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SUBJECT: UPDATED: 33 States File Petitions to “Peacefully Secede from United States,”
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1860 AND 1861 WHEN ELEVEN OF THE FIFTEEN SOUTHERN STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNIONS. THAT SHOWS AN UNDENIABLE PRECEDENT! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
UPDATED: 33 States File Petitions to “Peacefully Secede from United States,” Texas Petition Has 78,370 Signatures
Updated Headlines for Tuesday, November 13th 2012
- 33 states have filed secession petitions as of Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m. pacific time.
- The Texas petition now has more than 74,000 signatures
As of 12:45 pm pacific time, November 13th, the following are the 33 states petition links and their signature counts:
Louisiana, 29,598; Texas, 78,370; Florida, 23,399; Alabama, 21,682; North Carolina, 20,469; Kentucky, 13,185; Mississippi, 13,206; Indiana, 14,002; North Dakota, 9,051; Montana, 10,124; Colorado, 15,284; Oregon, 10,829; New Jersey, 10,374; New York, 11,620; South Carolina, 16,421; Arkansas, 15,805; Georgia, 22,384; Missouri 13,297; Tennessee, 21,055; Michigan, 13,947; Oklahoma, 12,418; Nevada, 6,763; Arizona, 13,463; Pennsylvania, 8,552; Delaware, 5,210; South Dakota, 2,687; Nebraska, 3,085; Kansas, 4,019; Alaska, 4,071; California, 6,989; Utah, 4,966; West Virginia, 2,990; Wyoming, 5,143.
It’s been a hectic 48 hours. Sunday afternoon I spotted a YT video that reported citizens from 15 states had petitioned to secede from the United States. “Odd news item,” was my only thought. I posted it. 24 hours later by yesterday evening, the list of petitions had grown to 30 states. This morning it’s 33 states.
The sudden state secession petition phenomenon may or may not mean anything other than a very large “pay attention to what we are saying” political foot stomp by conservatives, but the civil action certainly caught fire fast enough. Texas had acquired their required 25,000 votes within a day and their petition now has more than 74,000 signatures.
I would advise all who are naming calling this secession drive as “racist” to drop the dead tired adolescent name calling. Anyone who can balance a personal checkbook knows our nation is teetering on the edge of absolute fiscal catastrophe and that has nothing whatsoever to do with race. It does have everything to do with GOVERNANCE [ or the lack thereof. ] I have no reason to believe that Barack Obama will do anything other than continue to turn on the Federal printing presses for four more years to inject enough money into the economy to put on the show of a false economic recovery. I would surmise that many fiscal conservatives, like myself, might sign a secession petition just to make a statement that spending more borrowed money at the multi-trillion dollar level is a recipe for the death of the nation.
Cited: “I am completely aware that Election Day was a catalyzing moment, but I do not believe that the underpinnings of this are solely about Barack Obama,” Texas Nationalist Movement president Daniel Miller told POLITICO. “This cake has been baking for a long time — it’s the Obama administration that put the candles on the cake and lit it for us.”These petitions may possibly set the national stage for an official airing of grievances at least. A possible national election recount is not completely out of the question according to some. Serious incidents of voter fraud have turned up in key swing states. Subscribe to this news blog receive the latest on all of this, and check back with this front page as I will continue to update it daily.
Cited from ‘The Blaze” news blog:A total of 33 States have filed online petitions to peacefully secede from the United States. Keep track of the growing list of states here: https://petitions.whitehouse.
“Is this simply the product of a few thousand discontents in each individual state? Perhaps. But Texas’ petition has over 40,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 necessary to reach the attention of the President. If this turns out to be more than the discontented murmurings of a single state, this story may get ugly.”
White House may respond to Texas secession petition
Cited: “The White House may opt out of replying. Under its own rules, “To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.”
Excerpt from the Texas secession petition:
#Secede and #Secession are trending on Twitter and reports state that Texas is has achieved their 25,000 signature mark with more than 74,000 signatures as of 11.13.2012, thus leading the charge that will require an official response from the Obama White House.You can also follow @TexasTribune for more breaking news on the Texas secession petition.
“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.”
The Washington Post has now weighed in with news coverage of the secession movement.
CBS News Coverage of States Petitions to Secede
My thoughts on the matter …
Maybe alleged time traveler John Titor was right after all. Years ago a mysterious personage began posting messages to Usenet [ remember Usenet? ] telling the internet community that he was a time traveler returning from the future, specifically the year 2036. He told astounded web citizens on Usenet that he had traveled back in time to locate an obscure piece of computer equipment that was desperately needed in the future, and to warn people in the present of certain coming events. Titor told a stunned and frankly disbelieving internet audience that there was a civil war in America’s near future, [ his recent past ] and went on to describe how this conflict ripped the country in half, and what came later.
So you can imagine my astonishment when I found about a half dozen news sites reporting that at least 20 states have filed petitions to secede from the US last night. I’m still not sure if this is a GOP protest prank or a real movement, but the petitions are real. They are posted on the White House website, and at least two of them have more than 10,000 signatures already: Louisiana and Texas.
It’s not difficult to foresee that the financial implications of approaching new Obama regulations, Obamacare and the coming January 1st expiration of Bush tax cuts will all soon converge into an imminent perfect storm of fiscal overload. I think this coming fiscal tsunami is forcing many states to consider drastic options for their own financial and political survival. That may be at least one reason for a fledgling secession movement which has garnered petitions from 33 states to date. I would note also that I have seen news stories indicating some pretty serious voter fraud from November 6th, so many of the petitioners may want a recount of the vote if they feel the 2012 presidential election might have been rigged for Obama. I can only speculate as all of this is such a new development.
Each state must have at least 25,000 people sign their petitions by December 7th 2012 for the Obama administration to give a response. Texas has already garnered more than74,000 signatures as of 11.13.2012 mid afternoon.
Websites reporting on this story earlier included:
White House website deluged with secession petitions from 20 states
UPDATE: Citizens from nearly 20 states petition the White House to secede…
Anarchy in the USA? Folks in 15 states file petitions to secede
Citizens from 15 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States
15 states start petitions to secede from the US
18 States Petition to Secede from US (Links Included)
[ Note to readers: I want to apologize for any news being late on this sudden firestorm of state secession petitions. Overnight the number jumped from 30 to 33. By the time I send this out, it will be out of date. Any reader who wants to help me track what's happening and wants to send in solid news leads that are secession related please email them to email@example.com - I could use the help!]