Americans in 15 states issue White House petitions asking permission to secede

If at first you don’t succeed, just secede!

More than 8,000 Louisiana residents have signed an online petition to the Obama administration to allow the state of Louisana to, “withdraw peacefully from the United States of America and create its own new government.”

The petition, posted to the online White House petitions page, cites the Declaration of Independence stating that it is the right of the people to form a new government when the current one is not respecting the, “consent of the governed.”

Michael E from Slidell, LA created the petition on Nov. 7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected to office. Now, just four days later, he has 3,029 signatures of support from fellow Louisianans and other supporters from surrounding states.

Residents of Texas joined suit on Friday and created their own petition which currently has more than 5,000 signatures.

“The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending,” the petition reads. “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.”

Since then 13 other states, including New York, Kentucky, Colorado and New Jersey, have also filed similar petitions.

While these petitions serve more to make a point than to present a serious proposition, they are a physical symbol of the deep resentment for the direction in which the United States is moving under the Obama administration.

(h/t Drudge Report)

Editor’s Note: This piece has been updated to include additional information.

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  1. Jacob says:

    Regina Conley is so hot!

    I want my secession news from her exclusively for eternity..

    1. Qute87 says:

      there always has to be a pervert lurking in the shadows

      1. Tanya says:

        Regina Conley is hot, So why does Jacob up automatically be labeled a pervert Qute87?

      2. J Bloom says:

        This of couse is nonsense, these are just minority far right groups. They are going to be ridiculed and further divide the USA. They should be treated at unpatriotic and anti America.

        Even if 100% of people (doesn’t look even close to 1% at the moment) sign a petition it’s irrelevant. Barring an outright revolution – and a successful one – these can’t secede And even during rebellion, a state is considered part of the union. That legal question was decided all the way back in 1869 in the case Texas v. White: The Court held that individual states could not unilaterally secede from the Union and that the acts of the insurgent Texas legislature–even if ratified by a majority of Texans–were “absolutely null.” http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0074_0700_ZO.html

        1. brosefstalin69 says:

          whats more American then saying “F*** you, we’re starting over.”

          1. Thea says:

            Heck yeah! I’m all ready for the march! Get me out of this crap hole union if I have to deal with Obama as a “leader”.

        2. Bonnie says:

          There is no one more unpatriotic or un American than Obama. He’s a socialist, fasciest, Marxist pig.

          1. BKLM says:

            It’s sad to see someone so ignorant & misinformed.

          2. bruce Robinson says:

            Dear Bonnie,
            you’re so right on. The left has been miseducated, programmed and emotionalized and they don’t even know it. That’s why their so dangerous. They’re very dangerous when given power and that’s why we’re in the fix we are. They don’t understand the conservative revolution, (Revolutionay War), that made this country great. They don’t understand where we got off the track and that’s when we developed the “unconstitutional” Federal Reserve System, which receives out taxes illegally. No independent agency was ever supposed to collect our taxes and print money. They have done so to the point that there is no restriction in their corrupt and underhanded ways.
            Truly, the unpatriotic Americans are those that want to feed the greed.
            Bruce Robinson

        3. C says:

          True, but not true. The people can over rule by law of the US Constitution. But then again when was the last time our GOV of the Obama Admin gave a crap…….? Exactly the reason for the people wanting to separate. Can ya blame em? I certainly dont cause by the end of his term the US National debt will only be farther from where it needs to be. Try about 20 trillion this time.

        4. RON GODDARD says:

          HEY IDIOT, OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AROUND YOU!

      3. mo says:

        Here’s the deal. We don’t need states that add unique value to this great country we immigrated to, we need Buckwheat to go back to the country he was born. Then we again shall have a “United States of America.”

        We are all lucky that Hitler was nuts, or by now Obama would be pickin’ cotton and we’d have a surplus economy with full employment.

        Come to think of it, not a bad trade.

    2. Randy says:

      I think this country should enact a law that if you do not pay taxes, you should not be allowed to vote.

    3. Robert J. Reilly says:

      You tratorous loosers. If you can’t accept the nations vote, win lose or draw, then LEAVE!!! Thats what makes us Americans, we pull together. We do the best with what we have and improve on it!!! You QUITERS would have been great loyalists during the Revolution. If I had my way I’d hang you all for treason!!! As it is, WE THE PEOPLE, tolerate you assholes because you the constitutional right to.

      1. Epappy says:

        i believe thats what they are trying to do and they are well with in their rights as AMERICAN citizens to do so

      2. Epappy says:

        i believe thats what they are trying to do and they are well with in their rights as AMERICAN citizens to do so and in no way is petitioning the government an act of treason, but you wanna know what is? Fast and Furious is treason.

      3. A. Drew Bundini says:

        This is an opportunity to correct the outcome of the Civil War. What exactly did the North win? How can a progressive like myself assist the session effort of red states?

    4. Marilyn says:

      I cant believe what I am reading. What is going on down South? Are those people that narrow minded!? Why have they not evolved? What is the REAL reason, why they are so against Obama. I am tired of these FOOLS complaining and Hating! We had an absolute CLOWN (Bush) running office for 8 long years!!! These FOOLS down South did not seem to have a problem with that. So again, what are the real issues. Is it because Obama is not the right SHADE!? All I have to say to the South, cut the crap get with the program. Evolve from your old fashion traditions. Stand by your country as one nation. Stop showing the world your continuous ignorance and lack of mental growth.

      1. Sammi says:

        No, we are not “narrow minded”. Unlike you, we aren’t blind either. We can see what Obama is doing to our government. He doesn’t want us to have guns, which is taking away one of our rights. If someone was to kill another do you think they would hesitate to go buy a gun even if it were illegal? He’s making the people who work hard for their money pay for the others who don’t work at all! He’s a socialist and he’s destroying the U.S. government. He needs to be taken out of office before America is ruined. He’s done enough damage as it is.

  2. Lois Spruill says:

    I hope GA gets in too.. I’m for it!

    1. James Tate says:

      Then by all mean proceed to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create and petition the United States government for secession of Georgia.

      1. kevin dohorty says:

        I think Michael E. should deport himself from this country and count himself as an enemy downing our country the USA.

        1. Shell Black says:

          All of this is crazy. I feel strongly we all should respect the President not only as a man but also as the President of the United States. I must say I will find myself another place of residents far from the south because a new form of slavery will be created.

    2. nikki says:

      they have Lois. There are SEVERAL states that have started them. here is the link for all those curious.
      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

    3. kristianne earnhardt says:

      I’m with Lois. We need one in Georgia

  3. Bill Null says:

    To whom it may concern,
    Although I am not a citizen of La. I support their effort to secede.
    The present Government has lost sight of what our founding fathers intended for this Country, And their total disregard for the Constitution is treasonous to the ideals of America

    1. Steve says:

      Our Constitution is a contract between the states & the federal government. Since our federal government insists on violating this contract we should be able to void it and withdraw.

      1. Jen says:

        I like what you said Steve.

      2. Theresa Gurnell says:

        Do you really think Obama has put this country in the situation it is in?? The Republicans have ran the country prior to Obama and Obama inherited the large issues with the country. the rebulicans that were in office took away many civil and constituional rights of American Citizens, what I do not understand is how come none of your saw that or are aware of that.

        I am not saying Obama has it all figured out, but at least it is a different road then those ran by the last republican party. Something has to change and fast.

        I am also aware, Rome was not created in a day, and 4 years to repair the damage done, is not enough. I think we will have more insight after the next few years.

        At the end of this summer, housing, job rates, unemployment, finally started to turn around. Could it be posible all plans implemented by the administration, was finally starting an upward movement?

        Just my thoughts.

        1. Amie says:

          http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-re-election-already-resulting-massive-layoffs?cid=db_articles

          Obama doesn’t have direct effect!? Look around you! Thousands of people are already losing their jobs only a week after the election! Businesses can’t afford is stupid healthcare! Then more people will be unemployed and living of the government being us even lower in debt!

        2. neatnik333 says:

          AMEN! This sounds like sour grapes to me. And for those of you who think you would be better off in Canada….. hit the road, we Americans will help you pack. Here is what you can look forward to: 1. A progressive country that has healthcare for all citizens 2. Gay marriage is legal for the entire country (Another AMEN) 3. It’s frigging freezing! Enjoy yourselves!

    2. Joshua Meeuwsen says:

      If the these states secede from the USA, then we will most certainly be divided. Divided we fall, United we stand. The soldiers of this nation did not fight and die for it to just watch it fall apart because of one election.

      1. aguy says:

        Nope, soldiers fought and died to preserve central bankers and wall street crooks take over control schemes. It is international in scope and you can easily find out who the perps are. Google for GENERAL smedley butler (highest ranking most decorated US marine ever, so his cred trumps any typical internet neocon war monger) and read some of what he said in his book “war is a racket” It is free online various places. And this conjob racket goes all the way back in our history, and continues today.

        1. nik says:

          I whole heartedly agree wit the person who posted about our soldier’s died for greed nd political gain for greedy evil beings tht truly run this country i salute u for ur comment cuz its the truth men and women dyin under false pretenses their not dyin to protect the ppl of this country the truth is their dying for central bankers nd government to make more money nd have more power.

        2. John says:

          Do you remember, before we even heard of “Obama,” we were talking about a deal being brokered for the UN to take over? Black helicopters, concentration camps and all the other conspiracies? If President Obama can be accused of anything it could be for continuing the agenda set before him by the powers that be. Do you really think that what we see happening is really his ideas? The reply by aguy hit the nail on the head. Not only did General Smedly Butler inform us but also President Eisenhower warned us. He warned about the military industrial complex. Sadly, many of us don’t want to be misled by “facts.” After reading some of the post I have come to this conclusion. If it is proved beyond a shadow of doubt that 9/11 was orchestrated by our government, some how “Obama” was behind it!

          1. tom says:

            I agree John… I also truely believe the hole system is corrupt and they are taking our country away from us. They are doing so right under our nose and most do not see it or don’t want to see it. Better yet most folks think “no way… the government would do us wrong” I know they(the government) would throw anyone of us under the bus without thinking twice. What gets me is the fact we the tax payers provide their mega salaries. We are paying them to f#*k us over. Ron Paul spoke the real deal yet most thought he was crazy.

      2. Sean says:

        Look I am a medic in the Army and I’ll be honest with you regimes come and go and a new president steps in every 4 years its just the change in bosses sometime good sometimes bad but who am I to judge. Now as a soldier and having done my duty and fought for my country I will simply say this. Love your fellow american and your country but fear your government. Remember that when it comes down to it we give them the power not the other way around, these states are simply trying to make a point that the B.S. has to stop somewhere and that our government needs to listen to its people not the Party payers who line their pockets.

        1. Red says:

          I agree with this. Well said.

        2. Kevin B, Kelly says:

          right on Sean! In comment to this idea about states seceeding from the union: This may be a good idea, or may be playing into entime prophetic events! Something that seems peaceably at first, may in the end be a civil war with bloodshed up to the horses bridle.

        3. Theresa Gurnell says:

          I cannot agree more.. And Thank You for me, for keeping us safe.

        4. Theresa Gurnell says:

          Everyone, please keep something in mind. this is how our Government works. The senate and house of representatives, are in control of our country and policys for the most part. The president has very little he can do if the HOR and the SEN do not okay it. Foriegn policy, war, he is advised by top ranking officials, his choice to war or not, is his choice. Obama, has not put us into wars. Obama did not out a hold on the kill to Osama Bin Laden, but Bush did put a hold several times, he was in sights at least four times that I have heard. Was allowed to live, after what he did to this country on our soil. Think about some of this.

        5. eric says:

          a men to that brother and thank you for all you soldiers who fight for this great nation god bless you one and all

        6. Kathy says:

          AMEN!!! Well said, Sean! As only a True American could say.I think many of Americans have forgotten what it is to truly be American. Maybe you should run for office. Wish we had more folks like you to say what needs to be said!!!It’s about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

        7. anthony mota says:

          thanks for that comment, its good to see that someone has some common sense. i agree with you 100%

        8. Ash says:

          Why does everyone keep saying that its just to get attention? what do you think they’ll kick Obama out of office? good luck it wont change anything, republicans will just look similar to the democrats when they were marching around the capitol, and wearing shirts “hes not my president” and “impeach bush” bumper stickers. This needs to be more than a game, it needs to happen, but Obama wont allow it will he? He’ll change everything to his liking. I dont agree with the very unpatriotic Obamas stance on change. any big changes should be made by the people, not the government. The government works for us. we pay them to maintain our roads, trash, sewers, and public relations with other countries for importing,exporting, and peace, and to keep our streets safe. the government should never lead the people, thats why we created it this way.
          The change we need is not a change in government, we need a change in economy. we need to create jobs by using intelligence and evolution. And we need to do something to create a culture for our people that doesnt piss the rest of the world off. 1(seriously the world hate us and considers us corrupter s of the world, all the other countries all have something in common that helps them and that history/ancient culture, and most of those countries have worked very hard to maintain their delicate culture and we just destroy it with trend. muslim girls suddenly dont wont to dress conservative but like lady gaga. Seriously think of what would happen if (with out impossing on the freedom of speech) the states passed a law making it illegal to PROFIT from the positive promotion of illegal and immoral activities. If messages promoting those activities are important to the creators to express, then ALL PROFITS will be donated to education for our youth. Wow! our kids could be less contaminated and have a sense of reality beyond the cool realm, music and entertainment could have substance again instead of just being about drugs drinking and promiscuous sex, AND the world wouldnt blame us for their problems with their teenagers. who knows form their TV could go in a positive direction too, and with pot becoming more and more legal and by the boost in dicovery channel watchers broad casters with finally learn that the people want to learn and absorb from tv not watch bad fake reality, so maybe theyll follow into med research, cancer heart problems and more, and branch from there, and because people like learning(via the success of limitless knowledgeable internet) money will go toward important things instead of honey boos boos mom, and “repo men” this is where we should be heading to a future based on reason and knowledge not to a place were the smart act dumb to be cool, and most certainly not into a future with out our rights and constitution

      3. D. Espo says:

        He is president to few. He has refused to serve us all. His actions and inactions has cost many lives. He is inadequate to lead he cannot lay to rest suspensions concerning his citizenship in the United States. He is a born and raised communist and he is radical islamist Muslim attending Muslim School in Indonesia. He and all of the progressives he serves have tried to dismantle these United States. The election was phony. One paper ballot and one finger dipped in ink will do. He kept the Army from voting. None of our respectable generals backed him. He watched our ambassador in real time as he was tortured and sodimized and he could of ordered planes to help. He is now brokering a deal with the UN to take our guns so that we cannot fight his invading armies. He is not good for the United States just the State of DC. We are fulfilling his lifelong dream of disecting America. Sometimes you have to slash and burn Cancer to preserve what is left. We are cutting him out.

        1. EPW says:

          Wow, it’s like WorldNet Daily Mad Libs

          1. Edith says:

            You are a racist, I am sorry but is Mr B who put the Country where it is now

        2. Marcus says:

          What source are you getting this info from?

        3. Austin Soulone says:

          To those who wish to leave this nation, DO IT.
          You will be known to history as traitors and will be treated as such, may your children turn from your name, my you walk with the dead in the fog of damnation, you are cursed as will be your git. We of the United States will lay waste to you and your kind.
          Be is said be it DONE.

        4. TOMA says:

          You don’t make sense, AT ALL! Bush got us into this War mess and Obama brought our troops back.

        5. debra says:

          My son is a Marine and he was also instructed not to vote. This is crap i thought this was a free country but i guess i was wrong. And Texas is doing well in the economy it should be its own government.

        6. HeidiC says:

          i keep hearing and seeing people talk about how the government is going to “take our guns away”, so i have done a little bit of research to see what that is all about and EVERY single article i have read specifically notes, at one point or another, that the treaties will not affect the availability of guns to the people of this country, they are only to further regulate EXPORTING of these weapons, which excuse me, may actually be a good idea, who knows for sure. it seems some of us are SEARCHING, desperately at times, for something to fear, something to fight against, someone to blame and to hate. which, i simply cant blame them for, since we as humans have been struggling against one thing or another since our very beginning. its hard to break the cycle, nearly impossible it seems. but if we could all just find our way back to trust, love, and living in the moment, maybe we could stop making issues out of nothing that is current, maybe we could end our own misery that we ourselves have created.

        7. JAG217 says:

          Hey D. Espo, and most of the rest of you. Your incoherent rants demonstrate that you are, collectively, OUT OF YOUR FU@@ING MINDS. Also in evidence is the fact that logical thinking is beyond your ability. If you hate the US so much then LEAVE. And don’t expect anyone to give you a tearful goodbye. Oh, and please take the Teabaggers & Republitards with you.

      4. joshua says:

        now that is logical thinking,instead of a secession petition for a rerun that makes more sense.

      5. jmcc says:

        wow im at a lost for words

      6. Restless Rebel says:

        i agree we cannot become divided, but our government is about money and power and something has to happen. i served in the United States Marine Corp and served over seas to fight for our freedom. i did not understand why but it was what i believe in as an American. At the age I am now I still will fight for our freedom even if it is on American land. We the people have to serve together to protect ourselves from a government that is destroying what my Father and his Father and his Father stood for. This has nothing to do with an election, all of them form top to bottom don’t give a damn.

      7. SCOTT says:

        The obama administration is dividing the country all by itself, violating the constitution one time after another, whats with the 20 billion this financial whiz just gave to hamas?! im not for either party, but even to a layman like me, people arent really paying attention to all the details, apparantly, past track record means nothing to anyone anymore, this is what is going to ruin america, everyone so damn politically correct we’ve gotten soft on real issues that will make this country a terrible place to live for our children. I actually decided not to have children because of how things started going back in 2008/2009. I have black freinds that outright admit that obama failed miserably, but voted again to give the guy a second chance. one saying “he didnt do that bad considering he’s black” What the hell does that mean, This country has become a horrible example of the double standard. The daily news had interviews with people in harlem, ex mayor david dinkens, alongside him the disgraced charles rangle- why does criminal rangle opinion mean anything, him and this king of division al sharpton can both come and pay my bills, let me not pay taxes- I’m so disgusted by how everyone cheers this presedential obamination, and stand by watching him break the constitution- someone with balls must step up and monitor his every move- ps i didnt vote for this socialist marxist idiot

    3. C.E. says:

      I support Louisiana’s secession as well. Maybe then the Army core of engineers can shore up the eastern seaboard and let you all drown in your stupidity come the next hurricane.

    4. Shanne says:

      You mean our founding fathers who owned slaves and didn’t wan’t women or poor people to vote. Yeah lets go back and time and pretend its 1850. Move on its called progress.

      1. Registered Voter says:

        I was just about to say the samething. This founding fathers of this country were slave owners so if those are the principles your trying to uphold then yes go ahead sign the fake-ass petition.

        1. Amanda DasGupta says:

          I DO NOT understand why no one thought of this during the reign of the Bush adminstration? Now let’s be real people: the Founding Fathers created a pseudonym of a country; made it “sound good on paper” but as a Mixed young woman (black and East Indian), those same founding fathers would have not allowed for me to have a proper education, voting rights and mere civil rights.

