There Are Now 22 Petitions To Secede

Texas has 40,000 signatures

If you go to the link, there’s a list at the bottom of the states that are participating.

The Texas petition, which suggests to the Obama administration, “Texans neither want nor need you,” reads as follows:

“We petition the Obama Administration to peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

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.”

- Aggie

4 Comments »

  1. Joe said,

    November 13, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    Just as a point Texas was part of Mexico longer than it has been part of the US.What percentage of the population is Hispanic or Black ?

  2. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    November 13, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    Not true about Texas, Joe. Mexico declared independence from Spain in 1810, and Texas was annexed by the US in 1845 (leading to the Mexican-American War concluded in 1848). Texas had already declared its independence in 1836. So, however you measure it, Texas belonged to Mexico for only a few decades, and has been a state of America for 167 years. France, Spain, and myriad Indian tribes might have a case for longer ownership, but not Mexico.

    As for America’s black and Hispanic population, I’m sure Wikipedia or some other site can enlighten you (as it just did me, above).

  3. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    November 13, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Texas is up over 62,000 signatures now. And Joe, they want independence, not citizenship of Mexico. :)

    - Aggie

  4. Ron Holland said,

    November 13, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Secession petitions are good PR but bad politics. There is a way for states to legally and politically secede from the American union but it must be a state-by-state process established by constitutional secession conventions in each state. Read: http://thedailybell.com/28286/Ron-Holland-Secession-Petitions-Good-PR-But-Bad-Politics

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