30 States Petition to Secede from the United States

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Many Americans feel so strongly that the re-election of Barack Obama is not representative of the wishes of their region that they no longer wish to be a part of the United States.  Residents of 30 states across the country have petitioned to secede from the United States and form their own governments. Not since the 1860s has there been such unrest with the status quo, when 11 Southern states seceded from the Union, spurring the onset of the American Civil War.

According to the Declaration of Independence, signed in 1776, they are well within their rights to alter the government as it stands.

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

“…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 White House website has a section called “We the People”, set up to support the first amendment right to petition the government regarding grievances.  According to the site:

The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. We the People provides a new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country. We created We the People because we want to hear from you. If a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.

Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, North Dakota, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Colorado, New York, South Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska all have active petitions.  Alaska has a petition for a vote to be held so the citizens of that state can decide whether or not they wish to secede.

The petitions require a certain number of signatures to receive attention from the administration.

To cross the first threshold and be searchable within WhiteHouse.gov, a petition must reach 150 signatures within 30 days.

To cross the second threshold and require a response, a petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days.

All of the petitions mentioned above have crossed the first threshold.   At the time of publication, two of the earliest petitioners had met the requirements.  Texas had more than doubled the threshold with 60, 944 signatures and Louisiana had also crossed with 26, 452 signatures.  This means that by the guidelines set out by the Obama administration itself, the petitions must be given consideration.

The Texas petition points out the economic reasons that the state would be better standing on its own:

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

Texas governor Rick Perry does not support the move to secede.  His press secretary, Catherine Frazier said in an email to the Dallas Morning News that Perry “believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it.” She added, “But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government. Now more than ever our country needs strong leadership from states like Texas, that are making tough decisions to live within their means, keep taxes low and provide opportunities to job creators so their citizens can provide for their families and prosper.”


In response, two petitions have been written by people who wish to punish those who signed the secession petitions: “Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America” and “Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them.” These petitions each had under 700 signatures at the time of publication.

Another petition that has received 33,983 signatures is “Recount the Election“.  The petition states:

It has become blatantly obvious the voter fraud that was committed during the 2012 Presidential elections. In one county alone in Ohio, which was a battleground state, President Obama received 106,258 votes…but there were only 98,213 eligible voters. It’s not humanly possible to get 108% of the vote!

Americans are beginning to see the writing on the wall.  They are becoming more aware all the time that something is not right in this country. They are making a peaceful call to action.

The Declaration of Independence is behind the movement all the way, even as far as calling the natural right to revolution a duty.

“..when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government…”

As of last night, there had been no response by the White House. Perhaps they feel if they ignore the petitioners, they’ll go away?

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  • Mike

    Where do I sign

  • Sharon

    I will move to the state that actually pulls this off. But I wonder exactly what succession entails. Will that require a new currency in that particular state? Will all the federal laws now become void? If a state secedes, will all the federal prisoners be moved to another state or be set free? Will the new state be allowed to conduct business with other states? And what happens to the citizenship? Would it be a dual citizenship?

    I think it is a good move to start the process, but I fear people have not actually thought through the implications of succession and how it may dramatically impact their lives.

    • One Answer

      “But I wonder exactly what succession entails.”

      It simply means that your state is no longer a member of the Federal Reserve Corporation’ Union and therefore no longer has to answer to them or pay any fed taxes or other fringe expences like military men/material for the Union’ common needs.

      “Will that require a new currency in that particular state? ”

      Not nessassary, but that would be the smartest move your State could do. Besides, every state already has some alternate currency printed localy.

      “Will all the federal laws now become void?”

      Yes. In your State only.

      “If a state secedes, will all the federal prisoners be moved to another state or be set free?”

      No, they will remain where they are and finish their time.

      “Will the new state be allowed to conduct business with other states?”

      Yes. Understand. Each State is a country. It’s only called a “STATE” if and only when a country joins up with a Union. Then they recieve the “title” of Statehood.

      “what happens to the citizenship?”

      Your Union citizenship will now become defunct and you will become a citizen of your own country wich is what ever state you reside in right now. Yes, you will need a visa or passport to enter any other U.S. State just like any other country.

      “Would it be a dual citizenship?”


      “but I fear people have not actually thought through the implications of succession ”

      You just need to understand how the world is organized and how it functions a little better.

      • Lowtolerance

        Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

        Bye bye fed, hello new corp.

        Nice shiny ideas here just waiting to be smashed. Or you could kid yourself enough to think we ever learned from history and won’t repeat it.

        You all have much more faith in the kardashian culture than I. Caveat emptor.

      • Sharon

        Hey, thanks for the replies! I actually didn’t think anyone would reply to my post. I have a lot to learn on what succession (am I using the correct terminology here?) is and how it works.

        Is there a site that has a lot more information on what would happen to the state if it secedes?

        I want to be in a land that is truly free and I know that our freedoms are being taken away daily. I think if I had the choice, I would move to the state that actually seceded and take my chances! 🙂

      • crazyhorse

        i think you have hit the proverbial nail on the head my brother i am tottaly for seceding from the union

    • Chip

      I have been thinking about this since the early 80’s. You would not have to pay federal income taxes, the feds would probably cut off social security, although they pay people who live in other countries now, but they would end it, I think. The states would have to set up some kind of social network for older people, maybe families would come together and help each other more. Gas taxes would go down, but commerce would boom, companies would move into those states like crazy, wouldn’t have to pay big taxes, people could earn less, because of no fed taxes. Probably a lot of social programs would go by the wayside, so those people would end up moving to other states that still paid them. There would be a lot of things going on, but would be very exciting. The most exciting thing would be that state wouldn’t be responsible for 16 trillion of debt, how cool would that be??

