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Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 10:18 AM
In the wake of last week's presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.

States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.

The petitions are short and to the point. For example, a petition from the Volunteer State reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." Of all the petitions, Texas has the most signatures so far, with more than 23,000.

Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing.

An article from WKRC quotes a University of Louisville political science professor who explained that these petitions aren't uncommon. Similar petitions were filed following the 2004 and 2008 elections. Still, should the petitions garner 25,000 signatures in a month, they will require an official response from the Obama administration.

From the We the People site:

The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it's sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

Not everybody who wants to secede is polite enough to write a petition. Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County (Texas) Republican Party, wrote a post-election newsletter in which he urges the Lone Star State to leave the Union.

"We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity... Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years."



http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/secission-petitions-filed-20-states-190210006.html

DaFace
11-13-2012, 10:21 AM
Wrong forum n00b. And repost.

Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Wrong forum n00b. And repost.

local news, since MO petitioned.

Brock
11-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Impotent rage is funny.

Donger
11-13-2012, 10:27 AM
local news, since MO petitioned.

You posted this in the Lounge?

Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 10:28 AM
Impotent rage is funny.

children are cute:D

DaFace
11-13-2012, 10:30 AM
local news, since MO petitioned.

And that makes it non-political how?

SNR
11-13-2012, 10:33 AM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, fuck you very much :D

mr. tegu
11-13-2012, 10:35 AM
And people wonder why nothing can get done in government? Every time any one loses they take their ball and go home. If they can't win they will make sure to make it impossible for the winner to get anything done so they can say, "see the President has done nothing and is a failure."

DaFace
11-13-2012, 10:39 AM
And people wonder why nothing can get done in government? Every time any one loses they take their ball and go home. If they can't win they will make sure to make it impossible for the winner to get anything done so they can say, "see the President has done nothing and is a failure."

While this is true, I don't think these "petitions" are any indicator of that. Hell, you don't even have to live in the relevant state to sign one. The internet is good at righteous indignation.

Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 10:42 AM
And that makes it non-political how?

noted. you have my sincere apology -- what you do with it is up to you:D I don't see the repost though.

Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 10:43 AM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, **** you very much :D

nukes don't belong to you though -- just parked in your driveway is all.

kcpasco
11-13-2012, 10:48 AM
Time for another scorched earth policy through Texas this time.

DaFace
11-13-2012, 10:51 AM
noted. you have my sincere apology -- what you do with it is up to you:D I don't see the repost though.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=266450

(It originally starts with Texas, but the others are mentioned throughout.)

loochy
11-13-2012, 10:56 AM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, fuck you very much :D

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/30130608.jpg

Detoxing
11-13-2012, 11:02 AM
It just goes to show how many stupid people live in this country.

Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 11:11 AM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=266450

(It originally starts with Texas, but the others are mentioned throughout.)

oh okay. I see why I missed that -- it was posted by a raider fan:D

Ace Gunner
11-13-2012, 11:12 AM
It just goes to show how many stupid people live in this country.

I prefer to view this as the greatest effort from the american couch evar!

bevischief
11-13-2012, 12:09 PM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, **** you very much :D

Yes we do.

vailpass
11-13-2012, 12:11 PM
Yes we do.

Yah sure you betcha'!

:D

kcpasco
11-13-2012, 12:14 PM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, **** you very much :D

You need the launch codes

vailpass
11-13-2012, 12:14 PM
You need the launch codes

I'd rather SNR had them than obama.

mlyonsd
11-13-2012, 05:34 PM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, **** you very much :DIf we can share your oil can South Dakota come with you?

We can help guard your southern and eastern borders from those idiot Minniesoootan's and Iowegian's.

DaveNull
11-13-2012, 05:34 PM
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Dave Lane
11-13-2012, 05:41 PM
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Cool its a retard parade. I see Vailpass, Sportshrink... Anyone see Chiefaroo? I'm looking for that dude :)

Fish
11-13-2012, 05:44 PM
Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years.

Ohh well isn't that convenient? We're gonna leave you commie bastards! Just as long as we can still participate in your economy free of charge, and drive on your roads, and use your airspace, and on and on........

Stupid people..

BucEyedPea
11-13-2012, 06:00 PM
Ohh well isn't that convenient? We're gonna leave you commie bastards! Just as long as we can still participate in your economy free of charge, and drive on your roads, and use your airspace, and on and on........

Stupid people..

Since when do people pay to participate in an economy? You guys are used to that much command and control or regulation over economic affairs, it's come to this? Meanwhile, their tax obligations would end.

Free trade is free trade....and no free trade agreement is needed either. Just lower tariffs.
Believe or not, only one side has to lower them too.

Shaid
11-13-2012, 08:13 PM
I hope North Dakota secedes. We've got oil and nukes. We can take care of ourselves, **** you very much :D

LMAO

seclark
11-13-2012, 08:16 PM
all your base are belong to u.s.
sec

SNR
11-14-2012, 09:08 AM
I'd rather SNR had them than obama.

That's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me

SNR
11-14-2012, 09:18 AM
If we can share your oil can South Dakota come with you?

We can help guard your southern and eastern borders from those idiot Minniesoootan's and Iowegian's.

I'm more worried about Nebraska, honestly. We must maintain constant vigilance on Omaha.

Comrade Crapski
11-14-2012, 08:55 PM
In the wake of last week's presidential election,

Actually the winds of secession started blowing with TARP and then picked up steam with the (failed) stimulus/porkulus.

It's now out of the realm of possibility and in the realm of probability.

Brock
11-14-2012, 09:00 PM
Actually the winds of secession started blowing with TARP and then picked up steam with the (failed) stimulus/porkulus.

It's now out of the realm of possibility and in the realm of probability.

Points and laughs.

greg63
11-14-2012, 09:01 PM
http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/30130608.jpg

LMAOLMAOLMAO