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Filings from 15 states to secede from the United states

Folks from 15 states have filed petitions to secede from the United States and one person from North Dakota has filed for New York state to secede. Petitions required 25,000 signatures and are then forwarded to the President for consideration.

I would hope that this is mostly symbolic but it does show that there are some hard feelings about the direction the US has taken.

One of the questions involved with the petitions is that if you signed it will you be on a federal watch list as a subversive. Certainly a valid question. Time will tell.

Another question is, this is a pretty strong hint that not everyone is happy ... will the message be heard?

What do you think of this jesture.

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    Nov 12 2012: Robert,
    Of course there are some "hard feelings" ...you have expressed YOUR hard feelings several times here on TED. When the candidate of choice does not win an election, there are often hard feelings on the part of those who wanted something different. Speculation is that this idea is indeed a symbolic action by a few disgruntled people, and I agree with that perspective. I agree with Krisztián, in that the idea is created by a very small minority, and while it is important to listen to all sides of an issue, it is kind of silly to get our knickers in a knot about it.....don't you think?

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