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Residents in Georgia, Other States Want To Secede From U.S.

The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports.

Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part:

"...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..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the Huffington Post, The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

-- How do you feel about these secession petitions? Have you signed one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Steve Burns November 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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Tom Wood November 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Seems like a plan to me....but this statement from the White House website pretty much tells you how far the petition will get: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."
Patch Adams November 13, 2012 at 03:36 PM
"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed... Didn't we just give our consent in the election? Let's NOT try and re-start the Civil War please. Any healthy relationship has plenty of conciliation and compromise so let's get to work folks! This petition reeks of racism and anti-Americanism. The people have spoken now GET OVER IT! At our small business we are multi-racial and politically diverse with lots of disagreement. However we work things out and are up over 200% in the last two years in revenue. Salaries have risen dramatically and we just hired a new employee. We expect a LOT from all and they are rewarded accordingly. Let's not repeat some really ugly history here in Georgia.
Julie November 13, 2012 at 03:37 PM
If we fail to come together as "united" states then we will surely become "divided" states. Whether the Administration make a change or not will not matter.
Toni Shrewsbury November 13, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I've never been so embarrassed to be a resident of Georgia. This, "I didn't get my way, I'm taking my toys and leaving the sandbox" mentality needs to stop!

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