Back in 2008 and the ensuing campaign we learned that Palin’s hubby, Todd, was a member of an Alaskan secessionist movement……we all laughed. Then in 2009, I believe, our boy Rick Perry of Texas stated that Texas could secede from the Union when they became unhappy with the government….we all hook our heads and giggled under our breath….but what about secession?
Personally, I live within the borders of what use to be called the Republic of West Florida and have said that we need to leave the state of Mississippi and become the 51st state……I want to leave the state, NOT the nation……but since the recent re-election of Obama there seems to be more and more talk about secession……..
Newser) – Will we soon be a nation of 49 states? Not a snowball’s chance in hell. But the Houston Chronicle reports that residents of Texas who petitionedfor the right to secede from the Union will indeed have their plea considered by the White House. That’s not because the administration is taking the request seriously; rather, the petition met the threshold of 25,000 signatures needed to trigger a review, as per the White House website where it was filed.
A rep for Gov. Rick Perry released a statement to the Dallas Morning News pooh-poohing the secession drive while taking a dig at Washington: “Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government.” Unhappy voters in 19 more states have similar petitions in the works.
So, are they kidding….19 other states feel like it would be a good idea to start breaking up the Union?
(Newser) – Forget moving to Canada: Some disappointed American voters would like to stay in the USA … so long as their state secedes from the Union. The blog Red Alert Politics takes a look at petitions posted to the White House’s petitions page by residents demanding just that. Newser’s count puts the number of states with such a petition attached to their name at 20. They range from Colorado to Florida to New York, and a few thousand residents in each would, pretty please, like the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of X to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”
Many of them reference the Declaration of Independence, and the fact that it holds that it is “the Right of the People to … institute new Government … whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends.” While, news flash, these petitions won’t actually result in secession, the “We the People” section of the White House website does promise that staffers will review a petition that gets enough backing (25,000 votes by residents of that state), “ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.” So far, Texas looks to be closest to that threshold.
Read the articles carefully…….the states that consider this secessionist movement maybe not be the ones that you would suspect……
This is scary to me………..for a country that prides itself on patriotism….this does not seem that patriotic to me…….I would like to hear what others think of this situation……..
UpDate: After writing this draft there appear a bit more info……
(Newser) – An online Texas petition to secede from the union is nearing 100,000 votes now, giving the group leading the charge its 15 minutes. Politico interviews Texas Nationalist Movement leader Daniel Miller:
- On Obama: Election Day “was a catalyzing moment,” but this isn’t just about the president. “This cake has been baking for a long time—it’s the Obama administration that put the candles on the cake and lit it for us.”
- On Gandhi: Luckily, there won’t be a civil war, or even violent protests. “We walk in the same vein as Gandhi and those guys.”
- On heading mainstream: “For the longest time, this was what people would classify as a fringe issue. It was relegated to the back rooms in the cafés. But in 2008, 2009—the tail end of the Bush administration and start of Obama’s—what you saw was kind of interesting. This issue went to being part of the political discourse.”
The Daily Caller, meanwhile, reports that similar petitions from 50 states are now up on the White House website, and six others besides Texas have reached the 25,000-signature threshold to warrant an automatic review by the administration. (They are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee, for the record.)
Sorry, but this is all so much crap! People do not want the government wasting money but they do this stunt…..and it is a waste of money…..NONE of these dipsticks are going anywhere…….I know it….they know it…..and now YOU know it!
Advice? STOP taking these morons seriously! Period!