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.