Petitions to secede from union pour into White House

Petitioners from 20 states including Florida are testing the oft-repeated Lincoln quote, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Unlike the Civil War, however, it has nothing to do with slavery or geography, but rather politics.

The avalanche of petitions began with Louisiana on Nov. 7, the day after the presidential election. This was followed in short order by Texas. Since then an additional 18 states have joined in, and not all of them are from the south.

According to The Daily Caller:

If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of the White House’s online “We the People” program.

The Louisiana petition has collected more than 12,300 signatures in four days. A separate effort from Texas has 15,400 supporters.

States that followed Louisiana and Texas with with secession-related petitions on the White House website now include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Read more at The Daily Caller.

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  • Ed Smith

    echovox18: Your incredibly backwards thinking is only trumped by your ignorance of reality. It is the conservative Christian "element" in the US that has guided this nation to the powerhouse it became. But, it is the reality of the fact that many in the church have become impotent due to a sloppy relationship with Christ that is at the heart of the problem. The Republican Party does not have the answers, that is for certain. Too divided and too indeterminate as to morals and where they actually stand on issues. But, the Democrats have adopted the official doctrines of Sodom and Gommorah as planks in their platform. Abortion is murder, and, it is a choice; the same as taking a gun and killing someone. End result: someone is dead whether saline poisoned or shot. Homosexuality is an abomination to God and is destroying the last moral fiber of this nation; threatening the family by trying to redefine it. As to the Tea Party, they were on the right track, but as usual, they died out before getting the job done. Only a true, God-sent, devil-killing revival will help us now. Atheists beware: Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Sin is pleasure for a season, but is hell to pay in the end.