34 and counting, State Secession movement gathers steam

Since the Gazette first reported on a movement by residents in multiple states petitioning the Obama administration for secession, the issue appears to be gathering steam with a majority of states now wanting to leave the union.

 

At the time of the Gazette’s article 22 states had summited petitions on the White House “We the People” site. According to the administration, if a petition gathers 25,000 in 30 days, it will be placed in a special queue to be handled by the administration who will forward it to the proper department to address the concerns.

 

Following the Gazette reporting on the story, residents in several more states have filed secession petitions, to where a majority of states are now asking for secession.

 

The newest states are Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas, Pennsylvania, California, Utah, South Dakota, Delaware, Nevada and Alaska.

 

The new additions have now taken the number of states with secession petitions to 34, a clear majority of the states.

 

While the petitions carry no legal weight, they send a message to Obama that despite his reelection, it is clear that he has no mandate to implement all of his policies as he has claimed.

 

The previous states with petitions are 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.

 

Since yesterday, the number of signatures on Colorado’s petition has jumped from 5,300 to nearly 14,000 signatures.

 

While it would be easy to dismiss the petitions as simply a small minority of disgruntled voters, several states have already gathered a fairly large number of signatures in the first couple of days since they went up.

 

Texas. Which was the first state to meet the administration’s 25,000 threshold currently has over 69,000 signatures. Louisiana, the first state to file a petition has gathered over 28,000 signatures.

 

Other states are rapidly closing in on the threshold. Florida has over 20,000 signatures while Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee are nearing that number with 19,310, 18,191, 18,691 respectively.

 

South Carolina and Arkansas currently have over 14,000 signatures.

 

The language in the petitions is polite and respectful. Almost all of them are simply asking to be granted the right to peacefully withdraw from the US.

 

Alaska’s petition is different in that is specifically calling for free elections by the people of the state to decide the issue.

 

The petition calls for allowing “Alaskans a free and open election to decide whether or not Alaska should Secede from the United States.”

 

In the text of the petition it says, “Our main “goal” is a legal vote and ballot; one that was not given in 1958 and was in violation of International Law and Treaty. Alaskans were robbed of the choices we were to have as a non-self-governing territory, and steam-rolled into the current classification of a State. The Native population of Alaska, in a large percentage, did not even receive a ballot because of the Federal Voting Rights Act in place. Alaskans now seek to a statewide free election to decide whether Alaska should be a free and Independent Nation.”

 

The petitions have apparently caught the attention of Obama supporters who have posted petitions calling for deporting, stripping the citizenship and exiling every person who exercised their free speech rights to sign a petition.

 

Douglas H of Escondido, California posted a petition that said, “Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.”

He goes on to call on Obama to bypass due process and issue an executive order stripping Americans of their citizenship for petitioning the government with their grievances.

 

“Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.”


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  • Buzz says:

    This is a Constitutional right of every American, even the beyon f stupid progressives whom think Communism is the way to live.

  • tim says:

    If your a Federal Employee dont even think about signing such non-sense the job you save will be your own.

  • Linda Stafford says:

    I am a progressive and do not believe communism is the way to live. Neither does Obama. That is just a right wing lie. What has Obama done in his presidency to indicate he is a “Communist?” I vote and have every right to vote just as you do. We supporters of Obama outvoted you Romney supporters—I thought this was a Democratic society but I am beginning to wonder if we are heading towards Fascism based on what Republicans believe. I love my country every bit as much as you do. There is such a thing as working together. I just don’t want to see Roe vs Wade overturned and am tired of hearing about “this is a Christian Nation” when there are millions of citizens who are not Christians (e.g. Buddhist, Hindu and so forth). I voted for inclusion. Go try and secede but I doubt the majority of Coloradans will agree with you.

  • dave says:

    My thoughts are, if you don’t like the diretion our country is headed in then get involved. Start at your Town / City level, move up to County, then State level. From there run for higher posts, but do something other than SQUAWK. So frigging easy to complane, shut up and get involved, or do the rest of us a favor,,,,, Leave.
    Just thinking……….Dont ask what your country can do for you, ask what YOU can do for your country! Thank JFK

  • Conservative says:

    If you want to be like Europe please move there . I suggest Greece is the first place you should try. I love our country and we are loosing what our founders fought for and set up with their blood!

  • Justin says:

    I just think that it is funny how people are bashing and bad mouthing anyone that signs one of these petitions. Is it not our right, not as Americans but as people, to voice our opinions and concerns about where we are headed and where we would like to go? When you disrespect a petition signer and say they should be punished or call them a traitor you are spitting on the constitution that founded the country you say we are betraying.

