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30,000 Georgians (and Counting) Want to Secede from U.S.

Georgia residents are among people in more than 30 states petitioning the White House to dissolve the union in the wake of President Obama's re-election.

Residents of Georgia and more than 40 other states have filed petitions to secede from the United States.

Residents of Alabama, North and South Carolina, New York, Michigan, Texas and other states have filed the petitions under the "We The People" program, featured on the White House website, according to the Huffington Post.

The Georgia petition, which had nearly 30,000 signatures at midday Thursday, quotes from the Declaration of Independence:

"...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government..."

The petitions come in the wake of President Obama winning a second term November 6 over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Romney won the state of Georgia but lost in Clarke County.

The White House website explains of the review process for "We the People" petitions that get 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period: "If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and we will issue a response."

What do you think? Are you ready to renounce your citizenship? Or is it time to reunite the country? Tell us in the comments.

Jim McDonald November 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Secession, seems to be the only viable option, unless the President and ALL of Congress will resign and give this country back to the people.
William November 16, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Where do I sign.
J Wo November 16, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Sorry folks, Romney lost.. by alot. More American want President Obama. I believe this is what you call being a "sore loser". Also... I hope I never a again hear a republican claim to be patriotic... clearly not the case.
suzanne November 16, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I love GA !
TONY FERLAND January 05, 2013 at 10:07 PM
LET'S SEE : WE HAD AN ELECTION THAT WAS PROBABLY STOLEN? WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT IS PROBABLY A COMMUNIST? WE HAVE A CONGRESS THAT REPRESENTS ONLY. ITSELF ! A DEBT SO LARGE IT WILL DESTROY THE DOLLAR! NOW, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY WE SHOULD NOT LEAVE THE US ?

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