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?

Lloyd Westenskow November 14, 2012 at 02:57 PM
In the first place DP (NW) the petitions are not so much about retaliation to who was elected, but the individual states wanting to protect themselves from his socialist (communist) Ideology (which he has shown in so many ways) that he plans on plaguing our society with . If you do not recognize this because of lack of research, that OK. Just don't let your mouth (or typing fingers, in this case) take off with no substance, or knowledge behind it like a typical liberal. Just a suggestion if you want anyone to take you seriously.
Lloyd Westenskow November 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Oh, and by the way, as for your comment about non-commitment. These petitioners represent those who still believe that our fore fathers got it right with the constitution. So you may want to try to differentiate between personal desires / instant gratification, and commitment. One is selfish and the other requires some sacrifice.
Jimmy Harrison November 14, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Thank you Lloyd! Amen!
Don't really care November 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM
If these states want to leave the Union, please allow them to do so. They can start a fresh government, without any assistance or aid from the government as it is now. They should have to re-establish themselves by way of taxes, laws, rules, etc. Create their own constitution, receive no federal money to establish what they want. It is America, it is their choice. If they change their minds and want to come back to the Union, they should have to apply for citizenship, like any other immigrant to the "United States"..... or do they think they should be the ones to remain under the covenant of the United States?
paus November 14, 2012 at 05:42 PM
How those of us in other states feel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmyJ1RVfnPE
National Loan Council November 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM
AMEN. Lloyd Thank You
william furl November 14, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Lloyd you are so right. The comment on our forefathers. Its been working for many decades. It has gotten worse with anmendments and changes. Have to admit secession is a sad and very scary thought to me. United we stand, decided we fall. Even a scarier thought today is our government and our economy. Need I say they go hand in hand
Les Miller November 14, 2012 at 07:50 PM
To the "thing" called Don’t really care. I signed the petition mainly because I'm tired of the federal government taxing my business to provide parasites like you with free stuff...like obama phones. I encourage people to purchase the Bonnie Blue Flag and display it everywhere. It was the original flag for succession in the mid 1800s.
RL November 14, 2012 at 09:55 PM
A bunch of racist clowns. Don't secede - LEAVE! I'm sure Canada, Germany or even Holland will take you. Wait - They all have similar policies, so maybe not! Try Afghanistan!
Jamison November 14, 2012 at 10:23 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how extreme some people can be. The majority ruled, and Obama won the popular vote and the electoral college. People need to get over it. This is like when children play a game, and one wants to quit because they aren't winning. It's just ridiculous. To the people who want a secession from the U.S., how do you propose we defend ourselves? We don't have our own state militia. The people who came up with this idea are silly, and it's evident that they lack any sort of higher education. I've heard some extremist say, " if Obama wins, it's the going to be the end of America." I think a secession is more counterintuitive to American society than who was elected as our President.
Harry Dorfman November 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Right wing Kooks are everywhere - first the teabaggers now this. Honestly, they can have this state because our legislature has been rated as the most corrupt in the country so the sky is the limit as their own country.
Dave November 15, 2012 at 12:24 AM
DP, Yours is an entirely uneducated, if not ignorant, statement. Firstly, we "played" it their way. When they started "playing" we were a whole lot closer to a democracy than we are now. They did and are now changing our government into the socialist government it is quickly becoming. So, You would dare call our forefathers childish as well? This IS the reason we are all here today. Because our forefathers were being persecuted for their religious beliefs. These are inalienable rights. That means, they shall not be taken away. In other words, I have the right to pray to God anywhere and everywhere I choose. I also have the right to keep and bear arms against those that would persecute me on the basis of religion, speech and free press. Stay and wallow in the continuous flood of excrement that flows from the world of our government. There are those of us who would rather not step in it, albeit childish. The only thing wrong with our political system is that there are too many politicians.
Dave November 15, 2012 at 12:37 AM
No militia in your state? Nothing less than ignorant. Have you ever heard the words "National guard"? Every state has a few branches. You should look into it. Your statement of "how do you propose we defend ourselves" is ridiculous. Someone else must defend you? You are defenseless? How do you defend yourself now? At best the police are 15 minutes away. You want to talk extreme?! Okay, lets add President Clinton's sex scandal into this. Democrats said it was no big deal and the problem went away. Now we have people being forced out of office for the same thing. Sounds like a double standard to me.