          What is going on is not about the neglect of the Obama administration. Let’s be honest with ourselves people. It’s because of the people, like me, that he represents don’t look like the majority of America. “Home of the Free” they call it, so if that is what states want, to freely neglect how much Obama has done for you ungrateful people and still kept humility despite racist jokes veered towards him, despite people blaming him for Bush’s mess that he is doing a well-off job of cleaning and, despite being the first president to have a governor blatantly disrespect him by pointing her bony, pointy phalanx is his face, despite threatening letters to his family when he first became president and really people this list could go on…

          So before you go ahead and sign this new petition to form a new government, think wisely. Or better yet, just THINK.

        2. soonerthunder says:

          Many slaves were happy and well taken care of and were totally against emancipation. They were secure under slave conditions and were terrified to even consider being on their own, so even though there were many slave “owners,” the myth of widespread abuse was widely overstated. BTW. In case you haven’t heard, slavery has been over for more than 150 years. As for the secession petitions, where do I sign up?

          1. lehahiah says:

            Slavery was bad and it did happen, but like all things I think people need to learn to move on, and most people that went through it have. What is annoying is that it is usually always the younger generation that brings it up

            I know it might sound rude to just say move on, but truth be told slavery has happened long before then, not in the U.S. but in history and in other countries, but nobody is ever going to calm down until they learn to forgive people.

            Although with the younger generation it’s not about that their just using it as an excuse to get away with stuff, and get in peoples faces

        3. Michael Cole says:

          The civil war wasn’t fought over the right to won slaves. It was fought over state’s rights. The federal government was exercising too much control over the states.

        4. Rob says:

          Nice to see that at least three people on here are actually educated. :)

    5. Kamranos says:

      As an Army vet and Native American descendant I would say if you don’t like it, you are more than welcome to leave or give it back to the Natives who had it stolen from them in the first place.

  4. alice says:

    I could not agree more!! we need pray for our nation’ and do what ever it takes to preserVe our CONSTITUTION !!

    1. R C says:

      If you read the constitution, it specifically separates church and state. This way, everyone can teach their own version of religion individually and no particular denomination of Christianity or any other faith is forced on our citizens. According to your cause, Independence is what we are all about.

    2. tim says:

      its hard to want to keep the country together when half of it doesn’t even know how they are undermining their own liberties when they prefer to elect a celebrity instead of a leader and ignore the facts right before their faces.

      1. Ash says:

        shun them! theyve obviously been holding us back. theyre only going to piss of the rest of the world more anyway, better not to be associated with them.

  5. bob says:

    Indiana Kentucky Texas Montana and Florida all have petitions as well now

    1. Michael Cole says:

      Texas was the first one to sign the petition and first to get to 25000 signatures.

  6. Jason says:

    If they do I will be moving there!

  7. Beth kirschner says:

    I’m from Tennessee. I would love to be apart of this also.
    I hate to see our country divided like this, but the government has to listen to the people!

    1. Jeff says:

      Umm, didn’t the “people” just re-elect this government??? This is the most childish act of a sore loser one could imagine. Basically, I don’t want to share so I’m taking my toy and going home.

      1. Courtney says:

        Perfectly said, Jeff!

      2. Horace says:

        Exactly… All this is nonsensical. Sore losers indeed…

      3. Mickey says:

        Not everyone voted this gov. back in.

      4. Gail says:

        Yes sore losers and a whole lot of other winers in this crowd, serve the cheese and crackers and let the show begin…sounds to me like these folks could be better served as expatriates.
        The president really has limited power, its the other clowns who run the show and the fact that they are human and guilty of their own self funded groups…Take a close look at the entire US Gov’t and then pass judgement, they all have skeletons in their closet, its a game of finding out who has more.

  8. Ashley says:

    If either one of them brakes away, I want to move there. More power to them!

    1. Sue says:

      I can’t even ……..

      BREAK.

      NOT BRAKE. Are you even American?!

      1. Kat says:

        Of course she’s American. It’s called American Public Education. :)

  9. James Houston says:

    The majority of the people signing these petitions are from out-of-state, including a LOT of the Northern states. Looks like Louisiana and Texas are being voted OUT of the US. :-)

    1. Eli Younce says:

      Many of those voting want those states to secede so they have a free place to move.We want our liberities!

    2. jeremy watts says:

      Hmmm, the US gets a Huge chunk of it’s oil from Louisiana. Could be a Civil/Gulf war commin

    3. Qute87 says:

      Texas can sustain itself if it came down to it…i don’t know about all the other states…reap what you sow…what out for what you wish for

      1. Messeruuper says:

        I don’t think so, Qute87. Texas has one of the highest rates of people on welfare in the Untied States. Texas receives some of the largest subsides to oil companies anywhere, which is in effect, a form of corporate welfare. Texas has the highest teenage pregnancy rates; the lowest number of college educated people…and, the one of the highest rates of unskilled workers. So when Gov. Perry (or soon-to-be, His Grace, Perry I, Emperor of Texas) brags about the low rate of unemployment there, it’s because those jobs are at places like Walmart and Chic-fil-a. And…Texans don’t even believe in evolution or climate change! Good luck with that kind of populace after you’ve had a complete brain-drain of your intelligencia to Bluer pastures. All that will be left is folks with multiple gun collections, pickup trucks, survival rations and tumbleweeds.

        1. Teresafannin says:

          Very accurate, I LIVE in Texas & the condition of this state is NOT what people think it is. Don’t forget to add in major crop loss due to several years of extreme drought & wildfires that raged across a large part of the state because governor good hair cut funding to the state parks service.

        2. no says:

          Need to get your so called facts correct Texas is the 15 th largest economy in the world they can support themselves. And seem to be doing better them most countries.

        3. Nick42 says:

          Texas has the 15th largest economy in the world. Not just in the United States, in the WORLD. Texas is not even in the top 15 states that have the most people on welfare. They have good farm land, access to the sea, a balanced budget, and a good infrastructure.

          Texas could handle itself.

        4. Whatever!!! says:

          First of all I will just say if you honestly think Texas & Louisiana could each sustain themselves then you are very naive!!! But more importantly I will say this, I think it is unfortunate that this has taken place immediately following a very controversial election because I think it has little to do with who is in office and MUCH to do with corrupt government and politics. People are fed up…and they should be. Think about the money that was spent on campaigning, basically if you don’t have some major financial resource you cannot be a viable candidate in a major election in this country…something is seriously wrong with that. Money does not buy fiscal intelligence or morals. This country is in trouble and people are tired of footing the bill for government figureheads to line their pockets. Something needs to change and regardless of if these petitions suceed or not I think DC better be taking this all very serious.

    4. doug says:

      texas can be its own country we have half of the united states military n thats not includeing the malitia’s pluse we have half the resourses oil gas food . and im sure alot of other states think we should leave . i promiss it wont take long for texas to become more powerfull than united states and have a better goverment.

    5. cessley says:

      all those states that want out except for the blue states were the least educated people,.
      We need them to simply check off this entire planet,it will be a better place without your kind.
      So go right ahead and secede to the next planet or hell you they belong. Suck it up He’s your
      Chief in command…..

  10. Mister Pink says:

    Ill bet money the main reason any one of those sigs are on that petition is just because Obama is black. Lets hear some real reasons why they signed it. Quit the BS!!

    1. Valerie Nolen says:

      Please do your homework and find out what the president has truly been up to the past four years before you jump to the conclusion that it is because of race. The fact that you jump right to that says so much about your beliefs…..sounds like you’re racist.

      1. Ben Franklin says:

        Really! Where are YOU getting your information about the past 4 years???

        1. bob says:

          Apparently not the same place you do?

          Personally I get my “information” from lots of different places including my eyes and ears.

      2. Kim Johson says:

        Agreed, Valerie. If people would do their own homework (instead of listening to mainstream media) then they would know what he’s been up to the last four year. It annoys me when people jump to the conclusion that it’s because of his race. I don’t care if he’s pink with purple polka dots!! I have family members and friends who are African American (which is the proper term, Mister Pink, so maybe I should call YOU racist) and guess what…..they all voted against Obama. Are they racist, too, genius?

        1. Chandi says:

          Not every person whom you consider to be African American identifies as such. Do you identify as Irish American, French American, etc.? That’s soooo important right…the proper term? My “white” friends and family don’t put any other country in front of American because this is where they were born! Some “blacks” feel the same way! None of it matters. The true Americans are crossing boarders in mass numbers to take back their freaking land! LOL! That’s right all of them were not murdered or captured and put on reservations. Obama is the least of your worries. Oh and about your “African American” friends and family, they went into the voting booths the same way they came into this world, one at a time. You don’t really know WHO they voted for because you weren’t there. Seasons change, it’s inevitable. No winners or losers, just LIFE and consequences.

      3. r.hanson says:

        well sorry to upset you but because we want out of the united states because of how bad the president is doing, maybe if he did a good job maybe people would want to stay dont bring in the race card. i have many black friends and it has nothing to do with it. i think your the raciest one.

        1. denad says:

          Anytime a person not of color falls back to use the line “I have many black friends” it clearly suggests that you are racist!!!! Only racist people make such a comment. The proper thing to say if you are not racist and need to make a point would be “I have many friends of various ethnicities” Come on wake up!!!

          And as far as the states that want to secede … let them!!! Maybe my federal taxes will decrease, there won’t be as many states asking for federal money!!!

          1. Jesus says:

            Grow the F up!! All of you. The whole reason this country is going to shit is because you’re all too stupid worrying about race while the top percentage in the world rob you blind and shackle you further and further. Media is run by the rich and racism causes division among Americans making us all weak, hence why it never stops airing on TV. But you’re ALL too weak to break the cycle of racism and look on as Americans which we all are. Have you not forgotten about 9/11? Stop acting like children and come together. Hate only keeps the cycles going. Love and peace whether it’s a little at a time to whomever throughout the day helps heal and restore the balance of evil in this world. But don’t take my word for it. Go flip on the news and they’ll remind you of just how wrong I am and that everything is perfect in your cozy little world of unemployment hell.

        2. deand says:

          Anytime a person nof ot color makes the statement “I have many black friends” they are racist. If such a statement is necessary to make a point the proper way to say it would be “I have many friends from various ethnicities”. So get real, you are a racist!!!!!

          As for the states that want to secede, let them …. maybe my Federal taxes will decrease because it won’t be so many states asking for Federal dollars.

      4. C.Blackburn says:

        Mister Pink, I agree with Nolen. Look at the facts, not your skin color.

    2. Shelby says:

      Someone I work with said they voted for Obama because hes black and it shows his kids that there can be a black president. Too other people I know said the same thing, who is racist in that situation? Them.

    3. DJ says:

      Only an uneducated moron would make a statement saying because he is black. Do your homework and educated yourself then you can comment with some aptitude!

    4. Bush SUcks says:

      So, really what youre saying is… ONLY those who are HALF black/ Half white can criticize this president?

      youre NUTS!

      I never ONCE heard anyone, ANYONE who criticized their president or their governing PUBLIC SERVANT, called a racist. UNTIL THIS PRESIDENT! – NEVER!

      how can a black man be racist towards another black man? oh Half black man. oh, or a half WHITE man for that matter?

      He is worse than GW BUSH! and our constitution is being eradicated RAPIDLY. you tho, will NOT see this until your rights are gone also. THEN everyone will see.

      you’re a punk, non-thinking, BLIND to reality person who ONLY loves our president because you see him as BLACK…

      YES, you are the racist!

    5. Taylor gandino says:

      Just so I’m clear- you’re saying that the 8000+ signatures between petitions from both LA and TX contain only signatures of racist people who don’t like black people. Wake up. It’s almost 2013 and it’s been quite a few years since Lincoln freed the slaves, rose parks sat in the front of the bus and a few full moons since we found about the dream M.L King had. The argument that each of those 8,000 people all hate black people is not only stupid and not logical- but it’s actually the reason race is even brought up. Attitudes similar to yours perpetuate the divide between races. Now follow along…. If 8,000 people didn’t vote for him and want him out of the white house because he is black, then black people only voted for him because he was black. Either way you are the racist one and you should probably know a tiny bit about anything before you comment on something making yourself look stupid. And racist. But mainly stupid.

    6. Timothy Foote says:

      The African~American Population, in the USA makes up only 12 % of the US Population. Why do so many feel that President Obama was elected as US President, for another 4 years, because ‘Black People’ voted for Barack Obama because he is ‘black’. Obviously other ethnic groups had a hand in Barack Obama’s re-election !

    7. Ross says:

      He’s black? Really? and here I thought I HATED His polices Now I find out he’s black… does that make a difference about his beliefs and polices? I Know it does not make a difference to me what color he is. I have Never seen a Black person, I have seen Lots of shades of brown and red and pink and tans but never a Black person… when did color become an issue? They way you say that makes me think that you think of him as this black fellow and not someone who is going the wrong direction, do you think its ok to do what he is doing because as you say he is black? Why does his skin color make a difference to you?

    8. eagletail says:

      He is 50% white;12%Black and the rest is ARAB. It is not his color it is his actions. He has allowed gun running, wasteful spending, and the murder of good men. He watched in real time as our ambassador was tortured and sodimized islamist style and did nothing to help. This took 7 agonizing hours and a saving plane was 2 hours away? This man needs to be ushered out of the white house and tried for treason, or we need to get away from him. He is an out of control unworthy to fly the American Flag. His entire family was communist, he was raised that way and he thinks that way. He did not serve this nation or get a draft card. He cannot produce one shred of evidence that he truely is American. He spends 22 million a year to protect his records. We do not fear his color we fear the lack of leadership that renders us weak.

    9. Sandra laton says:

      Look iy seems like you forgot his mother is WHITE so the only reason you voted for him was because he has more black than WHIT

    10. CARTER123 says:

      I understand why it would make you wonder if all this is because of racism do to the fact when the election of bush years ago was questionable with the crazy voting re-counts and thrown away ballets the unnessary war all the young kids being killed not to mention thats when the same debt and unemployment existed that OBAMA inhereited there was no pertitioning then but just so happen it s happens when a black man comes you can blame. you didnt blame the so called white man what up with that non-racists

    11. pn says:

      Half black dont you remember the fake birth certificate from hawaii?

    12. Darla says:

      Why is it always omitted he is 1/2 white!!!!!

  11. Cathy Guignet says:

    1st state to secede, we will move to without question, so long as the Government isn’t socialist in any way shape or form

    1. JohnnyQ says:

      First state to secede will have a huge economy – all the people moving there needing homes, commerce, trade, food. Imagine a state following the constitution – helping those who need it but outing leeches. Woo-Hoo sounds like a dream our forefathers had.

    2. AdmC says:

      So you won’t have an army, a space program, any roads or schools or police or fire protection, or any wars with any other nations,or anything like the Eisenhower interstate system or rural electrification system leaving people bucktoothed and dancing around campfires trying to stay warm? You’ll eat salmonella laced foods and love it?

    3. AdmC says:

      So you won’t have an army, a space program, any roads or schools or police or fire protection, or any wars with any other nations,or anything like the Eisenhower interstate system or rural electrification system leaving people bucktoothed and naked dancing around campfires trying to stay warm? You’ll eat salmonella laced foods and love it?

    4. EPW says:

      Can you define socialism?

  12. Paul says:

    I’m ready to leave the Union

  13. Courtney says:

    I’ve been saying for nearly five years now that the second civil war was on its way, and it makes me sad. I’m not surprised Texas and Louisiana are leading the way. I imagine the petitions will be ignored, but if we can do this without bloodshed, great. If not, may God have mercy on us all. Anyone want to start a petition for Missouri?

    1. americo irizarry says:

      any one wants to start a petition in in massachusetts as well we need real god fearing leaders to lead this country to its original way our founding fathers wanted it to be by the people and for the people for the right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness

      1. Veronica Daze says:

        I find all of this disgusting and I do see it as racial. The original way is not a Republican Christian country. The government was set up with secular values. Read the Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams to see. What you people want is to dominate and others spoke out and said NO. You are having a tissy fit and now want to leave the country. I say good riddance because who wants people who are not Patriotic and if you start a war you will wish you hadn’t. We have enough problems as it is to start a civil war in this country and get women, children and men killed for people’s stupidity. The Republicans are and have been the whole problem. Obama has reached out to all of them and I have seen what is going on and it wasn’t caused by him. People who are doing this are bigots and lie that it is because of the country. They just want a religious dominated country. I will stay with the US and if my state tries this move somewhere else. Hispanics dominate now in our country and the majority are going to stay with the US I can assure you.

        1. Jen Rose says:

          @ Veronica Daze
          last i heard 39 states are unhappy as well with what Obama has been doing. Its kind of funny most of those states who wish to leave voted for Obama? so why would they want to leave, unless something isn’t right about the election? It sounds to me like maybe he didn’t actually win those states completely? either way something isn’t right here. I thought only the red states would leave? but i hear blue states want to leave too so you cant just say this is republicans wanting to leave. and for your info we did come over here seeking religious freedom its why we made the trip over here in the first place. that’s why when we say our pledge to our flag we say ” …In one nation under GOD for which we believe” and our money says in GOD we trust” yeah tell me again since when have we not been Christian or religious????
          AND another thing if you see it as racial then maybe you ARE THE RACIST if that’s the first thing you first jump to. because this is about people sending government a message they have broken our constitution left and right and have trampled all over what some of us still believe in. its not about being dominate you believe in what u want to and we will believe in what we want to. to say your way is better than ours is just being arrogant. YOU sir are not PATRIOTIC if you were you would see how many times Obama has wanted to change the Constitution or bend our values. BTW Redistribution is not sharing its theft and it doesn’t create growth its about as dumb as taking a pail of water from the deep end of a pool and then dumping it in the shallow end. what happened absolutely nothing. and that’s what will happen with our economy it already has you are just to blind to see it. and of course its never Obama’s fault not even when the democrats had control of the house and the senate for two years did he do anything about the economy. blame the republicans all you want but you need a new argument.

    2. john seagrave says:

      I commend Texas n Louisiana for standing up for their rights. I hope they succeed. I wish i cud sign the petition, but i live in new york.

    3. TJ says:

      LOL. Good Bye! No need for Texas, Louisiana or Missouri. You can leave anytime you want. Good luck!

      1. GS says:

        Yes indeed. I am pleased that you don’t need us. Since we are the energy sector and the controllers of the primary artery of the country aka the Mississippi River, it is awesome you will have no problems paying for gas and goods. Enjoy it, because I will.

      2. Anonymous says:

        Yeah good luck without access to the gulf ports Middle America will have plenty of trouble without them. Not to mention eleven of the top seventeen oil refineries in the States. The first being the Exxon in Baytown, TX the second largest being the Exxon in Baton Rouge. You think gas prices are too high now.

        http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=oil_refining#tab4

        1. Not sure says:

          And how will you get your oil when the pipeline that runs from the Midwest to the refineries is shut down. Or the ports they utilize U.S territorial waters are blockaded?

    4. linda says:

      they don’t want to at-met we won!!! a long time!! from the time Lincoln our president!! show them who was in control GOD!!! EVIL!! well never win!! the bible say 2timothy god did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid but a spirit !! of power!! and love!! and self control. we well over come evil and this people wont never win!!! i Linda Rodriguez god! Yahweh!! Jesus Christ! speak in behave of all the farewell troops!! from pass to present AMERICA well always be land of the FREE!! in god we trust! let us Americans never forget .