  • Mark says:

    Funny how Obama supporters, the large percentage of whom are sympathetic to illegal aliens, want to deport REAL U.S. citizens for expressing their grievances towards the current administration.

  • Joe says:

    I am amazed at how stupid this site is.

  • Ted E says:

    *sigh* Okay. Let’s run through a scenario shall we? Let’s make the following assumption, the government grants the states the right to secede. They are no longer part of the United States.

    What does that mean for them? Yay! No more pesky president telling us we have to have healthcare.

    It also means that EVERY…single…state…and Federal employee are now unemployed. All of them. Single it’s the government that signs the paychecks, they are no longer employees of that government. Yes, that includes the state employees. After all, where does a state get a majority of their budget?

    U.S. currency will also be illegal to use in those states. So the cash you have now? Worthless. And good luck crossing the border without a passport.

    Banks will be interesting to see, I’m not sure how that will go down. They’ll be able to move the money easy enough via electronically, but now your money is locked in a different state…sorry, country.

    And what about if you are receiving social security or federal retirement? Since you are now no longer a U.S. citizen, guess what, no more checks. Now, the government may give you the option to move into one of the remaining U.S. states, but I’m sure that’s an expense you can cover. Just make sure your passport is up to date.

    While we are at it, guess who doesn’t have a military anymore. That’s right, you guys. Suck if Mexico decided to invade Texas and won. Be down right embarrassing if Canada came from the North!

    “But, the U.S. wouldn’t let anyone invade us!” you say. Sorry, no treaties. But tell you what we’ll do. We’ll go to the U.N. and ask them to impose sanctions on Mexico on your behalf.

    Call from Montana, “The Canadians are attacking, eh! We need some help, eh!” U.S. response, “Wow. That’d be like…really embarrassing. Tell you what, we’ll chase them off, but in return, you have to have an election to become a member of the Union again. Don’t worry, we won’t forget the reason you left the Union in the first place.

    Kentucky will be like, “Ummm…we’re broke. No one can buy anything, moonshine is being run everywhere. The drug cartels are having a field day out in the mountains. We could use some aid here.”

    And the U.S. is like, “Ooo…Aid. Yeah, sorry man. When all those other states broke away, we ran out of money to help with foreign aid. Tell you what, here’s an application to become a member of the U.N. They’ll give you aid. Maybe.”

    In short, think about the consequences you and your groups are going to have from your actions. With every election there will be winners and there will be losers. If your candidate won, congrats. If they lost, sorry, better luck next time. But you don’t throw a fit and petition to be removed from the country. Remember, the President was elected. Many countries don’t have that option. If they get a dictator that ravages the country and killing it’s citizens at will / random, they are stuck with him…for the rest of his life. And if he’s had a son, they are stuck with him as well.

    Sorry it’s so long, but I had to say something.

  • “Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um – they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?” – Bill Hicks

  • alaskanime says:

    I’m all for letting people vent and the like, but doesn’t it seem a little…well, childish to mention secession as a first course of action instead of working together to forge ahead and make a better future?

  • rob waldrup says:

    Screw a Californian meskin, citizen or not, who is he to command anybody. Strip this! If you think this site is stupid, think again. What are you doing to get results. Drastic times demand drastic measures. Like they said in Goliad, “Come and Take it!”.

  • Justin says:

    I think that Ted also forgets that the federal government gets it’s money from the people and when a state leave the people will go as well. Also just because people will not be working for the US government does not mean that there will be no government. No military? Pretty sure each state has a national guard for that state that yes they are US military but what will stop them from being Texas military instead? My money will be worthless just because it is from a different country? Damn guess when ever we go on vacation or have tourist from another country they have to work while they are here to get ballgame tickets huh? Ted, just sit down before you get light headed and fall over because I know you are not wearing your helmet.

  • CHayden says:

    It would all work if we didn’t leave the union but voted to reject statehood and return to territory status Colorado

  • sam says:

    If you have a serious interest in secession, you need to read The Secession Amendment. It’s an ebook available on Amazon. It’s a lot more involved than just signing a petition.

  • Alexander Xiang says:

    Linda Stafford, I admire people who know what other people are thinking.

    Ted E. Why all the straw man arguments? Why all the hate?

    I do not see a single argument that could not also have been applied – even was applied – in 1776.

  • E says:

    I could be convinced to sign the petition. The straw came this morning in the WSJ where it reported that Mr. “O” is asking to have full authority to raise the debt ceiling without congressional approval. What happened to “checks and balances” in our government. Just to think like that, just to even put that on the table is enough to send me over the edge. Let’s go!

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