The unfortunate matter of my various and sundry divorces are now legend in two of America's Fifty States. It would appear as though the potential exists to include a more national sense of notoriety to that record. Following the election of November 6, 2012, in which Americans voted to return the single most unqualified person in our nation to a second term in office, so that he might continue his mission to end all property rights, destroy our First Amendment rights, subvert the Ninth, Tenth, and Second Amendments while he was at it, and transform America from a nation founded on individual freedom to one in which parents were required to seek school district approval on all packed lunches, soda pop, light bulbs, and tobacco would receive higher governmental scrutiny than marijuana, citizens in Forty Seven states have filed petitions with the White House to ask formally for the permission to secede from the Union.
According to Obama Administration rules, or U.S. Law, and I am not really certain which, Barack Obama is compelled to address personally any petition which garners 25,000 signatures within a thirty day period. You will be able to find a list of the States from which petitions have been filed. If your state is on this list, and unless you reside in Maine, Vermont, or Washington, it is, then I urge you to go ahead and sign the appropriate petition.
Pulling my tongue away from my cheek, if only momentarily, this does spell a bit of trouble for President Zero. This really is an unprecedented development. Despite his victory speech's soaring rhetoric about how even though our nation's ideological divide has become even more pronounced during his Administration, largely due to his service as the single most divisive political figure in American History, basing his campaign entirely on a platform of class warfare and promoting hatred of entire swaths of American citizenry by other citizen groups, ratcheting identity politics to an art form, that we are more united as a people than ever, having people formally asking to leave the union for the first time since 1860 dispels that myth almost immediately.
What it boils down to is this. In order for the Federal Government to redistribute the fruits of labor from half of Americans to the other half of Americans, and to continue to do this irregardless of what our Constitution says about individual property rights and protecting all citizens from the tyranny of Democratic majorities, you need to forcibly remove said fruits from half of all Americans. What this massive spontaneous show of utter disdain for the current group of political thugs shows is that a good percentage of those who believe in a limited federal power have had enough of losing their liberties, how ever slowly the progressive movement has been successful in destroying those liberties.
For those keeping score at home, Texas so far is the only state who has hit the required number of signatures. The rest of us have until December 10, 2012. Texas is a slightly different story than other states in this country. Texas joined the Union not as a part of the United States, but as an independent nation in her own right. For as long as I can remember, political compromise has been entirely synonymous with conservatives giving up entirely on their positions for the sake of bipartisanship, and not getting anything in return. I would say that the line has been drawn on watching our country being destroyed and reduced to just another failing example of the devastation that Marxism brings when allowed to flourish.
Benjamin Franklin once quipped when asked what the founders had done during the Constitutional Convention of 1789 with this answer, "we've given you a republic madam, if you can keep it." Our Republic has lasted 223 years since then, and personally I would have liked it to last a lot longer. Half of our nation just voted to end our Republic and turn it into the nightmarish vision that festers inside the noggin of Barack Hussein Obama. These petitions are merely noting the inevitable, that those of us who wish to continue living under our Constitution as it was originally drafted are not at all willing to progress into that brave new world of full governmental authority upon every aspect of our lives.
My advice to our President is to tread carefully upon the message that these petitions represent and carefully consider his official response to them. They are not the penultimate list of those who are angry, but merely the tip of a very fractured iceberg that is the nation he leads.