Obama haters signing Colorado-must-secede petition should be deported, says new petition
On Monday, we reported that after only two days on WhiteHouse.gov, a Colorado petition to secede from the United States already had more than 3,000 signatures -- part of an odd post-election craze that now includes all fifty states. But Obama-haters aren't the only ones speaking out. WhiteHouse.gov is now home to several counter-petitions, some calling for deportation and exile of those who want to secede.
As of this writing, Colorado's secession petition has gathered more than 18,000 signatures, though, as we noted in our original post, many are from non-Colorado residents.
The White House's online petitioning platform says that officials will respond if a petition reaches 25,000 signatures within thirty days. And at this point, given all the hype and media attention around these petitions, the administration will have to respond in some form to the calls for secession, given that Texas has already surpassed the limit. Most of the state petitions for secession have similar if not identical language in their pleas.
Screenshot of the WhiteHouse.gov petition website.
If the counter-petitioners had their way, Colorado residents and citizens across the country who supported secession would soon be leaving the country. Forcibly.
One of the first ones that popped up in response to the secession calls is entitled "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America." Short and sweet, that is literally all it says. At present, it's collected more than 15,000 signatures.
But it doesn't stop there.
Another petition created yesterday says that it's fine if states want to leave -- but not before they pay their debt to the U.S. It is labeled "Force all states to pay their portion of the national debt before they can secede from the union."
Here's the text:
Residents of all states who wish to secede from the union should be required to take their own advice about 'personal responsibility', and pay their share of the national debt before being released to fend for themselves.This one has 2,179 signatures at present.
This debt must be paid in full, or they cannot leave.
This means no federal assistance, period.
Abridged list includes no more upkeep for highways, nor for interstates or bridges, no federally funded law enforcement or fire department, no public libraries, no phone lines, no cable television, no cell phone towers, no power grids, no water lines, no mail services, no paramedics, no hospitals which accept Medicare/Medicaid funding, no ATF, FBI, DOJ, SWAT, or Department of Homeland Security, no Border Guard, National Guard, Coast Guard, Corps of Engineers, or WITSEC.
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