Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

Texas: The Lone Star State No More?

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The White House “We the People Blog” has received a few surprising entries in the last few days. According to Politico 15 states have had petitions to peacefully secede from the United States.

“As of Monday, residents of Kentucky, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri have all expressed interest in dissolving their relationship with the United States.” Claims the Article. However, the two most popular ones are those from Texas and Louisiana.

The Hill cites that the petition cites that secession is “practically feasible” for the large state.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “On Monday – less than a week after President Barack Obama‘s re-election – a petition on the White House website calling for Texas to secede from the union has received more than 35,000 signatures, far more than similar requests from other states.

The White House website states that “if a petition gets enough support,” which it defines as 25,000 signatures within 30 days, “White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.” Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Central time on Monday, the petition passed that threshold.”

While this measure will not actually come to fruition, it will make the President’s administration have to answer the inquiry. This is something less than ideal, especially since its only been a week since President Obama was re-elected. For more information, check out Destination 270. 


Author: savvystephens

A history major trying to find out what the lessons of life are.

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