These citizens are so fed up with the country, in other words, they want to opt out and start their own. Didn't they try this before? The result was a very disruptive Civil War and has created Honey Boo Boo as a future GOP Senatorial or Presidential candidate.
The reality here is that there's no legal mechanism by which states can secede from the nation. The White house is being good-spirited by offering to respond to any petition that gathers more than 25,000 signatures, but the most this gesture will do is make the signatories feel listened to. This is no different than Grandpa Simpson yelling at proverbial clouds. There is no point and the petitioners just look crazy or crazier. I must mention that this group, the "We the People" group that holds the Constitution on par with the Holy Bible has petitioned to strip citizens of citizenship and exile them. We have hypocrisy on display from people so stupid they think hypocrisy is a new slide dance.
Sample petitions state:
"The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government."
Right...what a wonderful economy Texas has. Plenty of low paying retail and food industry jobs for the minions who mindlessly vote against their interests. It's funny that rich people tend to vote Democrat and have no problem with tax hikes, but poor people or lower middle class piss and moan the most about job killing.
Here is a list of the States that have filed and you can guess they are mostly all red states with a few wild cards like New York in here. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida,Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota,Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Once again, these clowns want to thumb their noses up at the Federal Government until a natural disaster strikes. Then what happens? Who bails them out? Who will rescue them when the infrastructure of the State is destroyed? Do they want the interstate, phone lines, post office, transportation to cease? No trade goods to be allowed or taxes with out representation? No corporate businesses being allowed to operate within said state, what about the military, the list goes on and on. It doesn't take a Harvard Economics grad to understand the ramifications of secession. Well to be fair, most of these people are probably married to their first cousins, live in a trailer park, have bad tan lines, and may have thought they were signing up for free Internet porn.
It appears that the Romney confederacy vote has gone unchecked and racism has risen to new sickening heights. What's so stupid about the situation, is that they ask the person that they hate for permission to leave. These have to be the most stupid people that have ever walked the face of the earth. This highlights how weak our education system is when it comes to teaching critical thinking, history, government and civics in school. Every US citizen should have a working knowledge of our governmental structure, our legislative process, congressional functions, who we fought in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and why July 4th is significant. My Vietnamese nail tech knows the majority of these answers and he is from VIETNAM.
We as Americans shouldn't worry about enemies attacking us. We have allowed differences in religion, personal choices, the inception of a 'politics of hatred and intolerance' to carve a deepening divide in our nation, the likes of which I have never dreamed could occur in my lifetime. I fear that we are destroying the very nature and future of what our Forefathers intended by giving us our sacred Constitution and assuring freedom (for some), from the oppression that we broke away from when we began building this Republic. They had an integrity and even in their darkest disagreements, they fought with good intentions and compromised for the good of all people. Well most people...White males, to be exact.
So to quote birthers, Kluckers, Skinheads and other racist assholes, let me say, "I'm proud to be an American, love it or leave it. Go back to where you came from." Self deport and spare us more embarrassment from your gross stupidity. Just know that the country you land in will have *gasp* universal health care, a functional infrastructure, legal drugs and gay marriage, unless you move to Ubeki stan-stan-stan-stan- stan. So have fun kids when you leave this unrealistic puritanical society.
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