7 states have enough signatures to get out of the U.S.
Filed Under: Politics, US | Posted: 11/16/2012 at 6:52AM
Comments | Region: Texas | United States
Residents of seven U.S. states have collected the required number of signatures to petition requesting the release of the members of the United States.
Currently set of signatures is conducted in 40 states, but only seven have collected over the necessary 25,000 signatures. Most, about 100,000 signatures were collected in Texas. The main reason for such a measure is bankruptcy of the budgetary policy of the federal government and the violations of human rights.
Besides Texas, the barrier of 25,000 signatures have overcome Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
Petitions are posted on the White House website – under "We the people" where everyone can fit their own request or to join the others.
The site also has a counter-claim by calling Austin – capital of the state to secede from Texas and remained within the United States.
Petitioners invoke the Declaration of Independence in which the founding fathers of the United States proclaimed that "as a form of governance is detrimental (…), people have the right to modify or abolish it and to institute new government."
According to U.S. experts, the chances the White House to allow any state out of the federation are practically zero.