Citizens of multiple states create online petitions to secede from the US.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:40 PM
41,000 + Texans sign up so far... lol
Not sure what to think of this, since I had no idea so many old rich white guys were this computer literate...
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:46 PM
Then again, an online petition doesn't have much credibility. How do we know its not the same person signing 40,000 times?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:56 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:00 PM
The White House will respond to petitions submitted through We the People that comply with these Terms of Participation and reach the second signature threshold listed below. Petitions on We the People must meet the first signature threshold in order to be publicly searchable on WhiteHouse.gov. Petitions that do not meet these signature thresholds will be removed from the site after the time limit has expired. The White House may elect to respond to petitions at any time, including those that have not crossed the first or second threshold.
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.
AS OF OCTOBER 3, 2011:
To cross the first threshold and be searchable within WhiteHouse.gov, a petition must reach 150 signatures within 30 days.
To cross the second threshold and require a response, a petition must reach 25,000 signatures within 30 days.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:02 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:20 PM
That would make college football kind of boring though... never mind.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:38 AM
"hey guys let's secede! as long as all it takes is typing my name on petition.com, i'm down! let me just finish this post on stormfront and i'll be right on it. you know i heard my grandma all riled up about this, guess she got one of them new chain emails-
...wait what?! armed insurrection? you mean i have to be willing to grab a gun and defend this? against what? against federally-backed military forces? are you insane? fug no man! i listen to glen beck and vote republican man, i already do my part. this is extreme. count me out."
-99% of people who signed that petition
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:49 AM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:51 AM
also if half those states left they'd be third word countries, but i guess the good news is they'd get to keep the straws of pet institutions like guns and racism that they've been grasping at since reconstruction
Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:57 AM
Our first move is we invade Baja California and seize it from the Mexicans.
Next we make the entire West Coast the ultimate vacation spot with legal hookers and free weed.
Then we sit back drinking our Pina Colodas and cold beers watching sunsets while all you fuggers fly in and leave your vacation dollars .
It could happen.