20 States Sign Petitions To Leave The United States

ObamaSOTUBy Denis Foynes

About 157,000 in 20 states have signed in a section of the whitehouse.gov website called "We the People."

At the moment 16,000 people and counting have signed the petition in Louisiana. The number is up to 26,000 in Texas which more than needed to get some sort of "response" from the White House. The other petitions have 30 days to get enough signatures (25,000) to receive an official White House response.

Most of the petitions merely quote the opening line of America's Declaration of Independence from Britain, in which America's founders stated their right to "dissolve the political bands" and form a new nation. Many also complain that there has been “breaches in American rights” under the Obama administration.

However, many states would simply not survival economically without Washington. Louisiana for example is heavily dependent of federal spending.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wanted to distance himself from the petition. The Dallas Morning News stated that the Republican governor's press secretary wrote in an email, "Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government."

The last time a state successfully seceded it was followed by Civil War. However, these petitions will in all likelihood only generate headlines. They are important for one reason, they show how divided America is becoming.

Here are the 20 states-

-Alabama

-Arkansas

-Colorado

-Florida

-Indiana

-Kentucky

-Louisiana

-Michigan

-Mississippi

-Montana

-New Jersey

-New York

-North Carolina

-North Dakota

-Oregon

-Tennessee

-Texas

-Georgia 

Share

More Politics News

Enter Your E-Mail:

Most Viewed News

The Countries With The Most Prostitutes
Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Denis Foynes- Every year, about 3 million people travel on sex tourism trips and this figure is on the rise. Read more...
Top 10 Safest Countries In The World
Thursday, 18 October 2012
By Denis Foynes   The Legatum Institute has released its Top 10 safest countries in the world. The organization took various parameters to find out... Read more...
Top 10 Countries With The Tallest People
Thursday, 02 May 2013
Denis Foynes- Do you want to find a towering husband or wife? Then you should focus your attention on the following ten countries. Read more...
Official Countries With The Most And Least Beautiful People
Thursday, 16 May 2013
  Denis Foynes- BeautifulPeople.com is an online dating service that only allows attractive people to join. Applicants submit photos and within 48... Read more...
The World’s Rudest Nations For Tourists
Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Denis Foynes- Skyscanner has released the results on an intensive survey designed to locate the countries where the people are the rudest towards... Read more...
Portuguese Residency For Non-EU Citizens
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
By Denis Foynes   On October 9 2012 the Portuguese government passed a new law that will enable investors from non-EU countries to gain residency if... Read more...
Which Counties Produce The Most Models?
Thursday, 28 March 2013
  Denis Foynes- Looking for a supermodel for a wife? Then you should be buying a ticket to one of the following countries to find him/her. You made... Read more...
Ten Interesting Facts About Panama
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Denis Foynes- Would you like to impress your friends with interesting facts from around the globe? Live and Invest Overseas News can help. Read more...
10 Interesting Facts About Colombia
Monday, 10 June 2013
Denis Foynes- Would you like to impress your friends with interesting facts from around the globe? Live and Invest Overseas News can help. Read more...
The Best And Worst Countries For Corruption
Friday, 07 December 2012
By Denis Foynes   The 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index has been released. Based on expert opinion, countries are scored from 0 (highly corrupt) to... Read more...
Banner

Latest News

American Fugitive Captured At Costa Rica - Panama Border
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
InsideCostaRica.com - The State Border Service of Panama (SENAFRONT) has reported the arrest of Sage Million, a 61-year-old American man who was... Read more...
11 Keys to a Successful Property Purchase Overseas
Monday, 21 April 2014
Kathleen Peddicord - If you’re considering retiring in a new country, it’s usually wise to plan to rent a place to live at first. This will give... Read more...
Teen Flies To Hawaii In Plane’s Landing Gear
Monday, 21 April 2014
Joey Bonura - A teen from California miraculously survived a flight from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii while being in the landing gear. Read more...
Top 10 Hotels In The World
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Joey Bonura - Want to travel in style and experience the ultimate hotel amenities? Jet set over to one of Trip Advisor’s top rated hotel picks for... Read more...
Munich Creates Urban Naked Zones
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Lisa Miller - Nude beaches are great and all, but Munich is stepping its naked game up to an unparalleled level. Read more...
Panama Taxi Drivers Don’t Like The Metro
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Joey Bonura - Panama’s new metro recently opened and while passengers are loving the fast transportation system, taxi drivers are not a fan. Read more...
Journalist Smokes Weed While Interviewing President Of Uruguay
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Joey Bonura - We have covered a few stories on Uruguay’s legalization of marijuana as they first passed a law legalizing it in December 2013. They... Read more...
After Work Emails Banned In France
Monday, 14 April 2014
Joey Bonura - France has just passed a law that will allow employees to be able to ignore emails and phone calls from their bosses after work hours. Read more...
Top 25 Destinations In The World
Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Joey Bonura - Trip Advisor has just released the winners of the top rated destinations in the world for 2014. Read more...
London Bests Paris
Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Simon Busch - Amid leaden wintry skies, it may come as a surprise to Londoners but new figures suggest the city has beaten its arch rival, Paris, to... Read more...
Banner
Banner