Residents Petition White House For Wisconsin To Secede From U.S.

On the official website of the White House is a tool to open a petition on any issue you feel needs addressing. At least some want to see Wisconsin leave the union. Is this really the best way to proceed?

It's no secret that Wisconsin is a divided house, politically. 

Since Republican Gov. Scott Walker's election in 2010, residents of the state have often been at odds. It's felt like constant upheaval, from the days of protests over Act 10, the budget repair bill that stripped represented public employees of their ability to bargain for salary and health benefits, to the recall efforts against state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, including the governor. 

When the presidential election hit, Wisconsin's tumultuous political climate ramped up, and brought us visit after visit from candidates in the weeks before Election Day. 

And when it came time to cast ballots, the state switched sides. 

Walker emerged victorious in June, garnering 1.3 million votes to Democrat Tom Barrett's 1.2 million—for a 53.1 to 46.3 percent victory. But in November, when the state turned out to vote for president, Republican Mitt Romney received 1.4 million votes to President Barack Obama's 1.6 million. The victory margin was the same, only reversed: Obama received 53 percent to Romney's 46 percent.

And for some of those on the losing side of thep presidential election, this appears to be just too much. There's an active petition filed with the White House asking for Wisconsin to be able to peacefully secede from the union. 

The Obama White House offers citizens the opportunity to file a petition on its official website. Several people have already opened petitions asking other people to join them in asking for a variety of issues to be considered by the administration.

Someone has asked Wisconsin be allowed to withdraw from the union and create its own government. Here's what the petition reads:

Peacefully allow the state of Wisconsin to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government

We the people of the state of WI wish to withdraw peacefully from the Union. We believe in our rights that were granted to us in the constitution our ancestors wrote, and we also believe that your administration is infringing on those rights. As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"


The petition has 6,492 signatures so far, and has a goal of 25,000, with a deadline of Dec. 11. If the 25,000 signature threshold is reached, the Administration will issue a response. To date, 82 petitions on a variety of issues like raw milk and food safety, online piracy and reforming the US Postal Service have received responses.

robert heule November 20, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Don't be surprised if the "nutty nine" introduce that type of legislation in the upcoming session.Rep. Larson of Colfax was smart enough to "jump off" the bill, but Rep Severson of Star Prarie wants to "stay" on and also wants to retain sexual groping by airport security personnel. The Robin Vos led Wisconsin Assembly may become known as the Wisconsin Psyco Chamber.
morninmist November 27, 2012 at 09:21 PM
More TeaGOP nuttery!! Sheryl Nuxoll, Idaho GOP State Senator, Tweets Out Bogus 'Last Chance' For A President Romney huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/she… #p2
morninmist November 29, 2012 at 07:30 PM
MORE TeaGOP stupidity from the baggers! Tea Party leader Judson Phillips: Constitution FAIL! Not satisfied with the results of the 2012 presidential election, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips has a “brilliant” idea on how to disregard the results of the presidential election and have the losing candidate, Republican Mitt Romney, installed as president. Is there a way to stop this? Yes, there is. And the best part – this is totally constitutional. The 12th Amendment of the Constitution as well as Article II of the Constitution govern the Electoral College. According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum. If the Electoral College does not have a quorum or otherwise cannot vote or decide, then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress. The only problem with Judson Phillips’ scheme is that it’s not actually based in reality – or the Constitution for that matter – as noted by Aaron Blake of the Washington Post. .... http://bloggingblue.com/2012/11/29/tea-party-leader-judson-phillips-constitution-fail/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
morninmist December 05, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Go ahead and secede. You will no longer be USA citizens! No voting for YOU! Meanwhile: chew on this one. Thanks Obama:-) New @commonwealthfnd state-by-state report finds #Obamacare saved consumers $1.5 billion in 2011 bit.ly/XqCDjL
Johnny Blade December 05, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Why do people think the 2nd amendment is about hunting?


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