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#1 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 01:48 PM
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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.

“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” one portion read, “that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.”

“Micah H” from Arlington, Texas submitted the petition on behalf of the Lone Star State.

“The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending,” he wrote.

Texas, he added, “maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world,” making it “practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union.”

What began as a pair of parallel stunts appears to have gathered steam. Other than Louisiana and Texas, states with secession-related petitions pending on the White House website now include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Three states — Georgia, Missouri and South Carolina are each represented by two competing petitions.


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Quebec has tried it a few times up here... so far they are still part of Canada.... you still need a 50% vote to leave... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_referendum,_1995
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I think it's time for you to update your signature

Whatever this movement is, I don't think it will work. It would be interesting to see if it ever did happen though. No more federal taxation? What about currency? You're not part of the united states of america if you secede.

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I think it's time for you to update your signature

Whatever this movement is, I don't think it will work. It would be interesting to see if it ever did happen though. No more federal taxation? What about currency? You're not part of the united states of america if you secede.
Peso's... Not a problem for illegals to use, and they are worth more than the dollar at present.

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Quebec has tried it a few times up here... so far they are still part of Canada.... you still need a 50% vote to leave... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_referendum,_1995
Texans will take actions. Canadians obviously did not.

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I think it's time for you to update your signature

Whatever this movement is, I don't think it will work. It would be interesting to see if it ever did happen though. No more federal taxation? What about currency? You're not part of the united states of america if you secede.
I am waiting for a recount.


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They're all idiots and so are you Balboa.
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Neat..

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If they hit 25K the response from the white house should be "piss off, morons". It may not be PC, but it is appropriate.

25,000 out of 25M is nothing. Besides, Texas voted Rick Perry as their governor, so they have more important problems to deal with. Hopefully they've learned something from the experience.

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Jefferson Davis' Inaugural Address

Our present condition, achieved in a manner unprecedented in the history of nations, illustrates the American idea that governments rest upon the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish governments whenever they become destructive to the ends for which they were established. The declared compact of the Union from which we have withdrawn was to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity; and, when, in the judgment of the sovereign states now composing the Confederacy, it has been perverted from the purposes for which it was ordained and ceased to answer the ends for which it was established, a peaceful appeal to the ballot box declared that, so far as they are concerned, the government created by that compact should cease to exist.

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For those of you that are government workers, like me, make sure you DON"T sign this petition. That could be immediate job loss!



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