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A new Union forming? UPDATED, now from all 50 states.

By: hcubed , 8:45 PM GMT on November 13, 2012

Earlier, I put up a list of the "super 12" - those states that would allow a candidate to be elected president by wining the popular vote in just 11 of them:

California (55)
New York (29)
Texas (38)
Florida (29)
Pennsylvania (20)
Illinois (18)
Ohio (16)
Michigan (16)
New Jersey (14)
North Carolina (15)
Georgia (16)
Virginia (13)

Well in the aftermath of the election, another list has formed - states that have put in petitions to the Gov't to let them withdraw “peacefully” from the United States.

The White House has a website (Link) allowing citizens to put forth petitions for Gov't consideration.

23 states *** Correction - now it's all 50.

That's right, 50 states have petitions pending.

According to the rules of the site, any petition receiving 25,000 online “signatures” on the “We the People” page within 30 days of posting will receive a review by the appropriate executive department and a response from a White House staffer.

So far, Texas has enough. Petitions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and Tennessee also have accrued at least 25,000 signatures, the number the Obama administration says it will reward with a staff review of online proposals.

Residents of these states have expressed interest in dissolving their relationship with the United States. Of course, since it's on the internet, it doesn't say you have to be a resident of the state to be counted.

Still, there's a growing concern, and a "rebuttal" petition:

"...A White House petition gathering force calls for citizenship to be stripped and exile for anyone who signs a petition in favor of a state's secession.

"Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported," the full petition reads.

The title of the petition is, "WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them."

As of this writing, 2,205 have signed the petition; 22,795 more signatures are needed for the issue to be addressed by the White House..."

"...shall have their citizenship stripped..."

I guess somebody doesn't realize what secession means. They WANT to pull away, and handle their OWN affairs.

No taxation. No "representation".

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4. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:01 AM GMT on November 16, 2012
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3. hcubed
3:46 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Anyone who thinks this backlash is a result of racism is sadly mistaken:

Budget deficit rises to $120 billion in October

"...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The budget deficit rose in October, the first month of fiscal year 2013, as looming negotiations over expiring tax cuts and imminent spending reductions dominated the post-election political landscape.

The Treasury said on Tuesday the October deficit was $120 billion, larger than economist forecasts for a $114 billion gap and up from $98 billion in October of 2011.

Growth in expenditures outpaced rising receipts, deepening the deficit. Outlays grew to $304 billion from around $262 billion in the same month last year while receipts rose to $184 billion from $163 billion.

Following President Barack Obama's election to a second term last week, the debate in Washington has quickly shifted to the combination of expiring tax breaks and new spending reductions known as the "fiscal cliff."

Lawmakers involved in the debate gathered in Washington on Tuesday for the first time since the elections, setting the stage for a week of trial balloons and rhetorical repositioning.

The Congress has just returned from a break after the November 6 elections. Topping the agenda is the year-end convergence of urgent tax and spending issues that, if mishandled, could plunge the economy into another recession.

The United States had reported a budget surplus for September, the final month of the 2012 fiscal year, but the tiny bump in revenues did not prevent the country's deficit from exceeding $1 trillion for the fourth year in a row.

The 2012 budget gap was $1.089 trillion, smaller than last year's deficit of $1.297 trillion largely because of higher corporate income tax receipts and less spending..."
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2. Alleyoops
11:22 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
What is wrong with the American people who voted for Obama in all of the 50 states? Why let only a few determine what is going to happen in your state? I just don't understand where this is all coming from. What happened to your freedoms and your electorial right to determine your government? Come on people, stop being sheeples and stand up to the bullies in your state who want to determine what is best for you and yours.
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1. dregstudios
10:03 PM GMT on November 13, 2012
The racism of yesteryear has come full circle in our county. The entire world embraced our choice of a black President four years ago and most nations of the world still support him. The fringe elements of Republican sect have crept through into the mainstream once again with conservative mouthpieces planting the seeds of hate. The only doubt lies here at home rooting from bigotry. Watch the white hands paint Obama in Blackface at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bambooz ling-obama.html
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