Texas Secession Petition Reaches We the People Response Threshold
BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, November 12 2012
The new Lincoln movie may hold greater current significance than expected. A We The People petition demanding that Texas withdraw from the Union has reached the 25,000 signature threshold required to receive an answer from the White House, as was first noted by Andrew Kaczynski via GayPatriot and Greg Mitchell. The petition was one of several that were started in the last few days after the election, with similar petitions filed for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee, as the Washington Post noted.
The Texas petition was started on Nov. 9 and now has over 25,900 signatures. Most of the signatories say they are from Texas, but others indicate they are from Alabama, South Carolina and Indiana, among other places. The petition text states:
Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
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."