This is mostly a symbolic gesture BUT how the White House will respond to …..TEXAS?
(To cross the second threshold and require a response, a petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days.)
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 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.
(as of today, November 13, 2012 12:44 PM AZ Time)
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed onto a non-binding resolution claiming constitutional overreach of the federal government in 2009, some may have thought it was simply a symbolic display meant to show solidarity with a right-wing base disgruntled after the passage of President Barack Obama’s stimulus package.
A day later, however, Perry took his rhetoric to another level, implying that Texas might secede if “Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people,” by strapping his state with unsustainable taxation, spending and debt.