that when the shoe was on the other foot back in 2004, the blue states called for the same thing. It wasn't the first time the Northern states talked succession either.
I said yes partially in jest. I have heard that thrown around recently and many feel that it's racist and that we only want secede because a black man is in the whitehouse. Why can't a man be judged "by sternght of his character rather than the color of his skin"? The president is incompetent whether he is black yellow or green. We are on a wrong path and a very dangerous one.
I'm surprised at all of the comments supporting this petition to secede from the "Union". Obviously, people are disappointed with the election outcome, as well as concerned about the future. However, has anyone who supports the secession stopped to think about all of the federal funds that states receive? You can also say goodbye to military bases and all of the civilian jobs that go along with those. We all complain about how "big" government has gotten, but haven't we, as a whole, allowed this to happen by voting people into office over and over again that continue to vote on legislation in ways that we do not agree with? Pay attention and make your votes count people.
If we loose the military bases, we can take the land and sale it. The state can put the money in general funds and whoever buys it will have to pay tax on it.
All of you commenters can call all the names you want to make yourselves happy, but the bottom line is that some serious changes are needed in this country!
We currently have more people getting free stuff that hose that are working to provide it. The working people are getting sick and tired of paying for a lazy and loathsome society. We are getting sick and tired or working hard, paying our taxes and abiding by the law while we pay for the lazy that suck up our tax money. We are sick and tired of our government doing ZERO to control illegal immigration. We are getting sick and tired of illegal aliens invading our country, using our tax money, not paying taxes, not paying for medical insurance and farming babies at the expense of the American working taxpayer. The government actually rules AGAINST any state effort to control illegal immigration and stymies any and all efforts to enforce it. It's MY tax dollars, NOT the US governements!
What the hell are we doing providing 2 1/2 years of unemployment benefts? Get your lazy @$$es back to work and stop sucking! No wonder the illegals are taking American jobs!
This "succession" will never happen, but believe me, it is a signal of the voice of working America telling you that we are fed up. That is a solid fact even evident by this silly and non-descript poll!
Stop being idiots, please. If they posted a poll on whether Bigfoot is real more than half of the people would vote yes. It's comedy.
Right...! Wait... Seriously? That was an example, right? Of course Bigfoot is real.
I have more faith in the people of this great United States than to believe people would consider a move as senseless as this. Can't we all just get along?? This is and always will be: One Nation, Under God,Indivisible; With Liberty and Justice for ALL. I guess its easier to run than to work at something you know in your heart is right, and that's to work with the leader of this great Nation. We elected him, deal with it.
And now we know why the rest of the country thinks the south is STUPID and uneducated. Here's proof!
Talk about a temper tantrum. What a bunch of wussies. We had to deal with your idiot Bush for 8 years, didn't see us trying to secede.
You all talk a big story with your superior "morals" and guns but when the $hit hits the fan you all are total whimps. LMAO
Another Civil War? This time with nuclear arms? NO THANK YOU! I think I'll stay with "the majority rules."
Some ignorant people living in this state!
And like others disagreed and was upset at the outcome but these discussions are actually scary. Obama the supposed grand uniter may end up being the greatest divider since the 1860s... Im very much fearful for my countries future. A well respected KGB general predicted the US would fall and splinter into 4-5 parts potentially (NE, South, Midwest, General Mountain area and the liberal Western Coast). I thought it was a joke at the time.. Now Im not soo sure.. The rifts have gotten so deep and large there maybe no coming back this time. One can only pray that should this happen we avoid a repeat of the 1800s but I fear that any split will not be without bloodshed in some form or fashioned potentially. God Help this Country.. All we can do is hope and pray the epithet doesnt read.. Born: 7-4-1776 Died: 11-6-2012
I can't believe my country wants to do this to itself again.
A Marine Corps/Submarine Veteran
Please post address or e~mail to sign this petition, thank-you.
Guess you want to be on an FBI list the rest of your life?
good one (and true)
what a stupid idea to secede from the US, America just love it or leave it. Nobody wants you here anyway,
I believe that those that ask for secession are as Un-American as those that burn the flag!
Republicans have got to be the biggest sore losers and babies in the history of this country. U imediately started crying four years ago and started with the scare tactics of losing gun rights and ammo rights. And now u want to ruin the country by advocating this stupid notion. Wtf. If you all spent more time trying to help fix what's wrong in this country as u do pouting and trying to destroy this country, we'd all be better off.. Maybe we will all get lucky and the Mayans will be right and we won't have to listen to your idiotic ideas..
"If you all spent more time trying to help fix what's wrong in this country as u do pouting and trying to destroy this country, we'd all be better off.." I would argue that a majority of Republicans are working and therefore are trying to fix the problems, but it becomes disheartening when you look at your paystub and all the taxes taken out for the 50% of people who receive a check. A lot of the 50% paid in and deserve same, but the rest need to also spend more time trying to fix what is wrong. It is truly dissapointing when going to lunch and see so many people walking the streets/hanging out without a care in the world when i have to be back to work in 30 minutes.
Sore losers re the election! Racists here in the south!
Trying to suppress the vote, do away with civil rights, voter rights and women's rights. Appalling!
This is racism, pure and simple. People have these fantastic (as in fantasy) ideas about Obama, when he is a middle-of-the road Democrat, with very mainstream actions and ideas. Racism, period.
Why can't a man just be incompetent regardless of his race. THAT is what this is. If you believe Obama is middle of the road, you have your head stuck deep in the sand you'll never see daylight.
Being a yankee I would welcome any southern State leaving the union..Don't really know why we let them back in after the war but they're a drag on the rest of the country. Sooo good riddance!
If we are such a drag, why do so many of you yankees move down here? If it is sooo good up North, stay there.
The election is over--whether we agree or disagree with the outcome--it is a done deal! In these tumultuous times-does one not have constructive productive issues to focus on? Why not use your time, brain cells and energy on something that could actually come to fruition. How ignorant and idle-minded can one be? Get a life!!!!!!!!
This is ridiculous. Just because Obama won the election...again...., these sixteenth century Republicans want to show their ignorance with something like this. This state is a total embarassment to its residents.
Okay let's get something straight. The reason Obama won was because of the Latino vote mostly in California with 55 electoral points alone. With 93% of voting blacks voting for Obama you can't say it wasn't racist! People are tired of working hard for what they have and then having so much taken by taxes and given to people that are capable of working but aren't . I know this wont change anyone's mind as to what side they support , but its the truth! This election was decided by people with a vested interest in the candidate promising to provide for them with the US credit card.