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Residents in Georgia, Other States Want To Secede From U.S.

The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports.

Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part:

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the Huffington Post, The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

-- How do you feel about these secession petitions? Have you signed one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Denise Bollenbacher November 14, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I feel Georgia should secede from the union and join with other states that secede to reunite the Confederate States of America, elect our president that will have to win the popular vote from the people.
crrazytimes November 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Texas is the only state that is truely prepared to stand on its own. as it its self would be considered the 15th largest econ in the world..... it boarders another country, has alot of oil, natural resources, and ports. it also has massive military bases Though the majority of the soldiers would have to leave some would choose to stay. they are the manufacotiring mecca of america. GA..... GA would destroy its self in a matter of weeks i feel. the econ would dump, the citizens would revolt, and GA would burn for a second time.

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