Petition for Texas to secede from US reaches threshold for White House response

There is virtually one of these for each state in the union on the White House Petitions  Area. I was surprised to see them all and initially thought it was some dissent group which started the whole lot of them. I still believe that to be true.  Watch for Updates, as I research the group who is behind all this.

I am so thankful Washington State is not on that. And Surprised, More than a little Surprised that Alaska is not on that, they have talked about succeeding since joining.   I wonder if  Texas realizes how much MORE they would Owe the US government for services provided, including Military Support and Protection as well as import/export negotiations etc. I mean, gosh, I wouldn’t want our president, congress and their staff to work for Texas or any other state for free. That just wouldn’t be right.

I’d like to say “Of all the Half-Assed Un-Thought-out-No-Way-To-Implement Ideas I’ve ever heard  but then that would be rude. So I’m just going to look into the group who started this, and I’ve a good idea who they are. I’ll keep folks informed as I go.

Petition for Texas to secede from US reaches threshold for White House response.

An online petition that calls for the state to Texas to withdraw from the U.S. and create its own government on Monday reached the required signature threshold to receive an official response from The White House.

The petition on WhiteHouse.gov asks the Obama administration to “peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government.” The petition had surpassed 34,000 signatures as of Monday evening. It was created by a person self-identified only as “Micah H.” from Arlington, Texas.

The petition cites the nation’s economic woes as an issue and says that the condition of Texas’ budget and economy make it “practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union.”

Online petitions on WhiteHouse.gov that get sufficient support are reviewed by White House staff and “sent to the appropriate policy experts.” To be searchable on WhiteHouse.gov in the first place, petitions currently need to get 150 signatures within 30 days. To get an official response, petitions need 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

Similar petitions from other states have also been filed including: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee. However, unlike the petition from Texas, none of these states had reached the 25,000-signature threshold ...Read More…

 

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