Politics

People from 23 States Petition for Secession from the United States

| by Michael Allen

As a result of the presidential election, last week, petitions from people in 23 states have been signed on the White House website asking to secede from the United States.

Most of the petitions ask to withdraw peacefully from the United States in order to form independent governments, reports the Daily Mail.

According to the White House website, any petition receiving 25,000 online signatures within 30 days of posting will receive a review and a response from a White House staffer.

The Texas petition had already exceeded the 25,000-signature threshold, on Monday, and a Louisiana petition has more than 18,000 signatures.

In response to the Texas petition, Texas Governor Rick Perry's administration sent this statement to the Dallas Morning News: "Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government."

Steve Eichler, CEO of TeaParty.org, told the Washington Times that his group was not behind the petitions: “We have not put out anything seceding from the United States, but the feedback we’re getting shows that people believe that their elected state leaders are more in tune with their needs than those of the federal government."

Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party in Texas, recently sent out a newsletter full of anger towards Obama voters: "We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity."