November 15, 2012
Texans Messing with Texans by way of Dueling Petitions Littering the We Petition Site: Republic of Texas, State of Austin?
Launched on Nov. 9th, by Nov. 12th, the below petition hosted on the White House's We Petition site exceeded the 25,000 signature threshold by 2,000 and continues to garner substantial support. Go here for the current signature count. Do note the number of supporters who do not live in Texas.
Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.
The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.
Yes, what about Austin, TX, you ask? There's this petition. Also note the number of supporters who do not live in Texas.
Peacefully grant the city of Austin Texas to withdraw from the state of Texas & remain part of the United States.
Austin Texas continues to suffer difficulties stemming from the lack of civil, religious, and political freedoms imposed upon the city by less liberally minded Texans. It is entirely feasible for Austin to operate as its own state, within the United States, in the event that Texas is successful in the current bid to secede. It is important for Austin to remain in the union as to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers.
We would also like to annex Dublin Texas, Lockhart Texas, & Shiner Texas.
Watch out because I don't think Austin has its own air force.
And finally there are these two mean-spirited petitions hosted on the White House's We Petition site:
- Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America
- Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them
Hat tip to Lowering the Bar's Counter-Petition Asks to Deport People Who Signed Other Petitions. [JH]