UPDATE: Alabama Petitioners to Secede Get Enough Signatures to Advance
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – As of Thursday morning, 28,269 residents of Alabama had signed an online petition asking for permission for the state to secede from the United States of America. That surpasses the required 25,000 signatures to get a response from the Obama Administration.
It’s a movement started November 9th, by the residents of at least 15 states, where people have petitioned the government to secede from the United States of America.
It’s something the President would have to sign off on, so it seems to be an unlikely scenario. However, thousands of people have signed the online petitions at the website of the White House. You can see it for yourself by clicking here.
As of Thursday morning, more than 670,000 residents from 50 states had signed petitions. Six other states had enough support to get a response from the White House. They include Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and North Carolina.
Here’s the written language that appears on the site regarding Alabama.
It states the petitioners are “..requesting the Obama administration peacefully grant the state of Alabama to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government.”
The petitioners cite the Declaration of Independence, writing in part, “..they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” “…governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive.”
Residents of Alabama created the petition on November 9th, 2012.
As of Monday morning, 4,261 people had signed the petition for Alabama to secede.
Supporters of the move have 30 days to garner 25,000 signatures for it to come to the attention and action of the president.
It should be noted there is another petition filed that asks for all residents who signed for their state to secede to be deported from the United States of America. At last check, that petition had more than 20,000 signatures. It needs 25,000 signatures to be given official consideration.