Thursday, November 15, 2012

Citizens From 40 States Threaten Secession

Citizens From 40 States Threaten Secession

On the heels of President Barack Obama's re-election, residents representing at least 40 states have filed petitions to secede from the union.  While occasional petitions like this are not uncommon, the nation is so divided that citizens are exercising their options now at a rapid rate.  For whatever reason they simply don’t want the Golden Goose!

By de Andréa
November 15, 2012

As I have previously indicated, if Obama is reelected by whatever means, the nation will grow more chaotic.  Rumors of Martial law will become a reality and riots may become common place.  It may eventually resemble a civil war.  If you remember your history, threats of session is what led to the last civil war during the Lincoln administration.

With a minimum of 25000 petitions needed according to the Whitehouse website, the State of Texas and at least 10 other states have already exceeded 100,000 petitions, requiring a response from the Whitehouse.  So far the Citizens of 40 States have filed more than 700,000 petitions against the U.S. Federal Government threatening Secession.

The original Louisiana petition, which has served as a pattern for many of the new states coming on board, reads as follows:  “We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of (Louisiana) to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.  As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.  Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.’”

Only requiring a first name and a last initial, the petitions have been submitted through the White House's We the People website, which claims to provide "all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them."

Let me be clear, these petitions are not put forth by the States themselves, but they are put forth by the residents of the many states.  After all, the people are the ones who select their representatives and if the people voice their disapproval of what is taking place at the federal level enough in their own state, this just may gain traction. 

Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, has battled for Texas independence for 16 years and says this most recent round of petitions is a logical process of a gradual national decline.  “We're seeing the realization that the American Union is terminally broken, that the fiscal situation is a 'Titanic moment' -- that the election, regardless of who won the presidency, the fiscal calamity is sort of like electing a new captain when the Titanic has already hit the iceberg and the deck chairs are sliding off into the north Atlantic," Miller explains.

At the most recent count, more than 700,000 petitions from 40 states and growing as each second passes, has been filed, astoundingly more than at any other time in history including prior to the U.S. Civil War.

The White House promises to provide a response (the question is…what kind of response) if a petition receives 25,000 signatures within 30 days.  At press time, the Texas petition has more than passed the threshold with more than 105,000 signatures.  Louisiana has reached the goal with more than 34,000, as have petitions from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Not far behind are those from South CarolinaArkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi -- and non-Southern states such as Colorado, Arizona, Indiana, MichiganNew York, and New Jersey.

Miller sees a growing resurgence of states reclaiming their individual identities and sovereignty.  "This reaction of independence is something that's been festering under the surface for quite some time," he asserts.  "It just took this particular realization that the Union was broken for people to go out there and finally publicly express it and rally around it and organize to achieve it."

Bear in mind that according to the U.S. Congress rule of thumb, if one citizen contacts his/her representative or files a petition of grievance or redress, it represents 1000 citizens who feel the same but just aren’t yet motivated to act.  According to that rule, the more than 700,000 citizen petitions already filed represent more than 700,000.000 people --- far exceeding the population of the entire country… go figure!

Another petition on the website calls for a recount of the presidential election votes, saying that it "has become blatantly obvious that voter fraud was committed."

If any of the hundreds of thousands of people petitioning the White House in the blossoming battle over secession get their way, somebody is going to leave the union, either voluntarily … or involuntarily.  

Ever since WorldNetDaily first reported that residents in the state of Louisiana had filed an online petition with the White House to secede from the U.S., residents in at least 39 additional states have filed similar requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union.

Since then, residents from the following states have added their own secession petitions: New Hampshire, Illinois, Idaho, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wisconsin, Alaska, Utah, Wyoming, California, Delaware, Nevada, Kansas, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas, so far 40 in all.

The White House website explains that once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration.  The website also maintains a page for previous petitions that have received a White House response.  Most of the petitions have easily exceeded the required threshold.

As of the writing of this article, the Texas petition has more than 106,000 signatures, more than four times the amount required to be reviewed by the White House.  According to the White House petition site, once the petition reaches 25,000 signatures within 30 days “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”

THE BOTTOM LINE: I admit, I am wary of petitioning the federal government over any of this.  However, I think the number of petitions and the people signing is only an indication that the “union” is no longer united.  This, along with the recent election, demonstrates that we are instead a nation divided.

It was at another period in our history where states sought to peacefully withdraw from the Union for a completely different reason, but only to be invaded by that very Union.  With stakes as high as they are now, I am not very optimistic that the current state of things in America will lead to a peaceful agreement between the federal government and the states. Obama, for example, has sued the State of Arizona because Arizona chose to enforce a Federal law that Obama refused to enforce.  The Federal Government is bound by Constitutional law to protect this nation from’ a foreign invasion but of course Obama ignores the Constitution completely these days, especially when it is these foreign invaders that are illegally voting for him.  

Those of you that remember when we were still a Representative Constitutional Republic, will also know that it all came to an end in 1913 with the passage of the illegal Income Tax (IRS) and the 17th amendment ending State Sovereignty and State Representation.  This not only made the States dependant on the Federal Government financially, but more importantly it took away the Senatorial Representation and power from the States and put it in the hands of the Central Government, the very thing the Framers wanted to avoid.  The people still have so-called representation through the House of Representatives but the States have nothing.  Also in 1913 the Federal Reserve act was passed which led to the Great Depression of the 1930’s as well as the depression of 2008, this time effectively putting us on a road to the end of Capitalism.  It took 99 years to completely’ destroy the Republic and change it into a true democracy which historically can do nothing but become a socialist dictatorship.  The experiment of a Republic worked as long as it remained a Republic.

Now we are headed saucer over teacup without restraint toward a Communist Marxist Socialist State.  And the only people who want it, are those that are either brainwashed and have completely become incapable of independent thought (at least 9%), as well as those that have, in some way, already become dependant on the Federal Government, (the 47% that Romney mentioned).  They think that they have just reelected the Golden Goose!

What happens when the Golden Goose runs out of money to by the ink to print the phony money is problematic…  Especially in a population that has stopped thinking!

Last minute update:
During the writing of this article the numbers have grown significantly, all 50 states now have petitions going, many of them have already succeeded in making their goal, topping the 25,000 necessary signatures, which is supposed to trigger an official response from the White House.

While some commentators have claimed that is was only a 100,000 people or so that were pushing this, now the figures are pushing upwards of 1 million and that is just in the last day or two.  The petitions are now gaining international attention.

Thanks for listening – de Andréa

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