Obama Reelection Spurs Wave of States’ Petitions to Secede

Obama’s victory has encouraged several U.S. citizens to petition the government to address grievances concerning statehood, pursuant to the rights entitled under the First Amendment.

Last week, a man from Louisiana drafted a petition requesting to opt his state out of the continental United States following the announcement that Obama had secured a second term as president. Now people from 19 other states have followed suit.

According to the White House Petitions website, a total of 20 states are gathering signatures on petitions that would force the Obama administration’s response to requests to “peacefully grant” states withdrawal from the U.S. and allow the creation of new state-governed bodies.

Although the signing of these petitions are mainly symbolic gestures illustrating America’s discontent with the Obama administration’s policies, they are quickly gaining signatures and popularity.

On November 7, Michael E. Slidell created Lousiana’s petition with notable inspiration from the Declaration of Independence, which states “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Texas’ petition cites the NDAA and the TSA as “blatant” abuses of Americans’ rights: “The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government’s neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it’s citizens’ standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.”

Oregon’s petition asks to “Allow Oregon to vote on and leave the Union peacefully and remain an ally to the Nation,” saying, “The Federal Government has imposed policies on Oregon that are not in Oregon’s best intrests, and we as citizens would respectively and peacably seperate ourselves from a tyranical Government who cares nothing about creating a sustainable future for our children.”

Petitioning the government is nothing new, however, this new online signature format is. According to the Terms of Participation, each petition needs 25,000 signatures within 30 days before they require a response from the Obama administration.

These were the latest numbers as of writing this. Some states have two petitions:

1. Louisiana, 13,426

2. Texas, 18,012

3. Florida, 4,987

4. Alabama, 5,156

5. North Carolina, 4,623

6. Kentucky, 3,929

7. Mississippi, 3,849;

8. Indiana, 3,876;

9. North Dakota, 2,998

10. Montana, 3,378

11. Colorado, 3,746

12. Oregon, 3,230

13. New Jersey, 2,960

14. New York, 3,425

15. South Carolina, 3,193, 2,087

16. Arkansas, 1,537

17. Georgia, 3,912, 2,604

18. Missouri, 2,085, 2,781

19. Tennessee 3,656

20. Michigan 3,230

The number of states and the speed at which these petitions are procuring signatures are clear indicators that Americans are displeased with the election results and are waking up to the current administration’s flagrant corruption.

Adan Salazar
November 12, 2012

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Obama: “You Know I Tell The Truth”

During a campaign event in New Hampshire, Barack Obama told an audience of his supporters, “you know I tell the truth.”

Here are ten flagrant examples where Obama has not told the truth and in fact has lied to cover up his own administration’s failings, or as a deliberate act of deception.

1) As part of his 2008 campaign pledge, Obama promised to close down Guantanamo Bay. The Obama administration not only failed to close the infamous prison camp, they expanded its use.

2) Last year (after campaigning to protect Habeas Corpus before he was elected), Obama promised not to sign the National Defense Authorization Act, with its provisions for the indefinite detention of American citizens, yet put his signature on the bill in the dead of night on New Year’s Eve. Indeed, it was the Obama administration itself which argued for the removal of language that would have protected Americans from the provisions and then had them re-instituted after a court had struck them down.

3) Obama has lied time and time again about Operation Fast and Furious, the program which saw guns delivered directly into the hands of Mexican drug lords. Obama told a national television station that the program had begun under Bush when in fact it began under Obama’s watch in October 2009.

4) Emails sent shortly after the incident as well as a CBS 60 Minutes interview from September 12 prove that the White House knew the assault on the US Consulate in Benghazi was a pre-meditated terrorist attack yet the administration spent over a week claiming the incident was a protest against a You Tube video.

5) As part of his campaign pitch, Obama promised to “not use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.” Obama has issued no less than 19 signing statements since he took office.

6) In 2010, Obama said “we’ve excluded lobbyists from policy-making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions.” Not only have dozens of lobbyists had regular access to the White House, but Obama has hired over a dozen lobbyists, breaking a campaign promise to ensure that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House.”

7) As part of his efforts to bypass congressional authorization for the war on Libya, Obama gave a speech in which he promised there would be “no boots on the ground” in Libya. This promise was broken when four uniformed military personnel were sent into Libya, in addition to widespread reports that US Special Forces had arrived in Libya months before the overthrow of Gaddafi.

8) Under Obamacare, Obama claimed that there would be no state-funded abortions. It later emerged that federally funded abortions would be expanded under Obamacare.

9) In 2008, Obama promised “no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens.” Just months after he took office, Obama expanded Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program. The invasiveness of illegal wiretapping is worse under Obama than it was under Bush.

10) Before the passage of Obamacare, Obama claimed that the bill was “absolutely not a tax increase” on all Americans. When the Supreme Court rubber-stamped Obamacare, they were only able to do so by classifying the new mandate as a tax, otherwise it would have been unconstitutional.

Tell the truth? Obama doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

– Paul Joseph Watson