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15 States File Petition to Secede

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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Found this posted a few places and this seems to be the original article...of course it's just people filing the petitions and not the state governments themselves.

Thoughts? Its fun to mock when one state threatens, but if/when this actually became real, should these states be allowed to secede peacefully? 

http://www.examiner.com/article/15-states-including-texas-have-filed-a-petition-to-secede-from-the-united-states-1

As of Saturday November 10, 2012, 15 States have petitioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States of America in order to create its own government.

States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.

These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012 presidential election.

Louisiana was the first State to file a petition a day after the election by a Michael E. from Slidell, Louisiana. Texas was the next State to follow by a Micah H. from Arlington, Texas.

The government allows one month from the day the petition is submitted to obtain 25,000 signatures in order for the Obama administration to consider the request.

The Texas petition reads as follows:

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.

As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana, 7,358; Texas, 3,771; Florida, 636; Georgia, 475; Alabama, 834; North Carolina, 792; Kentucky, 467; Mississippi, 475; Indiana, 449; North Dakota, 162; Montana, 440; Colorado, 324; Oregon, 328; New Jersey, 301 and New York, 169. Many more States are expected to follow.

A petition is not searchable at whitehouse.gov until 150 signatures have been obtained. It is the originator's responsibility to obtain these signatures.

The Texas petition can be reviewed and/or signed by clicking here.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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Nope. Temper tantrums are a terrible way for adults to behave.

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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It wouldn't be peacefully because they would expect to keep everything - military, roads, libraries, and schools that the federal government pays for. In addition, as soon as they figured out there would be no more social security benefits, they would freak out.

TattoodMommy19
by Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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Wow. How ridiculous
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yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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 You should edit your title...to Citizens of 15....  otherwise, it looks like the states have done it...I know it makes the distinction in the article...but you know not everyone bothers with what is below the question.

I thought some of the states on the list were a surprise.

IMHO, it would be wise for our govt to remember where states rights issues have taken us before....that is what I think.

stormcris
by Christy on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Interesting events to go along with heightened issues in the Middle East. 

Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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I say good riddance New Jersey!
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AmberRose1122
by Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:02 AM
Lol!!!
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lga1965
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM
Is this from The Onion?if its real, then let them. The idiots.
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krysstizzle
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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I think people would be much, much better served focusing on making their states and localities better. Threatening secession acoomplishes absolutely nothing. I'm sure the vast majority of states could use some more citizen involvement. 

Idiots.

yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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Quoting mikiemom:

It wouldn't be peacefully because they would expect to keep everything - military, roads, libraries, and schools that the federal government pays for. In addition, as soon as they figured out there would be no more social security benefits, they would freak out.

 Are you suggesting someone go in and pull up the roads and tear down the libararies?  LOL

You must have forgotten where the money for all the stuff REALLY comes from...it comes from the taxpayer....and some of these states are rich in taxpayer dollars...that would be funneled to the state instead of the feds...ditto for SS & Medicare dollars.....factor in the other things these states bring to the table and it isn't funny at all.....oil, natural gas, coal, food, timber.  A number of these states would likely be much better off without the feds...Oregon is a big one....the feds almost bankrupted them when they shut down the timber industry.

 

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