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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?

EXAMINER.COM reports:
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.
petitions white house people website seeking permission secede union number

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  • Katherine 2012/11/13 23:55:12
    Yes, if that's what they want
    Katherine
    +49
    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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  • Cameryn (◠‿◠✿) 2014/09/11 19:40:05
    Yes, if that's what they want
    Cameryn (◠‿◠✿)
    I would be okay with it if mine did.
  • dru dixon 2014/09/11 18:04:54
    No, that's ridiculous
    dru dixon
    Not possible, although I wouldn't miss some of them, like Texas.
  • Feriin dru dixon 2014/09/13 09:47:18
    Feriin
    Why do you think it isn't possible?
  • dru dixon Feriin 2014/09/13 18:04:30
    dru dixon
    For like the first time it was tried, it would never be allowed.
  • Feriin dru dixon 2014/09/13 22:06:59
    Feriin
    That doesn't answer the why.
  • dru dixon Feriin 2014/09/15 18:16:28
    dru dixon
    Because, economically this country would fail.
  • Feriin dru dixon 7 days ago
    Feriin
    What country is that?
  • dru dixon Feriin 7 days ago
    dru dixon
    America.
  • Feriin dru dixon 7 days ago
    Feriin
    America is a continent.

    Try again.
  • dru dixon Feriin 6 days ago (edited)
    dru dixon
    Are you purposely trying to be slow?
  • Feriin dru dixon 6 days ago
    Feriin
    I'm not the one who doesn't know the difference between a continent and a country here.
  • dru dixon Feriin 5 days ago
    dru dixon
    Go play with somebody else.
  • Feriin dru dixon 5 days ago
    Feriin
    I can't think of anyone else whose thinking is any more faulty than yours. So...
  • dru dixon Feriin 5 days ago
    dru dixon
    Go over to the right where you came from and you will find plenty.
  • Feriin dru dixon 5 days ago
    Feriin
    There are plenty on both sides who have faulty thinking.
  • dru dixon Feriin 4 days ago
    dru dixon
    Like you had no idea of what I was saying when I typed "America" Get a life.
  • Feriin dru dixon 4 days ago
    Feriin
    America the Continent, because there is no such thing as America the Country.

    So how about you learn the difference between a country and a continent.

    Ah the Obligatory "get a life" insult. It's like kindergarten all over again...
  • dru dixon Feriin 4 days ago
    dru dixon
    No, it is a statement regarding your passive aggressive attitude towards me.

    If you want to debate, fine, if you want to act stupid, then do it on somebody else's time.
  • Feriin dru dixon 4 days ago
    Feriin
    You're the one calling a continent a country, not I. I have been trying to clarify the difference with you, for some reason you just keep on resisting.
  • dru dixon Feriin 4 days ago
    dru dixon
    And for some reason you feel the need to correct people, when it was not asked for, and not listening to what they were saying.
  • Feriin dru dixon 4 days ago
    Feriin
    How am I to understand what you are saying when you are using incorrect terms?
  • dru dixon Feriin 20 hours ago
    dru dixon
    Learning to think, is one way.
  • Feriin dru dixon 20 hours ago
    Feriin
    I agree, you need to learn to think correctly.
  • dru dixon Feriin 19 hours ago
    dru dixon
    No, you need to. But I will say it to you real slowly with all caps.

    I DON'T THINK SUCCESSION OF ANY STATE WILL BE, OR SHOULD BE, ALLOWED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    Got it now, pinhead?
  • Feriin dru dixon 19 hours ago
  • Sugar Daddy 2014/09/11 17:40:52
    No, that's ridiculous
    Sugar Daddy
  • AlysVanya 2014/09/11 17:34:18
    No, that's ridiculous
    AlysVanya
    +1
    keep the nation intact.
  • sjalan 2013/06/16 18:45:04
    No, that's ridiculous
    sjalan
    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
    Starman
    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
    Silsbee
    That war has been fought. America defeated the Confederates. Remember?
  • Feriin Silsbee 2014/09/13 09:48:34
    Feriin
    So much ignorance in such a short post. How did you manage that Silsbee?
  • Charles White 2013/06/16 02:20:52
    No, that's ridiculous
    Charles White
    +1
    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
    jacyn
    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
    macy
    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
    +1
    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
    Kirby
    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
    jacyn
    +7
    Yup exacactly what i see to war and a draft.
  • Mj PINK... jacyn 2013/01/20 17:26:03
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