An impressive number of 90,000 Texans want Texas to secede from the United States of America, following the re-election of Barack Obama for a second run as President. The White House has not yet responded to this.As ArsTechnica points out, thousands of people have taken to Obama administration’s petition website to start a petition for secession.
The process is very simple and, as it turns out, it takes only 25,000 signatures to get an official response from the White House.
Texas is already there – and then some. About 90,000 people have signed the petition already, asking for a new, independent government and peaceful exclusion from the US.
“WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government,” the petition reads.
“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.,” it further says.
“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,” the petition also says.
As noted above, Texas is not the only state to think it would fare better outside the US: petitions have also been started for Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama, though they are considerably less successful with the citizens.
However, other petitions ask the Obama administration for something different than secession, though it’s still on a related topic: Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them and Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America are also ongoing petitions.