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Texas Secession Petition Barrels Ahead

Source: Mario Piperni

As Republicans nationwide continue hoarding grains, ripping out what remains of their graying, fleeing hair, and praying to Grover Norquist, one has decided to do something about it. Micah H., an Arlington resident, has petitioned the United States of America (specifically the Obama White House) for permission to remove Texas from the rest of the country. His words: 

“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.”

Forget the jobs created by NASA and federal defense contractors, obviously.

Micah’s petition has already garnered more than 18,000 signatures, well on its way to its stated goal of 25,000. No idea what happens when they hit 25,000, but I assume the state will break off into the Gulf of Mexico.

(I saw this independently, then saw Wilonsky posted something about it an hour ago. Half hat-tip.)

UPDATE, from friend turned traitor/New York-returner Greg Howard, at the Village Voice: Some joker from Grand Forks, North Dakota submitted a similar petition, graciously asking New York to remove itself from the Union thankyouverymuch.

  • Mike S.

    God bless Texas, and may your voices be heard… May it echo though this great nation and wake up the sleeping citizens. I understand your pain you feel, and burden you bare.. How the hard working Americans are supporting the mismanagement of the federal governments spending habits.. How Obama constantly says he will tax the rich and thoughts who prosper.. Pay their fair share….. This president has successfully stalled a great nation, and my only wish is that you ( Texas ) can make the needed changes that must be sacrificed to pave the way to once strong nation, andbring the dignity back to our country….

  • Nick Neuwald

    Complacency leads to calamity. We can’t continue to sit idly by as we turn into a socialist nation. For all you texans who are “ashamed” that we want to preserve our values and liberties you are not a true texan. shame on all of you. You are a sheep like all the rest of the liberals. We will not labor in order to support these dependent parasites that the obama regime feeds with our money. The Obama regime caters to those who do absolutely nothing, produce nothing, serve nothing, and believe in nothing This secession is the result of the extreme partisan and ignorance of the obama regime. We will not go over the fiscal cliff with the rest of these sheep following their blind shepard “forward.” You can make jokes and dish out your pathetic judgments but we will do what we must to preserve our god given rights.

  • Nick Neuwald

    Complacency leads to calamity. We can’t continue to sit idly by as we turn into a socialist nation. For all you texans who are “ashamed” that we want to preserve our values and liberties you are not a true texan. shame on all of you. You are a sheep like all the rest of the liberals. We will not labor in order to support these dependent parasites that the obama regime feeds with our money. The Obama regime caters to those who do absolutely nothing, produce nothing, serve nothing, and believe in nothing This secession is the result of the extreme partisan and ignorance of the obama regime. We will not go over the fiscal cliff with the rest of these sheep following their blind shepard “forward.” You can make jokes and dish out your pathetic judgments but we will do what we must to preserve our god given rights.

  • Nick Neuwald

    Complacency leads to calamity. We can’t continue to sit idly by as we turn into a socialist nation. For all you texans who are “ashamed” that we want to preserve our values and liberties you are not a true texan. shame on all of you. You are a sheep like all the rest of the liberals. We will not labor in order to support these dependent parasites that the obama regime feeds with our money. The Obama regime caters to those who do absolutely nothing, produce nothing, serve nothing, and believe in nothing This secession is the result of the extreme partisan and ignorance of the obama regime. We will not go over the fiscal cliff with the rest of these sheep following their blind shepard “forward.” You can make jokes and dish out your pathetic judgments but we will do what we must to preserve our god given rights.

  • Nick Neuwald

    Complacency leads to calamity. We can’t continue to sit idly by as we turn into a socialist nation. For all you texans who are “ashamed” that we want to preserve our values and liberties you are not a true texan. shame on all of you. You are a sheep like all the rest of the liberals. We will not labor in order to support these dependent parasites that the obama regime feeds with our money. The Obama regime caters to those who do absolutely nothing, produce nothing, serve nothing, and believe in nothing This secession is the result of the extreme partisan and ignorance of the obama regime. We will not go over the fiscal cliff with the rest of these sheep following their blind shepard “forward.” You can make jokes and dish out your pathetic judgments but we will do what we must to preserve our god given rights.

  • Tom

    It’s been tried before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Texas_(group) .

    We do have a secession movement and posturing within the current state government:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Secession_Movement

    It should be noted that Texas House Concurrent Resolution 50 was introduced in February 2009 and on May 30, 2009 the resolution passed in the Texas House of Representatives with amendments — BUT is not binding on the Federal government. Among other things, the U.S. Supreme Court case Texas v White established certain principles, and remains the last legal word in the debate….”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_v._White

    Those with gavels, guns, badges, needles will never allow secession except maybe under catastrophic circumstances that affect the entire state (like a nuclear exchange with foreign power). Terrorism won’t do it. Petitions, while offering a political platform to allow muted voices to be heard, won’t do it either.
    As most of our problems stem from economic concerns, we should look to other countries who solved their economic problems in a rational manner as examples of how to handle our own economic situation. Perhaps we should consider something similar to what Guernsey Islanders did:

    http://www.michaeljournal.org/guernsey.htm
    http://www.natural-person.ca/pdf/Alternative_Monetary_System.pdf
    http://prorev.com/sovreign.htm

  • Avid Reader

    Posting once will suffice Nick.

  • Mike

    Southern conservative states take more from the federal gov than they contribute.

  • Nelson Hernandez

    James and to the rest of you, “texas has the 15th largest economy in the world.”
    Here is my question.

    What currency are you using now?
    What currency would you use later and how much value would you think it would actually hold for world trade??

    smh. idiot.

  • lil tex

    15th ranking is wrong. That’s old. Texas was 10th in the world in 2010 and has almost certainly moved to 9th or 8th by now. Texas economy is booming and It’s growing without end.

  • Kathleen Moore

    Texas is playing into the hands of the North American Union. The Leftists NEED the States to secede. The Leftist in the White House only has to do all he can to “enrage” the States, and that’s the trigger they need to unzip the USA for the long-sought Communist regional union exposed as a goal of the CFR by Congressman Lawrence Patton McDonald in 1983 before his flight disappeared. It is precisely the CFR who are doing the regional union NOW, by which I mean vertical integration into a single regulatory and military union under a continental perimeter on the pretext of 9/11 under the name of the SPP and “regional security”.

    http://canadian-state-of-the-union.blogspot.ca/2011/06/taking-america-down-for-globalism-in.html

    Texas is also failing to consider that international law has changed dramatically since 1776. The Leftist UN, on American soil, commands both American and foreign troops and can bring them in to QUELL a “regional” uprising that does or may lead to “instability”. See s. 52 et seq. of the Charter of the United Nations.

    You may find the links to videos and documents posted in the description to this video interesting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tePQfpakE10

    Kathleen Moore
    HABEAS CORPUS CANADA
    The Official Legal Challenge
    To North American Union
    http://www.habeascorpuscanada.com
    http://habeascorpuscanadacomments.blogspot.com
    http://www.NoSnowinMoscow.com
    http://www.MyTalkCanada.com