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Originally posted by HIWATT
Originally posted by Just Chris
Now this should get interesting.
I've always thought Texas was surely large enough to be a country on it's own (along with Quebec in Canada for that matter!).
The situation in Texas vs. Quebec is not even remotely close to being the same thing.
Secession in the US has to do with people being fed up with the Fed.
Secession in Canada (Quebec) has to do with whiny, self-entitled nihilists, who only want to "leave" because they think the whole country should speak French and bow to them as the supreme controllers of the universe.
Originally posted by LightWarrior11
Originally posted by Red Cloak
Originally posted by MasterTemplar
Originally posted by Red Cloak
Wow, what a bunch of drooling retards those petition signers are. Talk about the perfect way to get yourself put into a government detention center.
I would like to see the government try to lock up the 100,000 or so people who have signed any of the petitions, surely people wouldn't stand idly by while that happened?
There is no way they could remove that many people with out people realising.
Breaking away from the USA illegally would be considered treason and a terrorist act, even under the Constitution. The actual current law, which is not the Constitution, the Patriot Act, would allow for all terrorists to be put into concentration camps.
The concentration camps are already built. The US government and military could do it in the blink of an eye, and would be within legal bounds (as the current US law stands) to do so.
The state of Texas supported Bush with a fervent fever while he implemented things like the Patriot Act and now they want to secede? Just now? If they wanted to secede, they should have done so before Bush implemented a de facto police state.
edit on 13-11-2012 by Red Cloak because: (no reason given)
I guess trying to secede or create a new government is a violation that must be acted upon, All those other laws and exec orders that violate that don't count. It is a-ok....according to them and that's ok with us..
The government only goes by the constitution when it's beneficial for them.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
These Whitehouse.gov petitions are not the way to go. If anything, all it is doing is letting the government know how much the states dislike the direction this country is headed, and it gives your personal information to the feds, which is why I refused to sign this particular one.
There is another petition that is on its own, not through the Whitehouse site, that is maybe worth more when it comes to being able to gain some steam: newrepublicoftexas.com...
Over 26,000 signatures so far through this particular petition.
Apparently, some 15 states have petitioned for secession since the November 6th election: Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Montana, North Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Oregon.
It's not just a "southern" thing, it's a nation wide thing.
EDIT: Make that 20 states now. Add Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
news.yahoo.com...edit on 12-11-2012 by FissionSurplus because: More info to add
Ummmmm............then why did you elect them back into office again? And it's not the ones that want the neverending war that would petition for secession anyways.....but rather, the ones that just want to be shed of what you just stated...
Originally posted by onecraftydude
Does anyone remember the last time this happened?
I think it was called "Civil War"!
The South lost.
If you want to go down that road more power to you. I think it would be smarter to give up your crazy religious fear-mongering and insatiable appetite for Armageddon and start realizing other issues are more important.
One major problem is the "Need" for war with Islamic nations because of the hatred between you! Grow up!
If the war with Islam is so important don't secede, just go over there and fight for your religious viewpoint and leave us out of it. We are trying to get corrupt politicians and government employees out of office and remove corporate influence in policy making. THOSE ARE IMPORTANT ISSUES.
Originally posted by muse7
25,000 out of 25,000,000 is hardly worth a look
Originally posted by shaneslaughta
This thing is gaining a lot of momentum just sit their and refresh the petition site, every few seconds there are more signatures.edit on 13-11-2012 by shaneslaughta because: Once over twice
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
It's only an online poll, for pete's sake. ANYONE can vote, even enemies of USA, just to get americans fighting against americans. Knock! Knock! Wake up folks.