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Louisiana residents petition to secede

On Nov. 6, Americans voted to return Barack Obama to the White House; then on Nov. 7, some folks in Louisiana petitioned the White House to peaceably withdraw their state from the Union.


According to the White House website, the petition was created by Michael E. (full last name not provided) of Slidell, La., the day after the election and has since been electronically signed by a few hundred people, most – but not all – of whom hail from the Pelican State.

“We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government,” the petition reads.

It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”

The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of Independence: “‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, 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.’”

The petition has until Dec. 7 of this year to gather 25,000 signatures, at which time, the White House pledges, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration.

Screen capture of White House petition page for Louisiana secession

The White House created the “We the People” petition site ostensibly as a way of giving all Americans “a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them.”

“The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution,” the page reads. “We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. 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.”

The page also explains, “You have just 30 days to get 25,000 signatures in order to get a response from the White House.”

Once the White House does draft a response, it has pledged to send it via email to everyone who has signed the petition (registration on the site with a valid email address is required to sign petitions).

To view or even sign the petition, click here

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This could just be bait to

This could just be bait to get some more names for the terrorist watch list. We don't need this stuff on the daily paul.

In America, you don't have to

In America, you don't have to ask the government to not consent with it any longer.

You simply stop consenting.

It's right there, in Black and White ink.

This reminds to study the Civil War. What was up with the south?

To teh library

Again, totally wrong to petition the White House...

petition the LA state legislature! They are the ones who could mandate a state-wide (PAPER BALLOT!) referendum.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

Alabama has very little coastline, Louisiana has a lot.

Aside from that, though...

Since when does an abused wife need to beg permission from her abuser husband to divorce him?

With a deadline of 30 days???

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

this has a strange aroma

we've all seen how the WH is silent about any freedom issues - now this appears on the official web site?

something is way off here.

And your name gets

copy and pasted straight from the petition to the terrorist suspect list.