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This article was originally published by the Madison Independent Examiner. The slideshow referenced is available for viewing there.
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There are people in every state in the
As of today, there are 830,618 signatures on these petitions. Petitions in
The U.S. population in 2012 is roughly 312.8 million people. So the signatories amount to roughly 0.27 percent of the
So, to anyone that wants their state to secede from the union:
I have a few questions for secessionists. If you 0.27 percenters don't like the way the rest of your fellow Americans voted, then why not just leave? Anyone with a functional brain, who understands politics, knows that the chances of secession being granted to any state are about the same as you being abducted by aliens, dropped in a Bigfoot encampment, and being served gluten-free pizza there.
Most of the petitions ask for permission to "peacefully grant to withdraw." Why are you begging for permission like little kids? Why not get up and leave and show the world how you feel? Stick to your principles. Move away and take FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the Palin family with you. If you do,
I'm sure you can find another country where less than one percent of the population can dictate policy to the other 99.7+ percent. There are countries that mix religion and politics, persecute homosexuals, do not give women equal rights, do not tax the ultra-rich, and do not hold free elections. They may make a good fit for you. Try
Don't even think about Australia, though, because they have single payer universal health care, strict gun laws, compulsory voting, no death penalty, pro choice when it comes to contraception, openly gay politicians and judges, an unmarried atheist as a Prime Minister, and evolution is taught in all schools.
And I wouldn't recommend
Listen crybabies, half of the voters in this nation had to put up with stolen elections in 2000 and 2004 and a President that they didn't like. You didn't see any petitions to secede then, did you? You didn't see the other half of the electorate crying to secede and signing online petitions when Bush created the TSA and rammed the PATRIOT Act down our throats. Where were your petitions while the Bush administration created these agencies, passed legislation like this, started unnecessary wars, let Wall Street run amok, and bankrupted our country?