Snark Amendment: To Secede or Merely Succeed, That is the Question
Snark Amendment: Secession Wars
Official White House Response to Secessionists
Thank you for using the White House's online petitions platform to participate in your government.
In a nation of 300 million people -- each with their own set of deeply-held beliefs -- democracy can be noisy and controversial. And that's a good thing. Free and open debate is what makes this country work, and many people around the world risk their lives every day for the liberties we often take for granted.
But as much as we value a healthy debate, we don't let that debate tear us apart.
. . . So let's be clear: No one disputes that our country faces big challenges, and the recent election followed a vigorous debate about how they should be addressed. As President Obama said the night he won re-election, "We may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future."
Party-Pooping White House
Well, this is certainly disappointing. All those people who signed all those petitions for secession on the White House website are going to be like soooo annoyed. I mean, what’s the point of petitioning for secession rights for South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana if White House is just going to blow you off?
~ Scholars and Rogues
If at first you don't SECEDE, try, try again.
~ Sir Wizard on Freedom Outpost
Yes, I signed every dam secession petition I could find! Of course this was all symbolic, I don't think any of us seriously thought anything more would come of it than a few dismissive remarks from the Collaborationist media. But what we are facing here is more than a regional disagreement, this literally has the potential to embroil all 50 states and the territories & commonwealths besides. All I'm saying is, let's be very sure of what it is that some are suggesting. Let's not fool ourselves with pious talk of reformation or restoration, but keep carefully in mind the words of Patrick Henry, "If this be treason, make the most of it.”
~ Penny Robinson Fan Club on Freedom Outpost
That's all right people. When TEXAS decides it has had enough, all hell will break loose. Texas has more of a right to seceede than any other state in the U.S, Her economy is better than all of the U.S. economy put together, we have a better school system, we have our own oil to depend upon, we have cotton, soybeans, and every other form of food, PLUS our Santa Gertrudis cattle to feed our populace. We even have our own space program!!! Don't push Texas too far Washington.
~ Traveller62 on Freedom Outpost
Empty gesture and a mockery. What's the purpose of a petition, if the "president" rules by decree anyway???
~ bonaventure on Washington Times
So the guy in Mobile who was mad at the FEDERAL government because the LOCAL government shut down his topless car wash won't get his wish? Aww, dang. Hate it for the little goob.
~ nobottomfeeder on Alabama.com
Umm, sore losers mad because Obama got elected, then they ask his permission to secede! lol
~ mmkay on Alabama.com
Well, we are not prisoners to dictatorships, so we must have the right to leave the union once it no longer serves its intended purpose and treads on our liberties.
~ CodeToad on Free Republic
The jug-eared jacka$$ is all about tearing us apart.
~ WindsorKnot on Free Republic
Rights are granted by God not Government. Certainly not the Lying POS who sleeps in our house at 1600 Penn. Ave.
~ TexasFossil on Free Republic
There is a right to secede. It comes from the same source as our Right to keep and bear arm - God Himself - and a government that no longer rules with the consent of the governed and under the rule of a written Constitution cannot stop secession except by force. I hope and pray that our soldiers are too honorable and patriotic to obey any unlawful orders that they may receive in such a situation. I wish the thug in our White House would reread the Declaration of Independence; it articulates our right to secede quite well.
~ Pollster1 on Free Republic
White House responds to petitions for secession, WorldNetDaily readers’ heads explode shar.es/4AK5M #p2 #topprog
— Anomaly One Hundred (@Anomaly100) January 13, 2013
where can we find someone that will ignore the ayatollah barack and rise rough shod over him as he is doing to the entire United States of America. We need a leader who respects the Constitution Lives by the Amendments and represents WE THE PEoPLE
~ Barb P. on World Net Daily
The idiot sitting in the office of the President couldn't understand the constitution if it was spelled out in first grade language for him. Unless we can get rid of him, his czars and every illegal cabinet member he has nominated we are doomed!!
~ skeeter on World Net Daily
. . . The "right to separate" was resolved from 1861-65. There is no right to secede. Not only did the Civil War resolve this issue, in Texas v. White the Supreme Court ruled that states do not have the right to secede. You are welcome to move elsewhere though.
