All this nonsense derives from a service offered by the Administration at WhiteHouse.gov where you can go an start a petition. You have to get 150 signatures within a month for it to appear on the website, and you have to have 25.000 signatures for the Obama administration to pay attention to it. Well as of this moment, we've got more than enough from all points.
The Texas petition currently has 97,103 signatures and is the most popular petition on the entire site. It reads as follows:I'm happy to report this idiocy began in my native state of Louisiana, covering itself with imperishable glory while continuing to accept vast sums of federal aid for the disasters of hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.
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.In addition, Louisiana (33,086), Florida (29,038), Georgia (27,462), Alabama(26,595), Tennessee (26,559), and North Carolina (25,863) have also reached the 25,000 signature benchmark. Before you think this is a response to the election, consider that Florida went to Obama in this last cycle.