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Initial post: Nov 12, 2012 2:08:47 PM PST
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.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 2:14:54 PM PST
Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice.

LMW; odd, but easily explainable. In some Southern states, if you can't read, you are allowed to bring a parrot into the voting booth - or read petitions. The parrots must have repeated themselves: "Sign! Sign!"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 2:16:40 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
They forgot they signed the first time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 2:18:14 PM PST
What morons.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 2:20:25 PM PST
a more realistic explanation

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 2:33:29 PM PST
Mickey says:
the culture war between conservatives and liberals is plumbing new depths of pettiness and stupidity. I'm beginning to fear for the future of this country because, among other things, much political discourse in this country is now being conducted on the level of three year olds squabbling at a nursery school.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 2:35:20 PM PST
should we call a plumber?

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 2:36:46 PM PST
From the same article as above:

"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

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 2:43:18 PM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
"the culture war between conservatives and liberals is plumbing new depths of pettiness and stupidity. I'm beginning to fear for the future of this country because, among other things, much political discourse in this country is now being conducted on the level of three year olds squabbling at a nursery school."

I couldn't agree more. It's extremely alarming at this point. Divided we fall.....we have dark days ahead if nothing changes.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 2:44:48 PM PST
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 2:49:41 PM PST
(Keep it down, Lenny's asleep.)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 2:52:41 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
I don't have any problem talking with liberals. It's the leftists who pretend to be liberals who make it impossible to have any civil discourse.

Unfortunately, the same thing is true on my side. I'm a conservative, but the real right wingers consider me a "traitor to my race" and a "pinko".

You can't have a dialogue with totalitarians.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:19:35 PM PST
DEEZUS says:
a traitor to your race? because you talk to liberals? liberal isn't a race.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:34:41 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
It's a matter of context, DEEZUS. The kind of people who resort to that kind of name-calling don't bother me. Neither do the current crop who label everybody who disagrees with them as "racist."

It's an attempt to shut somebody down without having to invest any thought in the response. I've seen it used by Nazis, KKK, John Birchers, Posse Comitates and others. The only ones who really scared me were the Posse members. They're usually heavily armed and very proficient. They also avoid giving press conferences, getting gang tats or that kind of thing. If they get mad at you, the risk is being shot in the head from 400 yards out. If they decide to warn you, they leave a calling card on your patrol car. It's usually a crude sketch of the view through a rifle scope. A circle with a cross and little lines for estimating range. It's a warning of what they'll do if you continue to annoy them.

Leftists are mouthier, but they're terrible shots if they can shoot at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:40:45 PM PST
Wow! All of those states are against the United States of America - they have no patriotism - they hate being a part of this great country.

I think I am shocked at all the people that hate the USA.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:48:25 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
I've always been shocked by people who "hate the USA", Kessa. That's why Americans must stand together and not fall to the politics of division.

United, we're a great country.

Divided, we're a big target.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 3:50:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 3:53:01 PM PST
Good. Don't let the door hit them on the way out. Sore losers.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 3:56:02 PM PST
Grim says:
Who is forcing these morons to stay in America. If people hate their country, let em leave--but they don't get to take part of the country with them. Let them move to Haiti--not much government in Haiti.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:05:49 PM PST
Ryan says:
Ok lets now look at which states used stimulus funds to balance their states budget. I'm tired of the "Someone else is screwing up, not me" type of thinking. Secede and let's see how long they last.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:12:55 PM PST
Lonya says:
"They forgot they signed the first time."

Lots of duplication. Mrs. Smith signed in her capacity as Mr. Smith's husband and then signed again in her capacity as Mr. Smith's sister. Happens more than you think.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:15:20 PM PST
Lonya says:
I give you credit for distinguishing between liberals and leftists.
Too many people just label everyone to their left as just some monolithic socialist communist godless entity.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:23:52 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 12, 2012 4:24:16 PM PST
lowbo says:
I think addled signers of these petitions should be strongly urged to self-emigrate.

Air Somalia has a special Libertarian rate for former Americans who wish a glamorous life as a pirate or white slave.

Knock yourselves out, former Americans!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:30:46 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
*quack*

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:35:11 PM PST
south texas says:
no more signed this than those claiming when bush won they were going to leave.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 4:36:15 PM PST
Bad Grandpa says:
I think secession is a great idea! There is a lot of wide open space in Texas that they all could fit into comfortably.
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