Saturday, Texas gathered over 100,000 signatures on a succession petition on the White House website; over 113,000 signatures have been gathered and those people have asked that the state of Texas be allowed to succeed from the rest of the United States and create their own government.
In an effort to balance the petitions to secede, another petition was started that asks: “Deport everyone that signed a petition to withdraw from their state from the United States of America.” That petition almost (over 23,000) has the required signatures needed for the White House to review it.
As of Wednesday of this week, all 50 states filed a petition to secede with the White House in an historic protest about the state of the US. The succession requests started with mostly conservative states that protested the re-election of President Obama, but even the most democratic states have joined in the secede.
Initially, these state filed petitions to secede on the White House website: 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.
Early Monday evening Texas was the first state to reach the threshold of votes (25,000) and then Louisiana and Georgia followed shortly behind. Hawaii and Massachusetts were two of the last states to join.
Many of the petitions include this Declaration of Independence statement:
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 were filed through the “We the People” White House website and it promises:
If a petition meets the signature threshold (25,000 signatures in 30 days), it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response.
Each state has “peacefully” asked to be removed from the United States of America so that they can create their own government. Many believe that last week’s elections are to blame for rise in signatures on the petitions.
A few of the states that have already met the threshold of signatures include: Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana.
To see a video about how the petition to secede works, click here.