Twenty States Now Have Petitions to Peacefully Secede From Union (Video)

Twenty states have now started petitions on the White House website to peacefully secede from the United States. In less than one week Texas and Louisiana are already close to having the 24,000 signatures needed before the Obama Administration will respond to their request.

UPDATE: The Petition for Texas to secede from US reached the threshold for White House response.

Get news like this in your Facebook News Feed,
Gateway Pundit

Commenting Policy

Please adhere to our commenting policy to avoid being banned. As a privately owned website, we reserve the right to remove any comment and ban any user at any time.

Comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal or abusive attacks on other users may be removed and result in a ban.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments

  • Will

    Why do I think this is nothing more than tantrums?

  • Sasja

    I’m hoping our state will follow suit.


    Saw this and thought it was precious.

  • Lady Mondegreen


  • Pingback: Twenty States Now Have Petitions to Peacefully Secede From Union (Video) | PolitifreakPolitifreak()

  • Mad Hatter

    How about if we start a petition to have Obama Secede from the Union. How many signatures do you think that would get?

  • spotted reptile

    I think that the sentence “before the Obama Administration will respond to their request” should be altered to read “before the Obama Administration is obliged to respond to their request, but probably won’t going by their past record of ignoring everything they don’t care about, so back to you States, for the next move, which they will also ignore.”

  • Patty

    #2 November 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Sasja commented:


  • Ghost

    it’s long past time, the Hurricane Warning Flags went up years ago.

    Naturally, decent folks want to do everything the legal way, the civilized way, the nice way- but it takes two, and if the other side is ugly then we gotta get ugly back. Bring out the Flamethrowers, dammit.

    make no mistake, The Ruling Class fears us, because if we ever get mad and act then we can bring this all to a fitting conclusion.

    the words are in the air now: Secession/Divorce and Civil Disobedience.
    up until this election, it was in the back of many folks’ minds, and now finally! it’s Out There.

    Who says we can’t get fired up! Fire It Up! Let’s Scare THE CRAP out of ’em. The book smart among Them know full well they need us, our productivity, our Strength.

  • ★FALCON★

    If the Red States seceded Hawaii – and confiscate their DOH records, we could save alot of trouble and save the Republic.

    Sometimes the simplest solution is right at your finger tips.

  • Ghost

    note the signatures of the doubters and debunkers. They are Leftists, scared to death.

  • John

    I think this is way more that a tantrum, its a real expression of frustration with whats happening to America. But clearly this whole thing has no where to go.

    What is interesting though is the vitriol and hatred expressed in some of the comments at NBC —

    Reading them I think that America is already done, we can’t even talk to each other any longer. There are two Americas and we do not get along — AT ALL. One loves America and wants the destruction to stop; the other loves Obama and doesn’t care about anything else.


  • Patty


    A Site To Monitor the Job Cuts During the Obama Era

  • Economan

    People are fed up with the direction this country is going. I say go for it!

  • Patty
  • Granny

    I suspect that should a state seriously wish to secede from the Union that petitioning the White House is not the way to go about it.

    That said, Texas and Vermont are unique in that both were independent Republics prior to their entry into the Union. Texas, at least, did reserve to itself the right to leave the Union and resume their independent status.

  • Patty

    In the wake of last week’s presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitions seeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website. States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama. The petitions are short and to the point. For example,…

    Peter Morrison, treasurer of the Hardin County (Texas) Republican Party, wrote a post-election newsletter in which he urges the Lone Star State to leave the Union.

    “We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity. But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity… Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years.”

  • Ghost

    nice, but you overlook a salient fact- They’d still vote for Him.

    a commenter days ago made the point about Benghazi: “…there could be video of Obozo Himself joining in the gang-bang of Ambassador stevens and they’d STILL! vote for Him”

    Learn This: we will never persuade them, never. No mountain of facts, no bad results of their failed policies, no amount of giving in to their demands will ever satisfy them, NEVER.
    It will never matter how superior the Conservative argument is, Their answer is always the same and will always be the same, “it doesn’t natter, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter”.

