Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Texas Petition to Secede Reaches Threshold for Obama Comment

I don't know of a better way for the people to express their disgust with DC than this:

A petition for Texas to secede from the union, submitted to the White House, reached the number of signatures needed to draw comment from the Obama administration today.

The petition appeared on a section of the White House website called "We the People" that invites users with a U.S. zip code to submit or sign petitions about policy changes they would like to see. A petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days for the administration to comment on it.

The petition to "Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government," was submitted on Friday of last week. Just three days later, it zoomed past the 25,000 mark at 3:22 p.m. today and kept going.
It "zoomed"? I think there's a message in that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dutchy sez,

My thoughts about these fledgling efforts certainly haven't coalesced yet, but a few points do come to mind:

1. The WH may or may not comment: the people there aren't much for laws, what's more any rules. A comment would lend a credibility to this movement that would not serve them well. Hence, see 2.
2. Riding out any and all storms is a strategy that HAS served them well. Sheeple quickly forget and go back to grazing. Or the salt mines...
3. At first I thought, why ask permission to leave? Then it came to me that we DID petition King George for redress of wrongs on numerous occasions and in various ways. Those who do not see the parallels between 1776 and today are either profoundly stupid or willfully blind. Of course, what we can expect to be trumpeted will be the parallels between 1861 and today, along with all Yankee propaganda that always accompanies the topic of secession.
4. We HAVE reached and stepped across a real political threshold - first they ignore you, then they laugh at you...
5. Finally, "Know hope!" - rex osborne