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Dumbassery of the Day: 19 States Threatening to Secede From The United States of America Over Election Results
In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government’s “We the People” petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.
While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.
Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website’s own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.
Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.
Other states in which residents have expressed an interest in going their own way include Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.
As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries.
[H/T: MSN Now, photo via AP]

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Dumbassery of the Day: 19 States Threatening to Secede From The United States of America Over Election Results

In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government’s “We the People” petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.

While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.

Petitions for secession filed from Louisiana and Texas have already received well over 10,000 signatures. Per the website’s own rules, petitions that garner 25,000 signatures or more within 30 days require a response from the Obama administration.

Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.

Other states in which residents have expressed an interest in going their own way include Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.

As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries.

[H/T: MSN Now, photo via AP]

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow, via politicsplus)

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  1. lazyducklings reblogged this from politicsplus
  2. lanigan reblogged this from beardbot and added:
    o bye missouri everyone will miss u
  3. beardbot reblogged this from think4yourself and added:
    Florida, feel free to secede - just let me leave first!
  4. think4yourself reblogged this from politicsplus
  5. hcshannon said: Who else thought of MST3K, when they saw that photo?
  6. maidofspace reblogged this from metaldragon27
  7. wateringgoodseeds said: The real question is, should those of us in blue states sign those petitions?
  8. realisticwhitescreen reblogged this from thepoliticalfreakshow and added:
    What the tits are you doing, america stop
  9. metaldragon27 reblogged this from thepoliticalfreakshow and added:
    I’d love to see this happen, or try to. If only you could rearrange the Blue so that it all borders Canada…then we can...
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