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Should Pennsylvania Secede from the United States?

Petition on official White House website, We The People, has more than 5,000 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 evening there were more than 5,000 signatures. 

Texas leads the effort with more than 81,000 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."

According to an article in the Huffington Post the following states also have petitions to secede filed: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Real PA Voter November 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Speaking for Pennsylvania: Maybe Governor Corbett didn't get the memo. PA voted for President Obama!! If Corbett had anything to do with this, maybe we should request a recall election. Our system of government accepts the winner of a Presidential election. If you don't like it, you can leave the country. Don't try to take the rest of us with you!!
John Warrior November 14, 2012 at 04:00 PM
If you think that America should remain united as one, sign this petition today! Make a statement that we are Americans and to withdraw from the union is not what we want. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/keep-united-states-united/ZfpkwtSZ

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