Yeah. This is a good idea. It worked so well before.

From states across the country, Americans have filed petitions on the White House Web site seeking to secede from the union and form new state governments. While most of the petitions come from states that supported Mitt Romney in last week’s election, a few swing states and even the deep blue Northeast are represented.

Petitions have been 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, Tennessee, and Texas.

  1. Grandpa says:

    I wonder how many petitions have been filed to bring Mexico on as a state?

  2. Micromike says:

    If the feds continue to refuse to operate under the Constitution we should all secede. Obama’s use of the drone program to commit serial murder is the most Un-American thing I have ever heard of. I voted for him once but he just made things worse, as did the congress and the supreme court who thinks corporations are persons. We need to trash this government and go on as individual states or create a new federal government that might prevent these constant abuses in the future.

    The only other organization, I know of, that goes to war with you when you want to quit is the MAFIA. That perfectly describes the gangs that are the republicans and the democrats who fight for control of our corrupt-as-hell government.

  3. Toad says:

    All of this just proves one thing. Americans are not Democrat or Republican any more. The stupid Christian/Corporate right took over the Republican party years ago (after Reagan) and no one is quite sure who the Democrats are run by – ah, democracy at its most unknown. Time to vote Rationalist. The Rationalist party is up and coming. And by the way, fuck Libertarians too as they are just a branch of the Republican party. Does anyone actually believe the “Fair tax” is fair ? If you do, you are a moron.

  4. Glenn E. says:

    Petitions are worthless. As long as there’s a several hundred billion dollar defense budget to be funded. The powers that be, aren’t going to allow the states to split up, and not pay the Beast it’s due.

    So if you’re for this insanity. Just forget it! The DHS will label you an anarchist. And deal with you as a terrorist, by relocating you to some other island detention camp, you didn’t know existed, but approved of them running. Only a bunch of morons, want to split up the Union. Because the first ever black man to become a US President. Got to be President again. And some white, draft dodging, multi-millionaire, Yahoo, didn’t. Boo freakin Hoo!

  5. MikeN says:

    At least ObamaCare creates the possibility that states can seceded from the bill. Otherwise, secession is not a bad idea, as companies in states with ObamaCare are more likely to cut their worker’s health care AND drop them to 30hrs per week so they do not qualify as a full time employee.

    • Bob says:

      The problem is, when the entire Obamacare system collapses under its own weight (which is was designed to do, so Dems can come up with their dream “solution” afterwards), the left will blame those few states that opted out.

      After all they can never blame their own bad policies can they? Its always got to be someone else s fault. I wonder if they will blame Bush for it too.

      • Phydeau says:

        Still so detached from reality… you guys just don’t learn. Guess Fox New never told you that “Obamacare” is really “Romneycare” from Massachusetts (where it is working pretty well) and was first proposed back in 1994 or so by the CONSERVATIVE Heritage Foundation.

        But now that it’s got Obama’s name on it, it’s socialism.

        Can you guys be any more transparent in your irrational hatred?

        • MikeN says:

          So why are Olive Garden and Red Lobster switching to more Part-time workers? Why is Dennys putting up an Obamacare surcharge on their receipts?

          • Phydeau says:

            Excellent point, Mike. Unfortunately for you, it is a point that supports my position, not yours.

            There is no reason why health insurance should be tied to employment. No other civilized country does it that way. You just made a good argument for single-payer insurance. Thanks for doing my work for me. 🙂

        • MikeN says:

          And no, Romneycare isn’t working well either.

          • Phydeau says:

            Dude, I live in MA and I know. It has its problems but overall it’s working ok.

          • Phydeau says:

            But I’m sure you saw that on Fox News, right after the piece celebrating Romney’s election win. 😉

  6. Uncle Patso says:

    MikeN says, in part:

    “… companies in states with ObamaCare are more likely to cut their worker’s health care AND drop them to 30hrs per week so they do not qualify as a full time employee.”

    Businesses that can get by with a bunch of no-loyalty, untrained, part-time or “independent contractor” workers have always done so. And every law that says you have to treat your workers more like human beings and less like draft horses prompted dire warnings of disaster from the businesses involved. American industry survived child labor laws, anti-piecework and anti-sweatshop laws just fine, thank you.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Well said Patso. It’s also easy to pick out the guys who have never started a business or been responsible for another person’s employment.

  7. Charlie Primero says:

    I agree. People who want political freedom from Washinton D.C., London, Moscow, and Beijing are stupid.


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