Should Certain States Break Away From the U.S.?

AdriHead 2012/11/13 23:44:03
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When people are unhappy with the elected president -- in this case, President Barack Obama -- it's pretty common for them to threaten to move to Canada. Or Europe. Or some other glamorous destination. Well, this time, disgruntled voters are signing petitions left and right to have their state secede -- or break away -- from the U.S. entirely.

Residents in more than 30 states -- including Texas, Georgia, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming to name a few -- are petitioning to secede from the Union by uploading their petitions to the White House "We the People" website. Do you think these states should be able to break away from the U.S.? Or are they just making noise for noise's sake?

Citizens in over 30 states have so far started petitions at the White House "We the People" website seeking permission to secede from the Union.
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  • Katherine 2012/11/13 23:55:12
    Yes, if that's what they want
    We're aren't the ones trying to "fundamentally change" America. When this country is gone, there's no place else to go and some of us are holding on however we can.

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  • sjalan 2013/06/16 18:45:04
    No, that's ridiculous
    Most people don't realize that almost all those states which are considered "Red" are takers when it comes taxes paid vs redistributed taxes from other states.

    Sure, let them secede. The put boarder guards on each boarder and make sure NO ONE passes across the boarders into those states that chose NOT to secede. Anyone that does want to pass pays a $100 per person fee. Any commerce out of that state gets taxes as well. And since most of them are in blatant violation of the various human rights laws the as the US treats other nations, Hand them the same designation as those who fail the Favored Nations Test And tax them accordingly for anything going into or out of that state.
  • Starman 2013/06/16 18:21:59
    Yes, if that's what they want
    Declare victory for the Confederacy in the Civil War!

