Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Secessionist Petitions

There are currently petitions on the White House website requesting in various language permission to leave the union.  47 states currently have such petitions and by my count over 484000 electronic signatures on those.  Texas, Louisiana and Georgia appear to have reached the 25,000 signature threshold required for the President to respond.  Texas has over 82000 signatures collected.

It is important to note that there is no legal method for a state to withdraw from this country.  Just wanted to make sure I say that here because you never know when empty chair might be watching.


UPDATE:  Friday at 8:37PM Texas is up to 112,867 signatures. 
UPDATE: Sunday at 9:37PM it is up to 114, 846 signatures.  That is an awful lot of fed up angry people and that is just one state..one really really big...really really rich valuable state.

1 comment:

  1. But by the same token, there'd nothing explicity preventing it either. And the 10 amendment says that if there's any power not explicity enumerated in the constitution then that power goes tot he state.