    5. Janice says:

      If no one in Missouri can head this up, I think I could live quite comfortably in Texas or Louisiana.

    6. Darlene says:

      How is Tennesse doing? I like living here but would move if TX or LA got out and TN didn’t.

    7. Sondra says:

      First let me clarify something. It is not the states in their entirety that are doing this it is a few individuals in these states. Most of us support our nation and even tho we may or may not agree with all the decisions made we still support and love our nation and under no circumstance wish to split from the U.S. nor see another civil war.

      1. matthew says:

        Please do not speak for the majority of which you do not know. You can only hope that the majority is against secession unless you have spoken to every person in the state on the matter.

      2. Lance Horner says:

        “Most of us support our nation [...] and under no circumstance wish to split from the U.S. nor see another civil war.” This may not in fact be true anymore. I would suggest that more people than ever before have become aware of the true nature of the enemy they face. The enemy that runs the television shows, newspapers, movies, corporations, banks, and presidents. The enemy that has no allegiance to your nation, but only to the “chosen people.”

        1. Osama says:

          I’m sure you’re speaking of the Illuminati, or the Muslims, right?

          1. bonhi_pooja says:

            I think he means Jewish, they control media and white house.

    8. Elaine Mead says:

      Remember George Washington’s Dream
      where he saw a third war in the US? It
      may really be coming.

  14. George Johnston says:

    I think all you southern biggets should be thankful that a schandal like Romney didn’t get the votes that he needed. So go and eat something that you can’t even think of an have a nice day.

    1. JT says:

      Translation:

      Biggets = Bigots
      Schandal = Scandal?, scoundrel? or maybe The Schandals are an obscure Germanic Motown act; anyway i am not sure what you meant to say.
      An = grammatically I think you meant “and”

      Have a nice day.

    2. Chelle says:

      George, If we had a better Government, maybe you could have afforded an education or at least learned to spell. Have a great day!

    3. JBomb says:

      You friend must take the blind fold off your eyes , our government is no longer by the people or for the people , both parties , you call me a bigot ? I’m a American , and despite your stupid ass thoughts I’m intitled to liberty , freedom , NOT A FREE RIDE. Thank you and goodbye asshole

    4. nikki says:

      Totally agreed, eagletail. It doesn’t matter if Obama is black, white, purple, pink or orange. What matters is that he doesn’t know how to lead, govern or protect America. For those that can’t see our national debt is escalating, our national security is threatened and our economy is just stagnant at best, those people must be smoking dope. I wouldn’t be surprised that Obama’s plan is to turn the US into Greece & other European countries and eventually alter the US to be a socialist country. Half of our country is awake and aware, that’s why we didn’t vote for him. The other half must be sleeping or on drugs. People need to dig deeper to understand Obama’s policies instead of listening to the mainstream media.

  15. Holly Moran says:

    This was so hopeful to me when I saw this, thank you Louisiana and Texas. How do I start a petition for Arizona?

    1. Truth says:

      You idiots need medication. LOL. You have a black president, deal with it!

  16. Sean Perkins says:

    This is the most blatantly communist regime in modern history! We in Texas WILL NOT STAND for this! Peaceful secession is preferable, but we have the RIGHT to secede…

  17. jennifer handke says:

    The Texas petition now has over 3,000 signatures. I’m proud to say I’m #1,291!

    1. BJ Bond says:

      I was #5971 in Texas. This may seem merely symbolic to some, but I for one have had enough of the government’s belief that taking away something I worked for and giving it to someone who didn’t is some kind of social ‘justice’.

  18. rj says:

    The whole south needs to secede. I live in Colorado, but i’ll move there in a second to join you all.

  19. Melissa says:

    Come on and do it Arkansas!

  20. Richard says:

    Louisiana’s argument makes much more sense then ” We’re all in this together” I mean, it was Bill Clinton and his affordable housing act that started this. And then there was the democrat congress labeling certain banks “to big to fail” and also democrats starting Social security without thinking ahead about the repercussions. Either way the countries is split, we have Liberals who think government can fix every thing, and we have conservatives who “cling to their guns bibles and religion” and want small government free-market capitalism, and Lyberty. I think it would be a wise idea to let the liberals have their big government without us. If the want to drag the country down, lets not go with them.

    1. bonboyl says:

      This is great. Hopefully it will be a peaceful secession. I have always said there should be a way that those of us who like our freedoms and capitalism should not have to suffer from the policies leading the country towards Socialism/Communism. We should not have to leave the country to remain free. But moving to a nearby state would be much easier.

  21. John Wayne says:

    Question: If a state secedes would that mean that people in that statewould no longer recevie welfare! If so that state would have a reduction in population because they would no longer get federally funded welfare.

    1. phil says:

      Then all the freeloaders would have to actually get a job,or run to obama!

  22. God Please, Continue Blessing America From Those Who Would Love To See It Destroyed From Within. At What Point Do These Hateful Bigots Just Realize That America Isn’t Has Racist and Odious As They Are ? Thank you Lord That There Are More People Who Want To Live In a Peaceful America Without Bigots. And, To them I Say: “Please, Go To Hell and Leave America in Peace.” Those of You Who Signed This So-Called Petition Must Know That You Don’t Have A Chance In Hell of Getting The South or Any Other Part of America! It’s Not Yours Alone and There Other Races of People Who Will Not Just Allow You To Sign a Petition and Move Them Out of Their State! Your Parents Must Really Be Proud of The Fools That You Have Become?

    1. Deborah says:

      They are fools because they are exercising their rights as free people? I see nothing in this or related articles about color, or ethnic background, or mention of violence or civil disruption. With all due respect Bishop, there is a separation still of church and state, for now anyway. You are entitled to preach at the pulpit, but your political assumptions, given the states involved, are not spot on, to say the least. Remember, what England would not allow peacefully, our forefathers fought and won. I would hope, the very parents you speak of, would be very proud of their children standing up for their beliefs and using the founding documents to do it. My question is this though, why would you think people are doomed to hell, and what rock do you live under that you think America is peaceful? We, and everything about our cultures and policies is in turmoil. The solution to that is what needs prayer. You wishing people to hell is the antithesis of what I was raised to believe about preachers. If you are an example, truly, God help us.

      1. Becca says:

        YES, DEBORAH, THE SO-CALLED ”BISHOP” ABOVE YOUR COMMENT IS CERTAINLY NO MAN OF GOD. IT IS EVIDENT IN HIS SPEECH (WRITTEN WORDS). LET’S HAVE DISCERNMENT HERE, AND CALL IT LIKE WE SEE IT. I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH OBAMA’S POLITICS ON ALMONST EVERY SINGLE LEVEL, BUT I WOULD NOT CURSE HIM TO HELL. IT’S EASY TO GET “REVEREND” ID CARDS THESE DAYS. LIKELY THE SAME FOR OTHER “OFFICES” IN ANY RELIGION, EVEN SATANIC CHURCHES. IT’S A TITLE THAT MEANS NOTHING IF THE MAN ISN’T WALKING AND TALKING WITH GOD. HE’S NOT TO REVERED, JUST IGNORED.

        HEY OHIO, I KNOW YOU ARE NOT TRUE ”BLUE”, BUT YOU ARE DISCOURAGED. WHAT ABOUT SECESSION TOO?

    2. Deborah says:

      They are fools because they are exercising their rights as free people? I see nothing in this or related articles about color, or ethnic background, or mention of violence or civil disruption. With all due respect Bishop, there is a separation still of church and state, for now anyway. You are entitled to preach at the pulpit, but your political assumptions, given the states involved, are not spot on, to say the least. Remember, what England would not allow peacefully, our forefathers fought and won. I would hope, the very parents you speak of, would be very proud of their children for standing up for their beliefs and using the founding documents to do it. My question is this though, why would you think people are doomed to hell, and what rock do you live under that you think America is peaceful? We, and everything about our cultures and policies is in turmoil. The solution to that is what needs prayer. You wishing people to hell is the antithesis of what I was raised to believe about preachers. If you are an example, truly, God help us.

  23. Joe says:

    It would be a great idea if they would leave the U.S. as fast as possible, preferrably somewhere in the Eastern Hemisphere. The rest of us would by plane tickets if you’re willing to go.

  24. Global Citizen says:

    Gracious! It looks like .0000000000000000000000000078 of the electorate! Hey, tell you what: y’all ship out to, say, Waziristan, and we’ll wrangle Loosiana. N’ok? Lotsa luck!

  25. Roberto says:

    Go ahead. What does Louisiana provide the Us anyways, LOL.? I’d rather have Puerto Rico as a state. Republitards might aswell move to Canada. Sore loosers.

    1. Mary Jo says:

      Louisiana is home to two of the world’s largest oil refineries. Think about that for a minute, Rigoberto.

      1. TC HAHA says:

        That’s what I was thinking.:)

      2. TC HAHA says:

        Mary Jo, you got that right!

    2. Shane says:

      Please… Don’t send them here!

    3. GS says:

      We only control over majority of the energy production and of the main artery to the country aka the Mississippi River. So enjoy it at the pump and for goods to pass through out waters. Since your president will not allow you to drill. You can put that on your ebt card.

    4. Eli says:

      Funny-the states which seek to secede are among the top HALF of all Federal Income Tax providers in the country. Since income taxes supports the WELFARE state, believe me, that money would be missed.

    5. Andrew says:

      Roberto, we provide shipping access to the majority of America through the Mississippi River Ports, and are home to three of the four largest oil refineries in the States. Not that I agree with this petition. I am just suggesting you rethink your statements.

      1. Ricky Ricardo says:

        The Feds will never let Louisiana leave the union. Even if it means starting a nuclear war. They’d rather risk nuclear winter than let a single state leave.

    6. karen says:

      No we dont want them in canada. We are socialiats remember???

      nobody in the free world wants them. Sorry but you can keep all the republitards no country in their right minds would want these freaks.

      america they are all yours. sorry bout your luck :-)

  26. labman57 says:

    The GOP is acting like a bunch of spoiled children. They didn’t get their way, they lost the election, and now they want to take all of their marbles and go home.

    Of course, there is a fine line between fiery rhetoric and sedition when you have political pundits, bloggers, and elected officials suggesting people engage in a revolution against the federal government or secede from the Union.

    Bottom line — people who promote secession are not interested in rational, cogent analyses of the logistical and economic implications of becoming an independent government. We are dealing with self-absorbed, chest-thumping, verbally-flatulent politicians, pundits, and bloggers who are chumming the waters, seeking their moment in the spotlight by spewing a barrage of hyperbolic nonsense.

    1. ConservativeGal says:

      @Labman – rioting if yall lost I supposed is mature?? This is a POLITE right for those who oppose TYRANNY!!!

      1. Motherland says:

        Please define TYRANNY. Are u sure you want to go that way…Please think before you write such a profound word. You are calling the President a dictator just because of his idea of going forward to get out of this depression doesn’t agree with your idea or your party idea of going forward. This election was won in a democratic way as usual. Nobody was killed or threaten to vote for Mr Obama, like they do in other communist countries. It was a tough election, and the majority of votes went to our President. What happened to the ambassador is sad but worst things have happened in other places where is surrounded by terrorists. United States should be united always in the good and bad times. We can’t show the terrorists our weakness. They feed on that to continue threatening our country.

    2. Chris says:

      I personally don’t want to secede, but I and others can’t condon 4 more years of killing the unborn. What do you think we should do.

      1. Steven B. Fuson says:

        Don’t have and abortion, and use question marks.

        1. Jmjfloyd says:

          Did you mean don’t have an abortion?

    3. Doug Piranha says:

      OK, labman. Ask yourself this. Why do you want to continue the association with us? You people hate us. You call us all sorts of vile names and impute the basest of motives to everything we do. You think we’re evil, greedy, selfish, racist, etc. You you don’t want to just let us go our own way. Why?

      We’re not terribly fond of you either. Our response is to shake hands and part ways. Even to that you impute the worst motives possible. Just let us go. We cannot live under the same roof any longer. Perhaps we can just be neighbors and leave it at that.

      1. Taylor says:

        Democrats do it because republicans did it back. Its a vicious cycle and both sides are to blame. Both sides need to grow up and learn to work together

    4. Kimberly Brouillette says:

      This isn’t about the election. This is about our country’s freedoms. This administration thinks it is above the law. It is not holding itself accountable to the people at all. It does what it wants by cheating, lying, stealing and covering up the truth. If this administration was in the best interest of this country’s future, then I assure you this would not be what people would want. HALF of this country are more concerned about this administration taking liberties with our Constitutional freedoms. There are things happening right now that will encroach about every American’s rights. Just wait. You will see that the Federal government will start forcing itself more and more upon the people. Watch for the new chip that Obamacare will require for you to get your benefits. It’s already being made, and everyone will have to have it. They have no right to force us to do anything like that. That is going against our civil liberties. They STILL have not answered for their traitorous acts in Benhazi. All of the primary people that would go before the Foreign Affairs Committee about that next week are resigning; Clinton & Patraeus (the CIA director) being 2 of the most significant. Don’t you think it’s rather coincidence that they both will not be going before the committee and that Patraeus resigned a week before he was scheduled to go before the committee? There are many more things that have happened, but one of the biggest is that the FEDERAL TSA has ordered 450 MILLION rounds of hollow rounds which are meant to only KILL. Now why would they do that? Those are NOT rounds used for training. They are only used to kill people. This is NOT the military. THIS IS Dept of Homeland Security. So what are they needing enough ammunition to kill a majority of this country? Ask yourself seriously about this and get your head out of the sand. Here is a link that is food for thought.
      http://www.secretsofthefed.com/we-are-preparing-for-massive-civil-war-says-dhs-informant/

  27. MEC says:

    Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha. Yeah, I’ll sign your petition. Good riddance. Take Texas with you, please.

    BTW, what you gonna do without all that money all the libtards in the North East (like me!) have been sending your way? You sure you’ll have enough money for your fancy new country?

    1. Mary Jo says:

      Texas and Louisiana are home to 4 of the world’s largest oil refineries.

      1. Andrew says:

        its more than that, the US couldn’t run without us.

        http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=oil_refining#tab4

  28. jaydee says:

    This is fucking pathetic. I live in Louisiana and I’m honestly tired of hearing Repiblifats running around screaming, “This nigger’s fucking up my country.” If I could get out, the state should be firebombed.

  29. James Schoenhaar says:

    These petitions mean nothing, and do not reflect the Republican party. They are not official State requests, but requests from a few disgruntled individuals. As I recall, there has been a separatist movement in Vermont for years, as has there been in Hawaii. There will always be radical positions from a small minority.

  30. ZCKS says:

    No LabMan that’s not it.

    The vast majority reasonable hard working people in Red States are simply tired of supporting a government that no longer cares about them or their values but instead makes their life harder by taking from them to support a myriad of our enemies from other countries, Illegal immigrants, free loaders etc… who want nothing more then to take what is ours.

    We are trying to do this calmly & peacefully in a civilized manner even though politicians from both sides of the isle have more or less given up on working for their fellow citizens & instead work for other countries, special intrust groups & companies.

    However if something doesn’t change or our demands are not met then I fear for the future of us all you included because we will not give up & our cause has far more supporters then most believe including a vast majority willing to fight, kill & die for their beliefs.

  31. Chantal says:

    This is not just about the south, apparently. As of today, 14 states have joined Louisiana and Texas with similar petitions including Oregon, Colorado, North Dakota, Indiana, New Jersey, and New York. What I want to know is what they mean by “New” government.

  32. Hey, KKK Traitors

    Suck it losers, Move out today. I will pay for the Moving Vans

    Love from a REAL AMERICAN

    1. Sheri says:

      Anyone who starts with name calling is NOT a real American, you need to do some research on some of the things this current “government” has approved recently, and just how many time the current “president” has used executive order to circumvent what he knew would never be approved. My family is Military and the current “president” has no respect for our Military, Flag or Country

      1. Colleen says:

        Sheri, could you please provide a list if examples of things this government has approved lately? And while you’re at it, a list of examples of when the President has used executive order? I’d be interested to hear them.

        1. Rachel Guess says:

          The DACA amnesty for one, passed by executive fiat under the current administration. Then of course there are the issues of treason surrounding operation fast and furious and Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of two US federal agents, a US Ambassador and three of his personnel, and more than 300 Mexican citizens.

          I am thoroughly fed up with the criminal behavior of the current administration, and I am not even a conservative! This administration is the biggest disgrace in US history.

      2. Hawk says:

        I agree Sherry about the name calling and would also add people who call those with whom they disagree “unamerican” or who put quotation marks around the word “president” when they don’t like the officeholder.

    2. Robert Shapiro says:

      I am not a David Duke KKK, and I am sure you can tell by my name I am JEWISH.
      I want to follow what a former Democratic President said John F. Kennedy.
      “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country”

      What your President Obama wants is the opposite, his motto is “Ask what the country can do for you, not what you can do for your country.” That is what you and all of the idiots that voted for the present day Democrats are getting.

      All your vote has done is created more layoffs, a society that will transfer redistribute wealth from the workers to the non workers. This philosophy which has been proven historically time and time again does not empower the people it enables them and only empowers the minority in Washington DC, such as Obama and the present day Democrats.

      So wake up AMERICAN. This is why many states are now going to suceed from the union.

      If you check your history the Democratic Party was and now still is the slave owners of the past. The Republican GOP has always been for civil rights and during the civil war broke the back of the Democratic Party slave owners. The Democrats have changed their racist policies to now entitlements and created for both whites, blacks etc to be slaves and serfs to the state, but I gather that is okay with you. You are the real KKK.

  33. bruce parker says:

    I love you guys but you are just sooooo dumb. Blue States say PLEASE PLEASE withdraw from the Union. Happy Day !! Don’t you guys get it ? Blue States redistribute wealth to Red States. For every $1 LA pays in federal taxs you get back $ 1.78 . LA is #3 in sucking money out of the Federal Government. Conversely Massachusetts pays in $1 and gets back $.82
    How ignorant can you be ?? Same goes for the rest of the red states. Look it up.
    Personally I think Lincoln was wrong, he should have cut the South off like the gangrenous limb that you are.
    My idea is split the debt up on a per capita basis and you guys go away and build the United States of Jesusland. Have fun keeping those schools open and roads paved without your Liberal neighbors paying for it.

    1. Chuck says:

      Let’s take a look at those Red States that you say suck up so many federal dollars. Let’s take LA and my home state of AR. Having grown up in that part of the country I can tell you that even though the states are Red, the federal dollars are going to registered Democrats who don’t want their gravy train stopped.

  34. Dear KKK/Traitors

    You lost, We are your bosses, You are slaves now.

    Love
    Proud BARACK Liberal

    1. Ryan says:

      You are a racist, sad excuse for an American. Did your mommy not love you enough? Or maybe your daddy loved you “too much”? Come down to the south babe for a day and then we’ll talk. You bring shame to our whole nation. Slavery is dead and gone. You need a counselor to talk to, seriously.

    2. Bryan says:

      That is stupid dog ! Why would you say something like that? That’s why mankind is so divided. I’m black and I voted for Obama and not because he’s black, it’s because I thought he needed more time to help straighten up the country but as I read some of these post It has enlightened me on a lot of things that I did not know. Your ignorance does not represent real black people at all ! Your part of the reason why a lot of us are looked at as so dam ignorant !

