Secession Petitions: We the People of 20 States Want Out After Obama Victory

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In the wake of the 2012 presidential election results, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to secede from the United States.

The petitions were hilariously filed on We the People, a government website.

Texas Petition

Of all the petitions, Texas (above) has the most signatures with 25,000-plus.

Oddly, several petitions come from states won by President Barack Obama.

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (twice), Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas have all sent requests.

The petitions to secede are mostly short and to the point.

For example, Tennessee's reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government."

Others complain of "blatant abuses" of Americans' rights; the last time states actually broke free of the union, of course, a Civil War broke out.

Here in 2012, this is mostly a symbolic gesture.

Final Map

There's no conceivable way these petitions actually result in the secession of any states. Still, the amount of signatures could warrant a response.

If they are signed by 25,000 people in a month, they will require an official response from the Obama administration. From the We the People site:

"The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We created We the People because we want to hear from you."

"We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country."

"If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response."

Well played, secessionists. Your voices will be heard on this! With so many signatures, they are guaranteed an official response. It will be along the lines of NO.

Do you want your state to secede from the U.S.?

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the american people need to look out for the american people period...grow sell and buy american.federal goverment should not have anything to do with state money,each should take care of their own.i dont want federal gov.spending my tax money for people who can work for their selves but are to lazy to do so.why work for 300.00 a month when you can draw 2yrs. plus an extention on another extention for 330.00 sitting at home watching tv.i'm tired of working for people who wont work for themselves.each state should have the say so where their tax money goes.do away with electorial votes.if you only have to carry a few states to win a one sided election then why vote in states that dont matter.ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE A VOICE.america canot stand divided,but it should not be governed by a few states,let american people speak by each indivual vote in each state.

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Well have been reading the comments and decided that some like alot of the politics and other things related in life only state certain things. But here goes yes Bush did screw things up Clnton left office with 5 trillion dollars in the black. When Bush Left Office he spent that 5 trillion and another 7 trillion so add it up he put The Us in the whole for 12 trillion I'm tired of hereing how are current president put us in the whole for 16 trillion not SO And Bush did not show what had been spent on the war as well. Also seeing that people do not want goverment then ha you do no ave to take Fema Money if your home is hit by Hurricane or Tornadoes especially if some do not carry Ins.Doit on your own see how long it takes to rebuild Louisianna and Mississippi are still trying Oh and Yeh Tell your state Politions to return any Federal funding they have not yet used for your State.

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Impeach and imprison Obama, all of our country's problems go away.

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The state count is now up to 47! I have links to all of the petitions here: stevemeadedesigns(dot)com/board/topic/155641-individuals-from-47-states-start-petitions-to-secede-from-the-us/

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Ironically, these states want to go back to their foundation but are going against it by petitioning to secede-- It's unconstitutional to succeed.

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I think that it they have left us country folk out to die. Everyone else has had their chance in office and the nigger aint cutting it so they need to let us have our time now and run it our way

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@ Ryan

Ryan, you have been running it your way for the last 8 years and look what happened. Why can't you look past his skin color to see that he has done great things for this country in a short amount of time?

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@ TA

I WANT TO CORRECT MY SELF MY COMMENT WAS MEANT TOWARDS TA AND SIR DAUNTLESS.HE HAS TURNED ON OUR BEST FRIEND IN THE MIDDLE EAST (ISREAL) OUR ECONOMY IS IN WORSE SHAPE THAN EVER .AND YOU SIR DAUNTLESS YOU CHOSE SOMEBODY TO BRING OUR NATION DOWN,BUT I GUESS YOU REALLY ENJOY THAT.YOUR THE PATHETIC ONE!

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@ TA

EXCUSE ME RYAN WHAT GREAT THINGS HAS HE DONE? THIS COUNTRY MORE DIVIDED! THE REASON HE WON WAS PEOPLE WHO WANT THERE HAND OUTS IS WHY HE WON BUNCH OF CRY BABIES!

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@ Ryan

Sounds like the problem you have sir, is with his skin not his policies. Too bad I don't know you personally because I would love to skin you alive and maybe sent a message to those pathetic excuses of human beings that share similar beliefs with you. I find it interesting how you people can bring out the dark of others. Ironic isn't it?

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I tought the government worked for the people,not the other way around. So tired of all the lies from the white house The united state? thats a joke

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I am part of the majority who supports the Pres and voted to return him to office, despite all your unfair complaints and charges. The majority has spoken! He won the popular vote & an elctoral landslide. And guess what- we didn't need you! I appreciate the Wall St reforms, Binladen's elimination, the end of the Iraq war & the ending of Afghanistan, the improvement of the auto industry & the economy, assisting the honest homeowners to stay in their homes, decreasing student loan interest rates, etc etc. More of us embrace him and what he has accomplished than reject him. That SHOULD be clear based on Nov 6th. The more viciously you attack, the more compassionately we will support. And it aint just about free stuff. A whole lot on your side are lined up for entitlements!

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@ Linda Sterling

I agree with Liz. Obama did not follow thru with his promises. He himself said' if I do not get the economy going by my first term, I will be a one term president". Even he thinks he should. There are a lot of ignorant people out there that do not do the research and pass their angry incorrect nonscense back and forth to eachother until they believe it is reality! It is not!! Obamacare with finish off ruining this county and we will not longer be the United States of America our forefathers and our parents enjoyed. God bless america! (The constitution"s america, not Obama's) Let the states go! I will be with them. Tennessee.

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@ Linda Sterling

He did not even wont to kill Binladen they had to talk him into it so you need to get your facts right before you start talk and why would you vote for that coon? And all you wont is free shit. and i guess your also for GAYS & ABORTIONS to????? No i am not everyone has the right to live. and the word of god says the BIBLE says ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE. so you need to research about him and get some more info on him before you vote for him. He is no good for anyone. And you probably only voted for him because he is black

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People are frustrated at the lack of transparency which was promised by the Obama administration. Qestions about Benghazi, UN Ambassador Rice misepresentation on 5 news channels on one Sunday, Obamacare being rushed in without Congress even reading it, etc

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@ Liz

Hey Liz, I did not not hear you talk about transparency when it came to Bush and the WMD's and the Iraq war. Why not and why now? Is is becasue you are not consistant and transparent yourself? Don't talk about this now when you were silent before.

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This time please just let us go in peace . . .