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Some Georgia Residents Want To Secede From U.S.

Online petitions in Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas also filed and are seeking secession. Georgia petition has collected over 20,000 signatures.

Call it election-day fall out, but there is a movement afoot for Georgia and several other states to succeed from the union.

Residents of Georgia have submitted a petition requesting that it be allowed to Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to Withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government.

Other states have also filed to succeed from the union including residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas filing petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website.

The Georgia petition, reads in part:

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the White House website the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Georgia petition has been signed by 22,607 and needs 2,393 more by Dec. 10 to meet the deadline.

-- What do you think about these secession petitions?

bud December 02, 2012 at 08:16 PM
it is OUR constitutional rights TO live the USA i like being free
bud December 02, 2012 at 08:26 PM
racist don't have anything to do with it
fdfsfsd December 03, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I know, right u cant leave just becuse the presidents BLACK ...racist idiots....
Charles Linden December 04, 2012 at 06:24 PM
No, Please. Don't go.
Dave December 05, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Good choice. Lacking trust in someone else to protect you is nothing more than folly. I'm not here to split hairs. Democrats or republican. They are all corrupt. The ones that aren't corrupt seem to be corrupted a short time after entering office. Some argue that our government isn't taking our rights away. I beg to differ. Stick around school for a week. Did you here the pledge of allegiance? Didn't think so. That's due to God's name in it. No prayer in schools either. How about graduation? Have you heard a public benediction in a while? Oh, by the way, you'll need a permit to go "Winter holiday" caroling as this is a public display. First amendment...wiped away. Pretty much everyone knows gun rights are constantly in question. Now the idea of abolishing the constitution has come into the light. They say it would make it easier for them to make laws.

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