Just two short weeks after President Barack Obama’s re-election, 20 states that have begun secession petitions. The Republican and Democratic voters in theses states are upset about President Obama serving another term as president and they are voicing their opinions. The peoples’ “right to petition” is protected under the First Amendment in the US Constitution, and the effect of these petitions have unlimited possibilities.
Although most of the states that have started a petition on the White House website have been “red states,” Democratic states, like New York and New Jersey, have started petitions too.
Many observers from other states without the petitions have the belief that the threats of secession will never be fulfilled. It has been related to the Vermont threats to secede back in 2004 after Bush’s re-election.
Although the people are backing up their stance to secede right now, there are many more people on the opposing side. No state will be able to secede the United States without a fight.
The state of Texas is nearing 70,000 signatures, to warrant the White House, while Gov. Rick Perry claims his loyalty to the United States. He does not support the secession petitions. Even though he is not a part of the secession petition, he does admit in a statement to Dallas Morning News, “He also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government.”
The states that have petitions now are as followed:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Currently nothing has come from these petitions except for a lot of public feedback. Fixing these issues will take some time and hard work. Of course all efforts will be taken to keep the United States as united as possible.