    It literally wouldn’t matter if the Founders came back to life and explained everything to them.
    It literally wouldn’t matter if the Finger of God wrote in the sky addressed to Them.

    Haven’t you noticed how often you’ve heard that response from Them? “it doesn’t matter”?
    This is why I say, this battle is lost, there is nothing else to do but Divorce, otherwise we go down the toilet with them.

  • valerie

    This is silly. Besides, Texas is going to prosper and continue to talk trash to California, stealing their best intellects. They won’t give that up.

  • Jonah Vark

    Obama Won Because Of Voter Fraud All Over . . . . . . .

    “Obama Won Because Of Voter Fraud All Over, What Will The Republicans Do, They Stole The damn Election, We have enabled Barrack Obama, Who do we need To Talk to, Voter ID Could Have Stopped this Cheating, Benghazi Scandal, Fast and Furious, The B@[email protected] Stole the Election, They Are Liars”.

  • Granny
  • Noovuss

    This time around I’m with the Confederacy!

  • ★FALCON★

    #10 November 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    Ghost commented:

    note the signatures of the doubters and debunkers. They are Leftists, scared to death.

    Friend, this fraud is going to unravel. And it’s not gonna be pretty.

    Do you seriously think the DHS bought bullet proof check point booths, activated FEMA camps, Obama signing NDAA, drones over America, and National Preparedness all because there is the Second Coming?

  • ★FALCON★

    #18 November 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    valerie commented:

    This is silly.

    Some people are content to live in a country of frauds. Not me. If I was – I would move to Russia.

    I’m an America and helped build this world – I don’t settle for second best – nor a fraud for President.

    Without a strong America this world is over. FIN.

  • Jim

    I have to agree, I want a divorce. Irreconcilable differences you know…

  • Ghost

    #22 Falcon

    yes, I know you’re Right, and You Are Correct! more than you may know.

    This is our ‘Fourth Turning’. I cannot possibly recommend anything more than to encourage everyone to give a look at the website, which is based on the book that came out in 1995, “Fourth Turning”. The authors made a career studying, ‘Generations’, and have published many books- this one is the most famous.

    It’s about generational patterns of behavior interacting with world events. We’ve begun our ‘Crisis’ period. The scholars uncovered truth lessons from history. It is a fantastic education. it isn’t about data points accumulation, information or even knowledge- it’s about Understanding.

    I first encountered it after 9/11/01 and I still remember everything about it. I could teach it.

  • Jmel

    Secede. Now. The Volunteer State is on board. Let. It Burn.

  • Mn Jim

    Could this be why the Department of Homeland Security and others have stockpiled millions of rounds of hollow point bullets? Why not press for resolution of the dozen or so impeachable offences obama is guilty of? Yet voters still picked obama over the two people who had a chance to pull the US out of this economic mess that obama got us in.

  • the only way you are going to get you freedom back from the ruling class is to take your money back.

    looking at that map if you could get nebraska and south dakota you could have a country.

    i think oregon wants to be part of north korea.

  • Ghost

    I want a Strong America too, and it can continue, as the, “New Free States of America”
    leaving behind the “Union of Socialist States of Amerika” to sink in their own cesspool.

    this has been reworked and it gets even better, but for the uninitiated, here is the original:
    (as located on one website- Google makes it difficult to find in its unadulterated form)

  • JenBee

    #11 John, what kills me about reading those comments (only a handful, mind you, cause I couldn’t stand the swamp of ignorance) is that they really think that BLUE STATES are the ones who contribute to this country’s finances! They think Texas couldn’t succeed because it couldn’t stand to lose the money that the taxes from blue states provides to it!

    Oh sweet Moses, THE IGNORANCE is stupendous!!!!

    #27 Mn Jim …. YEP. Right on.

  • ★FALCON★

    #25 November 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    Ghost commented:

    #22 Falcon

    yes, I know you’re Right, and You Are Correct! more than you may know.

