Texas Secession Petition Garners 81,000 Signatures, Qualifies For White House Response

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Everything's bigger in Texas. That apparently includes secession petitions.

A petition to allow Texas to secede from the United States has qualified to receive a White House response, garnering more than 81,000 signatures.

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The Texas secession movement's leader said President Obama's reelection was a “catalyzing moment" for his group’s efforts "to quit the United States."

Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, said:

“I am completely aware that Election Day was a catalyzing moment, but I do not believe that the underpinnings of this are solely about Barack Obama.”

“This cake has been baking for a long time - it’s the Obama administration that put the candles on the cake and lit it for us.”

The Texas secession petition reads:

Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union. To do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

Texas Petition

The support for the petition has surged despite Texas Gov. Rick Perry - who has flirted with the secession idea in the past - callng to support the union.

The governor's press secretary, Catherine Frazier, said that Perry "believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it."

Perry does, however, "share the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government."

The Lone Star State is not exactly alone. Residents in more than 40 states have filed secession petitions to the Obama administration's "We the People" site.

Though none of the breakaway efforts have come even close to Texas' huge number, many petitions have attracted 20,000-30,000 signatures.

Do you want your state to secede from the union?

 

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What a bunch of rich spoiled , too much time on thier hands, babies.

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@ Dan Bridges

Rich & Spoiled? you dumb ass dick for brains Obama voter! Any idiot that would vote for this "ASS WIPE" should have their citizenship taken away! This country is lead by the biggest socialist in American history! What the petitions are saying is - WE WANT NO PART OF THIS CHAOS YOU OBAMA PEOPLE HAVE CREATED! WE WANT YOU OUT! This president is here by default! 51% wants the 49% to lower their standards! We will not! Obama people need to get off their sorry lazy entitled Scum, begging ass and get the hell out of our way or get stepped on! Obama will not work for the people and you would have known this sooner had the most piece of shit media in the world not covered for him! None of you liberals are worth the waste that comes out of my ASS!

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@ Martin

the world is changing my friend. People are tired of the crap you people are spewing. Get over yourselves.

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@ seriously

Changing??? No! It's self destructing! You people have no upbringing! You have no morals, no parenting , no self respect therefore you have no respect for others! You preach tolerance yet you have none! You are a gypsy, roaming the fu*king earth with no work ethic! You think your dark skinned leader understands your pain but in reality- he is using you! Obama hates America and the people can see it. He will not accept RESPONSIBILTY for anything- just like his followers! We see what's coming and your ROADBLOCKS will be in large numbers! You are the persistent cancer! There is no way in hell you bitches will win! You are motivated by your hate for all things that have built this great country. Strap your sorry ass in co*kbite- cause your in for a long ride!

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@ Martin

@martin:
as a texan who believes in the return of a confederacy, I have to say that you sound like a complete and utter fascist! you would dare take away any man or womans right to vote because you don't agree and think that all the problems stem from people voting for a certain individual because they have been decieved? how fucking dare you! there was a man in germany in the late 1930's who made remarks about stepping on individuals, an dgenerally blamed an entire group of people for all of his countries problems. sound kind of familiar? it should if you've ever been to high school. frankly, people like you shame and disgust me, that you can't even respect the rights of others to say what they want. freedom of speech, asshole, look that up to. oh and to the other guys, Dan and Gary, kiss my lone star ass, lol.

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@ Sev

You dipshit- WTF would you know about Germany- unless of course they have a food stamp program! Get the hell out of my country and take Obama with your

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@ Martin

Spoken like a true heterosexual male. You must understand that both women and homosexuals have so little to gain by electing a Republican candidate. So little. I need my birth control, not for preventing pregnancy, but for a medical condition. I would like to be able to make the same amount of money a man makes for doing the same job. I would like my best friend to be able to marry the man of his dreams one day. In addition, socialist? Really? Ever thought that the "shit media" was feeding you lines? You hear what you want to hear, brother. Why don't you chance other media outlets such as the BBC? And please try to be a little more civil, eh? Calling people who voted for Obama "sorry lazy entitled Scum" is a big assumption. I have worked 2 jobs for the last 10 years, 4 years of which I have been putting myself through college. I am none of those things. I am a woman, who disagrees with the social policies of a party designed around the interests of the wealthy men of America. Think before you rant.

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@ Marcella S.

You do realize that in '08 Obama was against gay marriage right? He only changed his stance in '12 to gain votes...period.

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@ Marcella S.

Being gay is a huge part of the problem! You people voted for a black because after 4 years he decided gay marriage was a good thing ! What a Revelation- I mean what are the chances a vision would come to him about gay marriage and on election year to boot! Your mainstream media has poisoned you! They are shit and they are one sided communist! Chances are I've been voting longer than you have been alive! Don't preach to me! I have paid more in taxes than you are worth! You people- always looking for something free! When will you wake up! I'm guessing after its to late! Fools- all of you and you are on board with a bitter communist! Obama will destroy this country- he's already divided us. After you people trashed Romney and you think reconciliation is possible? Are you under the influence?

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@ Marcella S.

good post. the guy is probably some narrow minded older dude without a clue. He is so afraid of change that he gets on the internet to spew his hate. If he had any smarts in him, he would find a positive way to inform people. Obviously we all know that he did not choose to do that here. what a child. they all look like little kids who didn't get their way. GROW UP!!

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@ Marcella S.

I agree with Obama's fight for equality of rights, I disagree with Romney's views on restriction of rights. Although I disagree with Obama's whole idea of economics.

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