November 15, 2012 9:00 AM by Billy Heywood
The Age – What began as a small group of citizens voicing their disappointment with President Barack 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 launched in 2011 as an effort to give citizens an opportunity to have their voices heard by the administration.
To appear on the website, a petition must first 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.
(We just referenced an American news story from an Australia media outlet…seems legit)
All these petitioners have big ol’ balls trying to secede from the USA. Dont get me wrong, we’re in a financial toliet, and our country is getting worse and worse by the minute. I bet these people told everyone “If Obama gets elected, I’m moving to Canada!” Welp, they called you on your bluff, so instead of keeping your word and moving, they decide to stick it to the man, and push for another Civil War. Good job.
I really don’t get these people though. How could you think this would be a good idea? Sure it might sound good on paper, but so did the Yankees this year. Might want to think this one through everyone. Just a thought.