Thousands of people in Texas have signed a petition asking the United States to allow the state to secede from the union. That isn’t likely to happen, but, if it does, Austin wants everyone to know that they don’t want to be grouped together with their fellow Texans.
The people of Austin filed a petition this week in the hopes of seceding from Texas.
The petition reads:
“Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans. It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede. It is important for Austin to remain in the union as 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.”
The Inquisitr reported earlier that a secession petition has been filed in every state of the United States. But some states seem a little more serious about the idea than others. Texas, for instance, has more than 100,000 signatures.
The Texas Petition reads:
“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 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.”
This isn’t the first time that Austin has mocked the rest of Texas for their desire to secede. An op-ed in the Austin Chronicle called the secession petition an embarrassment and likened “seceders” to “birthers.”