    America has now entered the Socialist slob factor that any lazy Capitalist society enters.

    Please read more if you are not familiar.

    This will blow your mind if you are unfamiliar with what has happened to America.

  • donh

    This just gives the left an opportunity they very much enjoy to define the Tea Party as racist neo confederates who want to put y’all black in chains.

  • Mad Hatter


    Thanks for the link. I don’t know who that guy is but he’s the kind of American we need running for Congress.

  • Navy seal

    On nov 7th tx broke a record on gun & ammo sales.. The most guns & ammo ever sold in tx was the day after the election, so you are asking yourself why? I see a CIVIL WAR in the near, near future!!

  • Practical Jane

    All we need is OK, WY, ID, and we have contiguous state.

    Of course this leaves NY across the pond.
    That’s appropiate.

  • Jonah Vark
  • Lady Mondegreen

    Gee, do you really think this will be – or even ought to be – taken seriously? I don’t.

  • Navy seal

    Blue states paying taxes to fund tx, now that’s some funny sh!t.. Tx has plenty of money!! You must be from one of the blue states to be commenting something like that about tx or a fu€king lib!! Which is it?

  • ★FALCON★ …. I really appreciate your comments!

  • ★FALCON★

    #39 November 12, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    TeachX3 commented:

    ★FALCON★ …. I really appreciate your comments!

    Wow, thank you so much for the compliment. I am honored, TeachX3.

  • Shame On You!!!

    It is ashame on how hate and evilness, makes people extremely stupid. Jobs have increased since President Obama has gotten into office. Bush is the one who cheated his way into office twice…. you guys know this.. but yet you allow your extreme hatred to guide you. God has ordained President Obama to be elected and remain in office… so keep on spreading your hatred and evil ways.. for this is all that this is….and typical… when you can not have your way, you become even more destructive…

  • Voter FRAUD union software

    Congress needs to investigate the voter fraud software that was loaded all over these swing states by DEMOCRATS. They need to investigate the machines and the software ASAP. So many are saying they saw the machines flipping romeny votes to default=obama. SOme precints had zero votes for romeny. I know for a fact virginia had lines and lines of people waiting just to see him–and the turn outs were horrible for Obama! I feel it in my gut they have stolen this election!

    I think the votes should be recounted in every swing state (8)!!!I dont believe what they are saying about women voters- So so many women veterans this is not true! Maybe I’m wrong but I have enver ever seen so many romney signs–I smell huge rats–they need to investigate voter fraus in the thousands! They are the most crooked ever! Reember what they did on the debates? These folks are evil to their cores! We need to demand a recount! And have the machines looked at now.

  • Navy seal

    I guarantee you one thing, if this does happen & tx becomes its on & other states follows, WE WILL NOT turn our heads & look the other way on Isreal.. We WILL fight with them until the end!!!

  • Grandma Perkins

    Too bad we have federally administrated electrical grids and such.

  • Fionnagh

    #41 Ah, man, that was the best laugh I’ve enjoyed in a long time – well, at least since the night of November 6! Thanks so much for playing!

  • Paula

    #41 Shame on You,

    “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand” (Proverbs 19:21 KJV).

    Did God really foreordain the president-elect from eternity past, as claimed? We think not. American voters went to the poll. God gave voters the ability to choose who they wanted, and they did (minus the vote fraud). There is nothing in the Bible to suggest that God chose our leaders today. God has merely “ordained” the offices and authority (“powers”) of government, not the people occupying and exercising them (Romans 13:1,2).

    Will God judge America for its wickedness? Of course, according to Romans 2:6-11, but not in this Dispensation of Grace. Today, God is extending to us through Christ’s finished crosswork His grace, His mercy, His love, and His kindness.. God is not imputing the world’s trespasses unto it (2 Corinthians 5:19-21)… yet.

