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|Sour-faced election losers start petitions to secede from the Union|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|November 12, 2012 13:42|
Republicans continue to regroup after their general election loss and most still are none-to-happy about how things turned out.
Some have accused shadowy forces of rigging the election, while others are looking to leave the country to live with more freedoms. But why move out of the country when you can stay put and leave the country at the same time?
Over the weekend, around a dozen or more petitions calling on the U.S. government to allow individual states to “peacefully withdraw” from the Union began appearing on the White House's “We The People” petition site.
The site has been used to create petitions for a wide variety of causes, from asking the government to acknowledge the existence of aliens to pushing the government to decriminalize marijuana.
Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Oregon, North Dakota Montana, Mississippi, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Louisiana all have their own petitions. Georgia's petition has almost 3,500 signatures after just two days.
Even the gays are finding ways to join the fun.
Out conservative blogger and GOProud board member Bruce Carroll created a petition asking the feds' permission to allow South Carolina to peacefully withdraw from the U.S. Carroll is a South Carolina resident and prominent gay conservative that blogs under the handle The Gay Patriot.
"It's no joke, but I certainly don't think it will go anywhere," Carroll said this afternoon. "The Federal Goverment has gone way beyond the bounds of the Constitutional restraint intended by our Founding Fathers and that is what I am protesting with my petition."
Obviously there's nothing more patriotic than threatening to secede from the Union – again – because your candidate lost.
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