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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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km November 13, 2012 at 01:05 PM
It's nonsense. It's just like all those people who said they would move to Canada if Obama won. Has anyone actually done it?? Of course not. No matter who is in office, there are always those who will support him and there are always those who won't. I don't know why people worry so much seeing as how the House actually has most of the power.
Rhett November 13, 2012 at 03:14 PM
This is probably the most outlandish, immature form of pouting I have ever seen. C'mon Alabama and Georgia, this isn't an SEC football game...calm down. Your "freedom" isn't in jeopardy and the nation isn't "broken". Look at Greece right now, for example. They have real problems. Anyways, quit pouting and go do something productive, Jesus.

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