  35. Dennis: Beaumont,Texas says:

    The author of this article Ms conley should not make this a race issue by waving a confederate flagon the top of this page and calling this a southern states thing. This is not an issue if race or north vs south. these are issues of national security civil rights and economic. There are many non whites that would like to join this movement, but you Ms Conley in your typical journalistic and public media fassion, are trying to control the people’s thinking and opinions. This is your abuse of our right to freedome of speech. One of the things that this movement is trying to protect.

    1. Francesca Chambers Francesca Chambers says:

      Hi Dennis,

      Thanks for your comment. I agree that the author’s use of the confederate flag was inappropriate, and I have replaced it with the Louisiana state flag instead. However being a minority myself, I can assure you race wasn’t a consideration in the choice of photo, it was simply just a poor choice of illustration.

      Thanks for bringing the illustration to my attention!

  36. hscer says:

    I’m just curious if the White House will respond. They don’t have to if they think that it’s beyond jurisdiction of the administration per se.

    These guys started a trend, and it’s not just people in McCain/Romney states who are participating: Oregon, New Jersey, Colorado, and Florida, for example. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

    There’s one for New York but the person who started that one signed from North Dakota.

    Louisiana (now 8K) and Texas (now 1200) are still most likely to reach 25K by December 8.

    1. Francesca Chambers Francesca Chambers says:

      Thanks @hscer for brining the additional petitions to our attention! Updated the piece to reflect that this is a nationwide trend!

  37. WWIII says:

    I’ve never seen adults act so childish than in a political arena. Why don’t these citizens grow a spine and stop whining about these (mostly) nonexistent problems? It always strikes me as amusing on some level that the people that claim to know the most on a subject are usually the ones that know the least. We have these people exclaiming the economy is terrible and other open-ended but apparently empty phrases. What, exactly, are they doing to fix it? Here lies an issue of sincerity. You want to fix it? So you sign or create a petition to form some isolated government? How does that fix the problem? And first of all, before you can begin to answer that question, you’ll have to flesh out a more meaningful problem statement than “the economy is terrible.”

    Back to an issue of sincerity: people that follow this nonsense claim there are certain things wrong with the federal government and they are causing all these problems, etc. If that is your claim and your position, then grow a spine and do something positive to change it! You want to fix the economy? Are you an economist? Have you devoted more than 1000 hours of study to economics? Or does the extent of your economic theoretical understanding span only what you read from republican blogs and what dribbles out of Limbaugh or Hannity’s mouth? You probably couldn’t mentally tough out the rigorous math courses that would be required for understanding economics — not because you are incapable but because you lack the discipline necessary to get through harder courses. Yet you can solve the great economical problems that top leaders face in this country? And you want to pretend you are sincere about your stance on where this country is headed while you idly sit by and pass around a useless petition as your solution?

    Or perhaps you want to change the way law is handled and tackle things like tort reform or maybe public health policy focusing on how to improve the eating habits of americans and seek ways of lowering cost in spending on health care? Perhaps you have visions of handling defense so you should seek to join the US Military and work your way up the chain of command until you are a high ranking officer that can influence policy at a meaningful level. The point is this: if you are sincere about effecting change at some level in the federal government, then take meaningful action. If it is economics that you want to learn more about and become an expert in, then seek educating yourself on economics, take the steps necessary to become an economist. Otherwise, shut up. Because there isn’t anything meaningful or enlightening that will come out of your mouth originating from such an uneducated, narrow view point. And if that is something you don’t want to read, too bad. That’s how it works in this world.

    The problem with this country isn’t so much the federal government, than like people above who shuffle around making loud noise and coming up with ridiculous solutions such as this petition. You want to ameliorate this country in some way? Do it at a local level: what are you doing that is positive in your community? Have you even bothered or do you really care? Again, we are back at sincerity. How sincere are you really? Generally, awesome things come from hard work but if you aren’t willing to put the hard work in to effect some kind of desirable change, then you shouldn’t be surprised at mediocre results.

    1. M.Stone says:

      And there it lies, educational elitism…therefore anyone who is not educated to such a degree becomes null and void..therefore the democratic mentality “we are smart, we know whats best for you” comes into play..and either way you want to look at it this elitism will rid each one of the average person of any rights..Cuz unfortunately Pssst..you just arent smart enough to have rights..sorry. Essentially that is what is being said here.lmao what are the states to do? You either have the democrats and their educational elitism or the republicans and their social warfare..America needs to wake up, its not a black or white thing, its a smarts vs. money thing..now that america has exported all its jobs, and imports most of its goods, there is no longer any need for the average person sorry most of us are all SOL.There is more value in those who sponge, then the work mules of this country in which this country was built on…

  38. Conrad says:

    I’ve never seen adults act so childish than in a political arena. Why don’t these citizens grow a spine and stop whining about these (mostly) nonexistent problems? It always strikes me as amusing on some level that the people that claim to know the most on a subject are usually the ones that know the least. We have these people exclaiming the economy is terrible and other open-ended but apparently empty phrases. What, exactly, are they doing to fix it? Here lies an issue of sincerity. You want to fix it? So you sign or create a petition to form some isolated government? How does that fix the problem? And first of all, before you can begin to answer that question, you’ll have to flesh out a more meaningful problem statement than “the economy is terrible.”

    Back to an issue of sincerity: people that follow this nonsense claim there are certain things wrong with the federal government and they are causing all these problems, etc. If that is your claim and your position, then grow a spine and do something positive to change it! You want to fix the economy? Are you an economist? Have you devoted more than 1000 hours of study to economics? Or does the extent of your economic theoretical understanding span only what you read from republican blogs and what dribbles out of Limbaugh or Hannity’s mouth? You probably couldn’t mentally tough out the rigorous math courses that would be required for understanding economics — not because you are incapable but because you lack the discipline necessary to get through harder courses. Yet you can solve the great economical problems that top leaders face in this country? And you want to pretend you are sincere about your stance on where this country is headed while you idly sit by and pass around a useless petition as your solution?

    Or perhaps you want to change the way law is handled and tackle things like tort reform or maybe public health policy focusing on how to improve the eating habits of americans and seek ways of lowering cost in spending on health care? Perhaps you have visions of handling defense so you should seek to join the US Military and work your way up the chain of command until you are a high ranking officer that can influence policy at a meaningful level. The point is this: if you are sincere about effecting change at some level in the federal government, then take meaningful action. If it is economics that you want to learn more about and become an expert in, then seek educating yourself on economics, take the steps necessary to become an economist. Otherwise, shut up. Because there isn’t anything meaningful or enlightening that will come out of your mouth originating from such an uneducated, narrow view point. And if that is something you don’t want to read, too bad. That’s how it works in this world.

    The problem with this country isn’t so much the federal government, than like people above who shuffle around making loud noise and coming up with ridiculous solutions such as this petition. You want to ameliorate this country in some way? Do it at a local level: what are you doing that is positive in your community? Have you even bothered or do you really care? Again, we are back at sincerity. How sincere are you really? Generally, awesome things come from hard work but if you aren’t willing to put the hard work in to effect some kind of desirable change, then you shouldn’t be surprised at mediocre results.

  39. Herakleides says:

    I’ve never seen adults act so childish than in a political arena. Why don’t these citizens grow a spine and stop whining about these (mostly) nonexistent problems? It always strikes me as amusing on some level that the people that claim to know the most on a subject are usually the ones that know the least. We have these people exclaiming the economy is terrible and other open-ended but apparently empty phrases. What, exactly, are they doing to fix it? Here lies an issue of sincerity. You want to fix it? So you sign or create a petition to form some isolated government? How does that fix the problem? And first of all, before you can begin to answer that question, you’ll have to flesh out a more meaningful problem statement than “the economy is terrible.”

    Back to an issue of sincerity: people that follow this nonsense claim there are certain things wrong with the federal government and they are causing all these problems, etc. If that is your claim and your position, then grow a spine and do something positive to change it! You want to fix the economy? Are you an economist? Have you devoted more than 1000 hours of study to economics? Or does the extent of your economic theoretical understanding span only what you read from republican blogs and what dribbles out of Limbaugh or Hannity’s mouth? You probably couldn’t mentally tough out the rigorous math courses that would be required for understanding economics — not because you are incapable but because you lack the discipline necessary to get through harder courses. Yet you can solve the great economical problems that top leaders face in this country? And you want to pretend you are sincere about your stance on where this country is headed while you idly sit by and pass around a useless petition as your solution?

    Or perhaps you want to change the way law is handled and tackle things like tort reform or maybe public health policy focusing on how to improve the eating habits of americans and seek ways of lowering cost in spending on health care? Perhaps you have visions of handling defense so you should seek to join the US Military and work your way up the chain of command until you are a high ranking officer that can influence policy at a meaningful level. The point is this: if you are sincere about effecting change at some level in the federal government, then take meaningful action. If it is economics that you want to learn more about and become an expert in, then seek educating yourself on economics, take the steps necessary to become an economist. Otherwise, shut up. Because there isn’t anything meaningful or enlightening that will come out of your mouth originating from such an uneducated, narrow view point. And if that is something you don’t want to read, too bad. That’s how it works in this world.

    The problem with this country isn’t so much the federal government, than like people above who shuffle around making loud noise and coming up with ridiculous solutions such as this petition. You want to ameliorate this country in some way? Do it at a local level: what are you doing that is positive in your community? Have you even bothered or do you really care? Again, we are back at sincerity. How sincere are you really? Generally, awesome things come from hard work but if you aren’t willing to put the hard work in to effect some kind of desirable change, then you shouldn’t be surprised at mediocre results

  40. Pythagoras says:

    I’ve never seen adults act so childish than in a political arena. Why don’t these citizens grow a spine and stop whining about these (mostly) nonexistent problems? It always strikes me as amusing on some level that the people that claim to know the most on a subject are usually the ones that know the least. We have these people exclaiming the economy is terrible and other open-ended but apparently empty phrases. What, exactly, are they doing to fix it? Here lies an issue of sincerity. You want to fix it? So you sign or create a petition to form some isolated government? How does that fix the problem? And first of all, before you can begin to answer that question, you’ll have to flesh out a more meaningful problem statement than “the economy is terrible.”

    Back to an issue of sincerity: people that follow this nonsense claim there are certain things wrong with the federal government and they are causing all these problems, etc. If that is your claim and your position, then grow a spine and do something positive to change it! You want to fix the economy? Are you an economist? Have you devoted more than 1000 hours of study to economics? Or does the extent of your economic theoretical understanding span only what you read from republican blogs and what dribbles out of Limbaugh or Hannity’s mouth? You probably couldn’t mentally tough out the rigorous math courses that would be required for understanding economics — not because you are incapable but because you lack the discipline necessary to get through harder courses. Yet you can solve the great economical problems that top leaders face in this country? And you want to pretend you are sincere about your stance on where this country is headed while you idly sit by and pass around a useless petition as your solution?

  41. Pythagoras says:

    I’ve never seen adults act so childish than in a political arena. Why don’t these citizens grow a spine and stop whining about these (mostly) nonexistent problems? It always strikes me as amusing on some level that the people that claim to know the most on a subject are usually the ones that know the least. We have these people exclaiming the economy is terrible and other open-ended but apparently empty phrases. What, exactly, are they doing to fix it? Here lies an issue of sincerity. You want to fix it? So you sign or create a petition to form some isolated government? How does that fix the problem? And first of all, before you can begin to answer that question, you’ll have to flesh out a more meaningful problem statement than “the economy is terrible.”

  42. Sharon says:

    These “petitions” are being slapped up on the White House website by a group called stormfront.org. They had a grand old time last night starting “petitions” from several states and then signing them all. Anyone can put up a petition on the White House site and anyone can sign any petition. Once a petition has 150 signatures, it becomes open on the White House website. If and when the petition has 25,000 signatures, they are put in line for response from the White House. These are NOT legitimate petitions for secession.

  43. DGTex says:

    Texas have a balanced budget? Ha! The criminals we have in charge here spend and spend, and dump the deficit over to next years budget, saying you’ll pay something later doesn’t make it paid.

  44. Cfinney says:

    Typical conservative attitude, they’d rather tear the country to bits than deal with the fact that they’re not getting their way.

    I say let ‘em go…Given that we provide a way for citizens of these states that possess the common sense to know better a means to get the ‘ell out of the way before the vocal minority leads their state down the road to ruin.

    1. kat says:

      Id say the same about bloodsucking democrats

    2. kat says:

      Id say the same about bloodsucking democrats except that you all are stupid

  45. Derrick says:

    You all are idiots…remember what happened last time states tried to secede from the union? Did not go too well AND they lost! History has a strange habit of repeating itself. Wow…where do I get a petition that you need to have a certain IQ to exercise your first amendment rights?

  46. Valerie Nolen says:

    Please do your homework and find out what the president has truly been up to the past four years before you jump to the conclusion that it is because of race. The fact that you jump right to that says so much about your beliefs…..sounds like you’re racist. I am a proud member of the Army and fight for the freedom of ALL Americans, regardless of color. It’s sad that the only people who are mentioning color are the ones making this about race. Race has nothing to do with it for the majority of Americans….out is about what’s right and what’s wrong. How can the “African” Americans be so proud to have fight for the that they enjoy now but back a man that is taking them all away??? Again…..please do your homework and see what’s truly going on before you make accusations that this is about race.

    1. Lester says:

      You are so right.You know I just hate idots..I mean where were these raciest people when Bush was in office..You people have got to grow up…Its people like you that make me wish these racist states were’nt apart of the United States then we could see how you hold up against terroist then..Grow up and deal with it you racist bastards..

  47. Brad says:

    Oklahoma is now on the list as well. Oklahoma had every single county as the republican candidate winning the presidential election in 2008 and 2012. Please help Oklahoma to withdraw as well. http://wh.gov/9dH0

  48. andy says:

    i hope tennessee is coming soon

  49. Rahimah Najjar says:

    Of course it’s logical to blame one man.

  50. Donnie Nodine says:

    i have also thought another civil war is coming. i agree with the states that want to leave because i do myself. our government is out of control and voting does nothing to stem the tide. all they understand is blood.

  51. Jill says:

    Here’s one for Oklahoma http://wh.gov/9dEa

  52. Allen says:

    Well, there goes the US, The gov is just getting out of hand, and well they can only take so much, and now another 4 years with Obama, yeah sadly I wish Ohio would withdraw as well.

  53. Eli says:

    Actually, the RED STATES have the best economies because of the economic freedoms and commitment to the individual philosophies behind their governements. Most have little or no debt, super standards of living and companies flock to those states, so unemployment is LOWER than in areas run by Democrats and Unions.

    So-they will be just fine on their own and you libs in the depressed blue states would be WISHING you could join us!

  54. Dale Swenson says:

    Slavery was abolished under The United States Constitution not the states. I suppose getting out of the union is a reaction to certain Republicans anger over Obama being re-elected and using something they don’t understand like Obamacare as the catalyst., by making themselves free of The North, they are free to have slaves once again. I wonder how many of these petitioners are black?

  55. neil lea says:

    The lunatic fringe is alive and well and living in the USA.Obama won the electoral college vote and the popular vote,live with it and stop whingeing.some you win and some you lose.

  56. Your Inner Voice says:

    What Jacob said!

    I’m only a couple of hour nor’west of El Paso in Not-So-New Mexico, and Arizona has been nearly absorbed by Mexico, so I’ll have to do like Davy Crockett said: “You may all go to H***, and I will go to Texas”.

  57. Your Inner Voice says:

    What Jacob said!

    I’m only a couple of hours nor’west of El Paso in Not-So-New Mexico, and Arizona has been nearly absorbed by Mexico, so I’ll have to do like Davy Crockett said: “You may all go to H***, and I will go to Texas”.

  58. Your Inner Voice says:

    What Jacob said!

    I’m only a couple of hours nor’west of El Paso in Not-So-New Mexico, and Arizona has been nearly absorbed by Mexico, so I’ll have to do like Davy Crockett said: “You may all go to H***, and I will go to Texas”.

    I understand there 15 states on the list now.

  59. Spot says:

    There has been serious talks in the higher government eschalons for a few years now. Were one of the few states that can secede legally without repercussions, is in our state ratification bill. And the reason most people are screaming for secession is not because obama is black, its because his regime of political lavished are running this country into the ground and we just want to reset the sinking ship before it pulls us down with us. I for one am tired of the way the government treats the “99 percent” like we are peons to be subjugated rather rather than the power behind this nation.

  60. Isis says:

    I am all for this! We need to add Washington State to the list!

  61. Judy says:

    Oh good grief. This is going a bit too far. All this is doing is weakening our nation. We’re gonna be ripe for the picking for another 9/11 (God forbid). I have to wonder if other countries are looking at us and wondering what is wrong with us.

  62. Cindy says:

    This is ridiculous and treasonous to boot. I hope you guys understand the mystical concept of ‘math’ enough to realize that this amounts to less than 1 percent of you…

    1. Buzz says:

      I would bet that you live in a City. ( Pop. More then 10,000 ) If this is true then think about this. When one Country attacs another, they go for the top, most effective things that will do the most dammage with the least amount of effort. Population and Water. So If you live in one and need the other then start thinking about the ” One ” Percent who is trying to protect you wether you asked for it or not. Just because Ten of your friends say it’s OK to play in the street, One said no, Would you say that your Mother is wrong ?

  63. Isis says:

    Washington State…let’s do this!

  64. Shannon says:

    Would it be possible for Connecticut to leave the Union? I know it’s not likely, but is it possible seeing as how Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies?

  65. Rwolf says:

    Will Obama use NDAA To Arrest State Representatives and State Militias that support Secession?

    Could Obama use NDAA To Arrest Secessionists on the Premise members are Militants and Belligerents that pose a threat to National Security?

    Recently the Obama administration stated to Federal Judge Katherine Forest that under (NDAA) The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 the President had authorization to lock up belligerents indefinitely. That they (were justified) to lock belligerents up indefinitely—because cases involving belligerents directly-aligned with militants against the good of America—warrants such punishment.) Pres. Obama could use NDAA provisions to order U.S. Military Forces to round up without evidence, millions of Americans including Secessionists and Militias by alleging they are belligerents or a threat to National Security. Many observers believe Obama intends to extend NDAA to imprison U.S. Citizens in Indefinite Detention not involved with or associated with enemy forces.

    Hitler included similar provisions in his fascist (Discriminatory Decrees signed February 28, 1933). Almost immediately after the German Parliament passed Hitler’s laws, the Reich Government ordered the arrest of German Citizens and confiscated their guns without probable cause or evidence; delegated powers to German Police and other authorities to arrest anyone Nazi authorities claimed attempted or incited public unrest: arrested among others were outspoken Germans, writers, journalists, peaceful protestors and artists. After World War II the East German Secret Police (Stasi) used the threat of Indefinite Detention to forcibly recruit thousands of informants.

    The U.S. 2012 NDAA legislation Obama signed 12-31-11 is similar to Hitler’s 1933 fascist laws the SS and Gestapo used to target persons in Germany for arrest, imprisonment and execution without probable cause; and confiscate millions of dollars of property. Hitler used his laws to suspend Parliament and the Supreme Court insuring his laws could not be rescinded.

