Dear Secessionists: We’ll See Your Petition and Raise You | TIME.com
One of the many great things thing about America’s grand experiment in
democracy is that people are free to object to it. In the nine days since Nov.
6, more than 500,000 signatures from residents of all 50 states have appeared on
petitions demanding the right to secede from the union in light of President
Most of the requests, hosted on the White House’s ”We The People” online petition
website, ask that the President “peacefully grant the state of ______ [Maine, Texas, Wisconsin, etc.] to withdraw from
the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” Some even quote
the Declaration of
Independence to support their argument.
Another great thing about America, however, is that people are free to make
fun of each other — particularly of those citizens who appear to have skipped
the fourth grade class when their teachers began the chapter on the Civil War. A series
of anti-secessionist counter-petitions have sprung up on We The People, some
with thousands of signatures, expressing support for the Union or demanding
punishment for the would-be secessionists.
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/15/petition-to-secede-obama-reelection/#ixzz2CP3W5HfJ