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Residents in Georgia, Other States Want to Secede from U.S.

The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of Georgia and more than a dozen other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States, according to media reports.

Residents of Alabama, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which already has more than 4,000 signatures, reads in part:

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

According to the Huffington Post, The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

How do you feel about these secession petitions? Have you signed one? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Jen Warwick November 13, 2012 at 01:43 PM
As a resident of Georgia, I'd like to tell those that wish to succeed, why don't YOU leave? Stop being petulant brats, suck it up, and work on changing things from within; rather than dipping out of our United States like cowards.
Chontei November 13, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Pure racism!!!! No other words for it!!! THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS AFRICAN AMERICAN... get over it and DEAL WITH IT ...THE MAJORITY SPOKE THIS ELECTION..... Try working for peace instead of PIECES!!!!
roadracernumber21 November 13, 2012 at 02:49 PM
News fash dude. If all of the producers left it would leave nothing but the freeloaders and mutchers. I am an American and very proud and blessed to be one. No I think Ill hang out and watch wait and see. And yep I have signed the petition for secession.
Grant Sharp November 13, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Everybody who signs it should get a ticket to 'Lincoln' this weekend so they can see what happened the last time a bunch of babies and traitors tried to wreck the country for their selfish ends
Chibon November 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Hey Georgia, how'd that work out for you last time? I moved to Georgia 2 yrs ago and have found some very nice people BUT racisim is still alive and well in this beautiful state. We are the UNITED States of America. I hung in there when Bush won a second term and see how that ended for the country...but together we stand! Stop whining and posturing and allow the President to do his job. With a little support and cooperation, we will all get thru this better and stronger.
Jack S November 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM
um, no he's not. He's half Anglican (white) American and half Kenyan (Africa African). There herein lies problem. It's the ignorance of people just voting for a man of color. You just like to play the race card at every opportunity. He does not represent the black people of America. He has no roots or sweat equity here. That is the real problem most of the REST of us feel. Oh, and I'm white and vote on who's qualified, not what color they are.

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