    During the Obama Administration’s recent request for a (stay) to stop U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest blocking enforcement of vague NDAA provisions, the Obama Administration—never clarified what constitutes a (belligerent); or militant; or what belligerent activities (directly aligned with a militant) to order a belligerent’s arrest or indefinite detention; or what is against the good of America. Under vague provisions of NDAA, the President could accuse anyone of being (directly aligned with militants by way of any political or other association; activity, statement, writing or communication with an individual or group government deemed (militant) to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans. Writers, journalists, Americans that disagree with or question U.S. Government or its allies—may under NDAA be subject to arrest and indefinite detention.

    NDAA 2012, like Hitler’s 1933 Discriminatory Decrees enforces censorship; refers to the Patriot Act e.g. warrant-less searches of private property and forfeiture of property from persons not charged with crime. Provisions in NDAA 2012 keep the door open for corrupt U.S. police; government agents and provocateurs which there are many, to falsify reports and statements to target any American, group or organization for arrest, indefinite detention, complete disappearance; civil asset forfeiture of their property.

    You may have noted NDAA referred to the USA Patriot Act. The Patriot Act lends itself to Government / police corruption; the Federal Government may use secret witnesses and informants to cause arrests and civil asset forfeiture of Americans’ property. Witness(s) and informants may be paid up to 50% of assets forfeited. Federal Government under 18USC may use a mere preponderance of civil evidence, little more than hearsay to Civilly Forfeit Private Property. Under the Patriot Act innocent property owners may be barred by government knowing the evidence federal government uses to forfeit their property.

    Sections of NDAA 2012 are so broad, it appears U.S. Government or the President could (retroactively) deem an American’s past 1st Amendment activities prior to passage of 2012 NDAA—supported hostilities, terrorism or (Belligerents) to order the arrest and Indefinite Detention of any U.S. Citizen, writer, group or organization.

    Under NDAA 2012 it should be expected that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings when interrogated, not allowed legal counsel or habeas corpus may be prosecuted for non-terrorist (ordinary crimes) because of their (alleged admissions) while held in Indefinite Detention.

  66. Tish says:

    No one know the right thing to do right now. I live in Louisiana and am proud of it. Obama said it. “Time for change”. ADIOS!! TO ALL U PEOPLE THAT VOTED FOR HIM…..ENJOY!! DONT COME CRYING WHEN HE TAKES EVERYTHING YOU OWN AND OWNS YOU LIKE THE REST OF THE MUSLIMS. HE IS NOT MY GOD LIKE THE REST OF YOU BELIEVE. TO ALL OF YOU PEOPLE THAT CALL US RACIST, OBAMA IS NOT BLACK. GET IT RIGHT. HE IS SWIRL. A NEW KIND OF RACE THAT HAS BEEN CREATED. HALF BLACK/HALF WHITE!! IDIOTS!!

    1. Karen says:

      A swirl? Wow, now THAT is racist. No where have I EVEN heard of such a derogatory name. I guess my sister is a ‘swirl’ as well has her children. Well, that would mean that my OTHER sister’s children and THEIR children would be ‘swirls’, seeing as all of them are of mix races, OH that’s right you were talking about ‘half black/white’. You should really be careful on what you say about other people and their ‘races’. Everyone, for the exception of the full-blooded Native American Indians, are ‘swirls’. Then again you were talking about ‘half black/white’ being ‘swirls’. If, for whatever reason, you reply or someone else replies, I didn’t vote for him, so don’t try to say I am defending him when in fact I am defending ANYONE who might take OFFENSE over being called a ‘swirl’.

  67. Mary says:

    The only drawback to secession is the state losing Federal benefits but the way it is looking, there won’t be much to lose.

  68. What a bunch of crybabies. Who needs you?I wonder how many of the republican house of representatives would go with you. ALSO THE DEBT WAS CREATED WHILE YOU WERE A PART OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SO YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY OFF YOUR SHARE WITHOUT OUR HELP. CERTAINLY OUR PRESIDENT AND THE SUPREME COURT WOULD AGREE TO THAT!!!!!BYE BYE

  69. Paul Chester says:

    I have no doubt that this communistic government will not allow any state to leave the union. I’m all for it and it will be interesting to see how it works out but I believe they’ll call in the national guard and impose martial law first. It ain’t gonna happen!

  70. nicole b says:

    Uh need I remind u of wht happened th last time states tries 2 secede. Didn go well

  71. Andrew says:

    Looks like Arizona has a petition started as well. Go and sign here if you want to support them in their efforts. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-arizona-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/GVkXB8NM

  72. jaded cynic says:

    What?

    Um, a ‘petition to the White House’ is MEANINGLESS. No President or politician even has the authority to allow a state to secede from the Union; that was ruled on by the Supreme Court in 1868 Texas vs White. Secession is unconstitutional without actual revolution or the vote of every other State (all fifty-ONE, now) to allow that State to leave the Union – another Continental Congress would have to be convened to address the request of a given member State of the Union, and the request would HAVE TO BE FROM THE STATE GOVERNMENT ITSELF, not a tiny minority of its residents 25k vs 4.5million in Louisiana, for example (no hypocrisy there)

    This childish ‘protest’ serves little beyond illustrating how divisive and selfish and unwilling to cooperate the Right has become…and how IGNORANT OF ITS OWN COUNTRY’S HISTORY AND LAWS, in that it has to be shown the flaws of its ideas by a ‘damn durty furriner’ like me…

    1. Roland says:

      Let them go they’ll never survive on their own

  73. Steve says:

    ******Louisiana people haven’t thought this through politically or historically. Didn’t we have a major war at home (147 years ago) over something like this which you lost btw. Which your sate basically said we will never do this again and then signed a document. aka the Reconstruction Act. Plus, even if you secede think about trade embargos the Federal government will punish you with or the high taxes you’d have to pay to sell to the US. The fact that the US will still be a World Power and I doubt any country will want to sell to you without the US green light. I’m willing to bet internal crime rate will go up. which could even consist of smuggling (which US Navy ships will blow out of the water). Among many other things that will just put you in a worst position and if you declare war while seceded that war would probably end in an hour. Shortest war since the Gulf War (45 days). But hey feel free to make things worst for yourself so i can watch all this on tv and laugh. I enjoy watching Chaos.

  74. Steve says:

    Louisiana people haven’t thought this through politically or historically. Didn’t we have a major war at home (147 years ago) over something like this which you lost btw. Which your sate basically said we will never do this again and then signed a document. aka the Reconstruction Act. Plus, even if you secede think about trade embargos the Federal government will punish you with or the high taxes you’d have to pay to sell to the US. The fact that the US will still be a World Power and I doubt any country will want to sell to you without the US green light. I’m willing to bet internal crime rate will go up. which could even consist of smuggling (which US Navy ships will blow out of the water). Among many other things that will just put you in a worst position and if you declare war while seceded that war would probably end in an hour. Shortest war since the Gulf War (45 days). But hey feel free to make things worst for yourself so i can watch all this on tv and laugh. I enjoy watching Chaos.

  75. Paul says:

    Instead of you guys separating and hating one another why don’t you unite against the democrats and republicans and create a real opposition that will work only in the benefit of the people.
    it’s about time for this to happen in the US. This ain’t a real democracy with the power being always switched between 2 wall street owned parties.
    Democrats and republicans are not only dragging USA down, but the entire world.
    This message comes from Europe.

  76. Nobody is seceding from the union. The fact that they only have a few thousand signatures speaks volumes. Any dumbass can start a petition. There will always be internet trolls, and haters filled with sour grapes.

    Must be a slow news day.

  77. Lahh says:

    first off it takes alot to secede, they are doing this to make a statement. secondly whoever said these issues are nonexistent needs to take their blinders off. though these issues are very very serious, they were initially caused by bush. the clean up of a mess of that magnitude takes time. lets hope that now that its cleaned up after four years, that obama will show us what hes got.

  78. dhg says:

    Oh come on now…the President came out three days after the election and said americans had shown they prefer his policies and agenda.even though that preference,in popular votes,will be less than 3% when ever the counting is done,he thinks he has a mandate.

    This country is divided,unhappy and looking for answers nobody in office seem to be able to deliver.No wonder people want out.

    Neither party has the answers we need,they are just playing a never ending game of self preservation.

  79. Paul says:

    The United States is NOT a SOCIALIST STATE and it was never intended to be one. I refuse to give my assent to a government that is hell bent on making us a people under socialism. I will abide by the law but I will work as hard as I can to see that the original intent of the Constitution is observed. The Constitution as it is presently observed seems to be made of rubber as it is stretched to please every minority group and freak show in the nation in disregard of the people and the established traditions that make for honest rule. Obama has no clear mandate and no plan for a better America only the backing of a mob whose attitude is “hurrah for me to hell with you.”.

  80. Mario says:

    PLEASE LEAVE!
    To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty and Hollywood’ You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss. We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red states pay their fair share.
    Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms. Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we’re going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s Quagmire.
    PLEASE LEAVE ! The USA will be more prosperous!

  81. Abigail says:

    I think we were closer to a socialist state during the first half of the 20th century than we are today, guys. Socialism means shared ownership of production, and I’m pretty sure that in most states, production is owned by private enterprise. A good exception being Alaska’s oil production, but most folks up there seem to enjoy the benefit (oversets some of the heavy cost of living).

    (Fun fact: the term “Founding Fathers” was termed by President Warren Harding for his stump speech and inaugural address. It was in regards to the liberties fought for by the signers of the Constitution and those who fought in the Revolutionary War. Similarly, he was a staunch believer in civil rights for women and minorities, as well as fiscal conservativeness. Shame his term was mired with scandal. He’s an interesting guy, should check him out. I disgress.)

    Many of the states listed above and who voted against President Obama receive more in federal funding than they give back in taxes. How would these individual states, even as a collective, be able to provide necessary services for their citizens? I think the best course of action is to unite as one country, and do our best to promote the health and welfare of our entire country, not divide amongst ourselves. Surely people realize how much worse we have had it as a country, or how much worse other countries have survived.

  82. All of these fools crying home to mama…

    Listen, the underlying truth to your pettition rants is that the guy leading your country is “Black” and thus would send everyone a free Obama phone and cut the poor their weekly welfare checks; you idiots don’t like a Black guy telling you what to do.

    There is no truth in your senseless claims of government handouts and welfare checks. Everyone one here talks about how terrible Obama is in the last 4 years… Or he hasn’t done anything in the last 4 years, blah blah blah… Yet not one of you Conservative idiot can actually point to something proving your statement.

    Socialists government? Do you guys even know what that means? You’re using social services every single day of your life down there in your comfortable, humid Southern haven.

    But hey, the man is Black, lets all move away from this trash of a country, right?

    Good riddence.

    1. m2 says:

      “Listen, the underlying truth to your pettition rants is that the guy leading your country is “Black” and thus would send everyone a free Obama phone and cut the poor their weekly welfare checks; you idiots don’t like a Black guy telling you what to do.”
      Sorry this isn’t a color issue. It’s a values issue. Obama doesn’t value more than half the United States. When I say more than half I mean more than half. Three million votes doesn’t warrant majority in the whole of the population. That would be 325 million? I have many shades of country origins and some Sioux in me. Your racialnist is a given for other problems possibly in your character. The whole earth is one race. When you get that….you will have gotten much wisdom. Republican’s aren’t against color. We’re against Obama period. His leftist ideas will eventually hurt America. But America will right itself over night for the true population that believes in this Republic. Then and then only will it not be about Party…but America!

  83. Ruby Marie says:

    For those petition supporters, next time your elderly grandmother is abused in a nursing home; your teenage daughter is knocked-up or raped; you’re grandchild falls down a well; or a hurricaine leaves you floating on a roof tile in your underware, please don’t call ’911′, file a complaint, or complete an application for govt assistance. Thank you.

  84. pc says:

    to the author: as the States are governmental bodies – please correctly articulate that citizens, NOT State governments have submitted petitions. Let’s try to be mindful – words matter and information conveyed matters. thank you

  85. Rose says:

    Does anyone know where the individual states are putting their online petition where we can sign up?

  86. VLC says:

    Fabulous! Please go. We’ll be sure to slap import fees on everything you’d like to sell us, tolls for crossing out states on highways, cease supporting your seniors. Also, now you’ll have to get a passport from “Texas” to visit your relatives outside Texas. Or wherever. GOODBYE you stupid jerks.

  87. David says:

    Reading these blogs reminds me of the failure of the Public School Systems. Seldom have I seen worse spelling and grammar; not only that, there is displayed a complete lack of critical thinking. Shall we indeed trash this nation, or shall we get involved in the fight to restore sanity and sanctity?

  88. Dan says:

    Ahhh, the strange tin-foil crowd… By all means, please secede from the United States!! LOL…. like any of you would actually ever commit to something like this!!! lmfao!

    Whining will get you nowhere in this world. Make your own effort to move ahead instead of trying to blame it on an election, president, or the MAJORITY of the country that actually voted Obama in!

  89. Rachael Clem says:

    Where do I sign?

  90. Jon Mitchell says:

    What a colossal waste of time, energy and resources.

  91. America says:

    How abouth give all the land no the native americans better or to mexico or canda cuba , etc

  92. Rob G says:

    I don’t understand why there is a need to secede? It is possible to write congress, reps, and senate to speak on what sort of legislation that is wanted. No one wanted to seperate from the country when the President was caught in a lie about weapons of mass destruction!

  93. Zelma Gorby says:

    When I first started reading this article do you know what I think about all these people that are complaining and want to make they own country, then go to it by all means just go back to your countries you came from and do your making there and if you are an American born then you can go there to. But when you all do go then the government of the united states should take all passport and visa’s.

  94. Sue Smith says:

    What a BUNCH of SORE LOSERS…. LMAO this bring great joy to my heart! THANK GOD FOR AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

  95. Nero says:

    You guys wanna know the funny part about all of this? We have recently developed a clean burning fuel made out of Carbon Dioxide and Water! I am not joking about this, all we have to do is figure out a good way to mass produce it and then all fossil fuels are outdated and worthless. So go ahead and take your oil refineries Louisiana! In a very short time we aren’t even going to need them.

  96. Doug says:

    Ok i just realized something is filling for your state to secede not ultimately renouncing there American citizenship. if thats the case hell yea they can no longer legally own guns in this country. and no more benifits for them we will have money to spare. aww yea!

  97. Johny says:

    First, it’s not “states” that start these petition, anyone can start a petition, also, any one can sign it.
    Second, fine let them leave. Then, once they are an independent country, we attack them, exploit them for their resources, and make them a colony where they don’t get to vote, but still pay taxes.

  98. Mike says:

    What are you people thinking out there ? this isn`t about you alone. This is about all people of the USA , and about the Politician`s that Over spent our Tax money for years and now its went to far.
    Who to blame that`s easy ( Politician`s ) who didn`t and hasn`t done there JOB . there is also the ones that been in office to long and those people need to be removed , because they didn`t do there JOB .. most just filled there pockets with the ones that offered them money for there Vote .

    That is wrong all together ,no vote should be made with a price put on it . Like these lobbyist does for Big Money Business .

    The Vote should be made for the Good Of Man and women and our children and Country

  99. HT says:

    i am Texan and didn’t know this exist but i love the United States the way it is now so dose most of my friends and family in Texas. we should not have less than 50 states we need each other………..

  100. brenyn says:

    they are just mad cause Obama won… if romney won then i bet none of the states would be trying to secede.

  101. Antonio says:

    I signed the NY independence petition to the whitehouse.gov – https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-new-york-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/RSBkpCf9

    If you want to find or create your states indepepndence peititon search for “state independence” here – https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

    We need congress petitions also. There are many reasons to want independence from the USA and to me those are to stop the war machine which kills millions for lies and robs us of trillions. To stop the corporate state, pollution, drug war, prision industrial complex, to stop environmental pollution and puritan social laws. There are many more reason to want NY state and to break up this behemoth US government. The republican and democrat parties are a dictatorial force and must be stopped. Those using liberal vs conservative rhetoric are misguided defenders of all the death, destruction and oppression the USA government has committed throughout its history.

  102. Antonio says:

    I signed the NY independence petition to the whitehouse.gov – https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-new-york-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/RSBkpCf9

    If you want to find or create your states independence petition search for “state independence” here – https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

    We need congress petitions also. There are many reasons to want independence from the USA and to me those are to stop the war machine which kills millions for lies and robs us of trillions. To stop the corporate state, pollution, drug war, prison industrial complex, to stop environmental pollution and puritan social laws. There are many more reason to want NY state and to break up this behemoth US government. The republican and democrat parties are a dictatorial force and must be stopped. Those using liberal vs conservative rhetoric are misguided defenders of all the death, destruction and oppression the USA government has committed throughout its history.

  103. Sterling Johnson says:

    You ppl are the sickest of the sick minded. You want to separate just because you didn’t get your way. Where’s the freakin’ baby bottle. For years presidents have been elected that have not been liked. We didn’t ‘separate’ then. What’s the difference now. I get it, six grade edjamakation, lol. What’s the matter, your diapers need changing? Grow the hell up!!!

  104. Pennie says:

    Matthew 24:7 ESV / 21

    For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

  105. duck1963 says:

    What all you people are upset that Rommey did not win so know it time to leave the Union. If you redneck have you way. Just say it because his a black man you would like to leave the union.

  106. ken says:

    we either need another civil war to get this evil gov known as the united states gov under control or we distance ourselves from them. i’m sick of being lied to and even sicker of having our right taken away one by one. THOUSANDS of great Americans gave their lives so we could have those rights and the evil gov takes it upon themselves to do away with them just like that. Its our OWN FAULTS for letting them get as powerful as they are today. Will we ever wake up and if we do will it be too late?

  107. greg says:

    any links to all the states

  108. Daniel says:

    If you withdraw from the US will you seek assistance from the US?

    1. DEMOCRAT VETERAN 4 OBAMA! says:

      First I am a veteran, it makes me sick you so called American Veterans bashing our President! What I see is a bunch of disgusting, racist, self serving cowards that only care about themselves. America is FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE! Not just the ELITE, who by their actions & those of previous Republican Presidents have caused the mess we are in. President Obama is the only President in RECENT HISTORY that actually cares about all Americans, not just the DAMN CORPORATIONS that gives him MILLIONS in so called Donations, which he did not take. President Obama was & is the ONLY CHOICE FOR AMERICA! You disgusting, poor losing Republicans make me sick to have served in the Military thinking I protected your asses! I don’t regret defending this country that I love with all my heart but you TRAITORS doing this make me sick. OBAMA actually cares & wants reform so all AMERICANS will be taken care of, not just some. I hope & pray that the FBI is taking names of all you TRAITORS signing these PETITIONS. If any of you are active Military, I would suggest you remember what you swore to when you joined. Not to mention any ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONAL SIGNING these TRAITOR PETITIONS SHOULD BE COURT MARTIALED FOR TREASON! As for you disgusting, self rightous cowards starting this I HOPE & PRAY THE GOVERNMENT also CHARGES YOU ALL WITH TREASON! The good news is now all you RACISTS are coming out of the WOODWORK & can all be identified by the FBI. If you DON’T LIKE OUR GREAT PRESIDENT OBAMA then pack your bags & leave this country. Give up your citizenship & never come back.for the MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT OBAMA! That is WHY HE won THE ELECTION, and shows you disgusting parasites are a very small majority. GOD BLESS AMERICA, GOD BLESS PRESIDENT OBAMA & GOD BLESS ALL OF US WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA!

