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Texans petition White House for permission to secede from US

Hundreds of thousands of southerners have demanded that Texas and seven other states be allowed to secede from the US following President Barack Obama's re-election.

ByRaf Sanchez,Washington

5:59PM GMT 15 Nov 2012

http://www.telegraph...de-from-US.html

Petitions on the White House website have reached the 25,000 signature threshold needed to force the Obama administration to issue a formal response.

Texas, which was briefly its own nation in the mid-1800s and remains deeply wary of rule from Washington, has over 100,000 signatures calling for it to break away.

Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, was forced to deny that he supported the independence movement, saying he believed "in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it".

Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina have also reached the threshold, while petitions calling freedom for the other 43 states are still gaining signatures.

Although there is no real chance of secession, the petitions are a sign of the entrenched opposition to Mr Obama.

Unionists mounted a counter-offensive on the White House website, asking the President to "deport everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their state from the United States Of America".

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Texans petition White House for permission to secede from US

Hundreds of thousands of southerners have demanded that Texas and seven other states be allowed to secede from the US following President Barack Obama's re-election.

ByRaf Sanchez,Washington

5:59PM GMT 15 Nov 2012

http://www.telegraph...de-from-US.html

Petitions on the White House website have reached the 25,000 signature threshold needed to force the Obama administration to issue a formal response.

Texas, which was briefly its own nation in the mid-1800s and remains deeply wary of rule from Washington, has over 100,000 signatures calling for it to break away.

Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, was forced to deny that he supported the independence movement, saying he believed "in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it".

Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina have also reached the threshold, while petitions calling freedom for the other 43 states are still gaining signatures.

Although there is no real chance of secession, the petitions are a sign of the entrenched opposition to Mr Obama.

Unionists mounted a counter-offensive on the White House website, asking the President to "deport everyone that signed a petition to withdraw their state from the United States Of America".

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No big deal - this has been going on in Canada for like...ever.

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because, as big as texas is, they'd lose, so very fast.

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The amount of people that have signed so far works out to be about 0.4% of the population of Texas. :frantic:

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They should just let them go. Imagine the US without any wingnut Republicans. It would be, like, normal.

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I hope some of you guys are kidding in regards to a civil war. This is huge.

If they do this, other states might join in. Even if its' 1 or 2 other states, that's still a huge deal.

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