Texas Wants To Secede: Petition Has Over 76,000 Signatures

by
Owen Poindexter
A petition asking the United States to allow Texas to secede from the United States has drawn over 76,000 signatures, prompting Governor Rick Perry to address the idea.

Texas wants out. Obama’s victory has revived the Texas secession movement. The Lone Star State voted overwhelming for Mitt Romney, and now that they did not get the result they wanted, more and more people are calling for Texas to secede from the United States. A petition on whitehouse.gov has over 76,000 signers, more than triple the 25,000 needed to be officially reviewed by the White House.

At least they are asking nicely. The petition reads as follows:

Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

Full text below. A quick glance at the Texas secession supporters show that most of them are from Texas, but the movement has also attracted supporters from other states. Moshe A from L.A., do you support the Texas secession movement, or would you just like to see their reliably Republican votes leave the U.S.?

The calls for Texas secession have grown loud enough that Governor Rick Perry addressed it through his press secretary: "Gov. Perry believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it. But he also shares the frustrations many Americans have with our federal government."

Similar petitions have sprung up from twenty states in total.

The text of the Texas secession petition:

The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.

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