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15 (now all 50) states start petitions to secede from the US

Warning :- There are duplicate petitions for at least Missouri, Georgia, Ohio, SC, Utah, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia (if you are going to vote, it is probably best to sign the one with the higher number of existing signatures - or sign both).
If you have already voted please check which petition for these states you have voted on.

As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana 7,358; Texas 3,771; Florida 636; Georgia 475; Alabama 834; North Carolina 792; Kentucky 467; Mississippi 475; Indiana 449; North Dakota 162; Montana 440; Colorado 324; Oregon 328; New Jersey 301 and New York 169. Many more States are expected to follow.

http://www.examiner.com/article/15-states-including-texas-ha...

This is the website for the petitions (via Sally_Oh)
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

The Texas petition reads as follows:

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. 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, and 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.

Updated petition numbers as at 04:00 am Thursday.
Louisiana 34,769; Texas 106,325; Florida 31,604; Georgia 29,529; Alabama 28,252; North Carolina 27,877; Kentucky 17,131; Mississippi 16,834; Indiana 19,086; North Dakota 10,699; Montana 12,379; Colorado 19,964; Oregon 13,622; New Jersey 13,043 and New York, 13,921

Arkansas 20,957; South Carolina 21,841; Missouri 18,049; Tennessee 28,565; Michigan 17,867; Oklahoma 16,582

Added Monday :-
Alaska 7,033; Arizona 20,614; California 12,896; Delaware 6,962; Kansas 7,493; Nevada 9,378; Ohio 10,342; Pennsylvania 12,053; Utah 6,407;, West Virginia 6,694; Wisconsin 5,737; Wyoming 8,026;

Added Tuesday :-
Idaho 5,076; Illinois 4,264; Iowa 3,612; Maine 3,085; Minnesota 4,356; New Hampshire 4,583; Nebraska 6,302; Rhode Island 3,883; South Dakota 5,670; Virginia 7,244; Washington 3,251

Added Wednesday :-
Connecticut 2,036; Hawaii 2,723; Maryland 2,204; Massachusetts 2,690; New Mexico 3,995; Vermont ;

Total 50 states (+7).
Total votes 697,505 (+104,948)

Related Petitions
Peacefully allow ALL states that have asked to secede to do so and form their own NEW nation together 10,805

District of Colombia
Withdraw the District of Colombia so that the Several States might live in peace and prosperity 67.

Updated petition numbers as at 04:00 am Wednesday.
Louisiana 32,511; Texas 93,880; Florida 28,089; Georgia 26,646; Alabama 25,931; North Carolina 25,116; Kentucky 15,289; Mississippi 15,075; Indiana 16,642; North Dakota 9,963; Montana 11,351; Colorado 17,833; Oregon 12,406; New Jersey 11,773 and New York, 12,775

Arkansas 18,617; South Carolina 19,314; Missouri 15,874; Tennessee 25,735; Michigan 15,853; Oklahoma 14,878

Added Monday :-
Alaska 6,019; Arizona 17,326; California 9,960; Delaware 6,232; Kansas 6,055; Nevada 8,206; Ohio 8,606; Pennsylvania 10,306; Utah 6,407;, West Virginia 5,254; Wisconsin 3,952; Wyoming 6,788;

Added Tuesday :-
Idaho 3,428; Illinois 2,945; Iowa 713; Maine 880; Minnesota 2,605; New Hampshire 3,181; Nebraska 5,091; Rhode Island 2,836; South Dakota 4,597; Virginia 5,300; Washington 319

There are 2 petitions for Illinois & 3 for Virginia.
(I am only counting the petition with the highest number of votes, where a duplicate exists.)

Total 43 states (+11).
Total votes 592,557 (+234,447)

New Petition
Peacefully all ALL states that have asked to secede to do so and form their own NEW nation together 1,602

Updated petition numbers as at 05:00 am Tuesday.
Louisiana 26,330; Texas 60,330; Florida 17,898; Georgia 16,741; Alabama 17,031; North Carolina 15,693; Kentucky 11,061; Mississippi 11,176; Indiana 11,366; North Dakota 8,085; Montana 9,031; Colorado 12,803; Oregon 9,487; New Jersey 8,803 and New York, 10,354

Arkansas 12,629; South Carolina 10,018; Missouri 10,672; Tennessee 16,492; Michigan 11,491; Oklahoma 9,650

Added :-
Alaska 1,308; Arizona 9,812; California 4,163; Delaware 3,672; Kansas 6,055; Nevada 4,999; Ohio 3,767; Pennsylvania 6,364; Utah 2,815, West Virginia 2; Wisconsin 5; Wyoming 2,817;

Total 32 states (+11).
Total votes 358,110 (+276,629)

