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20 States now petitioning for secession from US

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.”

Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/union-dissolving-20-states...

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Do you have even a single

Do you have even a single reference showing that any of these 20 petitions are official actions of a State Government?

These petitions are actions of individuals, not official actions of the States.

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You know these are submitted

You know these are submitted by individual people and not the states?
The petition.gov website is bogus.

Southern Agrarian

The petitions website at

The petitions website at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/ is legitimate. The thing about the secession petitions, though, is that they are being promoted as actions of the States when they are not. The petitions are, as you mentioned, simply submitted by individuals.

When we see a video of a state governor declaring, not asking for, secession, then we'll know that it's a real state gov action.

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I know the website is real,

I know the website is real, but has anything submitted on there been legitimately considered by the current administration?

Southern Agrarian