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30 States Petition Federal Government to Secede After Election
Ther Blaze ^ | November 12, 2012 | Mytheos Holt

Posted on 11/13/2012 3:06:34 PM PST by Mozilla

Liberals often like to compare President Barack Obama to former President Abraham Lincoln. The comparison is usually dismissed as laughably hagiographical, but judging by one unexpected bit of fallout from Tuesday’s election, it could well end up being accurate in just one respect: Like Lincoln, Obama is facing requests by the citizens of numerous states to secede from the union.

However, unlike with Lincoln, these requests are peaceful, and highly unlikely to do anything at all except generate news headlines. A massive number of petitions are currently circulating on Change.org, a website designed to call for action by the federal government or by private institutions on particular causes, calling for particular states to be granted permission to secede.

Nor are they confined to the usual suspects (IE the Southern States). In actuality, the mix of states asking to secede is deeply bipartisan, ranging from the deeply red (Alabama and South Carolina) to the deeply blue (New York) to the swing (Pennsylvania). Nor are the states asking to secede in any way geographically clustered. Northern states (New York), Midwestern states (Michigan), Southern states (Alabama) and Western states (Nevada) have all filed petitions of their own. Most swing states this election cycle, with the exception of Ohio, have a petition of their own, and all of them have at least 1,000 signatures, with even some of the bluest states in the union easily keeping pace with their red counterparts.

Is this simply the product of a few thousand discontents in each individual state? Perhaps. But Texas’ petition has over 40,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 necessary to reach the attention of the President. If this turns out to be more than the discontented murmurings of a single state, this story may get ugly.

Additionally, here is a list of all the states with petitions to secede on WhiteHouse.gov:

Delaware California Ohio Nevada Pennsylvania Arizona Oklahoma Arkansas South Carolina Georgia Missouri Tennessee Michigan New York Colorado Oregon New Jersey North Dakota Montana Indiana Mississippi Kentucky Florida North Carolina Alabama Texas Louisiana


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It is gaining steam the petitions to secede, but Governor Rick Perry of Texas is said to be against the idea. However the sources are all liberal-progressive sites which I don't trust.

CNN: Rick Perry doesn't support secession-petition

1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:06:40 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Now I read there is a petition to take the signers of the secession request, strip them of their citizenship and deport them. Anyone surprised?


2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:12:18 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Mozilla

I personally think the fur is about to fly . . .

It will interesting and depressing to watch . . .


3 posted on 11/13/2012 3:13:45 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Mozilla

These are not official actions of any state. The WH has a place where any citizen- any at all- can put up a petition, and anyone who finds it there can sign it if he wishes to.

On another thread I said that I could start one too, demanding that the WH become vegan, and if enough sign the thing, Obama would read it. Any of you can do the same thing, it’s like a graffiti wall, with the same weight as a graffiti wall.

If this came from a state legislature, it would be news, as it is it’s a curiosity that some are presenting as the real deal.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 3:16:10 PM PST by DBrow
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To: pacpam

Not surprised, but I am more than certain a left leaning site is probably behind it.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 3:17:44 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: pacpam

It’s not on the WH petition site, you can look here:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions


6 posted on 11/13/2012 3:22:39 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Mozilla

Can we all secede along with our Military, and then regroup around D.C.?

USv2 — fewer bugs, better features.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 3:26:12 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: DBrow

So If I wanted I could start a petition for my own state or any other state. But this feels like it will be all for show and not real. Like Obama would grant the right. Still it makes a point.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 3:27:25 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: pacpam; All

Sorry, heah tiz:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-everyone-signed-petition-withdraw-their-state-united-states-america/dmQl1bXL

You can start one to ask that anyone signing THAT petition to be forced to listen to John Tesh CDs every morning.

I think the sudden publicity over this is the White House pimping their blog.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 3:28:01 PM PST by DBrow
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Here is the petition to deport the signers of petitions to seced:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-everyone-signed-petition-withdraw-their-state-united-states-america/dmQl1bXL


10 posted on 11/13/2012 3:30:03 PM PST by Mozilla
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I think it’s silly, even if the number of petitioners would fill a football stadium. You should go to We The People and see what important petitions are currently up, there are 108 of them.

One had something to do with getting Limbaugh off Armed Forces Radio and the answer was “no”, not from the president but someone he appointed to answer.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 3:31:07 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

True it could be motivated by the left to give the right a black eye.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 3:31:50 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Thanks Mozilla!


13 posted on 11/13/2012 3:32:41 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

There could be petitions from both sides of an issue or opinion and it could go on forever..


14 posted on 11/13/2012 3:34:53 PM PST by Mozilla
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One question though -- except for the first CW obviously, has this ever happened before after an election?

Has the election of a president ever generated any petitions, let alone this many, in the past?

15 posted on 11/13/2012 3:35:36 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: DBrow

Sure. No problem.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 3:35:41 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Can Arizona join Texas? I hope so.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 3:36:55 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I would say it is rare other than now and in 1861 when the states actually left the union. This re-election of Obama has generated a lot of buzz to leave the union,


18 posted on 11/13/2012 3:38:41 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Let those states that wish to leave secede from the United States
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/228/644/059/let-those-states-that-wish-to-leave-seceed-from-the-united-states/


19 posted on 11/13/2012 3:39:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: pacpam
Sounds like the attitude of King George of England when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
20 posted on 11/13/2012 3:39:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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