina man proposed that the Obama administration “allow the states that have asked to secede to do so and form their own NEW nation together.”

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10 Responses to “White House ‘Secede’ Petitions Now Filed In All 50 States, Reach Over 660,000 Signatures”

  1. Maggy Chiprut

    675,000 signatures. That's a good size city. Let's gather all of these folks in one place and take them to some uninhabited island. Let's wish them well and just forget about them.

  2. Robert William Geiser III

    I have links to all 50 states petitions, and duplicates, here:

    stevemeadedesigns(dot)com/board/topic/155641-individuals-from-all-50-states-start-petitions-to-secede-from-the-us/

  3. Margo Kaufman Drake

    Maggie, what would you do without the workers tax dollars? Texas is sick and tired of sending money to the Federal Gov't to be squandered. You can bet these numbers are going to continue to grow. One half of the population is sick and tired of working their butt off to pay for massive gov't programs.

  4. Virginia Hough

    Hey Texas at one point was it own country it is big enough :)).
    but look at those 7 states we are headed for a second civil war :)).
    All fifty states even California.
    You know what it is I don't think any state wants to leave the union no I think that people trying to tell Obama he does not have mandate and he better be wiling to work with Republicans, it is time the partisan bull and work together get America moving in the right direction. I think that why it is all 50 states including mine :)

  5. Crabtree Nick

    If everyone seceded every time they got angry, there would be no countries left. Do secessionists really think US taxpayers are going to shovel Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid money at them once they renounce their American citizenship? Think again.

  6. Marc Weers

    you folks talk like obama and dc are the problems…it is our lazy complacency that have gotten us here…"as long as I got mine who cares" attitude… the problem is lobbying…. just make petitions to restrict donations to registered voters only… no pacs or super pacs or whatever…. then you make ot a law that neither congress.thre house , or the president may make any law just present them to the American people for approval or disapproval.