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Prior to the re-election of President Barack Obama, many USA citizens threatened to leave to Mexico or Canada if he was re-elected.

Since then some people have taken it a step further. Instead of moving out of the country, 23 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States.

The petitions have been filed for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Texas has gained the most signatures at almost 26,000 signees asking to secede with Louisiana following behind at 18,000 signatures. This is the 89th time Texas has filed a petition to secede.

Most of the petitions say similar things and ask to withdraw “peacefully” from the United States in order to form independent governments.

According to the "We the People" website, where the petitions are filed, the White House has to review a petition after it receives 25,000 signatures by Dec 10.

Most people signed the petitions with only their initials, first name, and location. Also, although the petitions are exclusive to each state, people from other states are allowed to sign a state's petition even if they don't live there.

What do you think of these states' proposals? Is their fight with President Barack Obama's policies or something else?


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32 thoughts on “23 States File Petitions to Secede from the USA

  1. That is kinda defeating the purpose of a peaceful seccession cause we do currently help all other countries in the world in cases of natural disasters and if the states did secede it would be stupid of America to become enemies with them because they could possibly be lost to another country

  2. First off I am white, however I am not in anyway in favor of any political views and am in no way racist. I do not vote and will never vote for any office official because I believe that the only way to get the results that I would want or to allow someone to do what they are promising is to wipe out the whole government. The President himself cannot pass any bills or lower healthcare or taxes because he wants to or tells you he is going to, all that has to be passed by the House and Senate. Thats why it doesnt matter to me who is President until the entire system is taken down and reconstructed to be what our founding fathers meant it to be. And as far as the racism goes being called an ignorant redneck or stupid southern is just as racist and offensive as the n word that I personally dont see a problem with, especially when African Americans can use it themselves. If its so offensive that it has to be removed from our vocabulary then I can think of several others to go along with it. Its just the context that it is used in that makes it wrong. That is another issue and for the majority of the part it doesn’t have anything to do with why people are wanting to secede, it’s the fact that the majority vote doesn’t count when it should.

  3. What is wrong with the world. These people that they claim sign this petition does not speak for everyone in those states. I’m a Mississippian and I and many others does not carry this evil, cold hearted, prejudice feeling. If these prejudice rednecks wants to leave let them they will come running back, because they will realize that having a black President isn’t all that bad. What’s the old saying; THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME”.. GET OVER IT and let’s work to help the president make things better for us all….

  4. Whiteguy on said:

    These so called rednecks had a first world country even in South Africa…..GAve it to the negro 16 years ago and now it is a ghetto. It is the leading murder and rape capital of the world…..NASTY!

  5. on said:

    I like what this reporter had said back in 2010 about the election of President Obama, so you so-called seceded states deal with it.

    Andrew M. Manis: When Are WE Going to Get Over It?

    For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, “When are African Americans finally going to get over it?
    Now I want to ask < <20639372.jpg>> :
    “When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skin color?
    Recent reports that “Election Spurs Hundreds’ of Race Threats, Crimes” should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in “Bombingham,” Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
    Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than “talk the talk.”

    Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.

    We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent.
    Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them, yes.
    Call for their impeachment, perhaps. But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.

    But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we’re back in the sixties again. At this point in our history, we should be proud that we’ve proven what conservatives are always saying — that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president.
    But instead we now hear that school children from Maine to California are talking about wanting to “assassinate Obama.”
    Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, “How long?”
    How long before we white people realize we can’t make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us?
    How long until we white people can – once and for all – get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color?
    How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior?
    How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites?

    How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin?
    How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations?

    I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loudmouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners?
    How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?

    How long before we start “living out the true meaning” of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that “red and yellow, black and white” all are precious in God’s sight?
    Until this past November 4, I didn’t believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don’t believe I’ll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem.

    But here’s my three-point plan:

    First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built, I’m going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him and his family from us white people.

    Second, I’m going to report to the FBI any white person I overhear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama.

    Third, I’m going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the world once again, when white people can “in spirit and in truth” sing of our damnable color prejudice,

    “We HAVE overcome.”
    It takes a Village to protect our President!!!

  6. DuSablePanther68_72 on said:

    Secession please! These racist fools don’t have enough people signatures to fill Washington D.C. let alone a mideum size city! Listen we’ve heard this before and we’ll hear it again,it has nothing to do with the President’s policies its all based on raceism because they feel that the minorities have taken over! But if we are the colition majority of Blacks Browns Asians and Whites in this democracy then we get to pick the leader! So its raceism now and it will be sexism when Hillary wins in 2016! We just need to be vigilant to watch for any actions that would threaten this presidency.

