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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. they're just a bunch of crybabies like Quebec.. threatening to leave Canada.. but they never do.. much to everyone elses disappointment.

    Posted by: NorthoftheBorder | Nov 13, 2012 7:30:42 PM


  2. Ah, Derrick, did Tony Romo put on a little butt hurt to your Eagles?

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Nov 13, 2012 7:42:28 PM


  3. Wow, 73,000 signatures. Thats, like, less than half a percent of the entire state's population. The people have spoken.

    Posted by: David | Nov 13, 2012 8:07:01 PM


  4. Regarding Tom's comment, "Can you even imagine if the US pulled it's border back to Texas' northern border? Texas would be part of Mexico in no time."

    .... if that happened, it wouldn't be long before you would see lots of Mexicans with tee shirts saying, "President General Antonio López de Santa Anna was lucky."

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 13, 2012 8:36:51 PM


  5. The Great State of Texas has a population of over 25,000,000 so a petition signed by 73,000 doesn't seem very significant.

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 13, 2012 8:55:48 PM


  6. Some of these comments surprise me. My partner of 21 years and I live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. We own a home and have great jobs. We like it here. We have great neighbors. Not everyone in Texas is a Republican and Texas could be a Blue State sooner than you think.

    I have enough common sense to know that California is a liberal state, however, marriage equality couldn't get a popular vote passed. I saw a video a few days ago of a California woman who worked at an ice cream shop using the n word against the president. By those two actions am I suppose to now believe that all Californians are a bunch of homophobic racists? No, I think not.

    So in short, for all of you who want to lump the entire population of Texas together, please use the common sense that has gotten you this far in life.

    Posted by: Shane1970 | Nov 13, 2012 9:03:12 PM


  7. "I have enough common sense to know that California is a liberal state"

    No, CA is liberal along the coast from roughly Los Angeles to the OR border and inland until you get to the mountain ranges that run N - S that divide the state but you go to place like Bakersfield or Truckee or Modesto and they're just as backwards and right-wing as any place in the South. If you look at the recent voting maps, it's pretty clear:

    http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/maps/president/

    Luckily for liberals, most of the population is along the coast/a bit inland.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Nov 13, 2012 10:25:11 PM


  8. This represents such a minority. The internet enables petitions to grow this quickly - the thirty day rule should be reduced. It probably won't grow anymore from here.

    Anyway, this petition fails to recognize that Texas' relation to the union is the draw to the state - favorable taxes comparably, a strong, growing business sector, multiple major metropolitan areas. As a stand-alone country, say bye bye to the rapid growth enjoyed for the past decade will plateau, the population will likely decline. It's irrational..The International community would oblige, but there would be no respect. The only reason for doing this is a party-line dispute. We get it, you don't like Obama. Don't secede over it.

    Posted by: Hunter | Nov 13, 2012 10:47:49 PM


  9. Give them part of it excluding the oil fields and highways etc. You can always beat them up if they say otherwise.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 13, 2012 10:51:21 PM


  10. What are you going to do for money? Dumbass!!!
    Make up some sort of Confederate currency? LOL!!!

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Nov 14, 2012 3:58:26 AM


  11. I have lived in that armpit of the US and the only way Texas is the 15th largest economy is on the backs of the "illegal" Mexicans. Which is why Perry has liberal leanings on immigration. Texas also did not welcome Katrina victims with open arms either.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Nov 14, 2012 8:21:51 AM


  12. I have links to all 50 states petitions, and duplicates, here:

    stevemeadedesigns(dot)com/board/topic/155641-individuals-from-all-50-states-start-petitions-to-secede-from-the-us/

    Posted by: asegsgsega | Nov 14, 2012 3:54:18 PM


  13. Let them go, but, first, remove ALL US Government functions including the Space Center, all Military personnel (Except Texans) and equipment. Cancel all Government contracts with Texas companies, and tax all Texas products entering the US thereafter. Restrict Texans from visiting the US for any reason.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 14, 2012 11:52:05 PM


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