Texas 'unlikely' to secede from the union by a petition

POSTED: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 4:11pm
UPDATED: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 5:36pm

More than 76-thousand people believe Texas should no longer be a part of the U.S. But, their petition to the White House is ruffling a lot of feathers.

"I cannot think of anything less patriotic than saying, we didn't win the election. So, we want to take our state out of the country," said McLennan County Democratic Party Treasurer David Schleicher.
 

Governor Rick Perry announced Tuesday that he doesn't support the secession petition. And, the Democratic Party of McLennan County explains that they feel the issue has less to do with opposition to the president's policies, like Obamacare and spending, and more to do with his race.

"I do have to wonder if part of it is because we have an African-American president. You know, the last time this came up in a big way was the Civil War," said Schleicher.
 

However, Republican Party Chairman, Ralph Patterson, says nothing could be further from the truth.

"It's never been about race with me. It's always been about, what do you believe? And, what are you willing to do to further those goals?" said Patterson.

Patterson argues that Obama's policies are not setting the country up for long-term success, but he also believes succession is not the right direction for Texas or the country.

"Men have fallen and died for this country, and for us to give up after one bad election is not the American way," said Patterson.

Citizens, like Guns R Us owner Gary Hammond, understand the intent of the petition. However, he says he will not personally sign it.

"Something needs to get their attention. The election didn't," said Hammond.

While the petition has more than the 25-thousand signatures required for the Obama administration to respond, the likeliness of succession, we're told, is highly unlikely.

"The threat of succession would be much more serious, were it to appear on a ballot in a presidential election," said Baylor Political Science Professor, Matthew Brogdon.

Brogdon says the document would have to have government support, not just citizen signatures to take action.

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That's the democrats excuse every time. Oh its because he black. And as for that joe wilson comment maybe he said it because obama is a liar grow up

obama hadn't had a chance to say anything about anything. He had been in office a couple weeks at that point. He hadn't enacted health care. He hadn't done anything yet. And he was already being called a liar. Why?

Also... those pictures the tea party loved showing of Obama dressed as an African tribesman...

you dumb people keep saying racist. obama is also half white which most people forget. why do you not just say AMERICAN.. I WAS BORN IN AMERICA. THEREFORE I AN AMERICAN ...................

AMERICAN...I WAS BORN IN AMERICA THEREFORE I AM AMERICAN
What is your point?

We have to solve our economic problems including higher taxes and lean programs in order to avoid a societal environment like was in place before Hitler in Germany. The society of Germany was disillusioned due to economic downturns, no jobs, etc.- all which set the stage for a fascist dictator who promised to restore the glory. We must save America together, don't tear it apart...

80,000 say is 1/3 of 1% of the population of Texas- 25,674,681 in 2011 census...

Liberals ALWAYS bring race into it, obviously this wasn't a problem the first time he was elected, why would his race be the problem now ?

It's his policies, our freedoms, and DEBT!

I personally feel that this President is unusually disrespected by some- think about it..." They" can not even say President Barak Obama; "they" can not show him respect as President of the United States (even though they disagree, respect because he is holding the highest office in the land ought to be able to be shown..Even though they disagree with policies, they ought to be able to say President Barak Obama- try it you can say it- PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA- there that wasn't so hard....

Oh for Goodness Sake. If I hear another, "its because he's black" comment I am going to toss my cookies! How stupid can some people be? This has exactly zero to do with color and 100% to do with left wing tax and spend us into oblivion policies and the increasingly socialist attitudes towards our Constitution. This is, by the way, how revolutions are started. Perhaps it's time for the White House to start listening to ALL the people, not just his cronies and socialist leaning supporters.

so I guess you aren't aware that taxes are at an all time historical low, and Bush Increased the size of government while Obama has shrunk it? I've been a republican longer then I've had hair on my balls, so Leave your liberal rants at home. If you want Real Change Vote Gary Johnson next time (Unless maybe Jindal Runs )

When was Clinton called a socialist or a kenyan for raising taxes on wealthy people? Obama hasn't done that and he's been called way worse. It is because of his race. Remember Joe Wilson screaming "you lie" at the president? That had never happened before in American history. Obama had been in office for a couple weeks at that time. It was his first address to congress ever. The hate for Obama had already started.... and not because of his policies... he hadn't enacted any yet.

What do you mean he enacted yet! He passed 6500 new regulations since he was reelected. Maybe instead of thinking everyone is a racist maybe you should do some reading about your precious Obama.

When was Clinton called a socialist or a kenyan for raising taxes on wealthy people? Obama hasn't done that and he's been called way worse. It is because of his race. Remember Joe Wilson screaming "you lie" at the president? That had never happened before in American history. Obama had been in office for a couple weeks at that time. It was his first address to congress ever. The hate for Obama had already started.... and not because of his policies... he hadn't enacted any yet.

amen to that.

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