Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Op-ed:
I will NOT sign any petition to secede from America...ever!
By: Diane Sori

 
Since last Tuesday’s election fiasco petitions have been circulating on both the internet and Facebook calling for states to secede from the Union because of the results. 
 
While I’m just as unhappy (extremely angry is more like it) with the election results as anyone, I believe both these petitions and the logic behind them to be completely wrong for a number of reasons.  And while I do agree with their root sentiment...that being that the Obama administration's continued deliberate abuse of power is treasonous as it protects its own instead of 'We the People's’ interests...you simply cannot petition a state into succession NO matter how many signatures you garner.

Remember, petitions about succession are quite common after presidential elections, and in the past have been initiated by both sides.  There were petitions such as these circulating by the Democrats after the 2000 election was called for George W. Bush.  The only plus to them is that any petition getting over 25,000 signatures that is posted on the White House website requires an official response from the president, but common sense should tell you what his response will be.

And then there is the fact that NO amount of signatures will allow a state to secede from the Union, period.   

These petitions are being generated, circulated, and signed by private citizens without the approval or authorization of the corresponding state’s government, and rest assured these petitions will NOT get the authorization or approval as the governors know secession cannot legally be done.  

So, if you just happened to have already signed such a petition or are thinking about signing one here's a few facts you should know:

* The president will NEVER allow a state to leave the Union. 

* Neither the president nor Congress has the legal authority to sever a state from the rest of the union.

 * The Supreme Court has already ruled that states CANNOT secede from the United States (Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1869) was a significant case about succession argued and lost before the United States Supreme Court in 1869).

* And according to Article One, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution, states are prohibited from entering into any treaties, alliances or confederations, and succession in coordination with other states is both an alliance and a confederation.

And what people who sign fail to realize is that if a state was able to secede (which it is NOT) all US military bases and personnel would be forced to leave, the National Guard could NO longer be called on in an emergency, federal funding for schools would be cut, Medicare and Medicaid funding would be discontinued, federal assistance for the poor and truly needy would cease, and many important other things that are initiated by and implemented through the federal government would be stopped.

Not a very happy scenario if you really stop to think about it.

And my friends, this is critical for me...I believe true patriots do NOT run from America in her time of need.  Yes, our candidate of choice lost but that is NO reason for us to want to secede from the Union.  In fact, that should give us added incentive to FIGHT on as a cohesive whole.  True American patriots FIGHT for this country...they do NOT desert America when she needs them the most.  Cowards and the defeated run away...freedom fighters NEVER do nor do they ever give up.

And I am a freedom fighter above all else.

So, if you are signing these useless petitions out of frustration that I can understand, because I am just as frustrated as you are, but here is one additional fact that is hard to ignore...if you signed any petition through the White House website or in any way connected to it Obama and his people now have your names for their files (of course some of ours, like mine, they already have).

Bet you didn’t realize that when you signed them.

So instead of channeling all this frustration, anger, and disgust into petitions that are useless and will go nowhere, let’s band together and FIGHT back as true patriots do.  Let’s hold Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s ass to the fire, starting with him telling the American people the truth about Benghazi, and if he won’t let’s find someone in Congress who will have the guts and courage to initiate treason and murder charges against him.

Now that is one petition I will gladly sign.

14 comments:

  1. I agree that the petitions will not result in any State seceding from the USA. However, I am hopeful that enough signatures will draw the attention of, at least some politicians, that there are many who are not satisfied with the transformation of the country that the current administration intends to carry on persuing. Perhaps this knowledge will give them the courage to try and save our republic.

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    1. Saving our Republic IS what it's all about but talk of secession actually hurts the cause.

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    2. I AM SURE MOST PEOPLE WHO SIGNED THE PETITIONS ARE AWARE THEY DO NOT MEAN THEIR STATE WILL SECEDE. THEY DO HOWEVER DRAW ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE SICK OF THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING AND IN SPITE OF THREATS OF RETRIBUTION ARE WILLING TO PUT THEIR NAME ON THESE DOCUMENTS. THESE RESULTS ARE ACTUALLY USEFUL IN THAT YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES AND POINT THEM TO THESE RESULTS WHICH ARE A WAKE UP CALL THAT PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF BEING IGNORED.

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    3. Sadly, most think a state can secede...and petitions such as this are always put out by the losing side after a presidential election by the losing side. While the sentiments are good the action IMHO is not.

