12 November 2012

Secession: Like It's 1860

At https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition, there are requests to "peacefully ... withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW government" from:
  1. Arkansas
  2. Georgia
  3. Louisiana
  4. South Carolina
  5. Missouri
  6. Tennessee
  7. Michigan
  8. New York
  9. Colorado
  10. Oregon
  11. New Jersey
  12. Montana
  13. North Dakota
  14. Indiana
  15. Mississippi
  16. Kentucky
  17. Florida
  18. North Carolina
  19. Alabama
  20. Texas

None of the petitions has the requisite 25,000 signatures to be considered, yet. But it's interesting, no?


Matt said...

Interesting but not surprising

Rev. Paul said...

Matt, I'm not surprised either.

Old NFO said...

That it is... And what happens IF they actually get the signatures???

Rev. Paul said...

Old NFO, if anyone actually expects the administration to seriously consider a "peaceful petition" for secession, I'd wonder about their sanity. If/when secession occurs, it won't be peaceful unless a WHOLE BUNCH withdraw at once.

Ajdshootist said...

In Louisiana they need 10,251 by the
7th of Dec they already have 14,749 i got a feeling they may just get enough!

Rev. Paul said...

adjshootist, that's about 5,500 more in the last 24 hours, so it's possible. But after that? It's anyone's guess.

Ajdshootist said...

Texas is up over 22,000 but i have not found Alaska yet.

Rev. Paul said...

That's because it's not there. Doesn't mean it won't be.

Groundhog said...

Texas, snort, giggle. This is where 18% of the population thought secession was a good idea well before these elections. Unfortunately, we have a lot of "influence" here in the form of coastal refugees, katrina refugees, and a very blue border area that kept our over all support of Romney at "only" 57%. Sadly, I don't expect Texas to lead the way in any secession talk, but they likely would follow the first penguin or two into the ocean.

None of this talk will be taken seriously though until our politicians start talking about it. Given that it's been decades if not centuries since we've elected anyone who has that kind of courage, I'm not sure we'll see that any time soon. I can hope and dream though.

If you've not yet been prepping for hard times, best start now. They be a comin!

DR said...

We need a little 1860 mentality right now. Too many people are complacent with the federal government overstepping its Constitutional boundaries. The states need to grow a backbone.

Rev. Paul said...

Groundhog, I know ... I know. I look for something similar to follow from our Alaska Independence Party in the days ahead; the level of support it receives will be THE key.

DR, you're quite right.

armedlaughing said...

My understanding is TEXAS is the only State with legal grounds to be able to do so...(based on their agreement to join originally).
WOW - we certainly do live in interesting times!


Rev. Paul said...

gfa, George Washington & the other Founders told the various State representatives that they could always opt out if they didn't like what the new "union" produced. And there's certainly nothing in the Constitution prohibiting it; it comes down to what the federal government decides it wants to do about it, and whether the States have the backbone to stand up to them.