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White House to respond after 70,000 demand secession of Texas from US

Texas secedeHouston, we have a problem: more than 70,000 people have signed a petition on the website of the White House asking for Texas to secede from the United States.

Less than a day after RT first reported that a petition demanding the secession of The Lone Star State from the US was on track to cross the 25,000 signature threshold to warrant an official response, the tally of people requesting the speedy removal of Texas from the United States tripled, going from 21,777 signees to 72,861 in under 24 hours.

The Texas petition was published on the White House’s official website on November 9, but wasn’t the first to ask for secession. While the request from the oil-rich home of the Alamo was published just two days after Pres. Obama was declared victorious in his quest for re-election, Louisiana was the first state to ask for an exit from the union on WhiteHouse.gov, just hours after ballots were tallied on Nov. 6. By the end of that weekend, Texas and 18 other locales had created copycat petitions of their own, although the Lone Star State is by and large the first to cross the 25,000 signature threshold.

According to the rules on WhiteHous.gov, now either US President Barack Obama or a member of his administration or staff will be required to address the overwhelming number of votes to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

The next step, according to a guide posted on the executive office’s website, will be a full review followed by a response.

From WhiteHouse.gov:

“The White House will convene a regular meeting with representatives from all of the major policy offices (like the National Economic Council, Domestic Policy Council and others) that will review petitions that have crossed the signature threshold for a response. This group will help determine which policy office in the White House or federal agency should review and respond to petitions and ensure that petition responses are posted as quickly as possible.”

Commenting to the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday, a White House rep says “every petition that crosses the threshold receives a response,” but that the number of other petitions online will impact how long it will take to deliver an answer.

In the original secession request published last week out of Louisiana, the petition’s author, “Michael E” of Sidell, LA, quoted the opening line of the Declaration of Independence, the eighteenth-century proclamation that announced the liberation of the United States from Britain. Citing the sentiments of their forefathers, Michael wrote, “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.”

In the case of Texas, that petition’s author was a bit more specific about grievances that were unimaginable during 1700s. Micah H. of Arlington, TX writes in his state’s petition that “The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending,” adding that “The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights,” citing specifically the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as catalysts in the erosion of civil liberties. “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 [sic] 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.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a one-time contender in this year’s race to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, rejected the petition in a statement relayed by his staff Monday afternoon.

“Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it,” Catherine Frazier, a press secretary for the governor, told the Dallas Morning News. “But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, Florida is slated to be the next state to cross the 25,000 signature threshold, falling just shy of 3,000 votes needed to warrant a response. Since all petitions on WhiteHouse.gov have 30 days to cross that mark, though, the Sunshine State and more than a dozen others are likely to receive a reply from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the coming weeks.

Another petition asking President Obama to “Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them” has so far received 1,754 signatures.

SEE ALSO: Nearly half of the US threatens to secede

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Source: http://rt.com/usa/news/white-house-texas-secede-612/

22 comments

  1. Meaningless blather…

    Laughable…

    The United States — cancer on the World that it is — should, and will, be broken up, however, that dissolution will not be achieved by peaceful means. Surely, no one possessed of his senses believes otherwise.

    http://www.ericpetersautos.com/2012/05/07/deathstar-america-and-the-endgame-of-empire/

    Cheers,

    JQP

  2. GO STATE POWER!!!

    Fuck the illegitimate, war-mongering, bankster-controlled, criminal fed govt.

    GO HUMANITY!!!

  3. Dear God, please let them leave. Then please grant us the strength to build a fence along their northern border to keep the fascist hicks out.

    • A lot of good your liberal fence will do. Soon enough your own people will be crying discrimination and within a year you’ll give amnesty to any loser that wants to carry a backpack of ditchweed across. You fools can’t survive with the pushbutton nanny state in place as it is.

    • TOTALLY AGREE!!!

  4. So what you’re saying is you don’t want to be an American. You won’t defend her shores, her people or honor those who have died to keep this Union. We are where we are because so many of you don’t bother to get off your asses to vote, would rather have term limitations rather than again, getting off your fat asses to vote the bum out. We are where we are because you really don’t give a shit and now because shit is hitting the fan like true arm chair warriors you high tail it outta the room. You don’t like here…MOVE! Move your dumb asses to China or Africa or Russia. Go on, GET OUT!!!