Updated petition numbers as at 03:00 am Monday.
Louisiana, 12,395; Texas, 15,378; Florida, 4,178; Georgia, 3,416; Alabama, 4,150; North Carolina, 3,927; Kentucky, 3,351; Mississippi, 3,296; Indiana, 3,315; North Dakota, 2,589; Montana, 2,971; Colorado, 3,221; Oregon, 2,798; New Jersey, 2,561 and New York, 2,946

Arkansas 581; South Carolina 2,716; Missouri 2,294; Tennessee 2,787; Michigan 2,573; Oklahoma 38

Total states 21
Total votes 81,481

Some numbers
If we could get millions of people on these petitions - THAT WOULD send out a message loud and clear.

Even better get more signatures on these petitions than voted for Obama.
A tough ask.

However approximately :-

90+ million people didn't vote.
63 million voted for Obama.
60 million voted AGAINST him.

Turn it into a referendum on whether Americans really want Obama and his policies, or this Federal government, or something else.
Let's have a PROPER DEBATE about how this country should be run.
There wasn't one in the election - both the candidates had near enough the same policies.

A very substantial number of people that voted for Obama, didn't actually want him and would prefer something else.
I bet more than half.

Potential signatories who probably agree with the motion/referendum 180 million.
Your job is to go out and help get 65 million of them to sign.
Are you up for a challenge?

Go out and get some of the many millions who didn't see any point in voting, because neither of the extremist parties offer any solutions and won't make ANY difference.
Go out and get the 60 million who voted for Romney.
Go out and get the 1 million who voted Gary Johnson and probably at least as many who wrote in Ron Paul.

Go out and get some of the people who voted for Obama as the lesser of 2 evils.

Let's run that by you again.
At LEAST 2 million of you wrote in Ron Paul or voted Gary Johnson.
All you have to do is go and get 30 others each to sign the petition (non RP voters). Does that sound too hard for you?
Go and ask your Ron Paul supporting friends to do the same.

Go out and get some - MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
People have nothing to lose for voting yes to this referendum.
They have everything to gain.

Let the people's voice be heard for a change.

If your state hasn't got a petition yet, why don't you start one?
You will need 150 local signatories to get the ball rolling and it appears on the net.

Lobby prominent Ron Paul supporters to support this effort.
I have asked Judgenap to try and get it out on Fox.
I am asking Doug Wead whether he will support it.

This comment below from Speciallyblend sums up my feelings on the matter exactly
http://www.dailypaul.com/262715/15-states-start-petitions-to...

"duh folks, this petition is to bring to light the frustration and expose the gov corruption in any shape or form. Legit state petitions are possibly forming. It can help expose the establishment. everyone trying to reference it can't be done or arguing reasons are missing the point. This is coming out of voter frustration and a tipping point. It is a great way to expose the gop est corruption to folks who might not of known. It is also a great way to let folks know obama/romney are the same.

Use it how you will but don't argue over the main point. Use all angles and all means to expose the corruption. This is just a vehicle 25000 sigs and obama has to respond by his own website. of course he will say no or whatever excuse to keep the establishment in power but it helps expose the establishment corruption to some degree and that is all that is needed.

If folks are so upset about an online petition. Wonder how they will feel when real ones start showing up with the correct amount of sigs in states such as colorado nevada and many others,delivered to their sec of state! If it happens or not, it helps expose!!"

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Let's just dissolve the union and rip up the constitution

50 sovereigns is a good start on our way to 300,000,000

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If you are signing these

If you are signing these petitions please sign this one, it needs another 100 votes before it will show up on the public list. If you have face book then please promote it, or post links on other forums for it. Once it gets to 150 and shows up on the public list it will take care of itself.

Peacefully withdraw the District of Colombia from the Union to allow the Several States to live in Peace and Prosperity.

http://www.dailypaul.com/262896/please-sign-my-secession-pet...

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People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

If we are to get anywhere with changing ANYTHING

Public opinion has to be changed.

Nowhere near enough people on here try and do that.

This is a potential way in.

But lots have commented on this thread just whining and naysaying into their computer screens and aren't actually doing anything to try and change public opinion one iota.

If you have a better idea to try and change public opinion or at least get people thinking - I'm listening.

Meanwhile I will continue to give it my best shot - anyway I can.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Petitions for Maryland, Hawaii, Massachusetts & New Mexico

have now been started

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

All in for 50 now.

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Only 7 more...

Only 7 more to go!

RickStone

Please help to keep this going on Huffy Po

I am getting some very good comments past the censors.

It might help to wake some people up.

The article
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/secession-petition-...

My comments
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Ian56?action=comments

Please write your own comments, reply to mine, rec mine up if you agree with them.

