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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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Missouri just added

Tennessee a little while ago.

Oklahoma just starting - get it above 150 to really get going.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-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."

Perhaps we should just start

Perhaps we should just start a petition for impeachment. Wouldn't that be easiest.

In NH there are so many state

In NH there are so many state reps (400) that you can literally text one of the liberty-friendly ones, have a beer with them and get them to submit an LSR (legislative service request) to have the legal Statehouse office staff draft an impeachment article for the upcoming legislature to vote on.

Not that hard! No better representation anywhere in the world of libertarians in government than New Hampshire.

No thank you. I do not want

No thank you. I do not want to sign my name to Obamas kill list or the official FEMA camp check check in.

plans are in the works for an

plans are in the works for an official written petition in Colorado and not online so it can be given to the sec of the state of colorado. There is also talk about putting on the ballot in 2014/2016 for colorado.

The online petition is just that an online white house one. It is a start to bring attention with the online one's.

Ron Paul 2016

LIBERTY2ME's picture

How do you know who started

How do you know who started each of these petitions and who is supposed to start them for it be "real".

check your state and process,

check your state and process, plans are in the works for an official written petition in Colorado and not online so it can be given to the sec of the state of colorado. There is also talk about putting on the ballot in 2014/2016 for colorado.

The online petition is just that an online white house one. It is a start to bring attention with the online one's.

Ron Paul 2016

A petition started by an

A petition started by an unhappy citizen does not count as a state wanting to secede. Looks like the feds will have some new names to put on their terrorist watch list.

check your state and do it

check your state and do it yourself, plans are in the works for an official written petition in Colorado and not online so it can be given to the sec of the state of colorado. There is also talk about putting on the ballot in 2014/2016 for colorado.

The online petition is just that an online white house one. It is a start to bring attention with the online one's.

Ron Paul 2016

I know of at least on retired NH Democrat State Senator

who is openly pro-secession and has his own radio show in New Hampshire. Then there are plenty in the Republican Liberty Cauces (RLCNH) in NH that are pro-secessionist.

40% of people are registered Independent here, and ripe for the message of secession.

Ian Freeman of Free Talk Live ran on an openly secessionist platform and got 1,500 votes as a Libertarian on the ballot.

Vermont has long hosted a secessionist conference each year that New Hampshire political activists attend.

Please let us know where

Please let us know where we can sign up in NH.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

You ought to visit NH.

You ought to visit NH. The annual Liberty Forum in February is a really good time to do so.

http://freestateproject.org/libertyforum

What's the weather like in

What's the weather like in NH?

On average, there are 201

On average, there are 201 sunny days per year in Nashua, NH.

NH has four distinct seasons, & is the most forested state in the nation bar none (esp. in the beautiful Coös region).

Well...I'm in MN and it gets

Well...I'm in MN and it gets bloody cold here!

I live in NH

I just want to know where to sign up for NH succession. In the mean time I will consider this event in February. Also, I know of a state representative whom I believe is in favor of succession, I will as her about the possibility of doing so.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

Awesome! Me too

Follow Kirkpatrick Sale (of 2nd VT Republic) for news http://middleburyinstitute.org/currentamericansecessionistgr...

And also, here https://twitter.com/NHIndependence

That's why we need to get GOP voters to join in

And the people that didn't vote at all.

They waaay outnumber us.

"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."

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before a state can secede

before a state can secede from the US don't they need their own military and financial system...things like that?

I believe TN was jusst added as well.

The purse and the sword.

The purse and the sword.

"...financial system...."

I hope that here at DP you're not talking about the need for a state's own currency.

Charles Jackson
http://MathIsChristian.wordpress.com Also, read Ron Paul's original staff economist Gary North at http://teapartyeconomist.com/

All States have

A National Guard that is under the command of the State Governor. Currently the president can supersede him for wars around the world that we perpetrate though. That would change with secession.

All states also have State Banks and credit unions. they would still do business with other banks in the nation and the world for that matter.

Make that 16 states petition

OKLAHOMA has now petitioned too!
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-s...

the rEVOLution will not be televised

YES

There are so FEW avenues available to get a message of protest out with the media lockdown, let's turn this into something that gets noticed.

We need LOADS of people working on it and encouraging others to sign it.

Get MILLIONS to sign their state's petition.

The MAJORITY of people in this country do NOT want Obama.

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
— G.K. Chesterton

Ridiculous

The states don't need permission from the Feds to secede.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Yea I figured that through quotes from founding fathers, but

where does it say that on document specifically. The 9th and 10th amendment declare states' rights.

It's in the Declaration

The right to secede was curiously left out of the Constitution. It's an interesting question, and if I'm not mistaken there is some back story to this. During the conventions this may have been brought up, but I'd have to research that.

Also, some of the State Constitutions may list the right. Here is Pennsylvania's, as an example:

"Section 2. Political Powers
All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness. For the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible RIGHT to ALTER, REFORM or ABOLISH their government in such manner as they may think proper."

And here is our founder's declaration:
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism; it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security."

Not just a right, but a DUTY! Hah, imagine that, we are duty bound to throw off tyranny. This is the only duty that is ever mentioned in the any of our founding documents. Notice the duty isn't to don a gov't issued uniform and kill foreigners for "merican freedumb", or to cast a ballot for 1 of 2 millionaire strangers with law degrees.

The right to succeed is in

The right to succeed is in the 9th amendment.

Where does it say that they

Where does it say that they are not allowed? This is the question and not the other way around.

Screw you naysayers!

And screw TPTB and the SPLC bus they road in on. I can't think of a better place to have this petition. We are already on all the lists, lol. Find the petitions here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions. I signed mine. The KY signatures have tripled since I heard of this 15 minutes ago.