  109. Leah Miles says:

    Get Obama out of office he is destroying our country what is the matter with all these people that voted for him. We are no longer a free nation China owns us.

  110. Donna says:

    I have been reading some of your comments, and am just apalled at what ppl have to say, I know anyone is intitaled to their own opinion,but come on all, its 4yrs, and if NY and florida, and some of these states want to resign from the US, you might just want to remember that it is going to cost 50 billion to fix up the east coast, and G florida in a few yrs is going to lose its coast, so the houses there will b under water, and where they going to get any help to even rebuild if they want to go their seperate ways.

  111. eastonhome says:

    Whoever don’t like USA or its Govt. PLEASE LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR GOOD. You can go to any other remaining six continents and establish your own country and governement.
    Please do not distrub the people who are living in peace in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

  112. Iris says:

    That’s strange. Have you all thought about how your state is going to sustain itself if it leaves the union? Don’t you know that there are a WHOLE LOT of things that the federal government provides for your state? Things that folks don’t even know comes from the government. Things that are essential to your state’s survival. Things that it’s citizens enjoy and depend on. Surely, you don’t think that your state is going to take the things the federal government provides along with them?

    Anyway, no matter how many signatures they get, the federal government is going to peacefully say no. Trying to break up a country because you don’t like who is in the WhiteHouse is not a valid reason. If you all don’t like it here, you are free to move somewhere else and nobody will stop you.

  113. Hemi says:

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves. We are the United States of America. To sign a petition to separate our country just because you feel the wrong person was elected is irresponsible and just plan ignorant. In four years you will have your way and have another president in office. If we allowed states to become their own government that can throw the US as well as the state into economical chaos. Get an education then try to make decisions that can affect millions of people. If you don’t like the current president you are free to move to another country. That’s what I decided to do if Romney was elected as I couldn’t bare to see the US economy go down the crapper due to unnecessary funds spent for new wars oppose to spending it on our own countries well being.

  114. CC says:

    It is disheartening to hear such talk. Even more so because there is so much anger, and so few logical, rational arguments put forth explaining the source of the anger. I am starting to believe that a significant proportion of the country is in fact racist, maybe even subconsciously so. I cannot think of any other explanation.

    But I seriously doubt anything will come of this anyway. Think of the potential impact on college football:)

  115. Kevin says:

    If you check the white house website you will find that it is actually 23 states with three more waiting in the wings. Texas has over thirty thousand signatures, Louisiana is at nineteen thousand and climbing , Arizona is moving up fast as is Oklahouma.

  116. laddie says:

    I’t is not that he is a black man. He is against this country and it’s people, and the election was riged from the start.

  117. mac says:

    ignorant!!!!!!

  118. TAN says:

    This is ridiculous! However, it is, I guess, a fine example of what truly is wrong in this country.

  119. Bobby says:

    Hopefully we never have another black president. These right wingers will just up and leave. Hey now thats an idea!

  120. Joe says:

    For all of you petitioners, here are some insightful and very telling facts:
    The top 10 most educated states voted blue and 9 out of the 10 least educated states voted red.
    If I were to take a wild guess I’d bet that most, if not all, of the states wasting time with this petition are amongst the dumbest in our country. Is that a coincidence? By the way that was a rhetorical question.
    Take a look for yourself.
    http://www.happyplace.com/19076/election-infographic-shows-most-educated-states-voted-for-obama

  121. Rob says:

    I for one, am against a sucession, and find it un-American. That’s just my opinion. If people think things are so bad, they have a right to complain and voice their opinions. People act as if now, all of a sudden the gov’t has more control than it did before. Stating that what THIS administration is doing is unconstitutional is laughable. Your rights as people have changed and will always change. It didn’t start just 4 yrs ago. We live in a much different world now, than what our founding fathers did, when they drafted up the Constitution. With the growing number of people, advances in science and technology, advances in medicine, and military, laws will change accordingly. Add to that the growing numbers of threats form other nations and groups that try to harm this country, you will see that laws, whether or not you agree with them, need to be changed, because the world as a whole has changed. The majority of the people have spoken, and have re-elected Obama. Now let us do our part as well, helping rebuild this country, not seperating, because we are unhappy. Everyone has different beliefs and feelings, and they should be respected. But, creating a seperate gov’t to please a few, is not the solution, it’s just another problem we have to face and overcome. That’s my two cents about that, thanks.

  122. Elvin Dooley says:

    I do not support this we are all americans. As a person that enlisted in the U S Air Force and served my country I think that this is wrong. I took a oath to support and defend the U S and it’s leaders. I am not a fan of our president or his works. The only way to solve this delema is to get involved with our government and make changes to better it. Personaly I don’t care if the President is any color in the rainbow as long as he does what is right for our country. If you don’t agree with him then write him and let him know. May God Bless our country because if things go as they have the last 4 years there will not be a country anylonger for us to believe in.

  123. VETERAN FOR OBAMA says:

    First I am a veteran, it makes me sick you so called American Veterans bashing our President! What I see is a bunch of disgusting, racist, self serving cowards that only care about themselves. America is FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE! Not just the ELITE, who by their actions & those of previous Republican Presidents have caused the mess we are in. President Obama is the only President in RECENT HISTORY that actually cares about all Americans, not just the DAMN CORPORATIONS that gives him MILLIONS in so called Donations, which he did not take. President Obama was & is the ONLY CHOICE FOR AMERICA! You disgusting, poor losing Republicans make me sick to have served in the Military thinking I protected your asses! I don’t regret defending this country that I love with all my heart but you TRAITORS doing this make me sick. OBAMA actually cares & wants reform so all AMERICANS will be taken care of, not just some. I hope & pray that the FBI is taking names of all you TRAITORS signing these PETITIONS. If any of you are active Military, I would suggest you remember what you swore to when you joined. Not to mention any ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONAL SIGNING these TRAITOR PETITIONS SHOULD BE COURT MARTIALED FOR TREASON! As for you disgusting, self rightous cowards starting this I HOPE & PRAY THE GOVERNMENT also CHARGES YOU ALL WITH TREASON! The good news is now all you RACISTS are coming out of the WOODWORK & can all be identified by the FBI. If you DON’T LIKE OUR GREAT PRESIDENT OBAMA then pack your bags & leave this country. Give up your citizenship & never come back.for the MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT OBAMA! That is WHY HE won THE ELECTION, and shows you disgusting parasites are a very small majority. GOD BLESS AMERICA, GOD BLESS PRESIDENT OBAMA & GOD BLESS ALL OF US WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA!

  124. Fred Derf says:

    Help them get on the bus and get them the hello out of my country

  125. Ra'-chel says:

    You know we all don’t get what we want in the life. Sometimes things happen for a reason, and it has. Obama is the President and he was elected. Now some people didn’t vote and for what reason I don’t know. Some people are mad at Obama for things that has happen in the 4 years he was in office. But if you take a look back at the mess that he walked into that was left for him to clean up. I am so happy that some of my family is home from being over seas. A lot of my friends family are home also and they couldn’t be more happy to the fact that President Obama made that happen. Our other President’s didn’t do that, they talked and it didn’t happen. They even sent more back over seas. And this thing about him not being a citizen, we need to let that go. He is a citizen of the US. And after all of these years there is still racist people. There are still people out there who still hate Black people and it’s just crazy. And now since he is the President again, now we have states that don’t want to be a part of America. I mean really! So since they want to do that, will they need US help for ANYTHING! Do these states plan on having their own President. I am just asking these questions because I don’t understand as why they are tripping. Now if Mitt Romey would have won, would they want to not be a part of America, or are they just doing this because Obama is the President again.

  126. Liz says:

    Personally, I love watching Republicans act foolish because they don’t like a Black guy in the White House. Pass the popcorn.

  127. sam says:

    Anyone supporting this is just racist. I am a white man and I appreciate and respect Obama’s efforts as a president. Talk of secession only occurs when white southerners don’t see blacks (and other minorities) as equals. We have had WORSE presidents e.g Bush and there was no talk of secession. So if blaming the economy helps you sleep at night, go ahead, hopefully one day your racism is cured

  128. The Brewahah says:

    Looks like we are divided anyways. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!!!! And News flash: the President is half white. While spending the last thirty minutes skimming through the comments, not one of you Racist or non-Racist mention that. Race is not a factor here. And if you think it is. Then I am going to write you off as an Idiot. As for this petition. Nice gesture, and nothing will come from it. I just can’t wait to see the ones who want to secede without writing a “Polite” petition. Then, and only then will I take them seriously.

  129. Robert Kent says:

    What’s Louisiana going to do the next time New Orleans gets flooded? They don’t have the resources to rebuild from another Katrina.

    Any serious attempts to secede will only result in another civil war. Remember what happened the last time?

    Attempt to leave and the Feds will hunt you down and kill you, or arrest you for treason and have you executed.

    In other words, this will never happen.

  130. Kngsolomen says:

    Treason is now rampant in the United States .The bankers committed it when they took down the financial system and now these “citizens” want to secede . We voted . He won . Now try to get “your side” to , after years of obstructing progress and democrat isle crossing , to compromise .

  131. Calista says:

    This has nothing to do with the Government and the President this is about racism. These policies and procedures have been in place sense the beginning of time. All the President is doing is adding to, and I’m sorry but healthcare for all is very important, half of the Americans that is following the bull crap of these racist people don’t have anything and you never will as long as you hate on something that GOD put together. Get over IT he is your PRESIDENT TOO!

  132. Michael Cole says:

    Texas has oil wells, coast guard, navy, air force, marines, texas rangers, and national guard. We have oil well in the gulf coast. We have oil drills all over texas that arent pumping oil because our federal government controls oil rights. We have dairies, cattle, and pigs. Herfeford, Texas is the beef capital of the world. Texas has a balanced budget and we have national guard protecting our borders. Texas is the only state that can survive and has in its constitution that we can secede if/when we want to.

  133. Ryan says:

    Please sign and/or share this petition to help the state of Iowa peacefully secede from the United States of America. On this same website you may also find your state’s petition to secede. Below is the link to the Iowa petition. If you believe in this please do sign and/or share this link to family, friends, and others. Thanks.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-iowa-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/LdVjxDp4

  134. firebee says:

    Does it mean, US citizens may need a visa to visit Georgia, New York and whatever states which withdraw from the US?

  135. pat thomas says:

    all i have to say is that this secede shit is the most bullshit racist crap of ass whip I’ve heard in a long time. To be more politically correct and so that the rest of readers wont think i am some uneducated moron. This secede is utter nonsense! it really just goes to show that people just follow what the read and do not investigate for themselves. It also shows that this country would rather be split up in pieces that rally behind a president simple because he is black. For those of you who refuse to accept the truth that its the republicans refusal to corporate with the obama adminisitration for the last four years and bushed previous shit for brains leadership that has this country fucked up, open you racist eyes, and see that it was your white president bush and you white dumb fucks in congress that is making this country go to shit, and stop blaming the one man that is trying to fix it all! may be if you cam together as a nation and rally behind the ‘nigger president’ (i say that cause that is what it feels like) then may be things would actually get better…i guess you idiots still thing that it was bell that invented the cordless phone and some white dude invented the stop light…go a head challenge me…but you better not come with the white mans history book…cause thats HIS story, not the truth!

  136. Charles says:

    So much for democrat you know people don’t a sore loser, how can we peach one thing to the world and act like children when we don’t have it our way I guess Romney was right about that 47% but in this case you all wanted your way. Like some Republican friends of mines said about wall street, let them go down. One thing I would want them to know is their will be no support of taxes payers money for these states they should be treated like a foreign county it’s a shame that a group of so call Americans wealthier see to county go down the drain then help. These elected officials can write a good joke but

    cannot think of a better and fair plan for the good of the county I’m talking about the GOP think about. Please remember it was your vote that help get us here if you voted for (Bush 8 years) then your just as responsible as the people that voted for Obama now suck it up and let get though this like AMERICANS

    NPA all the way

  137. eve says:

    This is stupid! Each state having their own government? Brilliant? I say idiotic…

  138. Daniel says:

    I say, let them break up the union and when America ends up like Africa then your kids and grand-kids will be really proud of you.

  139. MinorityUSA says:

    I would demand to be freed not asking for permission from a dictator. The only reason why Obama was reelected was the whole nation was still sick of George Bush’s wrath. Those who desire to be free should be free.

  140. mike says:

    LOL, how childish it is! I remember Texas used to try it before.

    To those why cry like a baby: God asked you to love, not hate.

  141. Ms.B says:

    So does this mean you will create your own army, government,and currency? If you are no longer part of he U.S, does this means you would have to apply for citizenship if you choose to work an another state. Hypothetical question if your son or daughter wanted to go to Harvard and you’re from I guess say the “Independence of Louisiana”, should they have to go through the hassle of getting a student visa. My close friend paid 20,000 U.S. dollars for citizenship. How many people inLA can afford that? People are always asking or wanting things without carefully thinking things out. Will people on social security have there benefits cut off? Who will LSU play? Will the Saints be disqualified from the NFL? LA residents should have stood up when Busch left them drowning after Hurricane Katrina while he was chlling out or did you all forget.When Massachusetts didn’t vote Romney that was an eye opener. They know him far better then the rest of the U.S. At the end of the day the south is going to be just what it is always behind the curb. I can say that being a FL native Rick Scott did his part but he didn’t have any connects in OH or CA :-)

  142. mattzweck says:

    the thing is a house divided will not stand that means are country as we know is divided america.
    our founding father’s would be very disappointed. with this country especially are pres. they would convict him of high treason against the states.

  143. Deo Mushi says:

    Believe me those wishing to sucede are sickos threatened by racism, meanwhile I wish the day will come that that sick idea will become a reality so that we Africa can become a super power by uniting and asking Obama to become president of the African Union.
    It is unthinkablae when the world is seeking unity of states in the third world so as to creat a balance some Americans primitive thinkers want division.
    Obama has done what he can for the American nation and within 4 years with cooperation much will be achieved please you “white pigs” please allow to be lead by a “black niga” for once and show cooperation it might help to make America an admired nation otherwise the spill over will come around to the many tourists coming to africa -WATCH OUT

  144. Rogelio says:

    It worries me to read comments about the President is doing a bad job, this and that and even worst…. ignorant comments. I’m mad so i want to separate haha its not so easy people!! It took this great country many years to get where its at, and you all think that each state becoming its own government will take a couple of years and everything will be fixed? even if they secede they wont be able to bring new jobs in a blink of an eye, they need to get companies to come and create jobs, and find other ways to create jobs, and I talk about jobs, because that’s what many of us who are not part of the wealthy are mainly worried about, It will take a long time, then doing the voting process again for their own leader, and what if he is not good enough, time to separate again?its not a kids game! It is best to use the resources that we have, work together and improve them. If the separated state goes through issues, its government will look for support from maybe other neighboring separated states or what would be left of the U.S and there we go again, working together again, why not just stay United States. I know the president represents the country , a leader can only do so much, but if you look behind the curtains do you think he is the only one doing all the work? to fix a Country its going to take more than 4 years people!! The country is ill, its hurt and its life will take years to bring its health back. How long does it take you to fix your own problems and lives? 4 years? haha Romney offered nothing new, and nothing different from what P. Obama was proposing and already working on. Times, and the country are changing, and change is always necessary to move forward. The percentage of other race and ethnicity in the United States is growing, and it cant be ignored. New directions have to be taken, new issues and ideas have to be analyzed, and actions and changes that many of you are not used to, need to be taken. The growth of what many call minorities, many see that as a threat, and they complain and complain and the hatred grows, maybe that’s why some want to separate? who knows. The Government is like a huge organization, As in any organization, institution etc.. there needs to be change, the mission and goals have to be revised monthly or yearly to better fit the needs of the organization, and the people and committees who are part of it, to help it move forward, and of course like a good Democracy the majority who choose to move to a new direction wins. The Government needs to change constantly and revise its goals and mission to fit new needs, and we have to be part of that decision making, thats why we have to get more involved politically. It would be great since technology is growing, that whenever the government has to make a really important decision, that people in each state be informed by local politicians or media and be able to vote fast online similar to elections, of course majority would win and all citizens will be considered, and we can all move forward together, since many feel like they are not being heard. I could notice that Its so easy to complain when not informed and just repeat what you hear, insted of making your own conclusions, Its not so easy to offer a smart solution to the problems, why? because we dont know what would be best, because some are lost, they dont know what they want, they are angry, and the only solutions offered are LETS SEPARATE! what a joke. Many of you think its so easy to run a whole Country, trying to please every single citizen, when some are so negative and instead of working together they want to separate. What would be your solution for that? What is the real reason of separating? we have to dig deeper. You think that when separating your own government and the rich wont screw you over? haha please open your eyes, get informed, get more involved politically dont let hatred, and ignorance blind you.

  145. cdn says:

    People, I know it hurts but get over it. We just need to work harder at it. I’m Republican, but it wasn’t there.

  146. rogelio says:

    It worries and saddens me to read comments about the President is doing a bad job, this and that and even worst…. ignorant comments. I’m mad so i want to separate haha its not so easy people!! It took this great country many years to get where its at, and you all think that each state becoming its own government will take a couple of years and everything will be fixed? even if they secede they wont be able to bring new jobs in a blink of an eye, they need to get companies to come and create jobs, and find other ways to create jobs, and I talk about jobs, because that’s what many of us who are not part of the wealthy are mainly worried about, It will take a long time, then doing the voting process again for their own leader, and what if he is not good enough, time to separate again?its not a kids game! It is best to use the resources that we have, work together and improve them. If the separated state goes through issues, its government will look for support from maybe other neighboring separated states or what would be left of the U.S and there we go again, working together again, why not just stay United States. I know the president represents the country , a leader can only do so much, but if you look behind the curtains do you think he is the only one doing all the work? to fix a Country its going to take more than 4 years people!! The country is ill, its hurt and its life will take years to bring its health back. How long does it take you to fix your own problems and lives? 4 years? haha Romney offered nothing new, and nothing different from what P. Obama was proposing and already working on. Times, and the country are changing, and change is always necessary to move forward. The percentage of other race and ethnicity in the United States is growing, and it cant be ignored. New directions have to be taken, new issues and ideas have to be analyzed, and actions and changes that many of you are not used to, need to be taken. The growth of what many call minorities, many see that as a threat, and they complain and complain and the hatred grows, maybe that’s why some want to separate? who knows. The Government is like a huge organization, As in any organization, institution etc.. there needs to be change, the mission and goals have to be revised monthly or yearly to better fit the needs of the organization, and the people and committees who are part of it, to help it move forward, and of course like a good Democracy the majority who choose to move to a new direction wins. The Government needs to change constantly and revise its goals and mission to fit new needs, and we have to be part of that decision making, thats why we have to get more involved politically. It would be great since technology is growing, that whenever the government has to make a really important decision, that people in each state be informed by local politicians or media and be able to vote fast online similar to elections, of course majority would win and all citizens will be considered, and we can all move forward together, since many feel like they are not being heard. I could notice that Its so easy to complain when not informed and just repeat what you hear, insted of making your own conclusions, Its not so easy to offer a smart solution to the problems, why? because we dont know what would be best, because some are lost, they dont know what they want, they are angry, and the only solutions offered are LETS SEPARATE! what a joke. Many of you think its so easy to run a whole Country, trying to please every single citizen, when some are so negative and instead of working together they want to separate. What would be your solution for that? What is the real reason of separating? we have to dig deeper. You think that when separating your own government and the rich wont screw you over? haha please open your eyes, get informed, get more involved politically dont let hatred, and ignorance blind you.

