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Nearly 700,000 People, Throughout All 50 States, Sign Secession Petitions After Obama Re-Election

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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WASHINGTON -- What began as a small group of citizens voicing their disappointment with President Obama's victory in last week's presidential election has turned into a plea from hundreds of thousands of citizens to have their states be granted independence from the federal government.

The White House has now received secession petitions from all 50 states by citizens requesting that the administration “peacefully grant” them the opportunity to form their own sovereign government.

The petitions are created through the Obama administration’s "We The People" initiative, which was launched in 2011 as an effort to give citizens an opportunity to have their voices heard by the administration.

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To appear on the website, a petition must receive more than 150 signatures. For the petition to be granted a response from the White House, it must receive at least 25,000 signatures.

Currently, six secession petitions have reached that threshold – from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. The petition from Texas has more than 100,000 signatures, although according to another petition, it seems that 5,000 people in Austin would like to be granted independence from the state of Texas while remaining part of the United States.

Of the 146 petitions currently listed on the White House Petitions website, 66 are requests for secession.

In response to the calls for secession, numerous other petitions have appeared on the website this week, some even calling for the signers of the secession petitions to be stripped of their citizenship and be deported.

One petition with nearly 10,000 signatures calls on the president to "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."

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Another petitioner is happy to allow states to peacefully leave the union, as long as they pay their share of the national debt before they go.

Residents of states wishing to form their own governments should "take their own advice about 'personal responsibility,' and pay their share of the national debt before being released to fend for themselves," the petition says.

But pleas from citizens to leave the union are not the only requests from citizens to the White House.

A petition created on Nov. 11 calls for the impeachment of the president, while another is a call to "restore objectivity and fairness to our media".

More than 8,000 people have signed a petition to make election day a federal holiday, which could increase voter turnout “by eliminating the pressures and constraints of the workday.”

A more lighthearted petition requests that "in this time of despair" President Obama should "do the Hokey Pokey on national television during a special Presidential Address to the nation." That one had been removed from the site by Wednesday evening.

“If a petition gets enough support,” the website says, “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”

by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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DACIA79
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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 If they don't like the United States there other places to live . They can just move to Canada and be done.

missamanda86
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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momdoes
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:08 PM


Quoting DACIA79:

 If they don't like the United States there other places to live . They can just move to Canada and be done.

I am not too familar with something like this but I am seeing this type of article pop up all over in the last hour! It seems serious and given that the election is only a week old? Does this type of thing happen at every election?

momdoes
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:15 PM

BUMP!

Clove09
by Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:21 PM
Or they can stay here and bitch. Bc it is America, so they DO have that option.
No matter how silly the petition may seem.


Quoting DACIA79:

 If they don't like the United States there other places to live . They can just move to Canada and be done.


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mgm_5
by Mari on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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I like making election day a holiday lol! The rest is garbage
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onethentwins
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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Quoting DACIA79:

 If they don't like the United States there other places to live . They can just move to Canada and be done.

LOL! I'm pretty sure that the kind of people who want their state to secede aren't the kind that would be happy in Canada.

kaylasmom22
by Silver Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Lol
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2_amazing_boys
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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My stance on this topic is that it has nothing to do with techinically seceeding from the union, but more to do with the way this government is being ran and the direction this country is heading. Sure it started as a voice for people that were upset with Obama being re-elected but has became so much more. It shows that we are not a "united" nation anymore and is weakness in the eyes of the world. Yet, at the same time it shows dedication for the people to stand up for what we believe in. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and no one has to go anywhere. If you research then you will find that only Texas can legally seceede from the Union. It won't happen, but if it isn't discussed it could get really nasty IMO. Call it what you want but this country is doomed for failure if we don't find our way back to the laws that this country was based on and this may be the first step to get back to that.
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FoxFire363
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I signed several petitions yesterday. I signed one to deport the people wanting to secede, I signed the one about allowing Austin to stay in the US (I used to live there and loved it), I signed the one to make Election Day a holiday, one to federally legalize marijuana, and one to repeal DOMA, among various others. I went a bit petition crazy, lol. 

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