~ Teddy_Roosevelt on World Net Daily
Where did this weird idea of petitioning the president come from? It`s not up to the president to "allow" secession.
~ spacegasp on World Net Daily
Seal the Borders, Each State must Stand ..It's Time to Organize a Freeze Federal Tax Movement' at State Level'!.Until Congress!, Stops the Spending! ,and Investigate OBAMA, NOW!
~ Capt Dax on World Net Daily
I CANNOT get passed the fact that MOST EVERYONE had Romney as the WINNER, some going as far as saying it would be a LANDSLIDE. FACT is that the MAJORITY of the INDEPENDENTS voted for Romney, and the establishment say that the BASE didn't vote. WHAT? There weren't a ton of people that were motivated to vote this incompetent idiot out of office? BOLOGNA! My question is HOW do they know the base didn't come out and vote?? Would it show the base didn't come out if the voting machines in 5 states changed every 3rd Romney vote to BHO? I know there are a lot of lazy people on the oboma dole, and are motivated to ruin the country before the will give up their stuff and go to work, but I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THIS CHICAGO INCOMPETENT THUG WON THE ELECTION WITHOUT A LOT OF VOTER FRAUD GOING ON. They HAD TO WIN this election, OR THEIR AGENDA and LIBERALISM/COMMUNISM WOULD BE SET BACK 100 yrs because of what Romney would have done to turn this country around. I THINK WE HAVE BEEN SNOOKERED BY SOME CHICAGO COMMIES.
~ Eugene on World Net Daily
When you lose all of our military bases and other federal entities, to say nothing about the amount of federal money you get in excess of what you contribute, please explain how you will survive. Gun shops, walmarts, and Ted Nugent concerts are not enough to sustain you.
~ everymothersson on Huffington Post
My guess is that the people circulating the petitions probably had to hire someone to spell "secession".
~ fishnfool on Huff Post
We don’t need to sucede! WE NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!
WE, THE U.S. CITIZENS, ARE THE BOSS AND WE’VE BEEN LETTING OUR EMPLOYEES RUN THE SHOW!!!
We must now begin to disassemble this beast we’ve complacently allowed to grow before it consumes us all!!!
~ freedomnetworker on The Blaze
These states just need to stand up and do a proclamation to secede.. not ask for permission. The governors need to come together and convene.
~ freedomnetworker on The Blaze
Glenn Beck’s hero, Abraham Lincoln claimed the states have no right to secede and form their own government. So in order to get past this roadblock, we have to convince liberals AND people like glenn beck, bill o’reily, etc….That will be tough
~ soybomb315_II on The Blaze
I’d rather die defending the Constitution and my rights than live under the Soros/Obama communist utopia.
~ behindblueeyes on The Blaze
Perhaps Lincoln was wrong. He should have let them go. By now they would be begging to join the modern world.
~ jaggerama on Guardian UK
YAWN ,, A few thousand right WING NUTS dont speak for every one in their state of MILLIONS ,except the other wingnuts ,, what did these TEABAG CLOWNS think ? THEY were going to be taken seriously??HAHAHAHAHAHAHA,,, TEABAGGERS ,BIRTHERS, and SECESSIONISTS ,, THE BAD JOKES that keeps on giving us ALL a GOOD LAUGH
~ Fig Newt on Politico
South Carolina was 1st to vote to join the Confederacy, and 1st to vote to secede from the Union. Surprise, surprise. A hand full of spoiled kids sign a petition because they aren't getting their way, and it' news. Let Texas secede....and when the Mexican druglords are making Texas their bitch, don't run to Uncle Sam. The advent of social media and blogs has really put a spotlight on a number of unwell people amidst decent folks. The people who are signing petitions to secede would wet themselves if they awaken tomorrow with the strength, wisdom, and greatness of these United States backing their moves. Really. SC leaving these United States is not going to happen but the politicians in SC need stop fanning this kind of lunacy. And the hate speech on this blog is so 1960's. Hello, its 21st century. Hate is a poor commodity to trade in these days, and God really doesn't like ugly!
~ Hannibal on the Lexington, South Carolina Patch