Residents in Georgia, Other States Want To Secede From U.S.

The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election

Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports.

Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part:

"...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 abolish it, and institute new Government..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the Huffington Post, The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

How do you feel about these secession petitions? Have you signed one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

T.J. Harley November 18, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Agreed. People act like we're waiting in food ration lines instead of lines for iPhone 5s. Instead of working to find solutions, people are more concerned with getting their way. An unfortunate bi-product of the selfish baby boomer generation.
Alabastermuse November 19, 2012 at 02:24 AM
I've read many comments on this. Some supportive, some out-right abusive towards this. Someone said it, dishonoring those that paid the ultimate sacrifice...when in fact that sacrifice also included speaking freely, didn't it? That is the problem is it not? Or is it the solution? Speak your peace, vote your mind. It isn't always wise to support those in power. But to question those that aren't performing and doing what they promised. President Obama has lied, imagine that a politician that lies. And if America can't see that, then they are blind and down right waaay out there. Perhaps it isn't those that signed the petitions intention of "leaving" their homes, the US but those people that want the President to live up to expectations. The simple expectations that our own constitution states everyone has a right to. Instead of badgering those, try to understand them and those that want to secede, try to understand those that question you. Be prepared to answer those questions and take the ridicule that is headed your way. I, nor you gained this right to speak so freely by our fore-fathers sitting on their butts and not asking questions, taking action and not standing up for what we all know is wrong. Political agendas should not hold special interest and the Electoral voting in the US needs to be done away with. Let the majority vote for our President. Which by the way it stands now....he lost in the American people's mind and hearts or so it seems.
T.J. Harley November 19, 2012 at 06:39 PM
I'm not sure what election results you are reading but President Obama won the electoral and the popular vote. Don't know how exactly that's losing the American hearts and minds. You're correct, the election is about holding elected officials' feet to the fire. If they don't live up to expectations, then they're voted out. It's that simple. According to the results, most of America thinks he's done a good enough job and deserves the chance to hold office for 4 more years. That's the system we have set up. To now want to opt out just because you didn't get your way is extremely childish. As far as lies go, you'll have to be more specific as to what he's lied about. You're right, a lot of politicians do lie. I seem to remember a big one told to the American people about weapons of mass destruction, which resulted in a war we had no business getting ourselves into and thousands of American soldiers dead for no reason.
Brian November 21, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Hahahaha. That's all I can say.
Brian November 21, 2012 at 04:37 AM
We just need to have a referendum for the constitution to limit parties to states (no national parties) and update the voting system to prevent supporting a two-party system (approval voting, etc). Then, we just need to protect states' rights, and all will be good for another 200 years.


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