Let's get some publicity that the Federal government and both parties offer TERRIBLE policies and governance.
Let's get a debate going with non Ron Paul people.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Another petition worthy of our support

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/grant-full-pardon-...

Aaron Sandusky facing similar persecution in California:

http://www.dailypaul.com/248924/facing-10-years-to-life-cali...

update - the Chris Williams petition is halfway there - over ten thousand signatures in one day!

Another 11 states started secession petitions making 43

in total.

Another 234,000 people voted yesterday.

Almost all states have now started petitions to express their dissatisfaction with the Federal government in DC.

This protest continues to have momentum.

Let's have a PROPER DEBATE about how this country should be run.
There wasn't one during the election.
None of the real issues were even discussed, both the main candidates were EXACTLY the same.

Please continue to spread the word.
If you have already voted, please check you have voted for the petition with the most current signatures.

A new petition has been added to allow all states that wish to, to secede from the Federal government in DC and form their own NEW government together.
Please check to see if you would like to vote for this.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-allow-s...

Iceland did this - kicked the old government out and formed their own new government.
They started again in 2009 in deciding how their country should be set up and run.
Iceland is now doing very well.
Restore the Bill of Rights as the starting point.
Add anything else by mutual agreement.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Florida, Georgia, Alabama, NC, Tennessee all surpass

the 25,000 thresh hold requiring a response from Barack Obama.

That now makes 7 states (Texas and Louisiana got there Monday).

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

New Petition

Peacefully allow ALL states that have asked to secede to do so and form their own NEW nation together

Votes so far 1,602

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-allow-s...

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Symbolic and doesn't mean a

Symbolic and doesn't mean a damn thing.

Nothing. Zero. Nada. They'll be "voting" for more welfare and warfare as soon as they can and that's a fact.

Secede. LOL, sure if they can take along the food stamps, military "jobs" and other welfare of so many types there's not enough room here to list them all.

But it's good for a laugh anyway.

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

These secession petitions, as

These secession petitions, as far as I know, are not official petitions by state governments nor supported by them. It's just individuals doing this and the media is promoting it as though these petitions are coming officially from the States.

Aside from that, you mention the loss of all sorts of benefits from the federal government if States were to secede.

Where do you think the fed gov gets the money in order to provide all of those benefits?

If a state secedes do you think that they will continue to allow the fed gov to force taxation upon the state's citizens? My guess is that the flow of resources out of the state to the fed gov would be the first thing that stops.

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So now someone placed a

So now someone placed a petition asking the Obama admin that anyone who signed these petitions be stripped of their citizenship and be exiled...

Put up a counter-petition.

The whole thing will probably be shut down in record time now that everyone is aware of this.

Duplicates? Is this the symbolic one?

The one that asks for "permission to secede" is symbolic, it can only be so. Come to think of it, a genuine secessionist movement wouldn't petition the white house or any other house, they might send a note saying something like "seeya".

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Seems serious...

Not too sure. Looks like most if not all of these petitions are stone cold serious. They seem to be following the example of the Founder's statements in the Declaration of Independence,which mentioned humbly and earnestly petitioning the king to no avail.

Personally...

...I would not want my name attached to any of those petitions. Especially with the NDAA alive and well. Oh, I forgot... Obama said he wouldn't use that power... my bad.

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"We must all hang together or

"We must all hang together or we will all hang separately."

They put their names out there, under risk of death. That's why we sing. "land of the free, home of the BRAVE"

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. by Benjamin Franklin

Your liberty requires that you sacrifice a little security. You won't have both.

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+1

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Then...

Give a fake name... D. Duck or M. Mouse ect...
I put Jimmy Carter of Plains GA!

When Fascism goes to sleep, it checks under the bed for Ron Paul!

WARNING - More than 1 petition for some States - diluting votes

Dear Ian56,

Could you put a warning that there are more than 1 petition for some states, which is diluting the number of votes. Thanks

Good point

Done

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

I guess I don't understand

Why are they petitioning the fed?

From the petition I read, I think it's because of the word

"peacefully". Remember reading about what happened the last time States broke away?

Civil War

Americans hate each other so much we're ready for another.

Granger is closer to the

Granger is closer to the truth than you can possibly imagine. You should see the propaganda filled E-mails I receive promoting fear and pitting one group against another. This information I receive is pure lies. Go to any Democrat website and watch them attack the Teapublicans.

I don't feel people are innately hateful but I see an agenda of fear and hate promoted by some members of the media and certain groups (some of them posing as religious groups).

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz

The bravery people display

The bravery people display while hiding behind a keyboard and completely anonymous is nothing new. Face-to-face... that's a whole different ball game.

No we're not.