    For the last 6,000 years, God has let mankind “do his own thing.” Mankind has devised his own way of life, his own beliefs, and his own rules (just as today’s Scripture declares). But, there is pleasure in sin only for a season (Hebrews 11:25b). This current arrangement of autonomous man ruling earth will persist only until Jesus Christ returns at His Second Coming to restore earth’s governments unto Himself (Revelation 11:15; Revelation 19:11-16).

    “The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought [nothing]: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect” (Psalm 33:10).

    What has God planned from eternity past, despite what mankind “devises” he will do? God is determined to glorify His Son, Jesus Christ, in two realms, heaven and earth (Ephesians 1:9,10), using two agencies, the Church the Body of Christ, and the nation Israel, respectively (Colossians 1:16-20). When our dispensation closes, God will begin to execute that plan.. That is the “counsel of the LORD,” and that shall stand!

  • Shelley Goldstein

    Will these these former states want to live under our nuclear umbrella?

    Will citizens of these former states be allowed to travel to the US?

  • lonestar

    Before we secede, could we please send the Katrina freeloaders someplace where freeloaders are encouraged, like California.

  • Navy seal

    That’s what I’m talkin’ about!! Send them to any of the blue states, they should fit in perfect!!!

  • jony101

    states can secede anytime they want, now is a good time the coward in the whitehouse wont do anything about it. The US gay military won intervene even if ordered, just not worth the casualties. Last time the FEDs tried to keep states from seceding in the 1800’s over 500,000 Americans died using primitive weaponry.
    I like it when the libs say that it is illegal for the states to secede, like the libs are going to signup for military service to prevent it.
    Some states dont want to go down with the ship…. Texas will do fine as an indepedent country, its large enough thats for sure.

  • Dave

    This is hilarious, really. Do you think that Texas, or any state, has a chance on its own right now without federal aid pouring into the state? Do you know how many billions of dollars that these states depend upon that come from the feds? Sure, turn off the faucet, and enjoying setting up military, welfare, disaster relief funds, etc etc etc…It’s a pretty idea, but it’s in no sense realistic.

  • #51…dear dave there is no such thing as federal funds, all the money comes from the labor of the citizens. money flows to the central government from the states and individuals where most of it is squandered. most of these states would have a net increase in income without federal taxes.

  • Ghost

    #51 Dave

    Thank You O So-o Much for the perfect lob, now just sit back and weep while I DESTROY you.

    For God’s Sakes, you ill-educated, mis-educated, deceived, manipulated but willful ignoramus-
    From where do you think the money comes that Texas needs to survive?

    The Federal Government confiscates money from the People, and as an economically vibrant, productive State, Texas surely contributes boatloads of moola to the District of Criminals. Then, and only then, in a magnificent, magnanimous display of generosity, the Ruling Class corrupt bastards dispense a token of their appreciation BACK to Texas.

    Uhhh, WHO NEEDS WHO?

    If Texas ever decides to keep ALL! their money and screw the District of Corruption, who will be the Loser?!
    If Texans ever decide to unleash their Capitalists with the reward that they don’t have to surrender the fruits of their labor to NE Criminals who hate them, the Texas economy would soon zoom into the list of Top Ten Economic Powers of the World.

    Ohhh, and just that soon, your Socialist friends would be at the border begging to borrow money to pay for all their Obama Zombies.

    you frikkin’ moron, get this also- milk doesn’t come from the refrigerator, it doesn’t even come from the supermarket, can you figure out where milk comes from? Dope

    now, crawl back to your Masters and tell them not to send you out into the world anymore, ‘cuz they might tell you to play in the street.

    That was so easy, but I loved it

  • Pingback: Twenty States Now Have Petitions to Peacefully Secede From Union (Video) | Born Conservative()

  • One possibility is not to part from the union but to form a sub-union, a voting bloc in the Senate from the states that produce food and energy agreeing in principle to stick together for mutual interests to check and balance the influence of the large coastal population centers. No law says we have to sell our food and petroleum to them. We can squeeze them into respecting our concerns. If we can get 26 states that’s a simple majority in the Senate. It would get their attention. If the concept of the electorate college was applied at the county level we’d be talking about a President Romney.

