THUNDER BAY – 25,000 Texans have signed a petition calling for Texas to sucede from the United States. Fallout from the United States election is continuing, with some flying the American flag upside down as a reaction to the election victory of President Obama. As many as 12 petitions on the White House website calling for states to leave the union have been posted.
Once a petition has 25,000 signatures, the White House is required to examine the petition.
The Houston Chronicle, in a column states, “With Obama back in the saddle for four more years, Texas officials predict continuing legal wrangling between Austin and Washington. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed 24 lawsuits against the federal government since Obama took office. Contentious issues include environmental regulation, redistricting and the strict Texas Voter ID law.
“Texas Democrats say they expect Perry, who has not ruled out a 2016 presidential candidacy, and Abbott, who harbors gubernatorial ambitions, to seek out more opportunities to declare legal war on Washington”.
The Republican Party has started to examine the election results, and to try to figure out how come voters didn’t support the party’s candidate for President Mitt Romney.
The move to secede from the United States by Texas is likely more a means of frustrated fringe voters who are not unlike Democrats who threatened to leave the United States and move to Canada during the 2004 election when President George W. Bush was re-elected.
For the Republicans, the problem is perhaps that many of the ‘fringe’ voices are the ones making so much noise it is drumming out the voices of more mainstream conservatives.
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, and Tennessee along with Texas have similar petitions on leaving the United States.