Sour-faced election losers start petitions to secede from the Union The GA Voice Editors November 12, 2012 Politics The site has been used to create petitions for a wide variety of causes, from asking the government to acknowledge the existence of aliens to pushing the government to decriminalize marijuana. Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, North Dakota Montana, Mississippi, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Louisiana all have their own petitions. Georgia’s petition has almost 3,500 signatures after just two days. It reads: Peacefully grant the State of Georgia to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government 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.” “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government…” Even the gays are finding ways to join the fun. Out conservative blogger and GOProud board member Bruce Carroll created a petition asking the feds’ permission to allow South Carolina to peacefully withdraw from the U.S. Carroll is a South Carolina resident and prominent gay conservative that blogs under the handle The Gay Patriot. “It’s no joke, but I certainly don’t think it will go anywhere,” Carroll said this afternoon. “The Federal Goverment has gone way beyond the bounds of the Constitutional restraint intended by our Founding Fathers and that is what I am protesting with my petition.” Obviously there’s nothing more patriotic than threatening to secede from the Union – again – because your candidate lost. Top photo: (via istock.com/MaryLB) SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website 7 + five = Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.