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Secession petitions now filed for all 50 states ... Please Join!

"Petitions signed by hundreds of thousands of Americans seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the union have now been filed for all 50 states on the White House website."

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Petition STATE legislatures

not the WH. If you seriously want freedom.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

Do both.. this is getting WAY

Do both.. this is getting WAY more attention, than it would through your local state legislator.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I've been thinking about this a lot

I really have to wonder about the wisdom of these petitions.

Mind you, I'm not saying the states shouldn't secede, because I like having that option available. It is a right. But I have several concerns:

1) Since all of these petitions came up after Obama won the election, this looks too much like a knee-jerk rejection of the president. While Obama didn't deserve to be reelected, I fear that too many of these people don't have a real plan on how to better run their own state governments. There is no real plan, nor concrete list as to why they wish to secede (with very few exceptions). Basically, these are emotional reactions, not well-thought-out plans of action.

2) Going to the Federal government for permission is the wrong way to go about it. Not only does that impose the will of a few people of the state to determine the fate of the state (except in the lesser-populated states, in which a far higher percentage of people is needed to reach the 20,000 threshold), but these are matters for the citizens of each state to debate with each other on. Each state should vote for itself if it wants to secede. Then only if a clear majority of the citizens of that state wish to secede would it be fair to officially declare to the Federal government the state's intent to secede.

Granted, going that route would give corrupt officials more time to counter and manipulate the will of the people, but I think it'd be far more effective and wise than a knee-jerk rejection of Obama asking Obama to let them leave in peace.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

If I were ever to have an opinion on something,

it would be this.lol It is ridiculous. I've said enough already.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

If you are signing these

If you are signing these petitions please sign this one, it needs another 85 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.


"Ehhh, What's ups Doc?" B.Bunny "Scwewy Wabbit!"E. Fudd
People's Awareness Coalition: Deprogramming Sequence

I get the feeling that if I

I get the feeling that if I sign some online petition like this, I'm really just adding my name to a Federal proscription list...

"The casualty of partisanship is objectivity."