Louisiana Residents Petition to Secede from the Union
Update, Nov. 11: Since Louisiana residents filed the petition to secede, 14 more states have also started petitions to peacefully secede. Those states include: New York, Oregon, Colorado, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.
On Nov. 6, Americans voted to return Barack Obama to the White House; then on Nov. 7, some folks in Louisiana petitioned the White House to peaceably withdraw their state from the Union.
According to the White House website, the petition was created by Michael E. (full last name not provided) of Slidell, La., the day after the election and has since been electronically signed by a few hundred people, most – but not all – of whom hail from the Pelican State.
“We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government,” the petition reads.
It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”
Read More: WND.com
Note: At the time I write, it looks like they’ve collected almost 1900 signatures so far, and they’re getting more each day. What the folks of Louisiana want to do is completely Constitutional and, as a Sovereign State (at least on paper) they have every right before God and men to secede. I’ve always loved Cajun and Creole food…and just causes.
Deo vindici, and a Dieu sauve notre cause mes amis!
I don’t see TX in this. Im thinking maybe we’ll move to Louisiana!
Texas was the last state listed among the staes
I think every state should split into it’s different “country”. the US government is getting too big. One way to control it’s growth, is to remove it from the equation.
The GOP is acting like a bunch of spoiled children. They didn’t get their way, they lost the election, and now they want to take all of their marbles and go home.
Of course, there is a fine line between fiery rhetoric and sedition when you have political pundits, bloggers, and elected officials suggesting people engage in a revolution against the federal government or secede from the Union.
Bottom line — people who promote secession are not interested in rational, cogent analyses of the logistical and economic implications of becoming an independent government. We are dealing with self-absorbed, chest-thumping, verbally-flatulent politicians, pundits, and bloggers who are chumming the waters, seeking their moment in the spotlight by spewing a barrage of hyperbolic nonsense.
First, my friend, you lack a firm knowledge of United States history. Secession is entirely Constitutional and a right of ‘We the People’. Secondly, the GOP and the Dems are the last folks who would promote secession, because there is little difference between them. They both want the same thing, headed toward the same goal – it’s just that one will get you there faster than the other. Thirdly, because the right to secede is a Constitutional right, it is a far cry from “sedition”, a conclusion which you have absurdly drawn. However, thanks for your comment.
The lack of education displayed here is astounding and is a major reason why most liberals don’t understand what gives them freedom in the first place, not to mention their standard of living. Educate yourself outside of the liberal media, learn what drives our economy. (And no it is not the government) You do not have to search very hard to find out what our founding fathers thought of high taxes and big government. It is not progress that we are in dept past our GDP. I realize I am wasting my time most liberals simply repeat the misinformation of their party line, but if we can just save one it may help who knows.
Instead of pursuing a secessionist movement state by state, I advocate holding another constitutional convention, the purpose of which will be to a kind of reverse secessionism. I propose we simply extract the cancer. The whole northeastern urban corridor from Washington D.C. to Boston should be voted off the island.
The problem with a Con-Con is once that can is open, there is no control over what could happen…there are no rules…it could dismiss the Congress, void the Constitution, who knows…
You’d still be stuck with California though… :-p
The United States as a whole has grown into a well defined sectional entity. The people of New England want only for themselves, California wants to have it all, Florida wants to vacation, and the rest of us just have to work and pay all their bills. It seems unfair to most of us that certain regions of the country dictate the outcome of an election, but this has happened. Should we secede from the union or should we kick them out? I am proud to be from Louisiana and from “the South”, and cannot stand for the city dwellers up yonder to dictate how I live down here. They have no concept my way of life and they cannot decide on how my hard earned moneys and taxes are spent. I feel that this is taxation without representation and we went to war for it a long time ago. Do we have to do it all over again?
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The Roman Empire split into two the east side and the west side. I think the United States can split as well, I want to be on the side where politicaians won’t lie to the people, where people want to work, not expect to be taken care of, and our taxes are go to project where people and politicain use their common sense. If you disagree with me I DON’T CARE.
Lame…we know what happened the last time LA and its other southern friends tried to secede…..
Your reply is Lame..First of all i am not a racist, I believe all men and women are equal in the eyes of God. What i am upset about is that when The President Of The United States Lies to the people of America it shows he has no intergrity or morals. How can a man watch American Soldiers and citizens die and do nothing to help them when the resources to rescue them were at his fingertips. How can he sell guns to mexican drug lords that killed hundreds of mexican citzens and americans, and evoke Presidential imunity. How can he tell the Senate to vote down the Oil pipeline, and then go there and take credit for some of it’s passage. Ho does he sleep at night knowing all of the pain an suffering he has caused so many? All you can say is Lame…i feel sorry for you.
Louisiana has ample natural resources which supplies the majority of this country with food, fuel, chemicals, etc. We have provided these resources for others to our detrement. I am tired of watching this country slip into an immoral, rebellious and anti God culture. I do not want to be a part of rebelling against God and His law. Californis, west coast and east coast anti God/anti family/anti life citizens can have their states of immorality but let us get far away from the your intrinsic evil.
Secession petitions are good PR but bad politics. There is a way for states to legally and politically secede from the American union but it must be a state-by-state process established by constitutional secession conventions in each state. Read: http://thedailybell.com/28286/Ron-Holland-Secession-Petitions-Good-PR-But-Bad-Politics