Should Pennsylvania Secede from the United States?

Petition on official White House website, We The People, has more than 1,000 signatures so far.

The President won a decisive victory but there are still many disgruntled Americans who are not happy with the path Barack Obama has chosen and they want their home states to secede.

Petitions from more than 30 states have been posted on the White House's 'We The People' website - where individuals can post petitions and voice concerns. If a petition gets more than 25,000 electronic signatures then the White House will respond.

A petition for Pennsylvania reads: "Peacefully grant the State of Pennsylvania to withdraw from the United States of America and create a NEW government." On Tuesday morning, Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. there were 1,528 signatures. 

Texas leads the effort with 63,910 signatures. Lousiana also has more than 25,000.

Of course there are petitions filed in response to these. One that has 560 signatures says: "Deport Everyone That Signed A Petition To Withdraw Their State From The United States Of America."

There are unrelated petitions as well. For example, there are 3,866 signatures for a petition calling for the United States to "officially recognize American Sign Language as a community language and a language of instruction in schools."

Another one has 1,237 signatures and asks for "an executive order barring job discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity by federal contractors."

So here's your question: Do you think Pennsylvania should secede from the United States? Tell us in the comments.


mark wood November 13, 2012 at 06:09 PM
for soooo long,Penna will not be ask to join the new country, you are the problem your politics, your currupt sentenced Judges and Head law makers, your property grab, This secede think has been going on for awhile, your media will not talk of this, they are the problem , you here will never fix any of those, thats why you in Penna are dead center of the old country, if you think for 1 second that you would be invided to the new country your are grossly misstaken, you and the northeast and the west brought this total FUBAR to light. You desire high taxes, 20 plus sates do not, ..
mark wood November 13, 2012 at 06:16 PM
the day will come when you head west and you will be required to have a newcountry passport, your old country papers will be worthless in the new country, to become a citizen you will swear allegence to the Constitution and denounce any government agency that only excist to take and give to those who will not work. Karl Marx is Penna"s new leader not the Constitution and its laws, its best that you stay put Penna, the new country does not desire your desease..
William Collins November 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Yes, I would be sign the petition. We are considering leaving the country! William Collins
Clark November 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Yes; The United States Government is out of control!
Diane Mozzone November 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
You are SO correct! The Socialists will be left holding the bag! I'm moving to Texas because of the problem of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in my state....I'm not going to pay for ANYBODY who wants a free ride. Let all the others go straight to YOU KNOW WHERE!


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