Do I think any of the states will secede from the union? No, I don’t. But I like that citizens are raising their voices and letting Obama know in no uncertain terms that he is governing without their consent. The secession petitions aren’t just coming from red states either. In fact, there have now been petitions filed by citizens in all fifty states.
By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s “We the People” online petition system.
A petition from Vermont, where talk of secession is a regular feature of political life, was the final entry.
Petitions from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas residents have accrued at least 25,000 signatures, the number the Obama administration says it will reward with a staff review of online proposals. (Read More)
Texas is ahead, with 97,552 signatures as of 12:08 PM ET today. That’s almost 3,000 more than it had at 9 AM this morning. The states that don’t have enough signatures include Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Even New York has more than half the signatures required for a White House review.
Unfortunately, I doubt the message will get through to Obama who has made it clear he is unwilling to compromise.