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Californians Petition to Secede from the Nation

Golden Staters have started an online petition drive to request President Obama for the peaceful right to leave the union.

Across the country, in more than 30 states, signatures are being gathered requesting President Barack Obama to allow states to consider seceding from the union, according to press reports over the weekend.

The states, ranging from blue states like New York and New Jersey, to some of the reddest of the red, in North Dakota and Texas, must collect 25,000 signatures within 30 days to receive an official response from the White House. Texas already has more than 25,000, according to reports. 

On Nov. 11, just five days after President Obama was re-elected to the White House, the movement officially came to California. The state now has 6,832 signatures and growing. 

The petition was started by "Jennifer K." from Yucca Valley. 

However, the movement has not seen some of the same fervor as other movements, such as in New Hampshire where the creator has launched a Facebook campaign as well. 

There is a California Secession Facebook page, which recently received a post linking to the online petition after almost one year of inactivity. 

Last year, about a dozen counties in the eastern and southern parts of Southern California, minus Los Angeles, tried to secede from the state to form "Southern California." 

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone's reasons for secession included, "too much money spent on state prisons, too much power for public unions, too many regulations and not enough of a crackdown on illegal immigration," according to the New York Times.

What do you think about this secession petition? Do you think it will receive 25,000 signatures by Dec. 11? Tell us in the comments. 

Tim November 16, 2012 at 02:04 AM
That's EXACTLY why I would NOT sign.... nothing good can come of it. Even if they got two thirds of a state's population, peaceful secession would never be granted. All you are doing by signing this nonsense is telling the federal government that you are a potential "trouble maker" in their eyes and you're going to be put on some government watch list. No thank you. I'm on your side, but I aint signing!
clark kent November 16, 2012 at 03:42 AM
bring back the republic down with there new world order
clark kent November 16, 2012 at 03:46 AM
are country was founded bye seceding so was it selfish for are founders to secede from britain
Tom November 16, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I did not vote for Mr. Obama but now he is my President. I love my country.
David Mills November 16, 2012 at 07:12 AM
Hi, folks... thanks for all your comments. We feel everyone has had their chance to be heard on this subject, so we are closing off comments at this time.

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