Petraeus Not Roaming Alone; Texas Looks to Step Out on Obama and the Nation

by Bridgette Bryant

A bold Texas resident started a petition to the White House via its website last Friday in the ” We the People” section. The site allows registered individuals to post petitions making requests to the Obama Administration.

In order to be eligible for review, petitions must gather at least 25,000 signatures.  Though, today the Texas secession petition reached 27,000, some say it may not get a response.

The organization points to statements from the state’s own founding documents in order to support the legitimacy of this request.

Quotations from the state constitution, “Texas is a free and independent State … All political power is inherent in the people … they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper.”

The Texas Declaration of Independence, “When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived…[it is] the inherent and inalienable right of the people to…abolish such government, and create another in its stead…”

As well as the American Declaration of Independence, “Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed… Whenever government becomes destructive to life, liberty, or property [i.e., the pursuit of happiness], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it… It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”


According to ABC News, the petition to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government,”  passed the 25,000 mark after just three days at 3:22 p.m. today and kept going.


Some cite this as an angry retort of Republicans who disagree with the results of the Presidential election, however, it is being presented as moreso a cry to be heard by people who are not only hurting but who are losing faith in our government and our system.


It is rumored that the White House may not reply because of its own loophole rules, “To avoid the appearance of improper influence, the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government in its response to a petition.”


There are several other secession requests from other states including Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama and New York.