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Old 11-12-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default If at first you don't secede




‘We the People’ Petitions Filed in Nineteen States Seeking Permission to Secede from the Union

Neetzan Zimmerman

In the aftermath of last week's presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government's "We the People" petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.
While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.
Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website's own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.
Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.
Other states in which residents have expressed an interest in going their own way include Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.
As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries.
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Perry: Texas Will Not Secede From US

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has one message for the tens of thousands of Texans calling for secession from the United States: The state will not secede.


http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...ecede-from-us/

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Petitions to Secede From US Explode, Now Exceed 675,000; Texas Approaches 100k

Every single state in the union has created a petition to secede from the United States in the aftermath of President Obama's reelection.

http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/p...plode-now.html
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I bet they want to secede, but keep all Federal funding and subsidies.
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It's just giving Obama the finger, that's all.

I think it's funny
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It's on the constitution that no state can secede from the union. But it's good entertainment though... I'd like to add these people are a lil crazy...
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Petitions to Secede From US Explode, Now Exceed 675,000; Texas Approaches 100k

Every single state in the union has created a petition to secede from the United States in the aftermath of President Obama's reelection.

http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/p...plode-now.html
I wouldn't put too much stock into the numbers they are quoting. Technically, 13,500 people alone could push the signature number up to 675,000. Each person can vote on each states petition (some states have doubles and triples). And then there are those who can change their IP addresses to create multiple accounts. Who knows what the actual number is. All I know is that from the ones I've looked at, 1/2 to 3/4 of the people signing aren't even from that state.
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It's just giving Obama the finger, that's all.

I think it's funny
We agree it's funny - probably for different reasons
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