John Sedwick November 15, 2012 at 01:00 AM
It would be GREAT in my book... The crazy left-wing libs can get the hell out!
Robert Smith November 15, 2012 at 01:12 AM
lol this one is funny... First it's 99% unlikely to ever happen... but you do realize our current federal government spends roughly a TRILLION dollars more a year than it takes in and has over 16.5 TRILLION dollars worth of debt.... Texas for one if it became it's own country would have the worlds 15th largest economy and has had a balanced budget as far back as the days old George W. Bush was governor.. All the while having NO state income tax... So the reality is the United States needs a state like Texas way more than Texas needs the United States... Our federal government is flat broke and spending more than they have or make and considering the gap is over $1 trillion per year that gap isn't going to get closed by a few budget cuts and roughly $160 billion in tax increases on the rich per year proposed by Obama and the Democrats.... Any state that can go at it alone would be better off and probably wouldn't need any assistance from the Federal government....
Robert Smith November 15, 2012 at 01:15 AM
yeah a loose majority... your talking 50% to 48% so your pissing off half the country no matter who wins that election.... 50.2% for Obama 47.3% for Romney and another 1.5% who basically said neither was worth a damn.... It's not like Romney lost 60 - 40 like Mondale vs Reagan in the 1980's.....
pipewrench November 15, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Hope they realize they probably just threw away security clearances and any job that has a contract with a Government Agency. A joke is funny until it isn't.
Taryn Dougherty November 15, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Romney whould have supported the freedoms the constitution was supposed to gaurantee, so that is a non-issue. I am for sucession. I would like to live somewhere that gives the freedom the consitution promised. Those who are ok with giving up their freedom to dependency don't have to succeed and have no reason to be threatened. I am self reliant and do not expect anything from the government.
Taryn Dougherty November 15, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Romney whould have supported the freedoms the constitution was supposed to gaurantee, so that is a non-issue. I am for sucession. I would like to live somewhere that gives the freedom the consitution promised. Those who are ok with giving up their freedom to dependency don't have to succeed and have no reason to be threatened. I am self reliant and do not expect anything from the government.
Taryn Dougherty November 15, 2012 at 04:23 AM
You should go to Europe since your for socialism anyway. Can't make it without the government? Boo hoo for you. Your a joke!
Jamison November 15, 2012 at 06:36 AM
There's a keyword Dave, NATIONAL Guard; it isn't the Georgia Guard. I would entrust a monkey with a bouncy ball with my life more than I would my county policemen. They are required minimal training/education and most are in horrible physical condition. It's a good thing we have low crime rates in my county because our police force is a joke. Also, the Republican Party has had their fair share of scandals as well. Does Watergate ring a bell? How about McCarthyism?
mark dudley November 15, 2012 at 09:43 AM
DP, I agree. Many of these people are simply misguided, shaping anything that our public officials (elected by the MAJORITY of voters) do or say into an outright assault on their constitutional rights. Sensationalists. Nothing more. Let them "Tweet" themselves into insanity, so they can become beneficiaries of the new health care law, which should have been made free for everyone.
Rebecca Stewart November 18, 2012 at 02:26 AM
To all the democratic, uneducated people who voted for Obama: we who did not vote for Obama are NOT racists! We know what this Socialist Muslim is really about! He is slowly taking over our rights as Americans. These are rights that our men died for in the first civil war- rights guaranteed by the Constitution! He wants to have a One World Order, combining Canada, Mexico and the US as one country and abolish the constitution! WAKE UP YOU LIBERALS! Our government was not established to take care of us and give us all handouts! Look on Youtube under American concentration camps and see what this guy is really about! If you want to have no rights and have the government tell you what you can and CAN'T do, then bury your head in the sand and just let Obama keep going down this path. He will change our country and curtail our freedom and we will NOT be the all powerful nation we have been. Do your research on this man. He is NOT what he portrays himself to be. He is a figurehead for a bigger Socialist movement. WE ARE A DEMOCRACY! Our founding fathers are screaming in their graves righy now. If you can't see what is coming, go live in Europe and leave our FREE country to us! It's not about his color!!!
Jessie Jones November 18, 2012 at 05:20 AM
"He is slowly taking over our rights as Americans." I'm new to politics - Please educate me, what rights have been taken away?
K Wade November 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Rebecca... Get help.
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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