    Send the confederate states on their merry way. It would fix so many problems, including the deficit, and would greatly increase the average education level in the remaining United States.
  • Silsbee 2013/06/16 04:44:35
    No, that's ridiculous
    That war has been fought. America defeated the Confederates. Remember?
  • Charles White 2013/06/16 02:20:52
    No, that's ridiculous
    Charles White
    I voted no! ! ! Because we are one Nation made up of 50 States. We The People are marry to this Nation for the good and the bad times. We The People need to continue to make this Nation the very best it can become. It is nothing short of a miracle that this Nation ( when you think of how large and diversity this Nation is ) have stand the test of time over it many trials and test. It is very difficult to get people to cooperate with each other and respect others points of view as We The People do in this great Nation. That is why America is the envy of other Nations. America is the only Nation on earth that exchange leadership in a very civilized manner. America is still the most stable Nation on the planet. That is why AMERICA RULES! ! !
  • jacyn 2013/01/20 06:25:29
    Yes, if that's what they want
    Well lets see if texas breaks off and they succed well you can br sure other states will follow i say yes because it is their right before the gov it was the people the people started this nation its only fair we end it by our own hands. Now i also would say no because it could start another civil war and if war comes guess what the presedent that they so called dont like will be in office till the war is over and if the presedent and who ever follows wins guess what the states that broke off will be united once again just saying if he wins. Either way it goes its a high risk of war something this country does not need especially if its american vrs american i think what ever happens with tecas and other states i hope we all as a country a nation can stil coexist as one
  • macy 2012/12/17 01:47:39
    Yes, if that's what they want
    This is not worded well. If it's what the states want, then the US has no business trying to stop them. If they do, than they are just a conquering empire, not a true democracy. However, SHOULD the states secede? No, that would probably take Texas out first, and I live there, and I'm honestly not fond of the state politics...I can't imagine what would happen if the US couldn't keep them in check.
  • anonymous anonymous 2012/12/15 04:31:29
    No, that's ridiculous
    anonymous anonymous
    The United States has had some pretty crappy presidents, but none of the states ever seceded. We need to stick together because the second we pull away other countries with armies and desire for land will be here, on our soil, fighting for it. Texas all by itself couldn't defeat China if they decided to attack. Together we are strong, alone we are weak. Our country may be on a downward slope, but we should go down together. The colonists understood this and we should too.
  • Mj PINKYFINGERDOWN 2012/12/13 23:05:03
  • Kirby Mj PINK... 2012/12/15 06:17:01
    Good, because these liberals really need their ass wooped
  • Mj PINK... Kirby 2012/12/19 20:12:27
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/20 06:33:26
    Yup exacactly what i see to war and a draft.
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/20 17:26:03
  • Mj PINK... Mj PINK... 2013/01/20 17:29:30
  • Mj PINK... Mj PINK... 2013/01/20 17:31:51 (edited)
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/21 00:45:58
    Yea i hear you sad story i hope and not trying to joke about it the draft does not come in.
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/21 21:14:39 (edited)
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/23 10:40:38
    Seriously soliciting! Geez usaf was no joke i was in jr air force in highschool or rotc was going to join but hey dying just wasnt something i was not ready for plus back then i wasnt all to proud to join rotc but i did because it was good Disciplen for me. But anyways wow you joined with the men thats great i mean no offense i know their was and still is gender discrimination upon men and women i personoly dont get how the usaf or army or navy or marines can be ao hateful they act like women join just to look good in uniform or collect a check or use em for school i know alota people in ks who do that and i can tell you one thing its more men. Women join to fight for their country and family just like men do. So im happy you stood up for yourself and persavered through it all. Now the draft i here you on that no child or children of old mens wars should ever be dragged into their own mistakes. Ha i can tell ya what though if it does i wana see all those congress and senators be the first one to get drafted and watch how fast thwy would change their minds lol
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/23 19:27:59
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/23 23:21:50
    Ahh air force ranger now that sounds interesting but i dont know exactly what it is kinda sounds like mp dutys military police that was something i was interested in when i was in rotc. Im glad you let your kids experience it though because sometimes discipline cant always be taught at home tou know. But anyways wow now i kno you must of hated that lady lol 6am geez now im no huge jimmy Hendrix fan but at 6am oh yea somebody is getting beat up ha. But you know their was and still is alota discrimination amongst thw military and ita slowly getting in thw press most of it really now is because of homosexual soilders thwy are the ones being discriminated on now but sooner or later all that soliciting that went on back then and could be now will catch up with them and in any case like this it wont be dealt lightly most likely it will be on every news station internet and radio it will be like a explosion in the media thw gov wont know what hit em. But anyway listwning to your story about that guy keeping tou under your wing vrs usaf from what i got i think it probly was best you did go to usaf because tou never would have known first hand what went on in the military for women and now you can share your stories with others like me so it was a great learning experiance for you and even though you went through that just glad you came back from that experience.a
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/23 23:25:32 (edited)
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/24 20:01:48
    Yea i hear ya American terrorism is definatly still here thats y i hope that their wont be a draft because our children will go through that
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/24 20:12:32 (edited)
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/24 22:26:39
    Very touching to actually here that from people who fought in those wars and lived to tell the real story is truly amazing i know that no matter what gov tells me or if my children face it i will always protect them from fighting in a war thats between money hungry people. Fighting for greed and power and oil
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/25 00:13:39 (edited)
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/25 22:16:53
    Yes the exploit of women in this country and others is very much known the fact that its being handle poorly shows that they can careless anout it. The only way thwy will understand is if their own went through that or their daughter or son gets involved. Other than that they will never take it seriously untill they loose their child. People these days are hard headed they wait till the worst comes to change but instead of the worst happening they should change before the worse comes. Bit thw gov runs on hard headed people so that idea is thrown out thw door
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/28 20:07:52 (edited)
  • jacyn Mj PINK... 2013/01/29 04:19:07
    Ah thank you i personally thought about politics in my life but who knows because id love to take down a couple of those people in washington dc lol
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/30 19:26:10 (edited)
  • JustMe 2012/12/07 01:46:56
    Yes, if that's what they want
    If they meet the guidelines, then sure
  • Quazimoto 2012/12/02 01:55:31
    No, that's ridiculous
    Practice your 2nd amendment rights.
  • Kirby Quazimoto 2012/12/02 02:09:03
    we have no second amendment because Obama is going to the U.N to take our guns away... Also this means that the U.N Arms Trade Treaty are ceasing our guns..
  • Quazimoto Kirby 2012/12/08 16:16:05
    Right now we have a 2nd amendment. Take advantage of it an buy yourself some guns and plenty of ammo. The way this country is going you will need them for home protection. Burglaries and theft's are on the rise, and no you will not hear this from the lame stream media.
  • kcoat 2012/11/30 00:43:16
  • Kirby kcoat 2012/11/30 00:48:33
    Lets just steal his Obama care burn it to pieces then get the constitution and take it away from the govt so they can not ruin it no more
  • kcoat Kirby 2012/12/05 17:21:10
  • Lee 2012/11/29 17:41:14
    Yes, if that's what they want
    If that's what they want, then get the hell out.
  • Mo 2012/11/29 12:51:10
    No, that's ridiculous
    We should try to reunite instead. The current divisive climate is responsible for a lot of discontent, but if some states seceded, we would have the same climate. It's not just a bunch of noise either, this president is a tyrant, and those who are aware don't want to live under tyranny. We should have seceded from Obama.
  • Kirby Mo 2012/11/29 13:02:50
    nope it all adds up 40 years or after.... As he said he is predicting this in his "A Time For Choosing" speech...Also no one sees it....
  • Mo Kirby 2012/11/29 23:40:42
    Yeah they're some sneaky creeps. I have heard that before. Did you ever read Vonnegut? If so, you will know what I mean by " tap dancing and farting". Damn shame.
  • Kirby Mo 2012/12/05 17:24:37
    Wow at least he had balls to stand up to other countries Obama kisses ass to other countries
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