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Texas Leads Secession Requests

Citizens from 47 states have now posted petitions demanding that they be allowed to secede from the United States. Virtually all of the signatures are merely symbolic to be sure, but  the Texas petition has so many signatures that the White House, according to its own rules, must review the demand. From the right wing Daily Caller:
A petition from an Arlington, Texas man, launched Nov. 9 via the Obama White House website’s “We the People” tool, had more than 58,000 signatures. That’s more than twice the 25,000 it had Monday morning, a number required to trigger an automatic White House review, according to the administration’s own published rules. A similar petition from a Louisiana native crossed the 25,000 threshold as Monday drew to a close on the East Coast. Launched Nov. 7, the day after Obama won re-election, the Pelican State’s spark set off an Internet-driven cascade of disaffected tea partiers and other conservatives looking — as one petition organizer told The Daily Caller via a “direct message” on Twitter — “just to do something, anything, to show we’re not going away quietly.” It’s not clear whether, or to what extent, individuals are signing more than one petition. The White House’s online rules do not prohibit Americans from signing a petition that would not affect states where they live.
Other petitions now seen on the White House site include a demand that the United States cease aid to Uganda should its "Kill The Gays" bill pass, and a demand for an entire recount of the 2012 election.

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