  7. Mokai08 on said:

    These people wishing to move to Canada probably can’t find it on a map. Canada is a country, not a state. There is an immigration process for everyone including Americans which could take two years and there are no jobs to spare. All the things they don’t like about Obama’s policies have been here for ages. And they will LOVE that anywhere they want to move is populated with all the people they don’t want to live with in close quarters (people from all over the world who aren’t white). I’ve never seen such stupidity.

  8. Instead of being mad because President Obama won, they should be mad because they allowed other people (their so called leaders) to do the fuzzy math. They wanted to believe that the Republicans were going to win so they let logic and reason go out the window. They were all duped by their own party.

  9. blackmagic on said:

    Take it further in this case would be physically moving to Canada or Mexico by end of the year…….. Other than that 23m cases of tis sue is headed your way.

  10. achinn20 on said:

    I live in the state of Kentucky and I support President Obama, and is not a part of this mess!……Get over it already>>>>He Won!

  11. redknifewoman on said:

    For those people living in states like Alabama and South Carolina…and a few other southern states that have a large population of people who are democrat, they may need a partition….like India and Pakistan. The United States Of America is just like any other relationship. If you are in an abusive relationship the experts tell you to get out….leave. Why is this any different? Who says that the structure of our government has to stay the same way it is forever. Unfortunately some of the States that will be left after the withdrawal, although democrat have a lot of scales to balance as well. They are having all kinds of fiscal problems and, excuse me…New York, New Jersey and other northern states are having severe weather that will continue…ultimately shaping the lanscape literally and financially. There are poor people everywhere and people who need adequate health care. The Enlightened states need to resolve those issues too.

  12. StandForSomething on said:

    I say let them secede. Why? Because several things will happen:

    1) All the House Republicans will leave congress since their state is no longer represented and Democrats will control both the House and Senate.

    2) The amount I pay in Federal Taxes will be decreased because there won’t be as many states that need Federal money.

    3) The Federal dollars these states are getting will be stopped and that will significantly reduce the debt for the U.S.

    4) Who needs these losers anyway?

  13. PommyDiddy on said:

    Please see the comment prior to yours. This isn’t 34 states requesting to secede. Its a MINORITY of people from the state who supposedly have signed the petition. Even if it is 26,000 signatures, it’s not representative of even relatively sparsely populated states like Montana or South Dakota. So, if that’s how some people want to spend their time, let them go ahead and leave, with a one-way ticket out. No one is making anyone stay. Our President has far greater issues to focus on than a bunch of people who don’t want to be here. Just remember Seceders, turn about is fair play; you’ll soon be the illegal aliens you don’t want coming here.

  14. It is now 34 states! This is realy sad. So much hatred. I posted this on Facebook this morning. Family and Friends! If you have not seen the news please take a good look. As of Tuesday morning, 34 of 50 states are petitioning President Obama for peaceful secession from the United States of America. Which means that the State would no longer be a part of the United States. That number was only 23 yesterday. That is more than half of the states in America. Wow! Such hatred! My question is all of you that voted for President Obama, who won by majority vote – Are we going to sit back now allow 25-60,000 people to decide whether we remain in the Union. We just celebrated Veteran’s Day! This is such a slap in the face for all the Veterans who have served and is currently serving our Nation! They are fighting for us as a whole nation, not for one race! Call for you local and state leaders, who just got re-elected or elected to Stop this Nonsense. All because President Obama got re-elected! Pray and Seek God Like Never Before. Read for yourself what this will really mean to the middle-class and poor. What’s really sad is that a lot of our people don’t believe it is possible to have another civil war.

  15. Travis6529 on said:

    Dear Red States:

    We’re ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics, so we’ve decided we’re leaving.

    We in New York, Mass and CA intend to form our own country and we’re taking all the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Md, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Vermont, the rest of the Northeast, and DC also.

    We believe this split will be beneficial to the entire nation and especially to the people of our new country called “The Enlightened States of America” (E.S.A).

    To sum up briefly:

    You get Texas, Oklahoma, AZ and all the slave states.

    We get stem cell research, the best beaches, and we’ll take all of the creative gay people you don’t want anyway.

    We get Barack and Michelle, Bill & Hillary, Andrew Cuomo, Elizabeth Warren, and Dianne Feinstein. You get Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry and Todd Akin.

    We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

    We get Apple, Intel, Microsoft and all the smart technology. You get WorldCom, the Koch Bros, and all the coal/oil pollution.

    We get Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UC, Stanford and Princeton. You get Ole’ Miss.

    We get Silicon Valley, NYC, San Fran, Seattle and 85 percent of America’s venture capital and best entrepreneurs.