  • GrandpaSpeaks

    Canada could go from 10 Provinces to 40, and then see how fast that pipeline would be built.

  • One Answer

    Go back up to where the words “active petitions” is found in with all the State names. Right click it, then select the one you want to sign.

  • Homer

    I signed the one for my sate. Obama lost our state, but an Obama Supporter got in as Governor. Obama announced he would win the election a full year before the election. Fraud? You bet. We need to band together as one force and leave the Union.

  • The racism of yesteryear has come full circle in our county. The entire world embraced our choice of a black President four years ago and most nations of the world still support him. The fringe elements of Republican sect have crept through into the mainstream once again with conservative mouthpieces planting the seeds of hate. The only doubt lies here at home rooting from bigotry. Watch the white hands paint Obama in Blackface at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/10/bamboozling-obama.html

    • Prepared Painter

      Leave it to a fool to read a thread that never mentions racism and then to post a comment citing racism. You are a fool and a racist. Please stay in any of the other 19 states and see how your precious savior saves you, I hear FEMA camps are like the Ritz Carlton.

    • SKIP

      Brandt!! of COURSE most of the nations on earth support the sacred nig.. since like all welfare parasites, our AMERICAN (mostly white) taxpayers are supporting them!!! Like some are saying, one can always count on support from Paul while the gubmint is stealing from Peter to pay Paul!!! Unless you have seen it and the stuff we send to these damned enemy muslim countries you simply would not believe it. I see it every FN day and we are teaching muslims to FLY AIRCRAFT!!!! we haven’t learned a damn thing.

    • Sharon

      Actually, if I remember correctly, it was Obama who put out a video for the black community to vote for him because he was black. I don’t remember seeing any of the white candidates putting out a video asking for the white vote because he was white. So the racism is being pushed from the black community, not the white.

      Regardless, I would welcome anyone who wants true freedom and is willing to work for it instead of living off the teat of the gov. Doesn’t matter the color to me.

    • whitey

      Racism of yesteryear is being kept alive by you thanks for bringing it back up. “Our choice” no, your choice perhaps not mine, for POTUS, and who cares about the entire world approving of anything or supporting him. Seeds of hate? Perhaps you should regail us with your love for the Republican Party since you feeling so amorous. So as long as everyone agrees with you there ok, but if they dont then they are racists, a sect,non supportive, mouthpieces for the seeds of hate and bigots .

      That sum it up?

  • tayronachan

    It will never happen in North Carolina. Way to many have become dependant on the gov., these people will fight to the death before leaving the teat of the welfare state. Of course, they’ll go apeshit when the teat runs dry too. Which it will.

  • Health care is the big problem.. Billions wasted so the elite recieve free health care and everyone else gets to pick up the tab for them, the poor and illegals. Yet people want to sacrifice, what a ponzi scheme.

  • Linda

    So if it goes to a state vote and you still lose, then what are you going to do? Create a civil war? Have we not learned anything from history. Or are we reacting over that which have been used to use our vulnerabilites to create fear and scapegoat onto that which is not the problem.

    Being a Christian, I believe there is nothing better that real enemy would like to see if for us to turn against one another, thinking that somehow by bailing we would then create a better government. When in fact there will still be gross differenes of opinion, or do you plan to run a police state where everyone must “group think.”

  • Locus

    Succeeding from the Union means… well all that funky cool sounding stuff, and some not so cool! Like if your new country decides to tie to US dollar it is penalized because the Fed’s easing practices and FDIC protection does not reach it. If you’re libertarian this does not bother you, but if you tie to gold standard you probably do not have much gold to bootstrap a currency. If you go fiat (as in Iraqi Dinar) the speculators will skin you alive, your currency will be one big margin call. The Feds will build a Real Fence around your new state that’ll make USMEX look like a garden border. You will want such a fence because not so desirable people fleeing from the law will duck in (think Quantrill’s Raiders) and even if they don’t the Union will convince everyone that they do. The Union will declare your new holding a blockaded no-flay zone Iraq-style, Because They Can, if you’re landlocked you’re really screwed. But the best part of all that is… wait for it…

    Goodbye FBI ATF USTREAS and TSA.
    Greetings, CIA and USMIL
    the Earth says hello
    you twinkle above us
    we twinkle below…

  • rharharh

    The state count is now up to 47! I have links to all of the petitions here:


  • Candied

    If each State became a Country STATE TAXES would have to go UP. So the savings from not having to pay Fed. Taxes would be minimized. BUT We The People could then demand from our New State Gov. Officials that ALL Laws they pass would also include them. NO more exclusions or Elite treatment for those that serve “WE THE PEOPLE” No more super Salaries. They work they get paid. No work No pay. The size of their Salaries to be compatible with the Private Sector. Your time working for your Gov. is over – so is your salary. The new Rule could be – Because of Self-Interest — You pay no Taxes to the State or Receive State Help of any kind You can NOT vote until you become self-sufficient. Boy, the clock could really be turned back.