    • What a load of nonsense. The past 15 presidential administrations (I’m being generous) as totally politically compromised and nothing but leeches on life, liberty and property. Those that died to keep this union were just as duped as those that play the King George card in the face of the Declaration of Independence – “If you don’t like it here…MOVE”. Thanks for letting us all know how it’s all of our fault.
      The vote is a joke as is your belief in a bunch of frauds in suits as your enemy or savior. You are a dupe of the highest order, and the part of the herd that keeps it bleating for its shearing and slaughter.

      The SHTF when the baby boomers couldn’t keep their johnsons in their pants and now the country has to cover the pull popping cancer ridden entitlement driven lot of you. Instead of us all going to China, we’ll just wait for you all to dirt nap it.

  5. We Zionists we not let the slaves secede. Not until they pay the debt and interest we have so graciously created for them out of nothing! You will continue to pay us tribute and you will sacrifice your children for our agenda. We will continue to muddle your races while we maintain our purity. One Corzine is worth a thousand Goy!

  6. I saw earlier that someone began their statement, “Dear God’” I wish that we as a country would begin most of our days and our dealings with God at the forefront of our thoughts. That being the case, I assure you that we would not be having these conversations today. Unfourtunately our direction within this country has become misguided. We are heading for something that I assure you all, none of us want. Please reach across the aisle make decisions based on right or wrong and not on the “we \want our way” mentality. If one says yes the other automatically says no simply because of the power struggle. We the people need to remind our government that we will control our direction and get rid of about 50% of the size of our government. Too much power struggle. Pray about it and then speak

  7. Benjamin… Texas isnt full of hicks. Just cause people have southern accents does’nt make them hicks. Virgina, north carolina and so forth have similar accents. This petition isnt even going to happen. Texas will always be part of the United States. Judgemental brutes such as yourself so be removed from the United States and placed on an island close to sinking. Fuck you and have a nice day!

  8. Dear Benjamin, Don’t worry, the fascist hicks in Texas do not care to take part in the communist remainder of the USA, no fence will be required. Happy genocide commies!

  9. This separation process probably prove to be advantageous. The political structures will advocate not “independence” nor “dependence” ….as current sides speak of. The new political agenda will advocate “INTERDEPENDENCE” Do and acquire on that which you need, not greed. The garbage pile is getting closer and closer.

  10. The federal government has raped so many times the US Constitution and the Bills of Rights that it is difficult not to understand these people. In Verment also they want to secede and they are right considering that the US federal government is illegetimate,

  11. Sorry to say but those people in those states are just pissed off Romney didn’t win the presidency. THAT is exactly why they are doing this. I mean come on people who would want a man in office who is so cocky that, he didn’t even write a consession speech because he never thought he would lose to Obama. I will tell you now I voted Obama like it or not I don’t really care. Obama DID NOT have to stop at two local businesses on his way to a park I believe it was in Sandsuky Ohio, but he did and bought stuff from them both. THAT is something HE HIMSELF decided to do. Now to those people who have those petitions Shut the @#*$ up and stop being so pissed off that Romney lost.

  12. Right on Jacque! Those states that want to secede are not pissed that Obama light (Romney) didn’t win. I did not vote. Why bother? They are “oppo-sames”. Half of the population on the US does not care to live in a communist country. Genocide of the non-believers will be brought to you by Obama’s civilian army. Can you say Brown Shirts? Democracy that is not restrained by the Constitution is about 2 wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner. Live free or die!

  13. You COMMICRATS wanted this Obama anti-American DEMAGAUGE then the majority of Americans who make this country will break him also .YOUR ELECTION WIN WILL YIELD YOU NOTHING BUT HELL ..We have only just begun .

  14. Yep Game on Andrew! Sick of that Bastard! Lier,User, Dumbass!

  15. I wish California would secede but that’s will never happen. Stinking liberals. Guess ill have to move to Texas. This is what the founding fathers would have wanted. They did it, now it’s our turn to revamp the government

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