Saturday, November 17, 2012

Should Connecticut secede from the union?

There's been a lot of press lately on various efforts to secede from the union, most notably in Texas, where a petition has gained more than 100,000 signatures. California, Vermont and other states have seen those petitions rise since the re-election of Barack Obama.

Connecticut is not immune.

WeThePeople.com, run by the White House, already contains a petition to allow Connecticut to secede. For real. And it has more than 3,300 signatures.

The petition specifically asks for the following: "Peacefully grant the State of Connecticut to withdraw from the United States of America & create its own NEW government." The creator is listed as Elaine C. from Bridgeport.

The website works, too - if petitions reach a certain threshold within a certain time-frame, they actually get taken seriously. Obama's administration will officially give a response. The CT secession petition needs 21,641 signatures by Dec. 12, so with less than a month to go and 3,300 signatures collected so far, there's not much chance of it actually happening.

Of course, there are more than a few wackadoo petitions on WeThePeople. One, for example, seeks to take away citizenship from everybody who signs on to secession petitions.

Here are a few petitions that have no chance of succeeding.

- Establish new legal system of motorcycle riding "Judges" who serve as police, judge, jury, and executioner all in one


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Connecticut seceded a long time ago. The citizens gave up their sovereignty to politicians who tax them to death, coddle failure, and encourage mediocrity.

November 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, anonymous. The problem is that there are too many in CT who wouldn't recognize their own fealty to the government.

November 18, 2012 at 9:09 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No state is going to secede. These stupid petitions are just started by whacky sore losers.

November 18, 2012 at 9:40 AM 

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