  • jdawg

    Now over 30 states, and two petitions call for the deportation of anyone who signed for secession. Texas and Louisiana have met the threshold.

  • mg4us

    They should keep this inm mind: Did Obama really win the lection?

    As well as report Voter Fraud

  • Bob

    “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic” Ben Franklin. The United States of America July 4, 1776 – Novemebr 6, 2012.

    52% of the people have voted against the ideals of our founding fathers, i.e. limited government, self-reliance, states rights, individual liberty. We need to begin making plans for a peaceful seperation whereby the “takers” form the Liberal States of America and the “Makers form the Conservative States of America. United only by one military. It can work.

    To our socialist brethern, read the writings of our founding fathers, although they have some differing opinons, everyone of them would be Right Wing Republicans today. It was all about the individual, not the state.

  • Look-Out

    RE Voter Fraud:

    The election was likely stolen.

    And whatever Barack Obama is presently, I don’t believe he will be a legitimate president come January 20.

    This is why Congressman Allen West was right not to concede his Florida race. And, frankly, if Romney believes that the election may have been stolen nationally, he should withdraw his concession.



    Yes, but so is vote fraud on the scale perpetrated by Obama’s minions. And people needn’t fear creating a national crisis — we are already in a national crisis. The only question is whether good Americans will stand and be counted or allow 2012 to mark our official descent into banana-republic status.

    Read more:

  • Rwolf

    Will Obama use NDAA To Arrest State Representatives and State Militias that support Secession?

    Could Obama use NDAA To Arrest Secessionists on the Premise members are Militants and Belligerents that pose a threat to National Security?

    Recently the Obama administration stated to Federal Judge Katherine Forest that under (NDAA) The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 the President had authorization to lock up belligerents indefinitely. That they (were justified) to lock belligerents up indefinitely—because cases involving belligerents directly-aligned with militants against the good of America—warrants such punishment.) Pres. Obama could use NDAA provisions to order U.S. Military Forces to round up without evidence, millions of Americans including Secessionists and Militias by alleging they are belligerents or a threat to National Security. Many observers believe Obama intends to extend NDAA to imprison U.S. Citizens in Indefinite Detention not involved with or associated with enemy forces.

    Hitler included similar provisions in his fascist (Discriminatory Decrees signed February 28, 1933). Almost immediately after the German Parliament passed Hitler’s laws, the Reich Government ordered the arrest of German Citizens and confiscated their guns without probable cause or evidence; delegated powers to German Police and other authorities to arrest anyone Nazi authorities claimed attempted or incited public unrest: arrested among others were outspoken Germans, writers, journalists, peaceful protestors and artists. After World War II the East German Secret Police (Stasi) used the threat of Indefinite Detention to forcibly recruit thousands of informants.

    The U.S. 2012 NDAA legislation Obama signed 12-31-11 is similar to Hitler’s 1933 fascist laws the SS and Gestapo used to target persons in Germany for arrest, imprisonment and execution without probable cause; and confiscate millions of dollars of property. Hitler used his laws to suspend Parliament and the Supreme Court insuring his laws could not be rescinded.

    During the Obama Administration’s recent request for a (stay) to stop U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest blocking enforcement of vague NDAA provisions, the Obama Administration—never clarified what constitutes a (belligerent); or militant; or what belligerent activities (directly aligned with a militant) to order a belligerent’s arrest or indefinite detention; or what is against the good of America. Under vague provisions of NDAA, the President could accuse anyone of being (directly aligned with militants by way of any political or other association; activity, statement, writing or communication with an individual or group government deemed (militant) to arrest and indefinitely detain Americans. Writers, journalists, Americans that disagree with or question U.S. Government or its allies—may under NDAA be subject to arrest and indefinite detention.

    NDAA 2012, like Hitler’s 1933 Discriminatory Decrees enforces censorship; refers to the Patriot Act e.g. warrant-less searches of private property and forfeiture of property from persons not charged with crime. Provisions in NDAA 2012 keep the door open for corrupt U.S. police; government agents and provocateurs which there are many, to falsify reports and statements to target any American, group or organization for arrest, indefinite detention, complete disappearance; civil asset forfeiture of their property.

