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Robert Winner

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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: I think the fact that roughly half the population is unhappy with the results of the election, given the way the popular vote came out, was a pretty strong hint already that "not everyone is happy." When the popular vote is very close, winning cannot be interpreted as a mandate from the entire population.

    I don't think filing petitions to secede is a great use of energy.
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      Nov 13 2012: Remember that Clinton never received more than 42% of the vote in either '92 or '96. No one spoke of secession then.
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        Nov 16 2012: People are more exasperated now after 12 of the last 20 years under Liberal Presidents. They are at the breaking point, desperate and disillusioned. Nobody is going to secede, it's just an indicator of the deep division in our once-great nation.

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