In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government’s “We the People” petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.

While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.

Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website’s own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.

Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.

via ‘We the People’ Petitions Filed in Nineteen States Seeking Permission to Secede from the Union.

6 thoughts on “So, this is happening: ‘We the People’ Petitions Filed in Nineteen States Seeking Permission to Secede from the Union

  1. As an experiment, we should probably let LA and AL secede and let the Republicans test out their economic and fiscal theories there. But i don’t understand what those petitioners in OR are thinking – are they trying to say that federal govt isn’t liberal enough?

  2. Saw where Austin has filed a petition to secede from Texas and rejoin the US if they are granted secession. I hope that will shed the proper light on this inanity.

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