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Secession petitions from Florida, other states gain steam after Obama victory

The media has begun to pick up on a new trend seen on "We the People," the White House's citizen-led petition drive site. According to Buzzfeed, over a dozen petitions were filed on the site this weekend asking for the federal government to allow various states to secede from the union, with Texas' being the most popular.

As you will recall, this weekend was when Florida was officially declared a state won by President Barack Obama, essentially putting to rest the presidential election season and finalizing his re-election victory. 

A petition filed by "Nicholas J." on Saturday asks the White House to "Peacefully grant the State of Florida to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." As we write this post, the petition has 6,215 signatures but the count is steadily rising.

If this petition receives 25,000 signatures by Dec. 10, the White House will respond. By contrast, the Texas petition needs only 2,700 more signatures by Dec. 9 to warrant a response.

The Florida secession petition makes no mention of Obama, nor does it give any specific reasoning other that "in today's world the Federal Government has not led our citizens justly and with honor." It ends with a quote from Benjamin Franklin: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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Jaddy Baddy

The only ones left who even pretend that
election was valid are the Democrat election
officials who perpetrated that fraud against
the American people. Anybody who wanted to
voted when they wanted, where they wanted and
as often as they wanted. It was no more a legal
expression of the will of the people than a
scratch off lottery, and everybody, Everybody,
EVERYBODY knows it.

Worse yet, is the notion being passed like gas,
that Democrats represent some kind of new majority
among Americans. That crowd you saw at the Democrats
National Apology, including every single speaker,
was nothing more than a crew of spokesmodels
you can purchase to appear at any birthday, private
function or corporate conclave, at a price. The
present Democrat Party is composed of a liberal
Jewish, liberal Black, liberal Latin and liberal
Gay elite who represent no one, but themselves.

Their attempts to portray Republicans as some sort
of Whites only country club will fail, as the Black,
Latin, Jewish, women and yes, even gay silent majority
grow tired of being bled every April 15th to support
the Democrats' entitlement franchises. They will join
with Republicans to exercise their voice and their
votes to refute the socialist policies of the Democrats
and defeat even the most brazen attempts by Chicago style
elections to silence them. Mark my word.

Can't take anymore

Oh, boy! Them old Confederates want to give it another try. I kind of wish they would give it a go so the federal govt could once again whip them and ravage their homes, farms, livestock and Wall Street portfolios. My paternal great-granddaddy enlisted in a Union "bushwacker" unit in NC during the Civil War that was very successful at silencing secessionist traitors. In case the Good Ol' Boys from Texas haven't noticed, Rick Perry ain't no Robt E Lee. Bring it on you pathetic morons!

whasup

How about a trade. The U.S. cuts Florida loose, and then takes on Puerto Rico as a replacement?

Then Florida can properly declare itself the North American Republic of Bananas ... oops, I mean, Banana Republic.

I Can Talk Smack Anon Too Wheeee

Hey idiot, that state your grand pappy was whacking weiners back in 18-ought-who cares has filed a petition for secession as well. I hope its the brightest like you on the front lines when we square off, but I don't think many of us are too worried. I mean look who you chose as your leader.

LesG

Re: I Can Talk Smack Anon Too Wheeee

Question: how do you right wing nuts and residents of AM/talk radio/FOX news alternate reality fantasy world ever graduate from elementary school and high school? It's obvious that you were spaced out in right-wing fantasy land when ALL the rest of us -- North, South, East, West -- learned that secession -- as a legal & political issue -- ENDED -- DISAPPEARED -- in other words, WAS ELIMINATED -- as a result of the Union victory and Confederate States defeat the Civil War. That's what the Civil War was fought over. The Confederate States LOST -- L-O-S-T -- that war, and lost the right to "secede" from the USA.

Now, go find a competent psychiatrist, and get immediate counseling -- where, you will probably have to memorize and repeat incessantly -- secession from the USA for ANY and ALL states is NOT possible -- and NEVER will be possible.

Bill Bailey

If the right and Obama have such a mandate, why has the sale of guns and ammo jumped over 10% since the election. Someone needs to get real and realize that the "Other" 50% will not "Go quietly into the night.

Brandy

Where can I sign the petition at?

Richard Sullivan


Ditto. Where can I sign up for the petition for Florida to secede from fedzilla?

Jobe

I think if you look at the illegal immigrant population of all the red states and subtracted a vote for every one of them and then removed everyone receiving a handout in the form of welfare, housing, and foodstamps. All the states in this country would be blue.
The sympathisers of the left will have to answer some day for their bible bashing and moral decline of this once great "NATION UNDER GOD" that is dividing quickly.

JF

Obama 2nd election is the best thing that could have happened. He needs to be exposed for what he is. If he had lost leftist history could have fulfilled his lie. Now we have 4 years to destroy this evil man, his ideas and his comrades.
He will hang himself. His arrogance and deceit cannot win and we all should understand that this type of man loses in the end.
I am ready to sign up.

Mcd Ochoa

Govt. dependency slowly taking over like a cancer via Healthcare, attack on Religious Freedom, and social issues. The demise of the American Dream -opportunity, and freedom. Welcome, to the new govt. dependent USA!

Rachel Guess

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

Go to this link and click on open petitions if you want to sign them.

Used to be GOP

I want to see the full names of these people. Seems like we have a right to know who it is among us that is openly in favor of destroying our nation.

EJ

That name would be Barry Soetoro, A.K.A Barack Obama

marvin nubwaxer

what would davy crockett do?

Trey

Oh, boy! Them old Confederates want to give it another try. I kind of wish they would give it a go so the federal govt could once again whip them and ravage their homes, farms, livestock and Wall Street portfolios. My paternal great-granddaddy enlisted in a "Union "bushwacker" unit in NC during the Civil War that was very successful at silencing secessionist traitors. In case the Good Ol' Boys from Texas haven't noticed, Rick Perry ain't no Robt E Lee. Bring it on you pathetic morons!"


Well if you haven't noticed that New York New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Missouri, are all in it which isn't all Confederates you stupid idiot, now keep thinking it's all about the Confederates i think you're the moron here. Take care now bye bye then.

Johnny

We can't secede. There are far too many Americans dependent on their SS checks, their Welfare checks, their Foodstamp cards, their SSI, et cetera. I am still outside of this group, but it truly amazes me what the Federal Reservist banking cartel has done. Rockefeller Republicans or Third Way Democrats, its all the same; the oligarchies will continue to rule. The Middle Class is being destroyed. Hopefully, Obama, can avert a full-blown revolution. Plus, for Floridians, the Jacksonville Federal Reserve Bank closed years ago; the nearest money-making machine is in Atlanta, so Florida and Georgia would need to merge first. We must have the ability to print money.

chase

let us not forget where our military comes from. the south, if it was only us, would do just fine with our sons and fathers in the military; because if anything were to happen, they will protect their family before anything else. Their loyalty is not to the man who is constantly making cuts to the military and getting people kicked out, when they want to stay, just because they can't afford to pay them. Our military protects our country, but would you support someone who wants nothing more than to get rid of you and run the country you have protected with your life into the ground? Didn't think so. And I am sure this rings true for those military members who are not from the south as well. This is not a north south thing, stop trying to make it that way. but know if it was that you would be in all kinds of trouble.

GPIslander

Attention all you dopes who mock signers of these petitions: 99.9% of signers know full well there is no chance for secession. This is simply an easy way to show the absolute contempt we have for Obama and for you, his adoring lemmings.

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