    You get Alabama and Arkansas.

    We get two-thirds of all the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

    Our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition states, so we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of angry single moms and deadbeat dads.

    With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country’s fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95% of America’s quality wines (you can serve Ripple at your state dinners), 90% of the best cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all the living redwoods, solar power, the Sequoias and condors, all the Seven Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, UC, UCLA, Cal Tech and MIT.

    With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all the obese Americans and their projected healthcare costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all the Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, plus Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

    We also get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you very much. You get Appalachia.

    You get the 38% of those in the Red states who believe that the world was created in 7 days and that Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, the 62% who are pro-life for fetuses but not for the kids who are actually born or their Moms, those who believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the death penalty or gun laws, the 44% who know that evolution is only a theory, the 53% who still believe that Saddam was part of 9/11 and had weapons of mass destruction, that Obama was born in Kenya, and the 61% of those crazy bastards who even believe they have higher morals than we do.

    We’re taking all the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in Mexico.


    A Citizen of the Enlightened States of America

  16. I Agree with these people if they want there own state give it to them however just remind them they can’t get any thing from United States no type of Fed help and there children can not receive any Fin Aide for School when there homes get swept away in the storms don’t ask for FEMA to help rebuild you don’t want to be here and we don’t want you here.

  17. iam47percent on said:

    Y don’t the people that signed the petitions become independeant if thats what they want? I am from Texas and this is not my desire(ever). So to whoever with this Dim idea..SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!

  18. tslice227 on said:

    GREAT!! I say let them go! Go to Mexico with the drug cartels and gun polluted streets. Unfortunately White Americans can’t go many places outside of the U.S. where they are not hated by the people, So run from the Black president to a Mexican one.. Let us know how that works out for ya.. Don’t forget to write! PEACE :-)))

  19. cowboys2000 on said:

    My neighbors and so called friends in Texas have been making these statements the past 4 years. Property Taxes here are higher than other places. Sales Taxes just as High. No State Income Tax, but there are toll roads everywhere. Texas really thinks it can prosper on its own claiming the world’s 18th largest economy. Without Federal Tax $$$, Texas would have to immediately have an Income Tax. The roads are bad, and without tax dollars, we would end of paying for services on a cash basis (Ex. house catches on fire, better hope your credit card is approved before the fire destroys your home).

    Rush said he was moving, what is is waiting on? He is a Liar and says things to stir up people.

    Rick Perry let the nation know he is an idiot.

    It seems our Conservative peers are in denial. If they don’t like the results of a democracy, move to Canada or the Caymans….

  20. trina33 on said:

    I have never seen or heard so many famous or non-famous people get away with so much crap about our commander and chief no matter his color. It’s funny to me that these same people would be the ones complaining that there are to many immigrants in this country yet they want to become else where. Just sit down and shut up it’s only 4 years, you’ll have your white president back and than they can complian about how screwed their lives really are. I guess the G.W.B era wasn’t enough, to learn from.

  21. sharpc549 on said:

    These states all have a problem with an African American president. That is the only reason they are requesting these petitions. America will survive no matter what.

  22. Cachola on said:

    Please don’t say that 23 states have requested secession. The more correct form is Nut Cases in 23 states have filed for secession. I live in NYC and I am sure that 150 or so teabaggers don’t speak for the great majority of the other 20 million New York State residents.

  23. Remember citizens this has happened before,those red necks,were so pissed off they fired the first shots at the United States,and started those Confederate states which led to the slaughter of 620,000 Americans.The reason,those Red neck states,wanted to keep our ancestors,illiterate,dependent,and enslaved Americans Folks they didn’t get the message yet, that it just won’t work.What will God do next to convince all red necks??

  24. mccarroll59 on said:

    We’re talking about some very ignorant racists that have no business being here anyway because they obviously don’t understand what DEMOCRACY is supposed to mean! I’d say let them leave and apply for citizenship in Canada and Mexico! This kind of reminds me of Apartheid in some respects but the ignorant racists here need not to worry because there will be future European American presidents! These ignorant people are the reason why we need to invest more money in education! Illiteracy is our main problem!

    Eric R. McCarroll

  25. E and E on said:

    They stupid, why do something like that, He’s only gonna be President for the next 4yrs, not the rest of our lives. Then they will all come running back.

  26. rroberto on said:

    I would like to see these folks run their “country” with just a handful of people because I would one of the millions of people leaving to stay a US citizen in one of the remaining states.

  27. Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas
    go right ahead and secede! But when President Obama’s term is up and someone more to your liking is running, you can’t petition to get back into the union just so you can vote for him or her. Ice-T said it best “You played yourself”. Unhuh! Unhuh! Now put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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