This certainly came out of the blue. The liberal media is in full ridicule mode today about the secession petitions being circulated in 20 states. Liberal pundits never see change coming. They are “progressives” who think the world moves forward in a straight line. Fourth Turnings are a complete surprise to these nitwits. Even though the recent examples of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia have happened within the last 20 years, they are blind to the possibility. Thomas Jefferson saw it clearly in 1816. When the ruling elite abscond with all the riches and leave the people to fight wars and die a slow death caused by man made inflation and debt, the end of the grand experiment is near.
Former President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to William H. Crawford, Secretary of War under President James Madison, on June 20, 1816: “In your letter to Fisk, you have fairly stated the alternatives between which we are to choose : 1, licentious commerce and gambling speculations for a few, with eternal war for the many ; or, 2, restricted commerce, peace, and steady occupations for all. If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation with the first alternative, to a continuance in union without it, I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate’. I would rather the States should withdraw, which are for unlimited commerce and war, and confederate with those alone which are for peace and agriculture.”
Secession petitions flood White House website
President Obama’s reelection last week has prompted a slew of requests to secede from the United States.
Using the Obama administration’s own We the People website, nearly two dozen petitions have sprung up asking the Obama administration for permission to withdraw from the Union.
The two most popular petitions, Texas and Louisiana, have both drawn more than 10,000 signatures each as of Monday morning. The Texas petition needs only 7,000 more signatures to trigger an official White House response.
None of the petitions explicitly cite Obama’s reelection as a reason for independence, but all were created after last week’s elections.
“The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the [National Defense Authorization Act], the [Transportation Security Administration], etc,” the Texas petition charges. “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.”
Others are more vague for in their reasons for wanting to leave the country.
“just like in 1860 the south secede from the union. 2012 the state of georgia would like to withdraw from the USA,” one of the Georgia petitions states.
Most of the petitions simply quote the Declaration of Independence in their request to depart the country.
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.