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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.

KENNETH B. KAY November 14, 2012 at 12:53 PM
You not happy here?? Delta is ready when you are.
gerald November 14, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I agree with Kenneth. There are other countries that they can go to! We can start new jobs by building them a boat to send them off. Also the Patch is incorrect. It should state " SOME residents of Georgia"
Marcy November 14, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Are we having pity parties because we didn't get our way?? Taking your marbles and going home? Grow up, we had a vote and if it didn't come out like you wished that's tough. There were a number of years I wasn't happy but didn't threaten to secede.

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