Living in Biloxi MS, have been here since '85 (first Hurricane was Elena).
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:
New York (29)
New Jersey (14)
North Carolina (15)
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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