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South Jersey petition joins state efforts to secede from the Union

whitehouse063011_optBY BOB HOLT

The deep divisions in the United States have become even more evident after last week’s elections.

People in some states have indicated that they are interested in governing themselves. According to reports, 19 states have filed to secede from the union. reported that Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri were the latest states to file petitions over the weekend. Red Alert Politics reported that Louisiana was the first state to file for secession with the White House and have close to 13,000 signatures. They were followed quickly by Texas, and additional states have been filing since.

Digital Journal notes that each petition on the White House site needs to reach 25,000 signatures in 30 days for the Obama administration to take them under consideration.

New Jersey has filed a petition to secede, started by a citizen in Sewell. It has over 2,800 signatures at this writing. According to the White House “We the People” site, it says, citing the Declaration of Independence, the government derives its power from the consent of the governed, and those political bands can be dissolved when that becomes necessary.

Reports say these petitions are used to make a point as opposed to presenting a true proposal. If you’d care to sign, has links to all of the 18 petitions and their number of signatures.

Comments (8)
8 Wednesday, 14 November 2012 09:37
After a hurricane like two weeks ago this state would be completely destroyed and unable to rebuild with the Fed. Gov. Only an uneducated right wing lunatic could not see that. Notice how Christie has not embraced this idea as he asks for more Fed. money.
7 Tuesday, 13 November 2012 01:01
You and all the other "news" outlets covering this story need to make it clear that no state filed to secede from the union. These are individuals from those states filing online petitions, which is in no way the framework of how to do such a thing. Each state would have to write its own "declaration of independence" or something to that effect. I'm all for states choosing to leave the union. But that is a can of worms no state is even close to opening... Lets face it NJ does not have the resources (not to mention guns, spines and balls) that places like Texas and Alaska do to be free of our federal overlords. Not saying it couldn't happen, but signing a meaningless petition doesn't make you Paul Revere. The start of a second (or third, depending on who you ask) american revolt will not be on a screen, it will be in the streets.
6 Monday, 12 November 2012 21:22
Brandt Hardin
The racism of yesteryear has come full circle in our county. The entire world embraced our choice of a black President four years ago and most nations of the world still support him. The fringe elements of Republican sect have crept through into the mainstream once again with conservative mouthpieces planting the seeds of hate. The only doubt lies here at home rooting from bigotry. Watch the white hands paint Obama in Blackface at
5 Monday, 12 November 2012 16:14
Everyone ought to sign their states petitions! That should send a strong message to the White House.
4 Monday, 12 November 2012 14:50
John Q
It is well within your rights to rebel but it is well within the capability of the violence machine that is government to squash you like a bug if you do. It's suicide, plain and simple.
3 Monday, 12 November 2012 14:05
New Jersey must secede from the Federal government because we get 61 cents on every dollar we send to the Federal gummint in Washington, DC. It's time to re-think our position. We don't need anything from the Feds. With all the money that would be saved we could fund our own programs and defend ourselves. Heck! We have our own National Guard, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, and even U.S. Navy.

Where is the Navy you say? All you have to do is look at Camden and the battleship U.S.S. New Jersey. It takes $1 Million per day to operate it. The money saved going to Washington, DC would be able to operate it and have plenty left over to fund our own programs. The U.S.S. New Jersey (and its sister ships Wisconsin, Missouri and Iowa [which is still operational]) were built by the best steel ever made. They have 5-foot steel hulls below the waterline that could withstand any torpedo or cruise missile attack (except nuclear). They have 9-16 inch guns that can shoot a 1600 lb. shell over the horizon with deadly accuracy. They also carry cruise missiles and the most advanced radar and anti-aircraft weaponry on any ship. And, these battleships are some of the fastest ships still. They can do at least 35 knots (over 40 miles per hour) and keep up with most of the fastest smaller ships we have. No other country on Earth has anything to match these ships.

Time to reconsider what we're doing as a people and as a state and get out of the business of feeding an anti-American Federal government, starve it, and put it out of business once and for all.
2 Monday, 12 November 2012 12:20
I think it is the right of the people to choose to leave the union or not.
1 Monday, 12 November 2012 11:22
I wouldn't totally be against seceding. I mean, it is in our constitution that "the people have the right to rebel against the government" Go South Jersey!

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