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  2. Diane, I love reading ALL that you write. I do think though, that our country, as we know it, will NEVER be the same now that Asshat Otraitor stole yet another election. I would much rather be living in a state, in and of itself, without all of the current regime's tentacles in every second of my life! Whether we could legally do it or not, if the Liar in Chief can bypass Congress, Senate and House, then why in the HELL can't we separate ourselves from the HELL he has lead us into? I, for one, will refuse to live under his muslime jihadist regime and will go live in the woods in the middle of no where before I will succumb to his way of what he calls 'living'. I hate to sound like a Debbie Downer, but I KNEW he would STEAL this election, just like he did in'08, and I also believe that if he has his way, this country will no longer have to worry about future elections because I don't believe he'll relinquish his 'throne' until he dies. This is no longer AMERICA, it is officially now AMERIKA that is being controlled by our muslime jihadist in chief along with his muslime brotherhood. I understand that when I signed the petition (and yes, I admit I did) I gave them my information, but I have no problem with that. If they want to bug my phone or house, watch what I do on the internet, etc., I have NO problem with it because I, unlike some people, have nothing to hide. I always have and always will live by the statement, 'those who have nothing to hide, hide nothing'. I would LOVE for them to call me or come knocking on my door with any and all questions (which I know will never happen), that I would semi graciously answer. I can not STAND this Liar in Chief, nor ANY of his cabinet thugs.

    There are a LOT of things going on in this administration that I find abhorrent and I REALLY wish we had a government who would stand up to this imposter and impeach him along with all of his thugs he brought with him from Chitown.

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    1. Karen, I happen to agree with everything you said except the difference is that i will fight to keep America whole NOT let our beloved country splinter off into many separate entities. We are the UNITED States, with emphasis on the word 'UNITED' and that is what maskes us special and NO muzzie usurping lying POS TRAITOR can take that away from us unless we let him...and I for one will NOT let him.

      Many are signing these petitions but way more are NOT signing them and that says that most will NOT let this POS break up our Union. We will FIGHT for our beloved country even if it means a Second American Revolution...it's that important that we stay whole...all 50 states UNITED together.

      And BTW, if anyone tries to ever make me wear a burka or bow down to allah it will be the last thing they ever do...as I'm sure it will be for you.

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  3. And just How do you propose to hold Obama's feet to the fire....Blog about it?

    The petitions were primarily to get everyone's attention...The next move is to petition,write letters, email, and phone not Obama or Washington D.C....But you local governor and congress critters telling them not to implement the healthcare exchanges that are required under Obamacare.

    Following that, is to pressure you local congress critters to nullify the entire bill and not enforce any provision of it.

    Finally, after martial law is declared, succeed from the union....This can be done officially, or on a statewide basis....and is a last resort. The only other alternative, after you have exhausted the available remedies is to live under a communist dictatorship.

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    1. The states have the legal right NOT to implement major parts of ObabaCare and in fact many states have already stated they will NOT implement it. Personally I do NOT believe martial law will ever be called.

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  4. It is time for our state militias to unite as one and overthrow this government.

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    1. It will come to that Diane.....when or if enough states refuse to sign on to Obamacare the feds will have to do something....possibly martial law...The latest flap about the 2 Generals and their girlfriends was designed to send a message down the ranks to the lower ranking officers that the higher-ups are watching, so don't screw up!

      This could have, in my opinion an opposite effect and our military will either refuse to enforce martial law against their fellow Americans, or might even stage a military coup against him.

      That is one of the reasons that we currently have so many Russian troops stationed in America, in Nevada and other places 'for training'.

      Other U.N.troops are stationed here as well....

      Our military currently has the lowest morale in decades. In fact the Army just set a record for suicides among its soldiers. Obama most likely doesn't feel that they would be trustworthy in a martial law situation, and that is the reason for so many foreign troops currently in America, and also for the hundreds of FEMA Concentration camps scattered almost everywhere.

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FyfkQkchlu4

      US and U.N.troops will be ordered to kill American citizens that refuse to turn their firearms.

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    3. STOP with the freakin' martial law...it will NOT happen as our military will NEVER agree to take up arms against American citizens. Their first loyalty is to the Constitution NOT to the muzzie usurping lying POS traitor we have as the POTUS. And their are NO FEMA Concentration Camps either. Conspiracy theories abound...please don't fall for them. BTW, anyone can make and post a YouTube video, those are NOT credible.

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    4. anyone can also say that states can't secede....
      or that our country won't turn against us....
      look what happened in Germany.....
      we have a man who is not an American in the white house and he has enough power already that nobody is willing willing to stand against him in the other branches of gov't.....ultimate power corrupts.....

      Diane if you believe what you have typed .......you will be the most surprised

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