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Californians Petition to Secede From Nation

So far, 6,800 Golden Staters have joined an online drive to leave the union.

In more than 30 states across the nation, signatures are being gathered asking President Obama to allow states to consider seceding from the union, according to press reports over the weekend.

The states, ranging from blue states like New York and New Jersey to some of the reddest of the red, such as North Dakota and Texas, must collect 25,000 signatures within 30 days to receive an official response from the White House. Texas already has more than 25,000, according to reports. 

On Nov. 11, just five days after President Obama was re-elected to the White House, the movement officially came to California and now has 6,832 signaturesand growing. 

The petition was started by "Jennifer K." from Yucca Valley. 

However, California's movement has not seen the fervor of some other states, such as New Hampshire, where the creator has launched a Facebook campaign. 

There is a California Secession Facebook page, which recently received a post linking to the online petition after almost one year of inactivity. 

Last year, about a dozen counties in the eastern and southern parts of Southern California, minus Los Angeles, tried to secede from the state to form "Southern California." 

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone's reasons for secession included "too much money spent on state prisons, too much power for public unions, too many regulations and not enough of a crackdown on illegal immigration,"according to the New York Times.

What do you think about this secession petition? Do you think it will receive 25,000 signatures by Dec. 11? Tell us in the comments. 

Secret I'm Listed November 14, 2012 at 08:08 PM
THIS IS SO STUPID! Tea party members and their ilk are upset that their candidate did not win the election, so instead of benig adult about it, they're throwing a temper tantrum and threatening to take their toys and go home. Well, I say GO! In case no one has noticed, this country is going downhill...not because Obama is president, but because there is way too much partisanship.

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