November 12, 2012
from StratRisks Website
To date, citizens of 18 states have petitioned the White House for consideration of a peaceful withdrawal from the United States.
That’s right, thousands of Americans have already signed petitions at whitehouse.gov asking President Obama to allow them to peacefully secede from the union.
The states and their updated totals are:
The ability to create the petitions is something that the Obama administration promised and delivered on because:
Any petition requires 25,000 signatures for consideration. As you can see, in just a few days, Louisiana is halfway to the necessary total. In order to sign the petition, users simply need to create a whitehouse.gov account and click “sign the petition.”
Before anyone begins to cry treason or some other fear tactic, this is nothing more than an activist tactic (albeit a very dramatic one) attempting to garner government attention for the state of the electorate and our nation.
As whitehouse.gov clearly reminds us:
No one is threatening to secede or to wage war against the United States of America. It is a petition, plain and simple. But as they say, desperate times call for desperate measures, and clearly some Americans are feeling the need to make a dramatic noise.
While Louisiana currently leads the signature count, Texas is a very close second.
The Texas petition reads:
I have to admit that this move fascinates me, and leaves me wondering what may be next. Certainly there have been whispers and open talk among political pundits via the news media that a civil war is imminent.
Retired Army Reserve Colonel Lawrence Sellin writes,
There is no doubt that America is at a crossroads. Just how we navigate this intersection could well define the path of the world forever.
Since I wrote this article last night the total number of states with viewable petitions has increased to 20.
The site requires 150 signatures to be publicly viewable. In all the number of signatures has gone from 42150 total to 96656 (129%) in about 12 hours over night. Most of that gain has come in the past few hours however. Currently, the petitions are seeing a cumulative growth of approximately 7% per hour.
The biggest moves by percentage increase are in Georgia and South Carolina with some 3000% increase overnight.
The largest numerical increase belongs to Texas with an 8918 signature jump.