  147. Katie says:

    I wish all the red states would succeed, then how would the east and west coasts get any thing? The excluding a few dumb states in the middle of the country, the east and west coasts were the only idiots who voted for Obama. Doesn’t that say something, look at the county maps of the election, almost every county went for Romney…

  148. mike says:

    Please secede!!!!!! I rather move to a state that secedes, with hicks and rednecks than liberals or other people who think, our constitution is something to be rewritten every time they have a “clever idea”I dont know where people get their stats wait a minute, I have an idea they get them from Chris Matthews and Stephen Colbert, after all where else will liberals go for top of the line, news from a trusted source.

  149. asmith says:

    You people are a bunch of kids. Get over it and grow up. As long as you all keep crying like a bunch of babies, we will never have peace. If you stop fighting tooth and nail, maybe something can get done.

  150. dre says:

    LA can withdraw if they choose to but when you have a hurricane don’t comeB back crying for help dam GHB GAVE YOU NO HELP

  151. Dr. Khaukha George Wilson says:

    For states to consider seceding it must be based on a history of series of Presidents who have disappointed the nation. This should be pointed out clearly by those states considering seceding and become independent. I am getting an impression that only the current President may be the cause. That would be very interesting and telling. I am not American but I love America. Without a united America the rest of the world will be in chaos. I understand the pangs of economic insufficiency but are we sure that seceding will solve the global economics?

  152. Rick says:

    My fellow American, we all have faced some hard time doing the past years and perhaps we will face more. I truly don’t think braking the country up at this time is a good idea. Believe it or not, we are still at war!!! Chose your battles, don’t let your battles chose you!!!! This is America!!!! Americans has fought and died for us!!!!! Think about it. WINNERS MAKE IT HAPPEN, LOSER LET IT HAPPEN!!! We must stand together threw these times. After that we can go back to being the spoil Brets that we are!!!!!

  153. S.T. says:

    Dear anti-USA rednecks, who finally shown your color, you’re free to go someplace else, borders are opened, and US will do just fine without these “8,000 Louisiana residents”.

    By the way, last time I checked Louisiana was getting more federal funding than federal taxes paid, so secession will result in less burden for other states. Just don’t come crawling back when next Katrina hits.

  154. Frank Birch says:

    AND SO IT BEGINS
    Begin’s Civil unrest to civil disobedeance.
    “NEXT IS to CIvil War.”
    seen it coming . for all the dumb ones out there check the countys of each state to find out what the eletion counts were and you will find Obama only got about 20% in the eletion, 80% the other guy. but the lower wins. look’s fixed and don’t add up at all. and this makes me made.
    I did not Like ether party and don’t think ether were werthy of my vote.
    There are 10s of millons that don’t count at all.
    That’s not to count the ones that can’t vote there are millions of ex-fellons “out of prison” that can’t even vote and have no rights. then the ones that are in prison.
    Then the Legal Aleons, refugee’s form other countery’s

  155. truth says:

    I’ve nevr seen such a bunch of biggoted ,cry-baby sore losers in my life. G W is responsible for the pitiful condition our country is in and as far as Christianity, it is but a selling point used in the Republican propoganda machine.God has no political association and He doesn’t need anyone speaking on His behalf. Mr. Obama is our president because it is God’s will,He is sovereign over these things. Grow up!!

  156. truth says:

    I’ve never seen such a bunch of biggoted ,cry-baby sore losers in my life. G W is responsible for the pitiful condition our country is in and as far as Christianity, it is but a selling point used in the Republican propoganda machine.God has no political association and He doesn’t need anyone speaking on His behalf. Mr. Obama is our president because it is God’s will,He is sovereign over these things. Grow up!!

  157. kat says:

    haha! All you dumb people who support this current governmental scandalous heist are saying DEAL WITH IT, (?) why don’t you all DEAL WITH the fact that people want to keep their liberties, not have them taken away so hang on for the ride, because no way in hell is this narcisssist going to ALLOW secession freely, it’ll have to be war, read the constitution BTW, that’s what’s wrong with this country, no one knows what they have, only watch tv and commercials and can be bought with bubblegum foodstamps, obama phones and cereals that you see in between the other brainwashing programs on tv. All i can say is I dont’ like the direction this country is going, I dont’ want a future where my children have to be rationed bread, on the other hand, China will probably take over in the next 4 years if O is allowed to rein as God and Judge in this country

  158. kat says:

    The Declaration of Independence states:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness[3]

  159. kat says:

    that’s just it daniel, we dont’ need their kind of assistance if it means giving people foodstamps and obama phones in order to make the national debt so high we can NEVER repay it as along as our officials are giving themselves raises daily, we need a petition to make them take a 20% pay cut or higher themselves, they want you to THINK THAT we need to be dependent on them, the current system is brainwashing people to think that the gov’t is your daddy but it’s US, WE THE PEOPLE, we, the people of this nation are supposed to be in charge, our elected officials can be bought, sold and are immoral and breaking our nation, if there were only states rights, there’d be smaller gov’t, each state takes care of it’s people, until something in this Nation’s capital can be resolved and forced to become responsible

    The Declaration of Independence states:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness[3]

  160. Kim Shutler says:

    SECEDE from the union ,I hope Ohio goes for it. We need to do some house cleaning politically . Our constitution is mocked by the current administration, The request from TEXAS has merit.

  161. jay says:

    Secede…, you all that wish to are bunch of moron’s . Moron (mor’on’-) 1. A stupid person; a dolt. 2. A person of mild menal retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years.
    The American Heritage dic.tion.ar.y

  162. walt says:

    Attention Attention.!!!! To ALL those who wish to withdraw peacefully from the United States of America.
    Man up!!! take it to the next level, and just leave…Go live in the land of your european ancestors and give this land back to the rightful owners the Native Americans… I’ll be happy to claim your land on behalf of my forefathers

  163. Dano says:

    These people should all move to Quebec and make a new Country.

  164. Walt says:

    Attention Attention!!!
    For all those who wish to withdraw peacefully from the United States of America.
    Don’t stop there man up and take it to the next level, Leave and return to the country of your european ancestors and return your land to the rightful owners the NATIVE AMERICANS. I’ll be more that happy to claim your place on behalf of my forefathers

    1. Kevin says:

      Why don’t all the lazy sit on their ass collect a check and bleed the country into bankruptcy people and their slave masters in the communist party and their leader Obama leave and let the working people have America. Let us return to the ways of success like our grandparents and great grandparents did you may not remember it since they have reduced your education to the teachings of Obama. It used to be that peopled worked for a living to support their own families now they have to support those who refuse to work and their families. That is wrong no matter how you look at it.

  165. tracy says:

    He won GET OVER IT!!!! When Bush was making all these terrible decisions i didn’t see anyone trying this little stunt. The economy was an issue then, so whats really the problem?

  166. Lacey says:

    Texas is up to 67,516 signatures as of 9:23 AM on 11/13/2012 …. and its contantly rising !!! TEXAS is probably one of the states that would do perfectly fine on it’s own. We have our own oil, we have our own navy, we have our own army (border partol), we practically have our own airforce and we are capable of making our own airplanes (Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth) … We will be absolutely fine !!! Yes I agree it is sad that we are going against our “One Nation” that our Fore Fathers set up … but it’s time we put GOD back in our schools and our governments !!! I know its just a petition and everyone is saying its more symbolic but seriously in 7 minutes Texas now has 67,873 signatures. OVER 300 SIGNATURES EVERY 7 MINUTES !!!

  167. Amused says:

    Wingnut States: Please… do us all a favor and secede. We’re tired of your crazy conspiracy theories and your anti-Americanism. Just go and leave the rest of us in peace. Good riddance!

  168. Shawn says:

    As far as I know I don’t support any side of the American political parties. I figured that eventually the liberty and stuff that we had in paper would end up like Chamberlain bringing back the “piece of paper” signed by Hitler and his allies promising not to attack Poland, essentially I’m saying that liberties and freedoms don’t exist. As far as I sound as an Anarchist, I believe that freedom is essentially impossible in a nation such as ours, the United States. In fact I dare say that China has more freedom than the US, I say that cautiously of course theoretically as long as you don’t piss off any major government official you’re fine. By the way the Native Americans idea is pretty interesting, just a thought. Also Texas and other states can withdrawn but the political government would change so much that whatever would be left of the US, I dare say, would be near in full support to annex the states and claim resources that were lost when the states withdrew. Of course everything’s a theory right now.

    Also if anyone has realized it’s not a matter of Obama or Romney it’s really a matter of the government would not work under anyone anyways. We all know both candidates are trying to please their audiences, there should be no argument against such, now the question is, if we look into all the promises and such is there really anything that would work?

    Romney’s cold war stance isn’t the best way to build relations whatsoever, and his ever supportive stance siding with Israel is, by far, the scariest thing I’ve seen yet. Israel is trying to use american citizens, us, as cannon fodder, and they are using our resources to wage their wars that they are proposing. Sure they have the right to be ever vigilant but now their stepping out and doing things that we overlook constantly.

    Obama hasn’t completely pulled the US out of what it’s stuck in but he’s working on it. The aggressive stance toward the Asian countries such as China is very shaky though, I mean it’s really a what can you do situation. Obama would do much better if he weren’t so hard on attacking the sensitive points of China and attempting to change China, of course appeasement isn’t the way either. the proper way would most likely be to find more reasonable areas to attack and persuade China on. Learning more about our “enemies” or possible friends before attempting to tackle them would be much more effective and smarter.

    Either way I was reading around other sites with similar articles, one quoting the texan treasurer or something. I read and I was amazed that, well 1, such language was used, and 2, there were so much insensitive words. “Baby killer” and other comments as such isn’t really the right way to do things. It’s better to assess both sides before throwing down comments in where they are essentially hollow in evidence or point.

  169. Elizabeth says:

    this is something they should have done while Bush was in office!!!!

  170. Lacey says:

    Texas is up to 67,516 signatures as of 9:23 AM on 11/13/2012 …. and its contantly rising !!! TEXAS is probably one of the states that would do perfectly fine on it’s own. We have our own oil, we have our own navy, we have our own army (border partol), we practically have our own airforce and we are capable of making our own airplanes (Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth), not to mention we have our own pledge which I am proud to say I am a teacher and we say it everyday “Honor the Texas Flag I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible” … We will be absolutely fine !!! Yes I agree it is sad that we are going against our “One Nation” that our Fore Fathers set up … but it’s time we put GOD back in our schools and our governments !!bI know its just a petition and everyone is saying its more symbolic but seriously in 7 minutes Texas now has 67,873 signatures. OVER 300 SIGNATURES EVERY 7 MINUTES !!! By 8:40 AM texas is now at 68,306 !!!

  171. Soren says:

    As far as I know I don’t support any side of the American political parties. I figured that eventually the liberty and stuff that we had in paper would end up like Chamberlain bringing back the “piece of paper” signed by Hitler and his allies promising not to attack Poland, essentially I’m saying that liberties and freedoms don’t exist. As far as I sound as an Anarchist, I believe that freedom is essentially impossible in a nation such as ours, the United States. In fact I dare say that China has more freedom than the US, I say that cautiously of course theoretically as long as you don’t piss off any major government official you’re fine. By the way the Native Americans idea is pretty interesting, just a thought. Also Texas and other states can withdrawn but the political government would change so much that whatever would be left of the US, I dare say, would be near in full support to annex the states and claim resources that were lost when the states withdrew. Of course everything’s a theory right now.

    Also if anyone has realized it’s not a matter of Obama or Romney it’s really a matter of the government would not work under anyone anyways. We all know both candidates are trying to please their audiences, there should be no argument against such, now the question is, if we look into all the promises and such is there really anything that would work?

    Romney’s cold war stance isn’t the best way to build relations whatsoever, and his ever supportive stance siding with Israel is, by far, the scariest thing I’ve seen yet. Israel is trying to use american citizens, us, as cannon fodder, and they are using our resources to wage their wars that they are proposing. Sure they have the right to be ever vigilant but now their stepping out and doing things that we overlook constantly.

    Obama hasn’t completely pulled the US out of what it’s stuck in but he’s working on it. The aggressive stance toward the Asian countries such as China is very shaky though, I mean it’s really a what can you do situation. Obama would do much better if he weren’t so hard on attacking the sensitive points of China and attempting to change China, of course appeasement isn’t the way either. the proper way would most likely be to find more reasonable areas to attack and persuade China on. Learning more about our “enemies” or possible friends before attempting to tackle them would be much more effective and smarter.

    Either way I was reading around other sites with similar articles, one quoting the texan treasurer or something. I read and I was amazed that, well 1, such language was used, and 2, there were so much insensitive words. “Baby killer” and other comments as such isn’t really the right way to do things. It’s better to assess both sides before throwing down comments in where they are essentially hollow in evidence or point.

  172. s. h. pennsylvania says:

    it will never happen. they will never break up the united states. even if 100% of all the people in one state signed it it will never happen. and if Louisiana would become separate then the next flood they’d all be crying we need money and support to rebuild. all bullshit whining.

  173. Jay says:

    If Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, etc. want to secede I say let them. Red States notoriously suck up more federal dollars in welfare support, subsidies and other tax supported hand outs than do Blue States and far under-perform Blue States in terms of job creation, innovation, education. You guys are fleas. SO if you want to go off and govern yourselves, please, be my guest! You won’t last a decade on your own without completely falling to pieces and my bet is that you’ll DEMAND returning to the union (not beg or politely ask since you’re that full of yourselves and that delusional).

  174. chadcalvin says:

    Any1 I remember THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES aka “civil war” this is what the south fought so hard against an tried to never be a part of this damn union…. THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN oh yeah an for ya idiots who thinks my status maybe slightly about race go educate ya self its about my southern culture an our believes to be free

  175. leo says:

    From Native born American: Give me a freaking break! I swear, some Americans is just a bunch of cry babies. We will you ever learn? You can’t always get your way. Life doesn’t work that way. We need to learn to work together. This petition will further divide the country. You can’t pick and choose when its convenient. I’m very disappointment in this petition. Why don’t you just secede your American citizenship and move to another country. Cry me river! God Bless America!

  176. Alex says:

    Surely if the US federal government followed their policies on self-determination adopted in the Balkans and Northern Ireland, then these days (as opposed to during the Civil War) they would have to honour a referendum in which the majority of a state’s population voted for independence?

  177. Nina says:

    Let me tell you this, reasons like this is why every other country hates America. To be truthful I think Americans are extremely ignorant and I am a citizen. If Romney had have won, america would have no one to bail them out of their debts anymore… Let’s put it that way. ALSO, the fact that you people dont care about the 47% of people that Obama cares about
    Makes me sick. You’re all idiots.

  178. Anthony says:

    Some people are so stupid , fighting between republican and democrats , dont you see that both parties play under the same freaking rule and under the same people who runs the country for years??? now they blamed one side or the other one, when we should get together as a citizens and fight against the big heads, and im not talking about Obama, Romney or the idiot of bush ,im talking about the real people above them, like against the FED , regain this country and fight and defend for what Jefferson fought for us. I read this comments and I just laughed how a group of people wants to secede from the United States. If you think that this problem that we all in, is because of the administration who was before, let me tell you are an ignorant, because this whole mess, has been planned for years. We need defend the constitution or else it will get worst

  179. mary boyle says:

    As a 68 yr. old white female, Obama supporter, would like to help you exit the union, how can i help? So better off without you.

  180. TASHENIA says:

    I feel the people who signed this petition are complete idiots. Do you really think Obama is going to accept your request better yet the Senate who is also, A DEMOCRAT! Get over yourself and try again in the next four years.

  181. dennis says:

    I say take strip away the US citizenship off all the petition signers of any of these states that are clearly unpatriotic, sore losers and deport them to a small island in the south pacific bikini island and we can rename it secession island if it makes them feel better

  182. Ron Holland says:

    Secession petitions are good PR but bad politics. There is a way for states to legally and politically secede from the American union but it must be a state-by-state process established by constitutional secession conventions in each state. Read: http://thedailybell.com/28286/Ron-Holland-Secession-Petitions-Good-PR-But-Bad-Politics

  183. john says:

    why would the author water this down with the comment that the intent is merely to make a point rather than pose a serious proposition. maybe that is her opinion but she does not speak for most.

    to secede is a way to stop participating in foreign wars and loss of freedoms by way of Patriot Act and NDAA

    To secede is option #1 and to move and re-establish citizenship elswhere is option #2

  184. Dr Eric says:

    THE CONSOLIDATED PETITION FOR ALL 50 STATES (AND PUERTO RICO)….

    THE PETITION IT’S A CRIME NOT TO SIGN…GUARANTEES TO ELIMINATE THE DEFICIT, LOWER CRIME RATES, AND PLATINUM STANDARD THE U.S. DOLLAR (AS DR. EINSTEIN’S “RELATIVITY” GOLD STANDARDED IT)!!! {AND HELP ELIMINATE THE DEFICIT AND GET A CHANCE TO “WIN” A $1M MANSION FOR “VOTING” AT http://www.RecoveryEvents.R8.Org}..

    REPASS THE STILL-DUE 1776 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: IT’S STILL THE ONLY LEGAL-SECESSION {www.Repass1776Declaration.Blogspot.com} AND A CRIME TO FAIL TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND!!! (In Fact, Opposition To This 1st Consitution’s The Reason For The Bogus-Elections and the Deficit)..BE SURE and Tell All Your Friends To Sign The Only Legal Secession Petition, Today!!! at http://wh.gov/XqED ADD YOUR NAME TO THE “FOUNDING FATHERS LIST”, NOW (Repass the STILL-DUE 1776 Declaration of Independence Campaign)!!!
    ***{If You Prefer An Interim “Olympus and Haydes Colonies” Unified, Perhaps We Can Discuss It: Stay, If You’d Like, But The Rest of US Will Go Free….Cannabis Club Card Meets Full-Fledged Citizenships’, Remain a Convictionlessly/Whimsically-Taxed, Pretensive, Slave, If You Think You Prefer, We’ll Take Ours In The Reprovable-Right….Taxes, Government Function, Accountabilities, and Liberties, a Free peoples!!!}…Loot Your Own Benefit Trust Funds, Paying The Unowed and Not Paying The Reprovably-Due, Ours Will Remain Solvent, Surplused In Fact.. We may even be convinced to reinstitute the Treasury and let you keep the Federal Reserve Notes you’ve bankrupted $16Trillion+, like EBT, not everyone will accept your notes, but some may, we’ll see…So, It Looks Like You May Get DC, Temporarily, And Perhaps We’ll Get Frankland (Or it’s Salt Lake City or Kansas City Substitutes Up And Running, Until You Give-Up and Accept The Rule of Law/Jury Trial Determinations That’ll Withstand ANY Jury’s Scrutiny, Officeholdings Included)…We’ll See…

    “THE JUST PUT IT BEFORE A JURY TRIAL TO SEE WHO REALLY WON (AS THE JOB/PAYCHECK REQUIRES, THE REST IS STOLEN-TAXES/THE-REAL-DEFICIT) CAMPAIGN”!!!

