The independent states of America: Tens of thousands across 20 states demand to secede from U.S. after Obama won election

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232029/The-independent-states-America-Secession-filed-20-states-election.html

  • Some 23,000 people in Texas want to separate from the rest of the US
  • Petitions need 25,000 signatures to be considered as policy
  • Right to petition government protected by First Amendment

By Louise Boyle

PUBLISHED: 18:03 EST, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 EST, 12 November 2012

Although America carried President Obama confidently into a second term last Tuesday – not everyone is jumping for joy at the prospect of four more years.

Tens of thousands have put their names to secession petitions in 20 states, asking that they peacefully become independent from the rest of the country.

The documents have been lodged on a government website We The People – and Texas has almost enough people behind its petition to warrant an official White House response.

Bid for freedom: People from the states marked in red have lodged petitions asking to break away from the rest of the United States since Obama returned to the White HouseBid for freedom: People from the states marked in red have lodged petitions asking to break away from the rest of the United States since Obama returned to the White House

Along with the Lone Star state, petitions were filed from Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee. So keen are the folks in Georgia for a separation, that they filed their petition twice.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of these states voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney although petitions were also lodged in Democrat strongholds such as New York and Oregon.

Texas has gained the most so far with 23,000 people backing the wish to form an independent government.

The right to petition the U.S. government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

If there is enough support – 25,000 signatures are needed – then it is sent to policy experts within the administration.

Other petitions are currently filed on the website including ones to ‘Officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools’, another to ‘regulate internet pornography’ and ‘stop the drone strikes’.

Mitt Romney conceded defeat in the presidential election last Tuesday after the final count saw Obama with a total of 332 electoral college votes to Romney’s 206.

Going it alone: So far citizens in 20 states have signed petitions asking to be allowed to govern themselves independently since Obama was voted back into officeGoing it alone: So far citizens in 20 states have signed petitions asking to be allowed to govern themselves independently since Obama was voted back into office

 

It's over: Mitt Romney announced that he conceded the race to President Obama and stood on stage with his wife Ann, Paul and Janna Ryan It’s over: Mitt Romney announced that he conceded the race to President Obama and stood on stage with his wife Ann, Paul and Janna Ryan

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Posted on November 13, 2012, in Politics, US Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Why would any African American want to back a state wanting to leave the u.s.? We would be very dumb because president Obama won again. He has had our backs more so than anybody else because he knows what we need. We have come along way in more than 200 years; so why would we hurt ourselves? We know where we have been but we don’t know where we are going!!!!!!!!

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