Monday, November 12, 2012

Georgians 'peacefully' petition the Obama administration, asking to secede from the United States

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Good Riddance!

It's been less than a week since the nation re-elected President Barack Obama, giving the Commander in Chief another four years in office. Unsurprisingly, the election's outcome didn't please everyone. But rather than simply deal with the results, however, thousands of Georgians have decided that they would rather secede from the United States.

Yes, you read that right. Political blog Georgia Tipsheet - run by occasional CL contributor James Richardson - pointed out this morning that over 6,000 people have signed two similar petitions. Both have asked for the Obama administration to allow the Peach State to leave the United States so that it could form its own independent government.

The first petition, which has over 4,000 signatures, says:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Peacefully grant the State of georgia to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
just like in 1860 the south secede from the union. 2012 the state of georgia would like to withdraw from the USA

And another one, with over 2,500 signatures, reads:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

"...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..."

Georgia, however, isn't the only the state trying to break away from Obama's "union." The White House's website, which added a petition section earlier this year to "to take action on a range of issues," has also received petitions from over 20 states. That includes more than 13,500 Louisianans and 18,000 Texans.

We wish these soon-to-be seceded states the best of luck, as well as the poor White House administrators who actually have to respond to any petition that nets over 25,000 signatures.

UPDATE, 10:43 p.m.: Dexter Porter, an Atlanta mortgage broker, has started his own petition to "deny nullification and secession by any state or citizen as a way to solve the problems of the United States of America." He's only got 30 signatures as of now - feel free to join him in you feel inclined to do.

Meanwhile, the two secession petitions now have over 28,000 signatures...

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