20 petitions filed at the white house for states to secede from the union

I can think of 16,000,000,000,000 reasons why people might think of signing one of these. But its still a very bad idea.

Daily Caller:

How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question.

On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House’s website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede.

If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of the White House’s online “We the People” program. (RELATED: Website petition to Obama: Please create “Do Not Kill” list)

The Louisiana petition has collected more than 12,300 signatures in four days. A separate effort from Texas has 15,400 supporters.

Similar petitions from 18 other states began arriving Nov. 9, bringing the total — for the moment — to 20.

The White House website publicly displays petitions that have attracted at least 150 signers. (RELATED: Obama petition initiative bashed as unethical campaigning with taxpayer resources)

“Michael E” from the New Orleans suburb of Slidell penned the initial proposal — the website doesn’t provide last names — in which he asked the Obama administration to “[p]eacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

His entire petition consisted of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence.

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7 thoughts on “20 petitions filed at the white house for states to secede from the union

  1. Quite eerie how I was just contemplating this concept on the way to work. I have noticed the resurgence in what I call micro ethnic nationalism, and in many cases calls for independence. For example various Spanish regions looking for self rule, Scotland in the uk for example. Then I thought theoretically this has the potential in many other places. If we take the USA for example each state is like an entire country, and the differences between say Seattle or alabama are actually quite vast. I was thinking are we heading for the breakup of nation states. As we see here in Europe we have states within states, living by separate laws and codes of conduct. Is the fracturing of our societies leading to the return of kingdoms or states within former states based on either ethnic or ideological grounds? If we take Sudan for example, one nation has recently become two. If for example you live in louiseanna, and your state is effectively a conservative state, then I guess it makes sense that you want self government and autonomy. Our American studies teacher once told us calls for self rule so to speak may come about in the future if the federal govt was to start taking a major role in the affairs of individual states. She said largely the reason such a large geographic region functions, is because each state is more or less left to it.

  2. This is a double-edged sword.
    Freedom may be protected at State level, now that it seems impossible to protect it at a Federal level. The individual States are wishing to protect American values by trying to break away from a corrupt White House administration. We may yet preserve Western civilisation by the courage of these States to take a stance and leave the Union..
    However, the bad news is that a fragmented America means the destruction of the World’s only true superpower. It looks like the future will indeed belong to Sharia and I forecast that a big part of the World will become dominated by Muslim tyranny. The breakaway States may unite to form form a new America that offers an enclave of freedom for those who wish to seek sanctuary.
    Unfortunately, this new America will be a bit like Switzerland during the Second World War, a nation free from tyranny and essentially living in peace, but powerless to do anything about stopping the war that affected the rest of the Europe.

  3. The internet has been great for transparency even if certain things need to be kept secret. Four years ago there were similar petitions filed and there was a website that used to give information on how many people had signed and which States were ready for the filing to secede, etc. The website hosts (father and son, I think) had to shut it down and I suspect the guys were either visited by the FBI, CIA or the IRS. All three entities know how to silence people effectively.

  4. This is part of the vision of the founding fathers. A government that represents 50 independent sovereign states. If a state wants to secede because the Federal Goverment is becoming totalitarian, that is their right. What better way to defund a corrupt government that to secede. This country has been suffering under Socialist, Keyesian, communist or collectivism for the last 100 years. Its high time that people stand up to the establishment and put them in the dustbin of history.

  5. The Founding Fathers found that the articles of Confederation didn’t work, they were smart enough to create a new set of rules that didn’t include secession.

    Even if Obama and Congress give their permission, which may not be possible under the Constitution, the issue will have to be put to a vote of the people in each state. I doubt if they can get a majority to vote for secession. A more likely scenario is that Obama will sick the IRS and other bureaucrats on the people pushing this idea.

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