Ah, elections and the aftermath…
As the dust settles in the wake of President Obama’s decisive reelection last Tuesday, the White House petition website has been flooded by a series of secession requests, with malcontents from New Jersey to North Dakota submitting petitions to allow their states to withdraw from the union.
Most of the petitions submitted thus far have come from solidly conservative states, including most of the Deep South and reliably separatist Texas.
Truth? Not exactly. Since the election, several petitions have been posted to collect signatures calling for several states to secede (some sites say up to 30 states are represented). You can sign the petition if you feel so inclined. None of these petitions are anything official, they are expressions of opinion, free speech. None of the petitions have the authorization from the governor of the said state. The petitions on the “We the People” site require 25,000 signatures before they will illicit a response from the White House.
Some, like (“reliably separatist”) Texas have reportedly reached the response threshold. I have no idea what the response will be other than, “Thank you for your comments. We will take them into consideration. Goodbye”.
In reply, a new petition has been launched.
We petition the Obama administration to:
That currently only has 700-some signatures. But you can see where this is going…
I really wonder if anyone has actually THOUGHT about what it means to withdraw from the Union? There are other places that would be happy to enter in your place.