20 States now petitioning for secession from USSubmitted by alive2god on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:47
On Saturday, I wrote about two petitions to the White House petition site asking to allow Louisiana and Texas to peacefully withdraw from the United States due to the out of control federal government we have been under for several years. While I think it is probably not such a good idea to petition the people who have been burdening us with debt, defying the Constitution and promoting ignoring and even breaking the law, I do see it as a sign of a lack of union among the people of America. Since then, twenty states now have petitions at Petitions.WhiteHouse.Gov.
The petition for Louisiana quoted sections from the Declaration of Independence:
“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.”
“…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…”
Other states such as Montana and Florida have focused on a line attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”