Should Pennsylvania Secede from the United States?

Petition on official White House website, We The People, has more than 4,000 signatures so far.

The President won a decisive victory but there are still many disgruntled Americans who are not happy with the path Barack Obama has chosen and they want their home states to secede.

Petitions from more than 30 states have been posted on the White House's 'We The People' website - where individuals can post petitions and voice concerns. If a petition gets more than 25,000 electronic signatures then the White House will respond.

A petition for Pennsylvania reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Pennsylvania to withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government." On Tuesday evening there were more than 4,000 signatures.   

Texas leads the effort with more than 81,000 signatures. Lousiana also has more than 25,000.

Of course there are petitions filed in response to these. One that has 560 signatures says: "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America."

There are unrelated petitions as well. For example, there are 3,866 signatures for a petition calling for the United States to "officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools."

Another one has 1,237 signatures and asks for "an executive order barring job discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity by federal contractors."

According to an article in the Huffington Post the following states also have petitions to secede filed: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

So here's your question: Do you think Pennsylvania should secede from the United States? Tell us in the comments.

Uncle Floyd November 26, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Bill and/or Bill Brantner (Not sure if you are one and the same?), The original subject of these posts was: "So here's your question: Do you think Pennsylvania should secede from the United States? Tell us in the comments." Then a respondent mentioned race, next there was the fraud remark? So, who is not addressing the issues? Also, please provide the irrefutable evidence in your statement, "The ONLY reason Obama won was because of MAJOR VOTER FRAUD and there is plenty of irefutable(irrefutable) evidence to prove it. The ARTICLES that you referenced did not provided credible, vetted sources just links to more supposition and opinions, not facts. As for the name calling, Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but, Whips and Chains Excite ME!" If I am a troll, great. I am a mythical creature and you are a figment of my imagination or if I was trolling, I caught a really big one? More to follow.
Uncle Floyd November 26, 2012 at 09:38 PM
The rest of the details, My remarks, by definition, were not disparaging however, these are: "Obama did'nt win the election, he stole it by MAJOR VOTER FRAUD and there's plenty of evidence to prove it. Now that's unAmerican!!!!!" and "Robert, The only reason Obama won was because of MAJOR VOTER FRAUD and you and the Democrats know it. There is irefutable evidence to prove it!!!!!!" I learned this stuff by surviving, as a blue baby, at birth while my father was serving in WW II, contracting polio and loosing playmates to it at age 5, going to a one room K-12 school in rural Mississippi, working as a roughneck in the oil fields of WV, volunteering for the service, safe from the lottery, being stationed in Alaska for 2 years and a Vietnam War Vet-Amphibious Ready Group 11/68-5/69, completed college(CBU BSBA'75 ) while working full time and counseling WW II, Korean and Vietnam veterans about educational opportunities, with aid from the GI Bill and a student loan(paid back before graduation), buried 2 cousins due to drugs, being a Veteran Owned Small Business owner and voting in every eligible election and you? Dark is when you cannot see the truth in the light or when your "Eyes are Wide Shut”?
Minchoff Gomorkovsky November 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I think secession would probably be a good thing for Pennsylvania on purely economic grounds. As a nation State, Pennsylvania would be free from the national debt and unfunded liabilities of the federal government. Pennsylvania has a tremendous wealth of untapped natural gas reserves just starting to be realized, and would essentially be able to tap that wealth as an energy exporter. What would we lose leaving the federal government - the various departments - Agriculture (we can learn what we need to know from the Amish), Education (been dragging us down for decades), Commerce (we can set our own rules), Treasury (I think we could afford our own printing press), Defense ( just my guess but I think we could handle an invasion from New Jersey or Ohio). The U.S. is going down the tubes with its deficit spending and when it hits the cesspool we'll probably be hearing a bit more about the possibility of secession. Most people are still living in their perfect worlds with very limited knowledge about the true state of the nation. The day of reckoning is soon upon us and it will be interesting to see the reaction of the crowd followers when it happens.
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