Looking to leave the Union

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Russ Jones (OneNewsNow.com)

On the heels of President Barack Obama's re-election, residents representing at least 27 states have filed petitions to secede from the union. While such petitions are not uncommon, one Texan maintains the nation is so divided citizens are looking at their options.

Only requiring a first name and a last initial, the petitions have been submitted through the White House's We the People website, which seeks to provide "all Americans a way to engage their government on the issues that matter to them."

Miller, Daniel (Texas Nationalist Movement)Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, has battled for independence for 16 years and says this most recent round of petitions is a logical process of a gradual national decline.

"We're seeing the realization that the American Union is terminally broken, that the fiscal situation is a 'Titanic moment' -- that the election, regardless of who won president, the fiscal calamity is sort of like electing a new captain when the Titanic has already hit the iceberg and the deck chairs are sliding off into the north Atlantic," Miller explains.

The White House promises to provide a response if a petition receives 25,000 signatures within 30 days. At press time, the Texas petition has reached the threshold with almost 100,000 signatures. Louisiana has reached the goal with more than 33,000, as have petitions from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Not far behind are those from South CarolinaArkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi -- and non-Southern states such as Colorado, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, and Michigan.

Miller sees a growing resurgence of states claiming their individual identities.

"This reaction of independence is something that's been festering under the surface for quite some time," he asserts. "It just took this particular realization that the Union was broken for people to go out there and finally publically express it and rally around it and organize to achieve it."

Another petition on the website calls for a recount of the presidential election votes, saying that it "has become blatantly obvious the voter fraud that was committed."

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