Colorado,21 other states calling for secession following Obama reelection

 

by Matt Lacy –

 

Colorado along with 21 other states have filed a petition with the administration requesting the right to secede from the United States and form a new government following President Obama’s reelection last week.

 

Following Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney last week, the president and his supporters have said his reelection indicates he has been a clear “mandate” by the American people to implement all of his policies, however residents in 22 states are now calling for secession from the U.S.

 

WND reported last week that Louisiana residents are gathering signatures on a petition on the White House’s “We the People” website.

 

According to a video on the site, once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures it will be marked for a response from the administration where it will post an official response to the petition.

 

If things continue as they are, the administration could soon have its hands full dealing with secession requests.

 

Petitions calling for secession have been filed by Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arizona, Alabama, North Carolina,  Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.

 

The Colorado petition requests to, “Peacefully grant the State of Colorado to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” There are currently over 5,300 signatures on the state’s request for secession.

 

A majority of the petitions have garnered several thousand signatures and appear well on track to reach their 25,000 signatures by mid-December in order to receive an official response from the Obama administration.

 

Missouri has two petitions which have a combined total of over 7,100 signatures. South Carolina also has two petitions with a total of over 8,000 signatures. However, according to the administration website each petition much reach the 25,000 threshold on their own, despite their saying essentially the same thing.

 

Louisiana is currently over 15,700 signatures since it was filed last week. Several other states have already surpassed 7,000 signatures.

 

However, Texas is the first state to clear the 25,000 threshold by the administration with over 25,500 signatures currently on the state’s petition for secession.

 

In order to sign a petition a person must create an account on the White House web site which requires entering a person’s email address, name and zip code.

 

The large number of petitions highlights the deep divide in America where Obama won by only a 3 million vote margin out of a population of 311 million.

2008 presidential election map by county

 

An election map showing the vote totals by county show the vast majority of the country geographically favored Mitt Romney, with Obama’s victory being primarily decided in the large cities and along the west and east coast. The results are similar to the president’s 2008 victory over John McCain.


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  • Bing Van Gorden says:

    That’s pathetic. First, secession is treason. Second, 99% of what these people believe about the President is 100% BS they’ve been told to scare them enough to vote. Not one person was forced to give up their gun or god the last 4 years and it won’t happen in the next 4. By the way, when that radical lefty Thomas Jefferson was sworn in, Americans of the same paranoid stripe these people possess, feared the confiscation of their Bibles by the new President. Convinced that the secularist Jefferson was coming to take them away.

  • KJ says:

    By the logic of secession being treason, then we should have stuck with England back in the 1700s…It’s more of a moral issue than a legalistic. If it gets stopped, then it gets portrayed as illegal. If it works, then it’s praised (at least by the victors) :)

  • Kelvin says:

    I said this would happened two years ago. A new kind of Civil War is at hand. When those states reach the 25,000 this country is going to take a completely turn and then we will see how Obama can take care of a divided country.

  • CJ says:

    Actually it’s not Treason, it’s a constitutional right by the states to secede from the Federal government if they feel the Federal government has become self destructive. States are starting to receive limited government and the federal government is growing.

  • Willy says:

    The Constitution of the United States reads “of the people, by the people and for the people”. That map looks pretty red to me……….

  • Connie says:

    The red areas on the map are low population in most cases. The blue areas are where the most people live so the look of the map is deceiving, which I’m sure you already know. The people that are signing these petitions like to call themselves Christians but they are almost are racists bigots! Just my opinion.

  • kevinwparker says:

    If the colonies had lost in 1776, Washington, Adams, etc., would almost certainly have been hung for treason.

    As for a constitutional right to secede, I believe that was settled in the negative sometime around 1865.

  • John says:

    Just a note Gorden. It’s not treason for Texas to Succeed. We in Texas are tired of Obama and is Executive order. His attempts to remove the 2nd amendment. I bet the people in Florida were very grateful to have a CHL holder on hand when two men tried to rob the place of business. Thanks to prepared citizen this did not happen. Only the robbers were harmed. There are many instances were CHL owners have stopped a criminal act. You need to open your eyes and realize what’s happening around you. If you do not wish to be a part of the Republic of Texas then by all means your free to move out.

