posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 06:40 PM
There are several items here that show a complete lack of understanding in how our government is formed, how it operates, and how it can change.
First: White House petitions. This notion flies straight in the face of separation of powers doctrine. While the White House surly can utilize its
bully pulpit to elicit public opinion on subjects, it cannot however, do anything save present legislation upon that idea. The President cannot fire
coaches, allow States to seceded arbitrarily, or get your landlord to give you free cupcakes on Tuesdays. What the Executive can do, and has been
doing (beyond our current president; this isn't an Obama issue only) is legislating via Executive Orders.
This line of thinking has shown an increase from the Executive on flexing its political muscles in light of an extremely anemic Legislature and a
Judicial that is unpredictable.
Second: The People that signed these petitions are protected not only by the Federal Constitution (First Amendment -- redress of grievances and
freedom of speech) but also by their State's Constitution which all mimic the Federal one in terms of those particular Rights to be protected.
The first group of people who signed a petition to secede are protected and guaranteed the same rights that protect and guarantee the later demanding
deportation. There is however a stark difference in their speech and their grievances.
The group who is asking for "permission" from the President (note, the petitions should be to their State Representatives and their Federal
Representatives) to secede is not taking, prohibiting or denying anyone their Rights.
On the contrary, the second group is doing the exact opposite. They are imposing their will to silence dissent, by asking the President (again, this
type of thinking needs to stop; the President isn't a dictator or king) to deport these people who were expressing their grievances and exercising
their political free speech rights.