Petition to secede from the Union hits 50 states GOP governors disagree
Update: A Texas petition to secede from the union now includes 50 states. However, the secession petitions, which tops 100,000 signatures, is not supported by a several Republican governors. In the wake of Barack Obama‘s victory, GOP officials are hoping to reach across the aisle and rebuild the party’s image based on the post-election mandate.
The “We the People” movement, according to a Nov. 14 Huffington Post report, has topped 50 states wishing to secede from the United States government.
Ironically, the heads of several states are not on the sides of their constituencies. GOP governors are saying no to the secession petitions filed in several states.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) said this on Tuesday about the secession petition:
“I don’t think that’s a valid option for Tennessee. I don’t think we’ll be seceding.”
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) also opposed the idea on Tuesday about a petition to secede from the union. The GOP governor’s spokesperson said:
“Governor Bentley believes in one nation under God. While there is frustration with the federal government, Governor Bentley believes that states can be great laboratories of change.”
Even Texas Governor Rick Perry took opposition to any petition to secede from the United States. Even with his state leading the “We the People” push with the most signatures by far, Perry thinks it runs counter to the visions of the founding fathers.
Perry’s spokesperson said he “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.”
Perry, like many other Republican governors, who had sharp criticism for President Barack Obama during the 2012 elections, appear to have toned down their fiery and partisan rhetoric.
With a second term in the White House for another four years, GOP lawmakers have a fiscal cliff approaching and a mandate from voters that the bickering has to stop. Voters want legislators to rise above party politics and get on with the business of the people.
The Texas petition to secede from the union is symbolic at best. Despite the growing number of signatures, it’s not likely to be approved by the president, Congress or enacted by a constitutional amendment.
While one’s choice of candidate may have faltered at the polls, this is still a democracy and the majority of voters have spoken for who leads over the next four years.
Is the Texas secession petition further evidence that this country is still divided along red and blue states?
- GTFOHWTBS: White House Ignores Texas Petition To Secede From United States (bossip.com)
- Commentary: To secede or not secede? That shouldn’t even be a question (kansascity.com)
- Some Coloradans Want The State To Secede From The Union (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Citizens Sign Petition To Have Their State Secede From The Union (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)
- Secede From the Union? Ron Paul Likes It (newser.com)
- Nevada residents petition to secede from Union (thelasvegasorientexpress.wordpress.com)
- Opinion: Seceding From The Union Is Not A Good Idea (charlotte.cbslocal.com)
- 7,000 Coloradans sign petition to secede from the union (coloradopolitics.freedomblogging.com)
- Twenty States Now Have Petitions to Peacefully Secede From Union (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- 20 States to Secede From the Union! (weeklyworldnews.com)
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