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Friday, November 16, 2012


"We are disgusted that Republican leaders, even in states like our own South Carolina, not only acquiesce to the GOP betrayal, but  were among Governor Romney's strongest supporters."
If America, which overwhelmingly elected Ronald Reagan president a little over one generation ago, is so changed that it now raises up a communist thug to that same office, Americans should "dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another."  However, we suspect that the root of the problem can be found in the failure of the GOP to offer a strong, credible alternative.  

Nominating the liberal, northeastern Governor who is famous for his lack of principled convictions, and who authored the prototype for Obamacare, is at best offering less of the same.  The failure of Congressional Republicans to even raise the question of impeachment for Obama's many impeachable assaults on the U. S. Constitution, and the reelection of that same, failed GOP congressional leadership, fuels the rightful despair and opposition leading to secession movements.

Many of us are through accepting the "lesser of two evils" out of fear of the greater evil.  The soft socialism of the Republican Establishment leads to the same end.  We are disgusted that Republican leaders, even in states like our own South Carolina, not only acquiesce to the GOP betrayal, but were among Governor Romney's strongest supporters.

Before Americans abandon the old Republic and its Constitution, there should be a revolution in the Republican Party to ensure it is truly an opposition party offering clear alternatives, not "pale pastels." 

Secession petitions now filed for all 50 states

Petitions signed by hundreds of thousands of Americans seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the union have now been filed for all 50 states on the White House website.

The secession petition push began last week on the site's We The People section after a Slidell, La., man filed a petition on Nov. 7 to allow Louisiana to secede. Residents from other states followed suit.

As of Wednesday afternoon, North CarolinaTennesseeAlabamaGeorgiaLouisiana and Texas—all states that voted for former Gov. Mitt Romney—as well as Florida each had accumulated more than 25,000 signatures, the threshold needed to trigger an official response from the Obama administration. Collectively, the secession petitions now have more than 700,000 digital signatures.

Texas is in the lead with more than 99,000, but Gov. Rick Perry said on Tuesday that he does not support secession.

"Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it," a statement from the governor's office read. "But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government."

Meanwhile, residents of Austin, Texas' stubbornly liberal stronghold, have petitioned the White House to allow the city to "withdraw from the state of Texas [and] remain part of the United States."

Of course, the petitions are little more than symbolic—and nothing new. Similar petitions were filed after the 2004 and 2008 elections. And at least one petition filed on the site asks that the president sign an executive order to strip U.S. citizenship from anyone who signed a petition to secede and requests that they are "peacefully deported."

Secession, though, is not the only thing people are petitioning the White House for. Included among the 140 petitions currently displayed on the site: two seeking federal legalization of marijuana, one asking for the halt of U.S. drone strikes and one demanding a recount of the election.

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