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Texas' Secession Petition to Get White House Review
Not because Obama takes it seriously ... it just got enough signatures
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2012 6:55 AM CST
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(Newser) – Will we soon be a nation of 49 states? Not a snowball's chance in hell. But the Houston Chronicle reports that residents of Texas who petitioned for the right to secede from the Union will indeed have their plea considered by the White House. That's not because the administration is taking the request seriously; rather, the petition met the threshold of 25,000 signatures needed to trigger a review, as per the White House website where it was filed.

A rep for Gov. Rick Perry released a statement to the Dallas Morning News pooh-poohing the secession drive while taking a dig at Washington: "Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government." Unhappy voters in 19 more states have similar petitions in the works.

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Nov 14, 2012 4:26 AM CST
The last export was G.W. Bush. What more can I say? Let them go -- don't come back crying to FEMA during the next disaster. Build a wall around Texas. They are illegal aliens the day they secede. Have fun down in Mexico, they need another state.
Nov 14, 2012 3:23 AM CST
So we let them go. As soon as the paperwork is signed we attack. Set up a base and take over the oil leaving the rest of the country of Texas in shambles. Isnt that what these sameTexans want us to do to Iraq, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, and every other country that has oil and brown people?
Nov 14, 2012 3:08 AM CST
If Texas could secede, there would be a stampede of people moving there. Texas is actually pretty nice ...