US indivisible? Now 47 states want to secede

US indivisible? Now 47 states want to secede

Washington : DC : USA | Nov 13, 2012 at 7:04 AM PST
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Surely, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize President Barack Obama has his work cut out for him since his re-election to the Oval Office. Besides the stumbling economy and exorbitant military spending overseas, Barack Obama has a White House website overflowing with states petitioning to secede from the "United" States.

No longer are the states looking indivisible. In fact, now 47 states are requesting to secede from the United States, just a couple of days ago it was 15. Obama may have a headache no amount of pain reliever can heal this time.

While some may call treason, others admit requests for secession are actually a good thing. To counter the requests to secede, other petitions are popping up saying: "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America." Or there's: "Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them."

The formal request reads: Mr. President, please sign an executive order such that each American citizen who signed a petition from any state to secede from the USA shall have their citizenship stripped and be peacefully deported.

What a mess the commander-in-chief has found himself in. You choose the alternative ending of how Obama may handle this: "Calm down people, let's all work together." Or will he start chanting, "Yes we can!" Or he could state, "I am your King now off with your heads if you want out!"

In 2009, Ron Paul said, "Secession is very much of an American principle. We came together voluntarily, in a free society means you could dissolve it voluntarily."

As of Tuesday, Nov. 13, these are some of states wanting to secede and the number of signatures on the petitions: Alabama, 17,843; Alaska, 1,870; Arkansas, 13,204; Arizona, 10,348; California, 4,591; Colorado, 13,166; Delaware, 3,980; Florida, 19,071; Georgia, 17,801, 8,992 (two petitions); Indiana, 11,988; Kansas, 1,822; Kentucky, 11,543; Louisiana, 26,988; Michigan, 12,039; Mississippi, 11,557; Missouri, 11,253, 9,556 (two petitions); Montana, 9236; New Jersey, 9,124; Nebraska, 829; Nevada, 5315; New York, 10,627,3426 (2); North Carolina, 16,752; North Dakota, 8,294; Ohio, 4,371; Oklahoma, 2,621, 10,046 (2); Oregon, 9,716; Pennsylvania, 1,399, 6,798 (two petitions); South Carolina, 13,888, 10,383 (2); Tennessee, 17,349; Texas, 63,395; Utah, 3,279; West Virginia, 288; Wyoming, 3,279.

Thus far, the only holdouts are Vermont, Washington and Maine.

See the fast-changing petitions here.

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Stephanie Ealy is based in Tacoma, Washington, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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