Wednesday, November 14, 2012

49 States Petition To Secede From U.S.

Forty-nine States have filed a Petition with the President of the United States to peacefully Secede from the United States of America at WhiteHouse.gov following the defeat of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Maryland is the only State that has not filed a Petition to Secede as of this writing.


According to WhiteHouse.gov, a Petition must have reached 25,000 signatures within thirty days in order to receive an official response from the White House.  The Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia Petitions to Secede exceeded the 25,000 requirement within three days on Tuesday.  Alabama and Tennessee became the sixth and seventh States, respectively, to reach 25,000 signatures overnight last night.

 
The State of Florida's Petition to Secede was the fourth state to reach the required 25,000 signatures shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday.  Many of the Florida signatures were from Brevard County which leaned heavily for Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election.  The Florida Petition gives the following reasons to Secede from the Union:


"Peacefully grant the State of Florida to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.


We the people of the great state of Florida, do see that in today's world the Federal Government has not led our citizens justly and with honor.   We therefore as free men and women of our great state do believe that it is time to take matter upon ourselves to ensure our continued freedom, and to enact our own laws and here buy govern ourselves without the federal government's involvement in our internal matters from this day forward.


They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.


Benjamin Franklin: 1775"


Among the Bill of Rights, the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides: 



"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances" (Emphasis added.)  Accordingly, it is the people, and not the States' governments, that are filing and signing the Petitions.

 

A counter-petition titled "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America." has also been filed with the White House."

Brevard Times has compiled links to each States' Petition to Secede in alphabetical order.  In some instances, there are similar or duplicate petitions filed with the White House, in which case the petition with the most signatures is listed:

 

District of Columbia
Maryland

21 comments:

  1. What does this mean?

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  2. If you secede, you have to leave the continental United States.

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  3. Take away there citizenship

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    1. You might want to to take THEIR English class first.

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  4. Lol I signed the counter petition!

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  5. The answer to your request to secede from thse United States of America is denied! If you don't like it here anymore, you are more than welcome to leave. Abraham Lincoln had the right idea, it is you
    the petitioner who has the problem.

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  6. This is both amazing and appalling. The way this article was written, it leads the reader to believe that it was state governments as a whole, rather than private citizens who signed the petition. I wish the media would go back to reporting the news rather than instigating discord and promoting agendas.

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  7. Some of the press is misleading people on this issue. It is not the state governments that are filing there petitions but individual citizens within these states.

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  8. There have been NO "States" that have petitioned to secede. What HAS happened is that at least one person in each of the 49 states indicated STARTED and e-petition on the White House website. Also on the first page of petitions is for the White House to "Restore Objectivity and Fairness to the Media" - in orther words, throw out the 1st Ammendment. So consider the soucres.

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  9. I hear moonbats screeching...

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  10. ROMNEY lost get over it! The republicans have 4 more years to come up with
    someone who is worthy of becoming the next President, but until then
    suck it up!!

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    1. It wouldn't sting so much if the democrats had someone who was worthy of being the president.

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  11. Actually the United States lost. That's why there's citizens petitioning to leave. This all means nothing BUT it does cause a review by the White House which will be posted. The opinion for Texas will be different from the rest and worth reading.

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    1. I agree with this statement completely!!! It is a sad state of affairs. The economy is tanking worse than it did in President Obama's first term and things are on the path of getting much worse in the next 4 years he's in office. It has nothing to do with his party affiliation or the color of his skin, he is just not good at the job, he stinks at it in fact. There was an awful lot of red on that map of votes election night than blue so to me its incomprehensible how he could have possibly won. And the media? A total joke and completely tipping the scales in the President's favor at every turn.

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    2. there are some who speculate the election was a hoax. electronic monitors changing the vote to obama but you only hear about the vice versa... the race was so close then strangely obama shoots up ahead.........hmmmm. yeah i am still trying to see what others do, we are in so much debt, losing more freedoms, and people still want to say its bush's fault. ugh no, its obamass fault. i am ready to move because this country is going down the toilet. stupid people cant even realize whats going on in their own country is very scary......remember hitler?

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  12. This is the new "moving to Canada if my guy loses" shtick.

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    1. please do tell why did you vote for obamass

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  13. Its pretty ridiculous how you right-winger, "conservative" types are so loud, and belligerent. Like school yard bullies! Suggesting democrats altering votes? Ridiculous. There is however evidence of electronic ballots registering votes for Romney when Obama was pushed, hmmmm. Romney's son owns the voting machines by the way, hmmm. Why are we in debt? That started with Bush in office, not to mention two wars and the nazi-esq 'patriot act'; Americans lost more money and more freedoms when Bush was in office than with any other president since the great depression. What about these FACTS? The economy was MUCH worse when Bush was in office. That's when the economy 'tanked'. I own a small business and our revenue dropped by 60% 2007-2008. You wont accept the facts because you live in a fantasy world thats (too much Limbaugh, Beck, and Levin perhaps?) been created for you by the media and politicians pandering to you fears. Its pretty pathetic. Obama won because people voted for him, people that care about the issues and can think for themselves, not gullible people who would rather be told what to believe. Time to turn off Fox news buddy

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  14. Yeah I wish these wack jobs would move to another country! Some patriots they are... You think its so great somewhere else? You think its so bad here? Go, please!

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  15. This is assenine, Leave the U.S? I live in alaska, the only thing the U.S. has done for us up here is tax us nearly into bankruptcy to try and pull themselves out of their own issue ((and before some wise ass says they pay us to live here))
    The PFD is state, Not federal the U.S. Government hasnt had any of my intrest's in mind since i came into this ugly fucking world, They lie, they cheat, they scam, they break the fucking law althewhile arresting, terrorizing and harassing citizens for catching them in the cookie jar red-handed, I did my time, i served with the military-i took two bullets for uncle sam, I love the freedoms we have, it seems like the vast majority of you people don't see just how fucked up this country has become, YOUR freedoms are being taken away little by little, and instead of telling the government ((For those of you who voted but didn't like either canidate)) to fuck them both, you simply tried to pick and choose the lesser of the two evils, You bring misery upon yourselves, KUDOS to those people who have begin to stand up for what they believe in, yes, it may threaten the Union, Unfortunatly these things happen, and have to happen - have happened throught human history with every government since we were all living in caves as ugly as it is, sometimes it's necissary to put a foot down hard, and quite frankly the U.S. government has become a cancer, If your not a politician, or immediate family YOU DON'T MATTER they give you only what they have to to keep you working so that they can tax you so that they can continue to make money, althewhile Lying to you through their teeth and allowing companies/banks to screw you over without so much as a slap on the wrist unless the problen becomes so disgustingly huge they don't have a choice other then to act for fear of people going nuts and burning them to the ground.

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