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White House to Consider Petition Signed by 73,000 for Texas Secession from the U.S.; Rick Perry Takes Stand

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A "We the People" petition for Texas to secede from the United States has gathered more than 73,000 signatures:

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

The Houston Chronicle reports:

According to The White House, the petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days in order to be considered.

“If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response,” explains the website.

Dadt_perrySaid Governor Rick Perry about the petition:

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. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper. We cannot allow Washington’s tax and spend, one-size-fits-all mindset to jeopardize our children’s future, undermine our personal liberties and drive our nation down a dangerous path to greater dependence of government.

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  1. LET THEM GO! They just bring us down anyway. We can have Puerto Rico as our new 50th state.

    Posted by: Tom A. | Nov 13, 2012 12:55:12 PM


  2. No more Tony Romo? Good.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 13, 2012 1:00:52 PM


  3. While many may say, "let them go', a better response would be to use all those army surplus tanks & put down the rebellion.

    Once all the angry white man are subdued, carpetbaggers could come in & start reconstruction.

    Crazy Texans must be tamed once & for all.

    Posted by: JONNY NYNY2FLFL | Nov 13, 2012 1:01:31 PM


  4. Good riddance. The Mexicans can have them back and it will ensure that there won't be a Republican president for a couple decades.

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 13, 2012 1:01:46 PM


  5. Buy Y'all! Don't let the screen door hit you in the ass!
    I have a cousin in Texas that works for Halliburton that is probably the biggest bigot in the family! He thinks pretty much anyone that isn't a white born-again should be put on a slow boat to China, including me.

    Posted by: Kenny C | Nov 13, 2012 1:02:16 PM


  6. I will miss Austin tho... Can we keep 'em?

    Posted by: rozz01 | Nov 13, 2012 1:08:57 PM


  7. "...and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper." How is this not government stimulus, stupid?


    Posted by: trees | Nov 13, 2012 1:09:08 PM


  8. Really? A bunch of yahoos who can't spell its correctly (should be its citizens most decidedly NOT it's citizens) think they are ready for nationhood? Good luck with that!

    Posted by: Miss ross | Nov 13, 2012 1:09:57 PM


  9. With all due respect to others posting, Texas for P.R. doesn't cut it by a long shot. Texas has one of the best economies in the U.S., some of our biggest and most livable cities, and unlike California, NY, and Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois, a few other 'blue' states, it's cost of living isn't out of control. It also is the center of our energy and oil industry, the Port of Houston is a VERY important American port.

    P.R. [I like and respect Puerto Ricans and P.R. is a beautiful island] is a basket-case. Something like 50% of the population are on welfare. Puerto Rican in PR and here know what I'm talking about.

    BTW: The mayor of the 4th biggest city in the U.S., Houston, is an out lesbian. And it has MANY 'Hispanics' who vote Democratic and send Democratic representatives to congress. With Texas gone, the 'Hispanic' population of the U.S. would be considerably reduced. Adding PR wouldn't cover it and anyway Puerto Ricans and Mexican/Mexican Americans are different.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 1:15:12 PM


  10. I'm just curious as to what exactly this would mean for them. Wouldn't they get cut off from a ton of good stuff, so they would essentially be throwing the baby out with the bathwater in a HUGE way?

    Posted by: AJ | Nov 13, 2012 1:15:15 PM


  11. Get rid of them. And their little god. too.

    Posted by: ok | Nov 13, 2012 1:19:45 PM


  12. OF COURSE IT WOULD BADLY HURT THE TEXAS ECONOMY...much of the Texas economy revolves around business with[in] in the U.S. It would lose A LOT of business. especially in white collar jobs in DFW, Houston, etc., unless it arranged some kind of sweat-heart deal with the U.S., which the U.S. wouldn't do. They would lose the vast bulk of the U.S. military associated with the state, which would be a MASSIVE blow to their economy. With Mexico on it's south flank, the U.S. basically almost surrounding it, it would be a big, fat sitting duck.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 13, 2012 1:20:52 PM


  13. How "liveable" will tose cities be once they're cut off from the U.S. and have to make it on their own as part of separate nation-state?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 13, 2012 1:21:02 PM


  14. Why can't Rick Perry just leave the US and we can call it even?

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 13, 2012 1:22:29 PM


  15. You do understand, Bastard, that Texas thrived because of Federal money, right? Perry had to use stimulus to pull Texas out of debt, and the US military is one of the biggest provider of jobs. Take away the stimulus and the military, Texas would be just as underwater as the rest of the country.

    Make all the idiotic statements you want, but no state could survive by just pulling out. A change like that would take years. Good luck on that not effecting their economy.

    Posted by: LiamB | Nov 13, 2012 1:22:38 PM


  16. You do understand, Bastard, that Texas thrived because of Federal money, right? Perry had to use stimulus to pull Texas out of debt, and the US military is one of the biggest provider of jobs. Take away the stimulus and the military, Texas would be just as underwater as the rest of the country.

    Make all the idiotic statements you want, but no state could survive by just pulling out. A change like that would take years. Good luck on that not effecting their economy.

    Posted by: LiamB | Nov 13, 2012 1:22:39 PM


  17. Hey! I live in Houston and our county (Harris County) voted for Obama over Romney. Only by two votes but still! Don't throw is all out with the crazy crackers from the rural areas. I want to stay American.

    Posted by: walt | Nov 13, 2012 1:22:50 PM


  18. Are you really going to listen to 75,000 people out of 25 Million? Roughly 1/3 of 1%? Even if 250,000 people sign this thing, that is 1% of the population of Texas. Put all the petition signers in Waco, fence them in, and...oh wait.

    Posted by: benjamin | Nov 13, 2012 1:24:00 PM


  19. Wonderful - let them go. The idiots don't realize they receive far more money FROM Washington than they send TO Washington.

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 13, 2012 1:29:09 PM


  20. Also note that the site doesn't require you to actually BE from Texas to sign the petition...

    Posted by: RandySf | Nov 13, 2012 1:32:54 PM


  21. This has been done before and they should know what the answer is going to be: Secession is not a legal option. Besides, 73 thousand out of 25 million? Haha! Sour grapes is all. However, I would not be surprised if one of this wing-nuts turned violet.

    Posted by: marco | Nov 13, 2012 1:33:56 PM


  22. ^*I meant to say: "If one of these wing-nuts turned violent".

    Posted by: marco | Nov 13, 2012 1:35:27 PM


  23. There's another petition collecting signatures on the White House site to deport everyone who signed one of these silly petitions.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-everyone-signed-petition-withdraw-their-state-united-states-america/dmQl1bXL

    Posted by: endo | Nov 13, 2012 1:35:37 PM


  24. Don't worry, Walt. Ratbastard is the only one who even attempts to comment seriously about this secession foolishness....talkin' about military bases and sh.t.

    Hey, Rat, I thought we deported you to the New Confederate Red States of America yesterday. Get to movin'!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 13, 2012 1:37:41 PM


  25. The anti-gay Christians or KKK are back at it again, when are they going to wake up and realize they lost the Civil War and that slavery does not work? Or could this be the work of those crazy CIA people who go around stirring people up and making trouble?

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 13, 2012 1:39:02 PM


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