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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. Marie
    2 years ago

    I do not think these petitions for secession are because of race just some citizens who are not happy with president obama.

  2. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    Such venomous posts from the anti-secessionists.

  3. Irl Gladfelter
    2 years ago

    Actually, isn't it t.rue that these petitions to the White House "We, The People" website/e-mail site have no real legal status and are essentially a way to "blow off steam?"

  4. DarthJ
    2 years ago

    I think the election just served to magnify the differences between the traditional South and the modernists counterparts all over the Union. I'm glad we haven't lost all spirit.
    As for the legality of secession, any measure passed after the war can't really be taken as representing the entire "union," because it was being forced down the conquered South's throat at the barrel of a gun.
    Alabama Independence!

  5. KarlVDH
    2 years ago

    Forgetting the absurdity and stupidity of the whole concept of seceeding from the country because you don't like how an election went, has anyone noticed that the protesters have managed to spell the word incorrectly to begin with?

  6. JoAnn
    2 years ago

    Someone needs to learn how to spell. What was that question about dumb and dumbing? By the way, some vets are flying our flag upside down. It denotes a country in distress, for some people who don't know that meaning. God bless.

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