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Secession Petitions

Despite Rejection, State Secession Fight Gains Momentum

New York Times | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

More than 100,000 people who signed an online petition calling on the Obama administration to allow Texas to secede from the United States and create ...

White House Responds To Secession Petitions

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

The White House responded to a handful of "We the People" petitions calling for the government to allow some states to secede, saying "our states rema...

Unifier in Chief for a New America: The Politics of 2012 and Beyond

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

A Brief History on These United States of DisUnion It was designed to unify. A star for each colony, showing our freedom from Great Britain. The Ame...

Red States Want to Secede? Go Ahead. Make Our Day.

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Nearly 1 million Americans have signed petitions calling for secession including over 100,000 in Texas and over 50,000 in Georgia. So, here's a response.

Build Us A Death Star -- And Fast!

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Americans are petitioning the White House to go where it has never gone before -- to construct a "Death Star" by 2016 to "strengthen our national defe...

The Island States of America: A Threat to Our Representative Democracy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

These folks are what we refer to as the looney tunes fringe of the electorate. They have a right to their own opinion and we would like to see them have rights as individuals clustered together to secede from the United States.

Secession Movement: It Is Neither Cute Nor Funny

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Anybody signing a secession petition should be deeply ashamed. The petition soils the memory of those who fought this battle before.

The Dark Reality of Secession Fantasy

Gareth_Price | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

The curious aspect of U.S. state secession is that the agitation is not to become more Floridian, Tennessean, or Alabamian. Instead, secessionists define their states as more American than America itself.

Jason Linkins

There Is Now A White House Petition To Stop All The White House Petitions | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days ago, the White House "We The People" online petition tool became the venue of sour grape-chewing secession enthusiasts, who to...

4 In 10 Republicans Support Secession, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Residents of all 50 states have filed online petitions to secede from the United States, as part of the White House website's "We the People" program....

The Reality of Secession and Unicorns

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I hate to disappoint the 675,000 whiny diaper babies calling for secession in the wake of the election but, sorry, no matter how hard they stomp their feet and pout and fling their feces at the electoral map, demands for secession might as well be demands for goblins and unicorns.

If at First You Don't Secede

Floyd Elliot | Posted 01.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Some might view these petitions as at best an impotent expression of frustration with the reality of the election, at worst a treasonous and racist hearkening back to the secession of the Confederate states that started the Civil War. Me? I see it as an opportunity.

Bobby Jindal Speaks Out On Secession Petition

Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) says the idea of his state seceding from the United States is "silly." On Wednesday, Jindal spoke out against a sec...

Jason Linkins

Residents In 50 States File Petitions To Secede From United States | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As you may have heard, residents in most of these United States have used the "We The People" online petition tool -- previously best known as the pri...

Texas Secessionist Explains Why State Wants To Leave Union

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, has been a proponent of his state seceding from the United States long before the bandwago...

Jon Stewart Mocks Secessionists: 'Stop. Don't. Come Back.'

Posted 11.14.2012 | Comedy

While it remains to be seen whether the states saber-rattling about secession will get any further than the petition stage, the situation is certainly...

Texas Secession Petition Qualifies For White House Response

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

A petition for Texas secession has qualified to receive a White House response. As of Tuesday evening, the petition -- which asks for the peaceful ...

CHART: Why You REALLY Want To Secede

Posted 11.13.2012 | Comedy

There's only one thing to do when your candidate doesn't win the presidential election: pack up and move... your state out of the union. At least, th...

Residents In More Than 30 States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than 30 states have filed secession petitions with the "We the People" program on the White House website. Petitions to strip ci...

Residents In More Than A Dozen States File Secession Petitions

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Residents in more than a dozen states across the country have filed secession petitions to the Obama administration's "We the People" program, which i...