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Should Pennsylvania Secede from the United States?

Petition on official White House website, We The People, has more than 5,000 signatures so far.

The President won a decisive victory but there are still many disgruntled Americans who are not happy with the path Barack Obama has chosen and they want their home states to secede.

Petitions from more than 30 states have been posted on the White House's 'We The People' website - where individuals can post petitions and voice concerns. If a petition gets more than 25,000 electronic signatures then the White House will respond.

A petition for Pennsylvania reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Pennsylvania to withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government." On Tuesday morning, Nov. 13 at 11 p.m. there were 5,783 signatures. A second, similarly worded Pennsylvania secession petition has nearly 10,000 signatures.

Texas leads the effort with 63,910 signatures. Lousiana also has more than 25,000.

Of course there are petitions filed in response to these. One that has 560 signatures says: "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America."

There are unrelated petitions as well. For example, there are 3,866 signatures for a petition calling for the United States to "officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools."

Another one has 1,237 signatures and asks for "an executive order barring job discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity by federal contractors."

So here's your question: Do you think Pennsylvania should secede from the United States? Tell us in the comments.

Rob Hamill November 15, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Hey Scott, Start thinking in terms of the Revolutionary war here, not the civil war. You are the racist for bringing the race card up. The makers can't support the unlimited takers.
Stan Zukowski November 15, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Mike says "Instead, they want to restore what has been taken from them." What, exactly, has been taken from "them," Mike? Freedom to travel anywhere in the country without showing papers at the state border? Freedom to vote? Freedom to practice whatever religion you want? Freedom to criticize the government without being arrested? Last time I checked, we still have all of those freedoms. And ~ just a guess here ~ "they" probably have a computer, a cell phone, a vehicle or two, cable TV, a refrigerator, electricity, running water, maybe kids going to public school ~ what exactly are "they" lacking? Frankly, all this talk of secession, and America turning Communist, and how evil Barack Obama is ~ it's the kind of whining my 11-year-old does. It's childish and does not reflect reality at all. Are we in a down economy? Sure we are. As we have been in the past, many times since 1776. The difference now is that "they" have given up on America. They say they want the "old" America back, the "good" America ~ but ... really? What old America is that? The America where the only Internet was the public library? The America where black people had separate water fountains? The America where the Midwest became a dustbowl? The America where women stayed at home waiting for their man with his pipe and slippers? The America where millions of young men died in wars fighting overseas? The America where the average life span of males was 60? The America where people died of routine diseases?
Tracie L. Lovett November 17, 2012 at 05:53 AM
^^Hi fives Stan^^!!
shay infantry 2 February 01, 2013 at 12:42 AM
The race comments you all make are ridiculous. Let me state a fact we had our four years of change we had enough. Pennsylvania had its reasons for petition and I believe the state should repetition due to the gun ban in affect. A president who messes with the 2nd amendment should be impeached. Why are we letting the government control all aspects of our thinking? The change we are getting is going to cause a war.
Stan Zukowski February 01, 2013 at 06:34 PM
You've made our point. Your cries of civil war are exactly why we don't want people like you to have automatic weapons. Frankly, I'm not worried about mentally ill people getting automatic weapons. I'm worried about gun nuts who pretend they're patriots stockpiling weapons for some civil war they've been dreaming about so they can use all those guns.

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