(Closed) States are petitioning to secede

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 32
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

haha this actually entertains me. 

and this quote actually disgusts me.  

“Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government?” Morrison’s newsletter requested an “amicable divorce” from the “maggots” who reelected President Obama, many of them voting on an “ethnic basis.” 

I think the blatant racism in this election was far more transparent than the first time around. Still shocked by all the true colors people have shown prior to and after the election.

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, because people who live in enclaves are usually happy. The gaza strip is a great model of where people want to live.

They really aren’t thinking ahead at all. Not that it’s anyone with half a brain or any power that’s starting this, no government, just some cranky individuals… what do they think is going to happen? They’re going to show this petition to lawmakers who will just shrug and go “yeah ok”?

I’d sign the petition for them. I say if they really wanted to secede they should. It might be fun watching them flop about uselessly and fall apart. (Fortunately for these idiots, their governments are smarter than they are and wouldn’t go for it.)

Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@MrsWBS:  I like “amicable divorce” and “maggots” being in the same document. o_O

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@3xaCharm:  +1 to adding stupid people to the list and getting them outta here! 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

In my opinion, this is one of our nation’s greatest problems and failures. Ex-president George Washington called it when he said that our nation would be destroyed under a two party system. There are many ideas about how various sectors of our nation should be ran, but no one is really critically debating. We would rather stand up for our label, then to try to work togeather to put our nation back togeather. It is going to take a lot of hardwork and selflessness, thinking about what is best for the country as a whole (as a system) than for the good of a few. Every thing affects something else withien our nation. We fail to see the effects beyond the immediate pay-off for ourselves, and for the select groups that we belong to.

Secceeding is not the right answer. Our government officials should be forced to remember who they are working for (the populous, not the corporations and special interests alone), but there are other ways to be heard. To make changes we must force our representatives and government to hear us out. It is their job to fix the issues that our country is facing, but if the solutions are not what the public is wanting then formulate an educated plan with groups within your state, and work to contact and meet with your senators and representatives to be heard.

Stand up for what you believe in, instead of running away from what you do not believe in.

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Quebec hasn’t left yet.  I think that would happen way before it would happen to any of the US states.

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I actually think its kind of cool that we have the freedom to write these petitions and post them, and no one gets their head cut off for saying these things. Obviously they won’t succeed/sucede but a big YAY for freedom of speech 🙂

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

We all know how well that worked out last time.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I second “Stupid is as stupid does.” I say put all the people who want that on an island together with no resources. Then see who’ll come whining their way back into civilization. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

.. . Hopefully it’s ok to post this – please bear in mind that “Goodbye Red States” is a joke, so please take it as such. (some of the stuff in the entire letter may be offensive to some, but google it if you want to read the whole thing)  Below is just an exerpt:

 

Dear Red States:

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes: California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the new country of New California. To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches. We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

…..

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country’s fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95% of America’s quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

….

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes ….

 

Anyway, you guys get the idea.

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it is dumb but Texas does rank somewhere were at the top of the world list of GDP, all alone it is #15 in the world. We have the gulf for food, a huge amount of oil, lots of tasty cows and a huge tech industry. Also we could commender command of one of the largest army bases in the country! Lots of fertile farm land, lots of rivers and lakes, the Texas Hill country wine region, oh and Space Control! Also we have one of the larger ports in the US. We did it before somewhat sucessfully, we could do it again!! God Bless Texas.

(BTW TOTALLY tounge in cheek) 

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I didn’t read all the comments, but I believe that the ONLY state that could have any success in actually seceding would be Texas, but I think that was a clause in their whole agreement to become a state because they had already been a republic. I may be wrong on that though. 

It’s a petition and it’s stupid. So not happy to be an Alabamian right now. 

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Not that it’ll actually happen, but..

 

BE GONE!

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