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Petition for Texas to secede from U.S. reaches 25,000 signatures; goes to White House Comments

An online petition for the state of Texas to secede form the United States has officially reached the 25,000 signatures to get an official response from the federal government within 30 days. The bold gesture - which has since been copied by several other states - will now go to the White House. However, an 1866 rule adopted after the Civil War literally dooms the measure to failure. Continue Reading

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  1. mgm.
    2 years ago

    Let Texas secede ,they can go from being part of the greatess nation in history to a second world country overnight ,perhaps even devolve into a client state of China

  2. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    Patriotism, as the Founding Fathers recognized, begins at one's home- the State level.

  3. Sum Nemo
    2 years ago

    I am trying to remember the last time I saw such childishness in this country. Bush did not even win the popular vote in 2000, yet I do not remember hearing a call for secession. Grow up, people.

  4. Patti
    2 years ago

    Why do people keep insisting that the petitions are because 'they don't like Obama'? How about, we don't like the federal government growing out of control? How about, we don't like the legal system (including SCOTUS) perverting the Constitution? How about, we don't think that a belief in God is a bad thing? How about, we think we should take care of the people here, THEN think about taking care of the rest of the world? How about, we are tired of having our civil (and God-given) rights eroded daily? How about, we would like to return to the great Republic we once were? I had a young person tell me I was too old to accept change. But the young don't realize that change for changes sake is not necessarily what is good for the country.

  5. Buckeye
    2 years ago

    Fact is the north wants to raise taxes, and expand the governments power. the south wants to decrease taxes, spending and the government. Never going to be a perfect president for all 50 states. Thats why secession is most likely the best scenario.

    Me, im a libertarian. Obama is a disgrace of a president, he swore a oath to defend the constitution and yet he breaks that oath constantly. IDC what party won. Has nothing to do with race. its the fact that he has completely disgraced what this country was built on. Not sure how anybody could vote for him.

    To anybody who says secession is treason, you are wrong. Not only is it what our country and constitution built on, but was it not the 13 colonies that seceded from britain. It IS the most american thing people today can do. This democracy wasnt built to last eternity. they knew that there might be better ideas along the road. Thus, we were given the right to abolish our government.

  6. WDinDallas
    2 years ago

    Over 100,000 signatures and climbing in Texas.

    Leave the secularists to build their own Marxist utopia without Texas. God is still first in Texas.

  7. Dan
    2 years ago

    Were the Colonies allowed to secede from Great Britain in the 1770's ??

    Was the Southern Confederation allowed to secede from the Union in 1860 ??

    Sometimes irrational thoughts and behavior produce rational outcomes.

    Stay tuned.

  8. Dan
    2 years ago

    Were the Colonies allowed to secede from Great Britain in the 1770's ??

    Was the Southern Confederation allowed to secede from the Union in 1860 ??

    Sometimes irrational thoughts and behavior produce rational outcomes.

    Stay tuned.

  9. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Tell you what, Darth, you're exactly right about one thing: some of us still haven't lost all spirit; most of us are patriots and love our country whether we get our way or not.

  10. youkokun
    2 years ago

    I know secession is futile, but at least this is a presence of discontent. If all those activists for abortion and SSM got this far because they were belligerant and stubborn, I see no reason why we can't do the same by being sincere and determined. Something ought to happen; the trouble is we're not very visible. At least it seems that way in Oregon. An online petition isn't enough. Real people have to take their stand (and from working in retail I know it's a pain and seems like it's not worth the time, but every person has a voice that by Democrats' own rules cannot be ignored).

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