    You may have noted NDAA referred to the USA Patriot Act. The Patriot Act lends itself to Government / police corruption; the Federal Government may use secret witnesses and informants to cause arrests and civil asset forfeiture of Americans’ property. Witness(s) and informants may be paid up to 50% of assets forfeited. Federal Government under 18USC may use a mere preponderance of civil evidence, little more than hearsay to Civilly Forfeit Private Property. Under the Patriot Act innocent property owners may be barred by government knowing the evidence federal government uses to forfeit their property.

    Sections of NDAA 2012 are so broad, it appears U.S. Government or the President could (retroactively) deem an American’s past 1st Amendment activities prior to passage of 2012 NDAA—supported hostilities, terrorism or (Belligerents) to order the arrest and Indefinite Detention of any U.S. Citizen, writer, group or organization.

    Under NDAA 2012 it should be expected that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings when interrogated, not allowed legal counsel or habeas corpus may be prosecuted for non-terrorist (ordinary crimes) because of their (alleged admissions) while held in Indefinite Detention.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Yep, Texas should break off from the Union of States.

    They have access to sea ports so international trade won’t be a problem.

    They have massive oil and gas refinery infra-structure so they’ll make a fortune selling gas to the Blue States (at $10/gal).

    They have large cattle ranches so beef won’t be a problem. They can sell meat to the Blue States ($5/pound).

    They have a common border with Mexico which is one of the largest growers & exporters of all kinds of vegetables so that won’t be a problem either. Texas can tax the transport of vegetables through their state as the trucks ship Mexican vegetables to the Blue States.

    Lastly, every gun-toting hombre from the other 49 States will immediately move to Texas to help defend the Texas borders if/when the other States try to force Texas back into the Union.

    In short, not only will Texas survive, but IT WILL THRIVE!

  • brian

    This is irrelevant. The state legislatures need to make the move, not a small organized minority of the population. THAT being said, if Texas does succeed I may be obliged to move there to get out of this pothead state I’m in that used to be conservative when I first moved here.

  • Yeah, voluntarily putting ones name and address on a ‘proposed terrorist list’ and giving it directly to the White House is the smart thing to do.

  • Navy seal

    You must not be from tx

  • Navy seal, no I do not currently live in Texas. There are over 20 states now, with the same petition and a new petition calling for all who have signed the secession petitions to be deported. I am not making a statement on whether secession is good or bad, I am saying that, given what we know about this administration, and how they put such people as ‘preppers’ on terrorist watch lists, etc… how can giving the White House a list of names/addresses of people who are not supportive of this administrations policies, a smart move? Also, if a state was to actually succeed, why ask the federal government for permission? I don’t know, I may be completely wrong or have my tin foil hat on LOL …but I was not trying to attack you or anyone else who has made a comment.

  • Ron Holland

    Secession petitions are good PR but bad politics. There is a way for states to legally and politically secede from the American union but it must be a state-by-state process established by constitutional secession conventions in each state. Read:

  • Navy seal

    I am sorry for my last comment, didn’t mean to ruffle your feathers, lol.. But I work for a union & I vote rep, but I don’t pay dues, the union has your back regardless.. I have been catching hell at work everyday because I vote straight rep, but I don’t care because no one can tell me how to vote!! I just think tx, la & other states would be a whole lot better off if we went out on our on.. Again I am sorry..

  • Navy seal, oh no problem at all 😀 absolutely no worries!

  • Liberty

    Why are the states who voted for Obama petitioning to secede?

    Texas is looking good to me.

    Re: lady who ran over husband over obama re-election. Thank God for I won’t go there, but I have had angry moments.

    Just can’t believe it.

  • Liberty

    Navy Seal,

    You’re right about Israel!

  • rharharh

    The state count is now up to 47! I have links to all of the petitions here: