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Residents in Georgia, Other States Want To Secede From U.S.

The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports.

Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part:

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the Huffington Post, The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

- How do you feel about these secession petitions? Have you signed one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Dan November 20, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Yes, thank you Chris. Your arguments are succinct, factual, and patriotic. These treasonous people that want to leave the "greatest country" instead of staying and working through our shared problems have none of that. If they're that angry and that willing to fight for what they believe -- then where were they during the Occupy demonstrations, when their anger could have been put to more intelligent use? I'm betting those that want to secede are the ones that also believe the universe was made in six days, women can choose not to get pregnant when they're raped, and trickle down economics work.
lee Turner November 21, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Oh, dude, there you go again with the racist bigotry- i.e. "southern hicks." Do you live here in Roswell or the South? If so, then WHY? You're spouting the "Love it or Leave it" nonsense - so take your own advice, idiot. If you don't Love the south and southerners, why the hell did you move here? MOVE BACK to the cesspool you came from. And take your bigotry, ignorance, and unmanly ways with you!
lee Turner November 21, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Yawn... such ignorance. Get yourself a copy of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History" by Thomas E Woods, Jr., Ph.D. Woods holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His book will refute your uninformed statements - and oh, by the way, Woods is a New Yorker!!
Dan November 21, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Yawn... too lazy to refute my argument yourself? This is an online debate, not a book reading at the library.
chrispellizzari@hotmail.com November 24, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Lee, Sorry, "dude", I'm from Chicago. I was just googling "southerners" and "secession" and came upon this article. Also, how is using the term "Southern hick" racist? Do you know what racism is? I am white, and me calling southern secessionists "hicks" is not racism. Now...seceding from the U.S.A. because you cannot stomach the fact that a black man won not once, but twice, now that's racism. Also, Chicago is not a cesspool. It is a world-class city with world-class food and art. It is a community of ethnic neighborhoods and culture, a whole different world from white Anglo-Saxon Georgia. We're proud of hometown boy, Obama. But even if he didn't win, we wouldn't be so stupid, unpatriotic, and treasonous as to secede from the United States of America. Lee, do me a favor though, will you? Enjoy the next four years. I bet your confederate great-great grandfather must be turning in his grave. Four more years of an African-American, Chicago, liberal president!! I can't stop smiling, Lee. I can't stop smiling.

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