  • Linda Stafford says:

    I understand there is a major political divide in the U.S.A. When Bush “won” in 2000 (only by decision of the Supreme Court) and Gore won the popular vote, it is amazing we did not have the same sort of situation then. I personally believe the media (especially Fox News and some of the Conservative pundits) have spread untruths about Obama and widened the rift between Democrats and Republicans. It is very unfortunate. If Romney would have won, I would likely feel like I should either leave the USA or fight back against what I would believe to be against my best interests. Somehow, we need to find a common ground. We are Americans who hold diverse religious views and are of different races and ethnic backgrounds. Why can’t we all just get along?

  • Jeannie says:

    The words “divide and conquer” leap to mind. Obama weakens America, financially, morally, socially, and in every other way possible. The country will only begin to heal when he’s gone. Hopefully before it’s too late.

  • Ronnie says:

    You all know that other countries are still out there and the planes/ships can take you there! Don’t try to screw up what is tried and true….just … go away…far away!!!

  • The racism of yesteryear has come full circle in our county. The entire world embraced our choice of a black President four years ago and most nations of the world still support him. The fringe elements of Republican sect have crept through into the mainstream once again with conservative mouthpieces planting the seeds of hate. The only doubt lies here at home rooting from bigotry.

  • LB says:

    Wait a minute…didn’t some of those states (New York, Florida, Colorado to name a few) give all of their electoral votes to get him voted in?? Why the change of heart not even a week later?? Good gosh people, if you didn’t want him in you shouldn’t have voted for him!! Mitt was the better choice, and you threw it away.

  • RS says:

    Actually the topic of secession was not settled by the civil war. No legislation was ever enacted to remove secession or deny states from voting to secede. There is no legal basis or requirement for me or anyone else to respect Obama. He is a piece of crap, communist bastard. His own father hated him and left him. The bastard should be shipped back to Kenya.

  • Russell says:

    I hope you get your wishes. This soldier is ashamed of ALL OF YOU! No one’s blood was worth spilling over a country that does not even want to be a country! SHAME ON YOU ALL!

  • Linda Stafford says:

    As a postscript, I am a citizen of Colorado and I will not support a push for our state to secede. I would hope the citizens of Colorado as a whole do not wish for such a decision. Further, greater numbers of voters support Obama so let us move forward and not backward! Also, millions of us put up with Bush for 8 years, so why can’t people just quit being sore losers!

  • Jear says:

    John, do you realize that 25,000 signatures is a small fraction of the state of Texas? If those who did not want to secede from the union were to leave the “Republic of Texas”, the economy of the area would collapse. Also, the state government would be required to govern the state without federal funding. So, while a majority of people will have a CHL and a gun, they will need it because it will be every man for himself.

  • Paul says:

    Secession these days is neither treason, nor illegal. Forget about 1776 or 1861, those were different times and there were different protocols in the “Law of Nations”. Since 1947 in international law, there is the ” Right of Self Determination ” clause which allows a group of people to secede peacefully. Peacefully is the key phrase. That is how the republics of the former soviet union were created as well as several african nations. Though the US Constitution doesnt mention secession, it does bind the US to international treaties, regarding the protocols of international law. The last few presidents have had total disregard for the constitution, and this is the main reason for the secession talk. Replacing Washington DC with a true representative and constitutional govt is the answer, and that can only be done if the masses demand it.

  • Cornwell says:

    Since when does the Communist White House tell anyone that they need anything where secession is at stake, and which White House drunk decided 25k is the appropriate number? What is that? Simply tell the thieving -thugs in the White House to shut-up and listen. Tell them to save their time and stamp in sending a corporate styled e-mail filled with political double-speak amounting to double-deception and double-insult. Tell them, instead, to send a sober constitutional lawyer because you are going to proceed with your great march back to our great constitutional republic whether they approve of it or not. Your message should simply inform them to get out of your way, that you don’t want anyone to get hurt. And remember this fundamental and essential truth of war: there is no such thing as compromise. When you begin, others will follow. May God bless you in your honorable effort.