  185. gabbie says:

    We as a country have to do something!! Obama needs to GO!! The usa will fall if and when the debt gets to 23 trillion!!

  186. Jack Criso says:

    This is sad,It is just further proof of how far the republican party has gone from it’s original ideas and beleifs,it is now becoming a comunistic ideology,A non progressive and dictorial governmental system based on the Supremist idea that the more you have the more you are entitled to.

    Tax lays have always had one basic system the more you earn,the more your pay in in taxes.Yet the rich who seem to be the majority of the republicans,are ticked because Obama wants them to pay more?Really,You would rather Destory a nation,Commite genocide and ensure the rapid and suffering death of 1000′s of people in these states that receive US Government aid through S.S. and take away Fedral releif for your states after earthquakes,Hurricanes,and other terrible events,Just because you don’t want to pay more taxes?

    Republicans are becoming more and more like Hitler and Stallan everyday.This mentality of the rich are gods and the rest are beneth consideration is not only disturbing,It is insulting,Try explaining it to anyone still alive that was in WWII and you’ll be lucky if you don’t get shot.It is the same thing hitler did.

    It is comunistic and opressive it is based Entirely on greed and the idea of Money equals power and power equals control.

    This is not America,It is not the American that soilders fought and died for in WWII it is not the America that our soilders fight and die for in Iraq and Afganastan,It is AmeriKa, the new nazi nation,A nation devided buy comunistic greed and the power hungry and the Racist.

    It is a discrace and an insult.

    I’m from Georgia,I voted for an African American to be president,And I’m proud of that.I voted for a Democrate and I’m proud of that.I voted for the person who had a plan to help all Americans.and I’m proud of that.

    I voted for America.Not for The comunistic nation of AmeriKa.The land of the rich and the home of the divided and dead.

    Get over your stupid selves,Stop drinking the Koolaid and grow up.If you leave the union,Hey one good thing,Maybe then the Native americans can come back retake their land and make you their new grounds keepers,if not the Native Americans( Who should take over any state stupid enough to leave the union) Then maybe Mexico will invade your stupid states..After all,You leave the union that means no goverment,Milletry support for you,You become an indipendent Coloney,not a state,and you become fair game to any nation who wants to try and take you..Good luck,And how you like mexican food..just don’t drink the water anymore.

    1. Ok. So lets say secession is granted. The union pulls out all army, navy, air force, marines, national guard, coast guard and empties and destroys all munitions and munitions factories. Don’t forget. Comercial aircraft, boats and barges’ ships, tele-comunications and everything else government ran would be halted. Dont worry. Your new i-phone will make a great paper weight. Then halts all U.S. imports of all goods to those states. And builds a fence around you so you ain’t exporting a damned thing. Hey, you ain’t with us then you’re against us. How are they gonna make a stand. You’re free range now. You’ll be speaking japanese or russian or german or something inside of two years or less.Secession would cost your state way too much capital and more than likely bankrupt your state. No country is likely to stand by and wait for you to build your independence or your economy. I’m sure Mexico would bleed dry at the chance to regain Texas.
      Then theres this. Even though secession will never happen any governer or senator who supports this idea has totally wiped out any possible chance of becomming president of the U.S.A. Do they think they’ll be voted into office by a country they did’nt want to belong to before they chose to run for presidential office?
      Oh wait. You’ll already be bankrupt since what money your new country already has will be useless to you. E. pluribus unim, el mono. That money belongs to the U.S.A. No more food stamps, education, unemployment insurance, or electricity. You will all starve to death before the next year ends. You ain’t comming over here. You and your family are now illiegal aliens. And you’re definately not going to start up your own militia. What you going to use? Sticks and rocks? And even if the capital was there to suport a militia none of you are going to put down your phones, and step away from your p.c.’s, t.v.’s, and video games long enough to even attempt to make a stand. Now, i gotta ask. Are you sure you really want to do this? Don’t look so good when you eyeball the big picture dose it?
      But then again what do I know? I’m just a dumb hillbilly lives up in the rocks. Don’t even get daylight here till10:00 a.m.

  187. Lisa says:

    I know a lot of people will not agree with this statement so let me start off by saying I do not care about you or your feelings. I see a lot of talk about the forefathers, mind you that they writing out the rules to government back when certain kinds of people were not consider relevant to the human race, so with that mind frame I (me, myself, and I and whoeverelse agrees) find it kind of hard to care about who wrote what and what they felt was best for the american people. With that being said its

  188. john says:

    I know a lot of people will not agree with this statement so let me start off by saying I do not care about you or your feelings. I see a lot of talk about the forefathers, mind you that they writing out the rules to government back when certain kinds of people were not consider relevant to the human race, so with that mind frame I (me, myself, and I and whoeverelse agrees) find it kind of hard to care about who wrote what and what they felt was best for the american people. With that being said its

  189. Jason Smith says:

    State Secession 2012 – A full list of all states/stats/links to petitions in one location http://jpsmithdesigns.com/state-petitions

    1. Grace says:

      Thank you for the information, Jason.

  190. comegetsome says:

    After reading these comments it sadden me as a citizen of USA the crap that some one you are putting.

    My family is a diverse race in every since of the way we are black, French, Philippe, white, Cherokee Indian, Hispanic, Polish and Irish.

    You can say it’s not about the color of the president his skin and it’s all about his political view and practice, but in reality that’s just not true.

    The copious of people that dislike the president is ridiculous. Me my self don’t agree with some of his views, but it doesn’t make me want to sign a petition to help break up the state I live in.

    My friends are diverse races as well. We have debates when election time comes around some of them are republic, liberal and democrat and none of us wish to sign off on a dumb as petition to separate from our government.

    When the Bush’s was president of this country people complaint but not one person started a petition to separate from its government. The same goes for when Ronald Regan was in office, and lets not forget what happen when Richard Nixon was in office.
    Do I need to open up a long can of whip ass and the fuck ups that came from that administration. I didn’t hear anybody wanting to secede from his or her government then.

    This petition that’s going around for people to sign to secede from its government isn’t all about government it’s about having a black president and it ridiculous.

    When each president is elected he takes on the large amount of mess or should I say messes that’s left over from the president before him be- it a republic president or a democrat president.

    The world wasn’t built in on day so when it comes to the government in this country nothing can be done to fix it in 4 or 8 years.

    Especially when you walk in to an office that was already dome from the start. Stop looking at him for being Black get on board with what can we do as us citizen to help make our country a better place to live in.

    P.S.
    Keep in mind that changes do come in our lifetime others happen before we where born and the rest will happen after we have vanished from this earth.

    Get on Board And Get Use to Change.

    My Ancestry had to.

    1. Grace says:

      Wake-up,comegetsome.

      You are buying into the Alinsky crap involving using race to install your agenda. The vast majority of Americans that don’t like obama, our concerned about America under his direction, they don’t care if he is of the black and white race. They see that he has devastated our economy, has taken away our freedoms piece-meal and has weakened our position around the world.

      Made the US ‘Safer, Stronger and More Respected in the World’

      Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/12/obamas-orwellian-double-speak-ive-made-the-us-safer-stronger-and-more-respected-in-the-world/#ixzz2FnuiFgGJ

      At yesterday’s nomination of Senator John Kerry as the United States’ next Secretary of State, Obama made the ridiculous statement that he’d made the US “safer, stronger and more respected in the world.”
      How any American could possibly believe this crazy talk is beyond me.
      Anyone who spends more than a minute or two each day reviewing the news can see that Obama’s entire Middle East policy has completely unraveled, leaving the world deeply destabilized.
      Obama thinks things are safer? How about Iran’s ever-advancing nuclear program, with its weapons manufacturing now buried so deep underground that it’s immune from our bombs. Iran has been so emboldened by Obama that, according to Hillary Clinton, the Persians are now spreading terrorism to our next door neighbor, Mexico, and creating new alliances with drug cartels.

      Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/12/obamas-orwellian-double-speak-ive-made-the-us-safer-stronger-and-more-respected-in-the-world/#ixzz2FnunbBci

  191. Ok. So lets say secession is granted. The union pulls out all army, navy, air force, marines, national guard, coast guard and empties and destroys all munitions and munitions factories. Don’t forget. Comercial aircraft, boats and barges’ ships, tele-comunications and everything else government ran would be halted. Dont worry. Your new i-phone will make a great paper weight. Then halts all U.S. imports of all goods to those states. Then builds a fence around you so you ain’t exporting a damned thing. Hey, you ain’t with us then you’re against us. How are they gonna make a stand. You’re free range now. You’ll be speaking japanese or russian or german or something inside of two years or less.Secession would cost your state way too much capital and more than likely bankrupt your state. No country is likely to stand by and wait for you to build your independence or your economy. I’m sure Mexico would bleed dry at the chance to regain Texas.
    Then theres this. Even though secession will never happen any governer or senator who supports this idea has totally wiped out any possible chance of becomming president of the U.S.A. Do they think they’ll be voted into office by a country they did’nt want to belong to before they chose to run for presidential office?
    Oh wait. You’ll already be bankrupt since what money your new country already has will be useless to you. E. pluribus unim, el mono. That money belongs to the U.S.A. No more food stamps, education, unemployment insurance, or electricity. You will all starve to death before the next year ends. You ain’t comming over here. You and your family are now illiegal aliens. And you’re definately not going to start up your own militia. What you going to use? Sticks and rocks? And even if the capital was there to suport a militia none of you are going to put down your phones, and step away from your p.c.’s, t.v.’s, and video games long enough to even attempt to make a stand. Now, i gotta ask. Are you sure you really want to do this? Don’t look so good when you eyeball the big picture dose it?
    But then again what do I know? I’m just a dumb hillbilly lives up in the rocks. Don’t even get daylight here till10:00 a.m.

    1. Grace says:

      Open your eyes and mind ,Southern Illinoisan.

      What do you think will happen to America, under obama if the states comply?

      Dinesh D’Souza Obama 2016 YouTube

  192. My Wife and Sister and I are from the state of NC and we are for pulling out ASAP be for this mad man pulls us all down to a bananastate!!!! way of life, if that is called a life! just ask anyone from Cuba or any Eastern Country… AND YES CONGRESS DID PAST A BILL OUTLAWING any State from succeeding in 1871 BIGDEAL!,, and how many laws did this AO break along with his RED COMRADES in the Whitehouse and on the HILL!!!! in the past four years and the next if there is any Country to have… We and other good people in NC Love OUR Nation and OUR CONSTITUTION!!! BUT NOT A PEOPLES STATE as in the USSR.. WE were Democrats but not now… GOD BLESS OUR CAUSE AND AMERICA!!!!

  193. Mark Pottorff says:

    The petitioners are just a bunch of sore losers and spoiled brats. The sooner we get rid of the Repulican Party the better.

  194. Mark Pottorff says:

    The petitioners are just a bunch of sore losers and spoiled brats. The sooner we get rid of the Republican Party the better.

    1. Grace says:

      It is unbelievable that at this late date, people still don’t know who and what obama is…

      http://theobamafile.com/indexArchive.html

    2. Grace says:

      Mark Pottorff, wake-up!

      .New Study Confirms ‘Beyond Question’ That Democrats – Not GOP – Destroyed Economy

      Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/12/new-study-confirms-beyond-question-that-democrats-not-gop-destroyed-economy/#ixzz2Fnurz3xG

      http://joemiller.us/2012/12/new-study-confirms-beyond-question-that-democrats-not-gop-destroyed-economy/
      A new study from the widely respected National Bureau of Economic Research released this week has confirmed beyond question that the left’s race-baiting attacks on the housing market (the Community Reinvestment Act–enacted under Carter, made shockingly more aggressive under Clinton) is directly responsible for imploding the housing market and destroying the economy.
      Again, let’s review:
      -President Bush went to Congress repeatedly for years warning them that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to destroy the economy (17 times in 2008 alone). Democrats continuously ignored him, shut down his proposals along party lines and continued raiding the institutions for campaign contributions on their way down.

      Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/12/new-study-confirms-beyond-question-that-democrats-not-gop-destroyed-economy/#ixzz2FnuwRnpA

  195. bs says:

    I am an American and proud to be, and will stay in the game win or lose. Where were you haters when the republicans ran this county in the ground for eight years; not a word from the tea parties, the petitions to separate from the United States? We were losing a lot of jobs once a month and companies were closing down all under the bush administration and nothing was said. Maybe we are not in a perfect position under the Obama administration, but we are not where we use to be and are moving ahead. We are still buying cars in the United States all because of Obama.

    When Obama took office four years ago, he walked into a mess that he did not create. Maybe I do not agree with all of what he is doing, but he is better than the republicans who originally created this mess. I think for those haters, if you are that unhappy about the direction in which the country is moving than you move to another country. Let the rest of us live in peace.

    I do not believe, the states that have started petitions are speaking for the entire population of the state itself, it is just a very few who want to continue to create drama and do not want to accept defeat. I do not believe for one minute that the haters are all that unhappy about the direction the country is moving, it’s much more than that. I believe that it’s about who he is as a man. Just be honest! Are we back in the 1800′s?

    There is an old saying together we stand and divided we fall. The people have spoken and let’s move on. That’s what makes us a great nation and not the drama the haters are creating.

    1. Grace says:

      Wake-up, bs.

      Russia’s Pravda Declares “Communism Won in America with Obama; US Suffering Has Only Begun”

      Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/11/russias-pravda-declares-communism-won-in-american-with-obama-us-suffering-has-only-begun/#ixzz2FnuTemBE

      In an extraordinary column last week, Russia’s de facto government press arm declared that the era of “Miss American Pie” was over in the U.S. Citing Obama’s reelection, Pravda stated that the “Communists have won in America…”

      Why? Because the US is “an illiterate society” that continues to buy off on Obama’s “lies of less taxes while he raises them.” The US educational system is also held responsible, with Pravda stating that it was “conquered by the Communists long ago and history was revised thus paving the way for their Communist presidents.”

      Read more: http://joemiller.us/2012/11/russias-pravda-declares-communism-won-in-american-with-obama-us-suffering-has-only-begun/#ixzz2Fnubv3jl

  196. L. Wells says:

    I am an American and proud to be, and will stay in the game win or lose. Where were you haters when the republicans ran this county in the ground for eight years; not a word from the tea parties, the petitions to separate from the United States? We were losing a lot of jobs once a month and companies were closing down all under the bush administration and nothing was said. Maybe we are not in a perfect position under the Obama administration, but we are not where we use to be and are moving ahead. We are still buying cars in the United States all because of Obama.

    When Obama took office four years ago, he walked into a mess that he did not create. Maybe I do not agree with all of what he is doing, but he is better than the republicans who originally created this mess. I think for those haters, if you are that unhappy about the direction in which the country is moving than, you move to another country. Let the rest of us live in peace.

    I do not believe, the states that have started petitions are speaking for the entire population of the state itself, it is just a very few who want to continue to create drama and do not want to accept defeat. I do not believe for one minute that the haters are all that unhappy about the direction the country is moving, it’s much more than that. I believe that it’s about who he is as a man. Just be honest! Are we back in the 1800′s? The petitioners are most likely a bunch of winners and sore losers that don’t want to accept defeat and more in likely are coming from the Republican Party. Get rid of the Republican Party the sooner the better.

    There is an old saying together we stand and divided we fall. The people have spoken and let’s move on. That’s what makes us a great nation.

  197. B.S. says:

    I do not support this and I am an American and proud to be, and will stay in the game win or lose. Where were you haters when the republicans ran this county in the ground for eight years; not a word from the tea parties, the petitions to separate from the United States? We were losing a lot of jobs once a month and companies were closing down all under the bush administration and nothing was said. Maybe we are not in a perfect position under the Obama administration, but we are not where we use to be and are moving ahead. We are still buying cars in the United States all because of Obama.

    When Obama took office four years ago, he walked into a mess that he did not create. Maybe I do not agree with all of what he is doing, but he is better than the republicans who originally created this mess. I think for those haters, if you are that unhappy about the direction in which the country is moving than, you move to another country. Let the rest of us live in peace.

    I do not believe, the states that have started petitions are speaking for the entire population of the state itself, it is just a very few who want to continue to create drama and do not want to accept defeat. I do not believe for one minute that the haters are all that unhappy about the direction the country is moving, it’s much more than that. I believe that it’s about who he is as a man. Just be honest! Are we back in the 1800′s? The petitioners are most likely a bunch of winners and sore losers that don’t want to accept defeat and more in likely are coming from the Republican Party. Get rid of the Republican Party the sooner the better.

    There is an old saying together we stand and divided we fall. The people have spoken and let’s move on. That’s what makes us a great nation.

  198. Tinka says:

    The truth is that everyone on here has their own opinion and everyone deserves to speak their mind and be heard. That is why we all live here. We are one of the only places on earth that allows our citizens to speak freely and say what ever were want. The truth is we are all true Americans because we feel strongly about our opinions and what ever that opinion may be stick by it but don’t condemn other people for feeling a different way. But I as for me I do agree with the people who say ” um it is you choice to stay here or leave”. So if you don’t like the way you are living you have the right to MOVE, LEAVE, GO. You don’t have to drag the whole state down with you.

    1. Grace says:

      Some people think the final solution will be like the following:

      The legal and illegal people that want to remain part of obama’s America can reside in obama- states and the people that want freedom can live in obama-free states. The obama states can pay high taxes, install full force social justice and wealth distribution and allow the UN domination over them. The obama-states can stay on obama’s course but not drag ALL of the other states down with them.

      The obama-free states, will not be financially responsible for the obama-states as they will not be under his jurisdiction. They will be free-market states. These states will use the Constitution and Bill of Rights as their arbiter of all legislation.

      America will perhaps be like North and South Korea.

  199. Jeff says:

    U people are stupid look at the world around u now I no the world does not like Israel but wen we divide our country and civil war breaks out we can’t help them and I no this going to sound crazy but look at the bible they said the world was gonna end in 2012 no it marks the start of our downfall in the next 7 years its going to get very ugly . In the bible it states that Israel is going to go to war with the rest of the world but that can’t happen if the us is on its side which we are but like I said earlier if split as nation we can’t help and the holy war begins I no this sounds extremely fucking crazy but start digging the evidence is there . Once you have done he research look at the world and wats going on and tell that things aren’t starting to add up

  200. Devin says:

    Ya colorado let’s leave and join Texas,and LA we have a pretty good amount of army bases and probably one of the best air force bases so let’s secede

  201. Ernest Carter says:

    I wish to sign the petition for Kentucky to withdrawal peacefully from the United States of America due to democrats who wish to destroy the vary values our country was founded. There are to many of us that are sick and tired of the total incompetence of our President and his left sided cronies. We are in trouble and only We the people can take back our country peacefully. God bless us if Obama gets a drone on for us god bless.

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