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15 States including Texas have filed a petition to secede from the United States
Texas files petition to secede from United States
November 11, 2012
By: Sheila Carroll

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 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.

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masakochan 12th-Nov-2012 12:19 am (UTC)
Dammit, Texas! Wait till after I move out. >:(
fightingwords 12th-Nov-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
Right?
layweed 12th-Nov-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
lol ok
klutzy_girl 12th-Nov-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
The fuck?
sakuraberries 12th-Nov-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
wtf is New York doing there?

Then again I think I read somewhere that the part of NY state that borders the Great lakes is one of the most conservative in the country, oddly enough.
winniechili 12th-Nov-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Any whackadoodle can start a petition for anything they want.
princesethking 12th-Nov-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
You have got to be kidding me.
martyfan 12th-Nov-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Not entirely accurate. The petitions were filed by citizens of those states, but not the state governments, from what I've read elsewhere. So it's not the states themselves that have asked to secede.
dinkydo 12th-Nov-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
Thank you. For one, it's the Examiner which is not even an outhouse of journalism let alone a bastion of journalism. Secondly, any dumbass can file a petition, and that's exactly what's happening here.

Thirdly, I live in Texas and am surrounded by idiots. Thank god I live in one of the few blue bubbles in the state, but I always assume if I'm talking to someone they're a republican.
redstar826 12th-Nov-2012 12:24 am (UTC)
who is actually filing these petitions? Is it actually state governments or just random people from these states who have no power to speak in any sort of official capacity? Because if it's the latter, it is rather misleading to say that the states themselves are filing for secession. And LOL I bet some of those signatures are folks trolling
winniechili 12th-Nov-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Well this article is from examiner.com so you can't really expect those "journalists" to get the semantics right.
jasonbeast 12th-Nov-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
That'll end well. And by "well," I mean with a bunch of rednecks getting drunk and moaning about their failed petitions thirty days later, over Budweiser and Domino's.
hawkward 12th-Nov-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
Why does Livejournal not have "like" buttons?
lady_leia_solo 12th-Nov-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
Louisiana, you keep embarrassing yourself. SMFH.
ebay313 12th-Nov-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
So none are even all that close to 25,000 signatures. So basically these petitions mean exactly nothing.
yeats 12th-Nov-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
since this article went up, the number of signatories on the texas petition jumped up to 10k.

they still mean nothing, but that's depressing.
lightbird777 12th-Nov-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
JFC, why did I read the comments at the source?
ahria 12th-Nov-2012 12:32 am (UTC)
I have no idea, but I did it too. Kinda terrifying.
pinksta_r 12th-Nov-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
...in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

I'm so sick of hearing this bullshit. Even if the founding fathers were these uber-Christian fucks they have been made out to be who gives a shit? They also had slavery and that's all I hear when these nuts start talking. Say what you mean. You want all the LGBT community back in the closet and living in fear and my people back in slavery and stepping off sidewalks. Fuck you, Texas. If it weren't family I would have left long ago.
skellington1 12th-Nov-2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
Even if we were to take the founding fathers' words as gospel (and, as you point out, ignore the whole 'women can't vote and most of us own slaves' things), they're just flat our wrong any time they talk about what the Founding Fathers' believed. Partly because they're almost always trying to skew history, but mostly because the "founding fathers" didn't agree with each other most of the time!

So: morally AND historically, it's a null argument.
mollywobbles867 12th-Nov-2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Post-racist, America, y'all!
astridmyrna 12th-Nov-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
I'd think the people who started these position could save time and money by just taking a rocket to the moon.
kaelstra 12th-Nov-2012 05:21 am (UTC)
I'd think the people who started these position could save time and money by just taking a rocket to the moon sun.

There we go.
keeperofthekeys 12th-Nov-2012 12:35 am (UTC)
Sometimes I feel like we should just give these people a state. Or part. Some bit of the rural midwest/west? Then they can run things the way they want.
layweed 12th-Nov-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Put them on an iceberg and watch as global warming slowly consumes it, and them.
uluviel 12th-Nov-2012 12:49 am (UTC)
LOL sore losers.
tabaqui 12th-Nov-2012 12:49 am (UTC)
It's seriously amazing to me how incredibly ignorant SO MANY PEOPLE are.
hawkward 12th-Nov-2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you, total fail of the US education system that teaches for the test, refuses to teach real science, hires uberChristians who actually tell 9-year-olds that Obama "takes babies out of mommies' tummies and kills them" (NO LIE THIS HAPPENED IN GEORGIA)...
aviv_b 12th-Nov-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
I'll volunteer to help them pack! Bubye bubbas!
shhh_its_s3cr3t 12th-Nov-2012 01:00 am (UTC)
These people disgust me. Really, such lack of faith in this country disturbs me deeply. This is the country that rallied through poverty and two world wars and wasn't afraid to work hard and take care of our neighbors. We've had some of the worst leaders and some of the most dishonest people in office before.. and we've only come through stronger.

There's nothing we can't recover from in my opinion.

I think the founding fathers would slap the shit out of these douchebags. They didn't go through hell for people to give up just because of a difference in opinion.

Yeah, I'm disappointed. Let the fools show themselves fools.
moonshaz 12th-Nov-2012 02:28 am (UTC)
This. All of it. Especially the bit about the founding fathers.
liret 12th-Nov-2012 01:02 am (UTC)
So I can say CT is petitioning to seccede because I, as a random citizen, filled out a form online? BRB leaving the union to join the New New England marage-equality utopia. No maple syrup or lobster rolls for you, 'United' states. We're leaving you Rhode Island.
jasonbeast 12th-Nov-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
No, not the lobster rolls :(
tiddlywinks103 12th-Nov-2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Please go, then. You all suck. Racist-ass states.
shadwrayvn 12th-Nov-2012 01:28 am (UTC)
Hey not all us Texans think like this & this shit right here pisses me off so fucking much! Damn all the idiots here who push this shit! Argg so frustrated!!
bushy_brow 12th-Nov-2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I grind my teeth every time I see a "Secede!" bumper sticker, but this shit? Takes the cake.

Assholes.
citiesburning 12th-Nov-2012 01:35 am (UTC)
omg NJ what are you doing. Stop it!!!
milleniumrex 12th-Nov-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
NJ is kinda weird. We're a blue state overall, but there are these pockets of deep, deep red.
betray802 12th-Nov-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
All the signatures from Colorado must be coming from the Butthurt, Party of Whine crew down in Colorado Springs, home of Focusing on Everyone Else's Families. I'd like to hope the rest of us have some sense in our heads.

I really don't want to have to move back to Vermont. I left for reasons.
celtic_thistle 12th-Nov-2012 04:08 am (UTC)
mte, this has El Paso County written all over it.
hobnailedboots 12th-Nov-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
Holy shit, the Texas one has more than 10k signatures
baked_goldfish 12th-Nov-2012 06:11 am (UTC)
About 26 million people live in Texas, though.
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