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Will Texas Secede ?

Will Texas Secede ?

Petitions to secede are filed for 23 states since election
By Valerie Richardson-The Washington Times Monday, November 12, 2012

DENVER — It’s traditional for Americans to threaten to move to France or Canada when their candidate loses, but this year some disappointed voters are implementing a different plan.

In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, petitions seeking to secede from the union have been filed on behalf of 23 states on the White House website, Most of the petitions contain the same wording and ask to withdraw “peacefully” from the United States in order to form independent governments.

Critics describe the effort as a bit of an overreaction. “Anyone who wants their state to secede from the union is someone whose brain has already seceded from their body,” said John Andrews, director of the conservative Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University.

Still, the White House may have to take the requests seriously. According to the website, any petition receiving 25,000 online “signatures” on the “We the People” page within 30 days of posting will receive a review by the appropriate executive department and a response from a White House staffer.

As of Monday, the Texas petition had already exceeded the 25,000-signature threshold, and the Louisiana petition was fast approaching the cutoff with more than 18,000 signatures. Most of the petitions were posted online Nov. 10, which means they have until Dec. 10 to qualify for a response.

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2 thoughts on “Will Texas Secede ?

  1. PJ: Montclair State University winked while Professor Grover Furr claimed last month that, far from murdering millions, Stalin never committed a single crime!

  2. If Texas left The Union, and all military spending, bases, etc were removed for national security purposes, their economy would be devastated. In addition, the US government could rightfully sue for payment due for services rendered when Sam Houston saw a Mexican army on the other side of the Rio Grande and petitioned DC relentlessly for annexation in order to have the Big Bad Federal Government’s Military backing.

    However, since less than 1% of Texans seem to have signed this petition, it seems that most of my countrymen from Texas have maintained sanity, and are comfortable with a centrist compromisor President,

    This is the best country on the planet, no matter who is president. If you don’t like it, go to a more right wing country…that is, if you can find one. Liberia might suit your tastes.

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