  • Rwolf says:

    Will Obama use NDAA To Arrest State Representatives and State Militias that support Secession?

    Could Obama use NDAA To Arrest Secessionists on the Premise members are Militants and Belligerents that pose a threat to National Security?

    Recently the Obama administration stated to Federal Judge Katherine Forest that under (NDAA) The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 the President had authorization to lock up belligerents indefinitely. That they (were justified) to lock belligerents up indefinitely—because cases involving belligerents directly-aligned with militants against the good of America—warrants such punishment.) Pres. Obama could use NDAA provisions to order U.S. Military Forces to round up without evidence, millions of Americans including Secessionists and Militias by alleging they are belligerents or a threat to National Security. Many observers believe Obama intends to extend NDAA to imprison U.S. Citizens in Indefinite Detention not involved with or associated with enemy forces.

    Hitler included similar provisions in his fascist (Discriminatory Decrees signed February 28, 1933). Almost immediately after the German Parliament passed Hitler’s laws, the Reich Government ordered the arrest of German Citizens and confiscated their guns without probable cause or evidence; delegated powers to German Police and other authorities to arrest anyone Nazi authorities claimed attempted or incited public unrest: arrested among others were outspoken Germans, writers, journalists, peaceful protestors and artists. After World War II the East German Secret Police (Stasi) used the threat of Indefinite Detention to forcibly recruit thousands of informants.

    The U.S. 2012 NDAA legislation Obama signed 12-31-11 is similar to Hitler’s 1933 fascist laws the SS and Gestapo used to target persons in Germany for arrest, imprisonment and execution without probable cause; and confiscate millions of dollars of property. Hitler used his laws to suspend Parliament and the Supreme Court insuring his laws could not be rescinded.

    During the Obama Administration’s recent request for a (stay) to stop U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest blocking enforcement of vague NDAA provisions, the Obama Administration—never clarified what constitutes a (belligerent); or militant; or what belligerent activities (directly aligned with a militant) to order a belligerent’s arrest or indefinite detention; or what is against the good of America. Under vague provisions of NDAA, the President could accuse anyone of being (directly aligned with militants by way of any political or other association; activity, statement, writing or communication with an individual or group government deemed (militant) to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans. Writers, journalists, Americans that disagree with or question U.S. Government or its allies—may under NDAA be subject to arrest and indefinite detention.

    NDAA 2012, like Hitler’s 1933 Discriminatory Decrees enforces censorship; refers to the Patriot Act e.g. warrant-less searches of private property and forfeiture of property from persons not charged with crime. Provisions in NDAA 2012 keep the door open for corrupt U.S. police; government agents and provocateurs which there are many, to falsify reports and statements to target any American, group or organization for arrest, indefinite detention, complete disappearance; civil asset forfeiture of their property.

    You may have noted NDAA referred to the USA Patriot Act. The Patriot Act lends itself to Government / police corruption; the Federal Government may use secret witnesses and informants to cause arrests and civil asset forfeiture of Americans’ property. Witness(s) and informants may be paid up to 50% of assets forfeited. Federal Government under 18USC may use a mere preponderance of civil evidence, little more than hearsay to Civilly Forfeit Private Property. Under the Patriot Act innocent property owners may be barred by government knowing the evidence federal government uses to forfeit their property.

    Sections of NDAA 2012 are so broad, it appears U.S. Government or the President could (retroactively) deem an American’s past 1st Amendment activities prior to passage of 2012 NDAA—supported hostilities, terrorism or (Belligerents) to order the arrest and Indefinite Detention of any U.S. Citizen, writer, group or organization.

    Under NDAA 2012 it should be expected that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings when interrogated, not allowed legal counsel or habeas corpus may be prosecuted for non-terrorist (ordinary crimes) because of their (alleged admissions) while held in Indefinite Detention.

  • Tom says:

    WHERE DO I SIGN ON?

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